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Grey Seal Photography Workshop

  • Ravenscar, North Yorkshire
  • from £150.00 (see pricing table below)

Join award winning wildlife photographer Steve Race on a workshop photographing the Grey Seal colony at Ravenscar, North Yorkshire. 

Grey Seals come ashore and can be seen along the Yorkshire Coast giving birth to their pups in November and December. Around half of the world’s grey seals live in UK waters, and many are found breeding on the North York Moors National Park coastline every winter. It may seem odd to be breeding in the harsh conditions at this time of year, but the cow seals are in an excellent condition after a rich summer's feedings. The pups will be weaned on fat-rich milk for a month by their mothers before heading out to sea with the colony.

The workshop will be tailored towards beginners and enthusiasts. We will look at the techniques and equipment needed to photograph seals and advice and tips will be given on how to get that perfect wildlife image. You will learn about correct exposure, how to deal with tricky lighting conditions such as harsh sunlight or low light levels and depth of field techniques.


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Grey Seal Photography Workshop

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