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Location: Cabarceno Wildlife Park, Spain
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy

Join Tatra Photography for a weekend in Spain to capture some of the World’s most spectacular wildlife. Cabarceno is Europe’s largest wildlife park and host to over 100 species from five continents. Over the four days you’ll have the opportunity to capture images of a range of African species including Lions, Cheetah, Rhino, Hyena, Zebra and Hippopotamus. With an inclusive package, which includes flight, transfers and accommodation, we’ve come up with a unique workshop that will ensure you capture once-in-a-lifetime images of some of the World’s most endangered and enigmatic species.

The spacious wildlife ranges and large aviaries found in the wildlife enclosure of Cabarceno wildlife park provide us with a stunning environment. The European species population includes Brown Bears, Wolves, Lynx & Bison with photographic opportunities with the jungle species of Tiger, Gorilla & Jaguar. We will also have an opportunity to photograph deer, wild boars, and river otters. The selection of birds includes eagle owls, Ural owls and grouse.

Over the course of three days in the field, we will enjoy numerous opportunities to capture spectacular images of the World’s top predators and endangered wildlife. And, with the help of our wildlife professional photographer, we’ll ensure you return home with images you’ll be proud of. All In all, four days of truly spectacular wildlife photography adventure.

 Tutorial Presentations

presentationThe learning experience of a Tatra Photography workshop is not confined to guidance and tuition you will receive in the field, a tutorial is presented to help develop your camera and wildlife photography skills. The tutorials cover a variety of topics, for example, to enhance your camera skills they provide in-depth explanations of key camera functions, such as understanding TTL metering, achieving accurate exposures, configuring autofocus settings for wildlife photography, plus showing you how to use of depth-of-field and shutter speed creatively. To broaden your craft of wildlife photography the tutorials will help you to expand your vision of a subject, by teaching you how to appreciate the qualities of light, and guide you in the art of composition. The workshop tutors will also provide constructive feedback on your pictures during the course of the workshop, to compliment their input from the tutorials.

Andy Parkinson profile

Your tutor for this workshop is Andrew Parkinson. Andy is a feature contributor to National Geographic magazine and a multi-award winning wildlife photographer. His images have been awarded three times in Wildlife Photographer of the Year, three times in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and in 2016, as well as winning two categories he was also named as the overall winner in Bird Photographer of the Year. He is also the most successful photographer in the history of the British Wildlife Photography Awards with over 30 awarded images and three category wins. In 2012 he was named the Nature Photojournalist of the Year with a portfolio of 12 images captured whilst working on assignment for National Geographic.

Andy works exclusively with wild animals and birds and has also appeared on various TV and radio shows, most notably on Countryfile when he attempted to show comedian Jo Brand how to capture images of wildlife. He is also becoming known as much for his writing as he is for his images and among others he writes regularly on wildlife/environmental/ethical issues for his regular Opinion piece in Outdoor Photography magazine.

His images are marketed all over the world by a network of the world’s leading international agencies including Getty images, Nature Picture Library, RSPB Images, FLPA and NHPA/Photoshot and his images have been sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. He also produces regular photo features for some of the world’s most prestigious magazines including National Geographic, Audubon, Geo and Terre Sauvage. He is also the UK’s most prolific feature contributor to BBC Wildlife magazine having completed 9 photo stories for them, often on subjects which he finds close to his Derbyshire home. His images have also appeared in magazines such as New Scientist, National Geographic Traveller, Geographical and Natural History, newspapers such as the New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Times, the Guardian, Independent as well as online media such as HuffPostUS, on the home page of search engine Bing and on the Discovery Channel.

Understanding the fall of light and thinking about your backgrounds are little changes that can make big differences to your images. Andy will guide you to recognise what little tweaks you can make to significantly improve your images.

Using exposure creatively and intelligently can create beautiful images in the most unlikely places. Andy’ll help you to recognise the subtle opportunities in the fall of light and how understanding how your camera reacts means that you’ll ge better able to utilise both its strengths and weaknesses to produce striking images.

Animals don’t need to fill the frame for the image to work and Andy’ll show you how best to photograph your subject within the context of its environment.


silken-colliseumThe Silken Coliseum occupies a newly built building with a stunning façade and modern installations. The hotel has a privileged location in the hub of the city of Santander, a city that is open to the Cantabrian sea. The hotel has free wifi and an excellent restaurant serving local and international cuisine from their al a carte menu. Each rooms has en-suite bathroom, hair dryer, safe deposit, minibar & satellite TV.

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