Take amazing photos of birds of prey

Join a photography workshop in Slovakia for three days to photograph raptors and owls. 

Photograph white-tailed eagles and other raptors in wild surroundings
10th October 2018 - 12th October 2018

Photograph white-tailed eagles and other raptors in wild surroundings on this reader holiday © Ben Hall



Accompany one of the UK’s leading wildlife photographers on a three-day birds of prey photography workshop in the stunning Slovakia. During this exclusive BBC Wildlife reader holiday with photographic tour specialist Tatra Photography, you will get the chance to take pictures of a wide range of raptors and owls – inflight and perched – in a wild landscape.

This is an incredible opportunity to capture breathtaking pictures of some of northern Europe’s most charismatic birds of prey, including golden eagle, white-tailed eagle, goshawk, peregrine falcon, snowy owl, eagle owl, Siberian eagle owl and barn owl, all within driving distance of your accommodation.


Capture an inflight shot of a goshawk with tuition © Ben Hall 


Ben Hall is a specialist in bird and mammal photography and will provide expert guidance and tuition throughout the trip, enabling you to achieve spectacular images with the help of professional falconers and trained birds. These pictures would be almost impossible to achieve with wild birds without months of work.

Tuition will be provided to ensure that each participant (there will be a maximum group size of seven) gets the best shot in every situation. Plus, BBC Wildlife picture editor Tom Gilks will be there to share his insights into what makes a great wildlife photo.

During this break you’ll enjoy excellent food while staying in comfort at Hotel Carrera, Rimavská Sobota. The accommodation has an on-site restaurant and en-suite facilities.


Golden eagle © Ben Hall 


Barn owl © Ben Hall


White-tailed sea eagle © Ben Hall


Western Siberian eagle owl © Ben Hall


Highlights of your trip:

  • Wildlife photography tuition from Ben Hall
  • Two nights’ stay in a double room at Hotel Carrera
  • Breakfast and dinner for three days
  • English speaking guide
  • Return flights from London Stansted to Budapest (Wednesday to Friday and Saturday to Monday)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transport to and from photography locations


In association with Tatra Photography


Ben is a regular contributor to BBC Wildlife and other magazines and is the co-author of The Wildlife Photography Workshop. He has won Geographical Photographer of the Year, over 20 awards in the British Wildlife Photography Awards, including 2017’s ‘Habitat’ category for a wren in winter, plus many more. 


Where: Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia

When: 10-12 or 13-15 October 2018

Cost: Price including flights: £749 pp. Price excluding flights: £599 pp. No single supplement.

Maximum group size 7 people


What's not included in your holiday price:

  • Lunch meals
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Photographic insurance
  • Tips and travel insurance
  • Photography equipment
  • Suitable outdoor clothing
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