Our next photography experiences will be the Big Cat Photography workshop at Colchester Zoo on 15 June 2018 and
the Basic Nature Photography course at Bradgate Park on 6 July 2018.

Only 2 spaces are still available on the BCP workshop but plenty of spaces are still available for the full day photography course.

Donna Nook

In the 1970ies some grey seals started to come to the beach at Donna Nook to give birth to their pups; and their numbers have increased since then. The seals spend most of the year at sea and come only ashore to give birth to their pups in November and December. After having a look at the rookery of the seals at Donna Nook and at the potential to photograph them here, we decided to offer half-day Seal Photography workshops here from 2018 onwards (and we cleared this with the wardens at Donna Nook).

Donna Nook is located in North-East Lincolnshire and stretches over 6 miles along the coastline north of Saltfleet. In 2016 a total of 1,957 seal pubs were born at Donna Nook, and the wardens told us that there had been already more than 1,900 pubs born by 4 December 2017. Seals are very entertaining and sometimes seem to pose for photos. Below are some of the photos our photographer took at Donna Nook this year.



As the safety of our customers and the seals is paramount from our perspective, we will stay on the boardwalk, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has built for the public to view the seals. Due to the large seal population and their distribution allover the beach, participants will however be quite close to the seals and will be able to take some great images.

Your guide will be a professional wildlife photographer, who will be available throughout the Seal Photography workshop to provide help with setting up the cameras to get photos of the action, advice on any photographic aspects and spotting the photo opportunities.

Our workshops are half-day events, but we will be providing 2 workshops on each of the days listed below; meaning you can take advantage and photograph the seals all day (from sunrise until dusk):

8 November 2018 (Thursday) - availability > 3 spaces
9 November 2018 (Friday) - availability > 3 spaces
22 November 2018 (Thursday) - availability > 3 spaces
23 November 2018 (Friday) - availability > 3 spaces
More dates will be added if demand is there.

The half-day Seals Photography Workshop will either start early in the mornings (7:30am) or in the early afternoon (12:30pm) . The photography workshops in the morning will end at 11:30am, and the one in the afternoon will finish at 4:30pm. Our customers will have the option to book the morning and afternoon workshops individually or book both together (staying the entire day) .

The individual half-day Seal Photography workshop will cost £59 per person or alternatively you can book the morning and afternoon photography workshops for £99. These prices include besides the tuition and support also one drink during each workshop. As with all our photography experiences, the Seal Photography workshop fee includes furthermore a contribution for wildlife conservation (20% of the fee will go to the Seal Project of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust).

In order to make our Seal Photography workshops most beneficial to all participants, we apply a maximum number of 6 participants per workshop
(minimum number of 3 participants).


You can book your space at one or more Seal workshops by completing the form at the end of this page.

Provided it is not indicated above that no spaces or only a limited number of spaces is available for the photography workshop date of your choice, please proceed to the online shop via the Payment Link to pay either the deposit (£50) or the full fee from there (depending on when you book / the full fee is required when booking 4 weeks or less prior to the workshop date). For more details about the booking process, please check our Terms and Conditions.

If you are not sure about what dates would suit you best, or you would like to get the photography workshop for a friend or family member, you can also buy a gift voucher and agree the date at a later stage.


Please contact us via info@bigcatphotography.co.uk, if you have any questions.

Donna Nook

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