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Above And Below Photography Trips

  • Bempton Cliffs and Flamborough Headland
  • from £120.00 (see pricing table below)

Join us on a photography trip of a lifetime as we spend the day "Above and Below" the internationally important seabird colonies of Flamborough Headland and Bempton Cliffs. This trip is designed to get close views of the cliffs and sea caves and to get up close and personal with the sights, sounds and smells of over 200,000 seabirds on the sea, flying overhead and on the 400ft white chalk cliffs at Bempton.

Key Species: Puffin, Gannet, Kittiwake, Fulmar, Guillemot, Razorbill, Herring Gull and Shag.

The Above and Below Photography Workshop will consist of a four-hour boat trip sailing from Bridlington Harbour with Steve Race, Yorkshire Coast Nature award-winning wildlife photographer and Richard Baines, lead tour guide and naturalist with YCN, both of whom have years of experience of the seabird colonies and its birds. You will be able to take images of diving gannets plunging in to the sea at up to speeds of 60mph, and birds on the sea such as puffins, razorbills, guillemots, fulmars and kittiwakes. The boat trip will be followed by lunch at RSPB Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve. The afternoon will consist of a three-hour photography session at Bempton Cliffs. Both sessions will be tailored towards photographers who are keen to learn about and practice some of the essential skills of wildlife photography. We will be looking at how to capture that perfect image and covering technique, exposure and basic camera settings.

Included: Boat fee, lunch, tuition, guiding and reserve entrance fee.

Not included: Harbour car park fee and transport to Bempton Cliffs (transport can be arranged if needed at an additional cost).

Group size: 12 maximum.


Above and Below Photography Trips

Steve Race is our lead photographer at Yorkshire Coast Nature. From his start with a film camera in the early eighties right up to the digital era of today, Steve has acquired a great eye for wildlife photography. His passion for the natural world shines through on his workshops and tours with YCN. In 2013... Read More


Above and Below Photography Trips

Richard Baines Richard is an experienced ornithologist/ecologist who has been studying and working as a Nature Guide and in Wildlife Conservation for 30 years. From recording UK migrant birds as a volunteer for Flamborough Bird Observatory to monitoring Siberian migrants in China; he has become highly experienced in bird... Read More