Updated: Jun 29
Since getting into photography, I have envied as most people have, on images of wildlife and how amazing they looked. In the summer I was incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to visit the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield, Kent, with my friend Judith and to leave with amazing pictures that I will cherish for years to come.
Located just off the M25 it was a bit of drive and quite a distance from Lincolnshire, we were told that the summer was the best time to go down as you have longer days and more natural light, what we didn't realise that we went on possibly one of the hottest days of the year.
By far, I must say it was the best photography day I've had in a while and you really get your monies worth with regards to the time spent down there. There are many photography days to choose from, but the one we went for was the Mammal one. This was great as you had so many animals to visit, from otters, foxes, field mice and wild cats. The keepers at the centre are brilliant and don't rush you, though they are great time keepers as I could have photographed the all the animals for many hours!
I never thought I would have the opportunity to sit in a large open space, with otters running up to me as well as foxes and wildcats. Unfortunately, it was too hot for the Red Squirrels - the main reason I was going down as I've always wanted to capture these critters on film, but my ultimate favourite was the field mouse, it was so cute!
So take a look at some of the images I took, there was so many to choose from I picked out a few. Let me known which one is your favourite and then head on to their website. They solely rely on visitors going to the centre which is open at the weekends, and I would throughly recommend visiting them whether to look at the critters or as a photography day. I will be returning soon.