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Top UK Photography Hotspots

The British countryside, whilst not as exotic as the African plains or tropical rainforests of South America, there are still plenty of opportunities for wildlife photographers of all abilities to hone their skills and capture some beautiful shots of British wildlife in their natural environments.

At photoGuard weíve rounded up a list of our 15 favourite places from across the country, so you can find a location whether near or far to photograph some of the most interesting wild animals in the UK.

If you decide to take your camera and go explore one of the below locations, donít forget to share your shots with us on Facebook at @photoGuardInsurance, as weíd love to see what pictures you manage to capture of the Great British wildlife.

But remember, some of the best shots of wildlife are taken from observing and waiting for the wildlife to approach you, so donít beat yourself up if you donít manage to get that perfect shot first time round.

15 places to photograph wildlife in the UK

  1. Aigas Field Centre
    • What: Pine Martens, red squirrels and Scottish wildcats
    • Best time of year: Any time of year
    • Where: Scottish Highlands
    • http://www.aigas.co.uk/
  2. Red squirrel jumping hide
    • What: Red squirrel
    • Best time: Early mornings, all year round
    • Where: Scottish Highlands
    • www.northshots.com
  3. Farne Isles
  4. Tom Way Fox Hide
  5. Donna Nook
  6. Slimbridge WWT
    • What: Bewickís swan
    • Best time: Early morning/late evening winter months
    • Where: Gloucestershire
    • www.wwt.org.uk
  7. Lundy Island
  8. Gigrin Farm
  9. Skomer
  10. Bar Brook on Big Moor
  11. Natures Hides
  12. Brownsea Island
  13. Bushy Park
  14. Broughton Burrows
  15. Bass Rock

If you canít make it to one of the places above, donít worry, as wherever you live in UK there will be wildlife around you Ė whether itís in a local wood, nature reserve or stretch of coastline. Itís worth finding a patch near your home where you can spend time learning about local wildlife. It will also help you develop your skills as a wildlife photographer.

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