LOCATION Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside
TIME 08:30 to 10:00
Group Size 2
Guide for Event David or Janet
Fitness Level Light walking
Camera Experience Intermediate, A reasonable general understanding of cameras is needed for this short session,
Disability Access There is a 5-minute walk to the Wolves over tarmac pathways
Suitability Wild Arena workshops are not suitable for children under the age of 14 years old and an adult must accompany any under 16’s
Highlights
  • Fully Escorted by Wild Arena Guides
  • Access to the park before the normal visitors arrive
  • Unusual photographic opportunities with young Iberian Wolves
Included
  • Entrance to Knowsley Safari Park
  • Follow on PDF of learning
Not Included
  •  Camera
  • Spectators
Time of Year All year round
What we aim to cover We try to tailor all our sessions to suit our guests, so we do not always cover all the topics depending on the individual needs. Typical topics we can cover in this session are; capturing movement, focusing techniques for long grass.

Wolves are one of our favourite subjects and we have truly enjoyed watching them grow over the summer, we do now feel that maybe they can no longer be called cubs! The youngsters were born around the beginning of June and are now enjoying checking out their enclosure with Mum and Dad. Everyday their confidence grows, as they explore around their large, natural enclosure. We will be photographing from a wide, open fronted viewing platform giving us an uninterrupted view of one side of the reserve. With summer turning into autumn the youngsters can be seen exploring without their parents and we’re really looking forward to the change in colour of the habitat and the longer winter coats the Wolves should be beginning to grow.

Should the weather be a bit damp we are undercover, and the Wolves look great in any conditions. The ground slopes down and then up again from the window so the wolves would normally end up nearly at eye level which again will be perfect for picture.

We can’t quite put into words how excited we are to see these beautiful animals as such a large group (7 with Mum and Dad), so this really is an opportunity not to be missed!

With only two people on the event, we can ensure social distancing and also give you the help you need from your photography guide.

Wild Arena at Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park is situated between Liverpool and Manchester and has a fantastic range of species in over 400 acres of parkland.  Opened in 1971 the Derby family has a long historical interest in nature and the 13th Earl of Derby was the founding member of the Zoological society of London in 1826.  The park supports many worthwhile projects including the Wild Camel Protection Foundation and Wildlife Alliance.

 

08:30 Arrival introductory briefing

08:45 Session with the Wolves

10:00 Close and de-brief

Guests will have the remainder of the day to spend at leisure in the Safari Park, if it is open. (It is possible that during the winter season, the park may not be open to the public, so non escorted access outside of the event timings will not be possible).
PLEASE NOTE: Our itineraries are listed as a guide and we may need to alter them depending on unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions or the availability of the subjects. Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.

07.12.20

11.12.20

18.12.20

21.12.20

17.01.21

18.01.21

How to Book

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
August 16, 2020

Had a superb time photographing the wolves yesterday (Sat 15 Aug) and came back with many (too many?) great shots. Looking forward to going on another shoot in the future. Thanks so much – great advice and an enjoyable time.

September 9, 2020

Hi All,

Many thanks to David for a super (if wet!) morning with the wolves.
I am looking at my pics and, considering the conditions, I am pretty pleased.

I am also grateful to David for advice about the camera use, lenses and settings.

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