Skip Navigation

Tawny Owl Photography

About this session

The tawny owl is Britain’s commonest owl, yet possibly the most elusive and difficult to photograph, being an owl of woodland and nocturnal in its habits. However, David uses his experience with owls, for photographers, filmmakers, and most recently the blue-chip David Attenborough series, Wild Isles, for which he was both series consultant and camera operator.

He has created several set-ups, for this species. So far these hides have a 100% success rate with photographers and camera crews. And, these are David’s favourite events.

The tawny owl session is fully supervised, where you will be guided throughout. The particular pair of owls, although totally wild will land under ambient light panels, so no need for flash.

The owls visits several times in fairly quick succession just after dusk. Normally you will fire around 50 frames, however, hopefully these are great frames of an elusive, wild tawny owl, depending on the owls of course and time of year.


Session is for up to 2 people

Price is per person

Evening sessions only

Duration is approx 3 hours

Dates by mutual agreement

Kit list

You will need a lens of at least a 300 mm focal length (based on full-frame)


Preferably a remote release (not essential)


Dates by Mutual Arrangement
£245 per person
Enquire now


Do I need to be an advanced photographer?

Some courses are specifically for beginners and other are more specialised for those with intermediate skills.

1 to 1 courses can be bespoke to cater for specific needs.

Most hides, do not require advanced skills, but this may depend on the shots you want.

Please note, hiring  a hide set-up does not include supervision.

What are the terms and conditions?

It is assumed that you have read and agree with these terms and conditions at time of booking. And that you understand that by booking a wildlife hide, you are fully aware that there are no guarantees with wildlife. Read our T&Cs in full.

Get in touch

Want to chat more about hides, courses. Or book David for a speaking event or consultancy?
Get in touch today.