We love frogs here at Wild Arena and are really pleased to add two more species to our small animal team, Cinnamon Tree Frog and Spiny Bottom Frog. These guys have been settling in over the last few weeks, but they’re now joining the rest of the team and this makes it the perfect time to launch a Bite Size Frog Photography session. 

A whole session devoted to just Frogs and how colourful, diverse and awesome they really are. For more information on our Bite Size Frog Sessions please click here

We are absolutely delighted to launch a program of amazing on-line presentations from the Wild Arena team and our professional photography & wildlife friends. During February and early March, we have scheduled 9 different talks covering a wide variety of subjects and techniques.

During these troubled times of Covid restrictions and recurring lock downs, it has been very difficult for some in the photographic and wildlife communities to operate in anything like a normal fashion.  In some small part, we hope these talks will help this, with proceeds going to some highly skilled professional photographers and small wildlife charity.

The 1.5 hour ‘Zoom’ based presentation will be running during the evening from 7.00pm to 8.30pm and with relatively small group sizes, there should be ample time to ask any individual questions you might have.

Check out the full list here: https://www.wildarena.com/on-line-talks/

We also have a superb ‘6 X On-Line Talks – 20% discount with Multi Buy Bonanza’ here:

We hope these talks will not only educate and amuse you, but proceeds from them, will help all of the speakers in these very difficult times.

We sincerely hope that you can find something that appeals to you, buy a ticket and support this project!

As we continue through lockdown 2.0, we’ve had plenty of time to think about new and exciting workshops for 2021, along with overhauling our membership to keep up with our current workshop program. All of our existing Memberships have been extended until the end of 2021 and any new memberships purchased before the end of the year will also run until the end of 2021, so there’s never been a better time to buy membership!

Listed below are the 4 new and updated versions of our super membership program.

Annual Membership £19

By becoming a member of Wild Arena, you not only get a number of great benefits but also become part of a like-minded community of nature photographers. Beyond super product discounts, our membership offers access to information and more importantly the Wild Arena community through our members Facebook page.
Membership provides you with a discount of 20% on all our one-day workshops, £50 off every tour booking, a quarterly newsletter, priority notice on all new events and special offers on late availability! All the memberships prices are listed next to the standard price on all products on the website. You can join our Facebook membership community simply by giving your membership number.

Annual Membership Benefits: ​

  • 20% discount on all one-day events
  • £50 discount on every tour booking
  • Priority notice of discounted late space availability and new events
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Access to the members Facebook page

Gift Membership £29

All the benefits of Annual Membership as well as a gift item so you can give this package as a present. You can choose from either a Wild Arena mug or t-shirt.

Membership Extra £75

All the benefits of Annual Membership along with a free bitesize session, please pick from the list below.

  • Wolf Pack Photography Workshop, Knowsley
  • Harvest Mouse Photography Workshop, Knowsley
  • Bitesize One to One Photography Training Online
  • Bitesize One to One Safari Photography Workshop, Knowsley
  • Bitesize One to One Macro Photography Workshop, Knowsley
  • Portfolio Review Online
  • Adhoc ‘Extra’ events

Membership Plus £149

All the benefits of Annual Membership along with a free session, please pick from the list below.

  • Half Day One to One Macro Photography Workshop, Knowsley
  • Half Day One to One Safari Photography Workshop, Knowsley
  • Big Cat Photography Workshop, Woburn or Knowsley
  • Safari Photograph Workshop, Woburn or Knowsley
  • Owls by Moonlight, Knowsley (coming soon)
  • Macro Workshop, Knowsley
  • Adhoc ‘Plus’ events

Don’t forget to watch this space for details of all the new workshops coming shortly.

Want to take your photography to the next level? Can’t progress from fully automatic, or are you simply not getting the best out of your camera?

If like us you’re locked down for the next 4 weeks, then this is the perfect time to take our intensive 12 module, 2 week online course!

This fully online course is presented via ‘zoom’ with a tutor taking you through the technical and creative aspects of photography. It’s just like a classroom based course but from the comfort of your own home.

For full details and to book please click here

Many of you have been asking us for more dates for the Wolf Cubs sessions, I think technically these guys are still cubs but it is getting difficult to tell them apart from the parents. However we feel this is still a really great time to come and photograph them. With 7 wolves in the pack (5 youngsters and Mum and Dad) it really is a wonderful sight, the youngsters are still playful and interacting lots with the parents, but are now confident enough to venture out on their own. So we have added lots of new dates for September and October still with a very small group size of only 2, please click here to see the dates and book your place.

I know we’ve posted about these guys before, but they really are growing fast and are now so bouncy and full of confidence, its wonderful to see! If you do fancy joining us for one of our session we have just 1 space left on 26th August, click here for more details

Only 2 day to go until our annual visit to Rutland Birdfair! This year we will be supporting Canon UK, with Janet doing a daily talk on her role as a zoo photographer.

Why not come along and see all the fabulous things on offer at the show and say hello!

We have always loved shooting pictures in the beautiful summer evening light and now we are offering the chance for our guests to get exclusive, VIP access to some great carnivore species while the safari park is closed! Join us for a 2.5 hours ‘after close’, keeper escorted shooting opportunity of Amur Tigers, Iberian Wolves, Bush Dogs and Meerkats at Knowsley Safari Park!

ONLY £109 (MEMBERS £87.20)

01/06/19
06/07/19
03/08/19

Please click here for full details

Focus stacking has become a massive part of serious macro photography and we have teamed up with Oliver Wright to deliver an awesome specialised workshop covering all aspects of this fascinating area. Oliver has created a reputation for being one of the ‘best in the business’ for this style of photography and his wealth of knowledge combined with our expertise and studio facilities should make this an amazing session!

For full details click HERE

DATES: 13/07/19  &  14/07/19

£189 (£151.20 Wild Arena Members)

PLACES ARE VERY LIMITED SO BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

We are very excited to announce two special dates in the Easter holidays for a wonderful morning session with Knowsley’s Lions 16thand 17thApril 2019

The aim of this session is to concentrate solely on the two Lion Prides here at Knowsley Safari first thing in the morning as they are starting their day. We’ll get exclusive access to the park before it opens to the public with the prides in their overnight enclosures and also in the drive through as they explore and check over their territory. For more information or to book your space click here.