This group is for everyone interested in finding and photographing the wildlife and nature around London, the UK and the rest of the world.
PHOTOFOX is based in London. Using the London transport network, all Londoners and visitors to this city will find and photograph peregrine falcon, kingfisher, heron, water vole, rare insects, fungi, plants and much more - as well as the more common gulls, pigeons and foxes! London's wildlife is incredibly diverse and often right under your nose.
In any case remember: this group might have its headquarters in London, BUT IT ORGANISES ACTIVITIES ACROSS THE UK (like the Farne Islands in Scotland, a paradise for any wildlife lover) AND EVEN IN OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE COSTA RICA! For instance, in PHOTOFOX you will be able to enjoy time in a wildlife sanctuary in the middle of the evergreen Costa Rican jungle... Or you will also experience an amazing safari in Kruger National Park, in South Africa. Interesting, right? Then keep reading...
This meetup group will only organise activities that are respectful towards animals and you will be able to enjoy wildlife and nature to its fullest, without having to worry about animal welfare and animal conservation issues. THIS last point is very important: some photography and outdoor companies will use wildlife as a commodity in their activities, and i.e. will put a wild animal in a photography studio, even if the animal is suffering in such circumstances. PHOTOFOX aspires to educate its customers about animal welfare issues if necessary, and will always maximise the joy of its customers without jeopardizing the welfare of any animal.
It makes no difference what camera equipment you use or if you are a complete beginner. Wildlife and nature doesn't always perform to order but there is always something good to capture and I will help you get the most out of it.
And remember, PHOTOFOX organises many photography workshops, but read the description of each activity as you might not need any photography equipment to participate- only a love for the outdoors and hiking will be required! So, if you love wildlife, landscapes, photography, being outdoors and exploring London, with or without a camera, this is the group for you!