Somerset Bird and Photo Safaris with WildPhotographer Nick Wilcox-Brown


Wild Photographer

Somerset Photo Safaris

Somerset is famous for its wetland habitats, but it also features a varied coastline, upland moorland fringed by Beech woodland and rich farmland

Few counties boast such a wide range of habitats, which makes Somerset a great place for Bird photography. Depending on the season, we take you to some of the hidden corners, looking for waders and coastal birds, unusual Raptors and wetland specialists. Along with the endemic bird specialities such as Great White Egret and Bittern there are frequently interesting migrants to be seen, on the coasts and hills.

For those that enjoy landscape photography, we are more than happy to include or cater specifically for your interests; Cheddar gorge, the Quantock hill or wilds of Exmoor are all within Somerset and provide outstanding subjects for wild photography safaris.

Plovers flying as the sun sets

As the sun set, Ringed Plovers and a Dunlin headed for their coastal roost making the perfect subject for bird photography

Birdwatching, Photography and more - photo safari days, bird watching tours and wild photography holidays in Somerset.

Finding and photographing Birds is the primary objective of our Somrset Photo safaris, but Nick has been a photographer for 30 years and a trainer for Canon, Adobe, Phase One and others for 20, so he understands how to configure and setup the latest mirrorless cameras and their complex autofocus settings. As with many of our Wild Photography tours, the purpose of our Somerset Photo Safaris is to help you to setup and use your camera equipment to get the best possible pictures on all your adventures. Along the way Nick can give advice on choosing the right camera lenses, exposure settings and camera functions to get the pictures you want. Small changes can have big effects on the quality of your bird and wildlife photographs,

Capturing the photograph is only a small part of digital photography and most pictures don't look their best straight out of the camera. Post-production processing is all about making the picturer look its best on screen or on a print for friends and family to admire, not manipulating it.

Nick offers dedicated training courses on Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and Capture One, either as a part of your trip or remotely via Teams or Zoom. Please ask if you wish to know more.

Costs and Dates

One Day Bird Photography Safari in Somerset

1 person, Full day £295 Half Day £200

2 people, Full day £395 Half day £300

Two Day Bird Photography Safari in Somerset

1 person, Two Full days £595

2 people, Two Full days £795


Somerset is famous for its wetlands, or ‘Levels’ - a Heron in Spring

A typical wild photography Photo Safari in winter will run from 8am to around 5.00pm. In spring we start earlier, at around 6am, to catch the early birds and to make the most of the light for photography, finishing around 3.00pm

From April - June, we offer a half day option to catch either the morning light, or the evening. Call or message us to discuss your preferences.

All transport is by comfortable 4x4, from an agreed pick up location or your accomodation.

We always provide tea / coffee / water and light snacks (chocolate!) during the day and usually get lunch at a cafe or tea room.

We are easily accessible by motorway, rail or air. Cheap flights are available to / from Bristol from most airports in the UK and Europe.

Please message us for more information.

Included in Somerset Photo Safaris

  • all transport and guiding throughout (including rail / airport pickup / drop-off, if required).

  • bird watching / photography

  • cafe lunch

  • help / setup / training with cameras and settings if and as required during the day

  • optional introduction to / advanced post-production from one of Adobe UK's trainers

Bird Watching and Photography holidays in Somerset

We can offer 3-5 day fully guided birdwatching and photography holidays with comfortable local accomodation included to suit your budget.

Please contact us for more details.


Bird photography on the Somerset coast - a migrant Wheatear


Somerset Photo Safaris and Holidays are suitable for Birders and Photographers, experienced or beginners; there is something on the trips for everyone.

Our tours are vehicle based, with 2-3 miles (3-5 Km) walking during the day and no difficult terrain.


Birding and bird photography on the Somerset hills- a Yellowhammer


Accomodation is not included in Photo Safaris, but we work very closely with Ryan at The Garden House, Blagdon Tel: 01761 856060

If they are fully booked, The Plume of Feathers, Rickford is good. Tel: 01761 462682

Hen Harrier

Rare Winter visitor- a Hen Harrier photographed on Somerset's rugged uplands


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