At our wetland sites you can get really close to some of the UK’s and the world’s most important wetland wildlife in natural settings to create stunning shots.
Thanks to our excellent viewing facilities, you can capture breath-taking wildlife spectacles and behaviours, such as breeding rituals, feeding young and preening.
Viewing facilities include a range of water-side hides, offering a variety of shot levels, close up opportunities, and some with a selection of bird watching equipment, to take advantage of the action right in front of your eyes.
Our specialist wader aviaries also create wonderful opportunities to capture beautiful birds up close.
There’s always something to photograph at our sites, 364 days a year.
In spring and summer, capture baby birds and animals taking their first steps, summer migrant birds arriving, species emerging from hibernation, birds displaying and much more.
Autumn and winter bring awe-inspiring natural spectacles. Huge flocks of geese and swans arrive from the arctic to shelter in our wetland landscapes. WWT Caerlaverock, Martin Mere, Slimbridge and Welney have wild swan feeds where bird species who don’t otherwise go near humans are just in front of you.
You can gain unique access to our wild reserves at most of our centres by booking a safari or tour to see wildlife in stunning settings which are not accessible to the general public.
In addition, you can visit our reserves out of hours to witness the ‘commuter times’ of birds arriving and taking off en masse at special dawn and dusk events (see Wetland Centre centre What’s On pages for details).