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Bird of Prey Photography Derbyshire

South Derbyshire

  • Exclusive photoshoot with birds of prey
  • Take in-flight & static pictures
  • Get close to hawks, falcons, eagles & owls
  • Hosted by experienced falconer Dan

What's Included

  • A falconry photography experience
  • Experiences last three hours
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • Enjoy photographing a range of birds of prey both flying and static
  • Birds include hawks, owls, falcons, eagles and more
  • You will need to bring a camera with you on the day
  • Break for tea or coffee included
  • You may form part of a group of upto 12 people

What Can I Expect

A special bird of prey photography session in Derbyshire! If you're a keen amateur wildlife photographer or you just love birds of prey, these experiences are perfect for you. Everything is geared around getting great shots of these magnificent raptors.

Dan is the head falconer at this Derbyshire centre and it was his idea to offer photographers exclusive time with the birds of prey. Capturing such elusive birds in the wild is a tricky business (and usually requires a lot of waiting around!). These sessions will see you getting up close to the birds with the help of their handlers.

Species at this Derbyshire centre include hawks, owls and falcons. They are highly trained and love to participate in displays and experience days, so they are very used to being around people. And in fact, they relish performing for the camera!

There will be plenty of opportunity to take shots of the birds in flight and sitting pretty on their perches. Dan and his team of handlers will run through exercises, whilst you are well-placed to take superb shots. A photo of a falcon with its full wingspan open is amazing. Capture the eyes of an eagle in a close up pic, or catch the moment a hawk's beak grabs the meat titbit from the handler's glove.

When it comes to taking great photos of birds of prey, they say the best tip is to let the birds come to you. Make sure you select your background carefully and the use of a tripod is often recommended by professional wildlife photographers. Also, don't shy away from shooting in black and white - they make for really good, dramatic shots of these regal raptors.

In essence, you'll have three hours with the birds and the handlers at this Derbyshire centre. In that time you'll get to know their characters and characteristics and you'll capture all that on camera. Buy your Birds of Prey photography experience vouchers now.


  • Weekdays and weekends throughout the year
  • 9am to 12pm
  • Experiences are weather dependent, your experience will be rescheduled if bad weather is forecast


  • Swadlincote in South Derbyshire, DE12

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 16
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Spectators may attend for a fee payable on the day of £10, cash only

Anything Else

  • As the experience takes place on an open plot of land there are no toilets however there is a local pub 'The Bubble' nearby which has facilities you may use
  • Particpants will receive 25% off food in the pub
  • Please wear practical footwear and outdoor clothing