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Up Close Red Kite Photography Day

  • Red Kite photography with Gareth Scanlon and the Brecons
    A Red Kite with the Beacons
  • Red Kite closeup
    Red Kite photograph by Gareth Scanlon
  • Gareth Scanlon photographer
    Gareth out on the mountains
  • Gareth Scanlon, winner of best image with the OS maps
    Gareth Scanlon with his O/S maps winning image
  • Red Kites in the wild -Gareth Scanlon
    Red Kites in the wild - photography day with Gareth Scanlon and Good Day Out
  • Red Kite Feeding Centre Brecon Beacons
    Red Kite Feeding Centre with Gareth Scanlon Photography
Duration: 6 hours
Cause: Red Kite Feeding Centre
  • Small group tuition
  • Guaranteed photography opportunities
  • Award winning raptor photographer
  • Conservation overview

The Good Day Out

Spend the day photographing Red Kites and other wildlife in the Brecon Beacons with amazing award-winning nature photographer Gareth Scanlon who is often found backpacking through the South Wales wilderness, photographing the breath-taking scenery and fascinating wildlife. Gareth has a background in nature conservation, and a long history of watching and interacting with red Kites. Gareth will help you understand how they fly and, to a certain degree, how to predict their movement and flight paths, making it easier to capture the image. The knowledge & insight from this day out can be applied to garden bird photography, and you shouldn’t fail to capture some stunning photos of these beautiful raptors.

Food Included: No
Hands On Level: High
Fitness Level Required: Low

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Need to Know

Each day is restricted to a small group of max 4 people, but larger groups can book special days. Participants must bring their own camera, ideally with a telephoto or zoom lens of some type. Tea & coffee will be provided "outdoors style" on a camp stove but please bring your own food and drink as this will be at a remote location with no shops nearby. You’ll be outside so suitable footwear and warm sensible clothing is essential including scarves and hats.

The Good Cause

Red Kite Feeding Centre

All Good Day Out activities and adventures help a good cause in some way. In this instance, some of the proceeds will go towards helping the Red Kite Feeding Centre at Llandeussant in the Brecon Beacons. Gareth Scanlon provides the centre with photographs that they sell and use to promote their work of keeping a resident population of Red Kites in the area since their reintroduction in 2002 after near-extinction. “We would rather people come to see the bird at feeding stations than go tramping through the countryside looking for their nests and eggs” Tony Cross, Welsh Kite Trust.


Hi Julia Just wanted to say that I had an amazing day with Gareth yesterday. He was so helpful and patient and I learned so much from him. I have never taken photos of red kites before so it was a real challenge but I have some really great shots from the day! Best wishes Jo
Jo - Swansea