The British Wildlife Centre is known for providing fabulous photographic conditions for shots that would take patience and lots of luck to achieve in the wild! Enthusiastic amateurs and professional photographers alike will find all they need to get the perfect wildlife image.

Photography Days

Our special Photography Days are held when we are closed to the public, offering the amateur photographer an opportunity to get really close to our animals.

Good vantage points combined with natural surroundings and a peaceful environment gives you every opportunity to achieve superb wildlife shots, and we can normally allow access inside some of the enclosures, including the foxes, otters and Scottish wildcats (though nothing is guaranteed with animals!). more details…

Photography Workshops

We run a variety of photography courses and workshops, many by professional photographers who offer expert knowledge and guidance on improving and perfecting your photography. more details…

Tips from the expert...

Gavin Hoey from photography specialists GavTrain created this short film (hosted on You Tube), showing how to make the most of our photography  days, and it gives you a taste of just how accessible our animals are.

View: How to take & make great wildlife photography at the BWC

Professional Film & Photography

Our facilities have been used by many professional wildlife photographers and film makers. Because we are not open to the public all year round, we can offer unrivalled access to the animals for filming. more…

Photo gallery - showcasing our visitors' talents

Our online photo gallery features pictures taken by the many amateur photographers that visit the British Wildlife Centre, both on photography days and during our normal opening times.
If you’ve taken any photographs at the Centre that you’re particularly proud of, then please email them to:
They may be selected for display in our web gallery, credited of course. Please send low resolution versions only (no more than 1mb). The gallery is updated every few weeks.

Photo: Peter Barrett