Swarovski Optik and OM SYSTEM events with Wildphotographer


Sunset birding


WildPhotographer joins with these organisations to host this bespoke free event:


Apologies. A significant issue means we have to postpone this event. We will let all ticket holders know by email and post further information here when we have chance to find an alternative date.

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre GL2 7BT

OPENING from 9:30 - suggest arrival after 10:00

Registered Guests only - please register below!

Even if you have registered in previous years, please sign up here as we need a dedicated entry list for WWT Slimbridge

Your chance to get hands-on with the latest optics equipment from Swarovski and OM System - the Birders choice of Optics and Cameras.

Swarovski have the well deserved reputation for being among the best optics on the planet for Bird Watching. Equally, OM System, formerly Olympus cameras, have in recent years become the cameras of choice for Birds and wildlife.

One of the big problems when choosing cameras and optics is trying them in real-world conditions - this is why we are working with the Wildlife and Wetland Trust's flagship reserve at Slimbridge to give people that opportunity to really try out the kit and to have a free day's Birding on us.

On show will be Swarovski's revolutionary AX Visio, the World's First Smart binoclulars together with OM System's groundbreaking new and effective 300-1200mm lens and the enhanced OM-1 MkII camera.

Short-Eared Owl

For Photographers and Birders alike, a good pair of binoculars like Swarovski Optik's new NL Pure are critical to finding Birds and other wildlife like this Short-eared Owl ranging widely across a Northern Moor

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Swarovski Optik's radical new AX VISIO Digital binoculars - a symbiosis of digital intelligence and high-performance binoculars

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The OM System OM-1 MkII is the perfect option for bird and wildlife photography

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Swarovski STX85 scope, with camera for Digiscoping

Spoonbill - digiscoped

Juvenile Spoonbill digiscoped with a STX85 scope and camera

Register for the FREE event at WWT Slimbridge on 21st May 2024

If you have any issues with Registration, please call 01761 856070 9am-5pm.

We will send out detailed information to all registered guests a few days before the event. Entry will be by names checked off a list of registered guests at the Slimbridge ticket desk.

Situated close to the M5 in Gloucestershire, with easy access from most of Central and Southern England, Slimbridge has an enviable network of hides and viewing areas. We are using the Peng Observatory for the day. with panoramic views of Rushy lake and its surrounding scrapes.

On hand will be experts from Swarovski and OM System, together with Nick aka WildPhotographer who uses much of the equipment on show daily during his wildlife holidays and workshops in the UK and Europe.

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Phone-scoped at the Slimbridge event with an iPhone SE and a Swarovski STX85 scope

You may find this article on Digiscoping interesting?


Our Wild Photography Workshops and Holidays

Wildlife in Scotland
One to One Photography Workshops
Bears and Raptors in Autumn
OM SYSTEM training
East African Wildlife
Lightroom training
Birds and Wildlife of Eastern Spain
Goshawk and Black Grouse in Finland

Available Dates and Places on our bird and wildlife photography holidays

Scotland Birds, Wildlife & Scenery May 11-15th 2024. 2 Places remaining

Swarovski & OM System Hands On Day WWT Slimbridge, 21st May 2024

Spain Birds of Plains and Mountains May 28-2nd June 2024. Fully Booked

Scotland Birds, Wildlife & Scenery August 26-30th 2024. Available

Finland Autumn Bears and Eagles Sep 24-29th 20204. Only 1 place left

Uganda African Birds and Wildlife 28th October - 6th November 2024. 2 places remaining

Scotland Birds, Wildlife & Scenery. Mountain Hare special 6 -10 January 2025 . 2 Places available

Finland Raptors in Snow Feb 26-3rd March 2025. Available

All our day training and bespoke camera / post-production workshops are available as normal.

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