Wildlife Photography Zurich - Switzerland

Creatures big and small can be seen and enjoyed just outside of Zurich city. Test your wildlife photography skills and gain some tips and feedback.


Zurich HB pick up


6 hours

Group Size

4 - 12 people

Skill level


There are no courses planned at the moment but please get in touch with us to check.


  • Learn how to create impactful photos of animals.
  • Get inspiring ideas from a pro photography instructor.
  • Learn special focusing techniques for moving subjects.
  • Get creative and discover the amazing world of wildlife photography!


Open to all skill levels. Foundational photography skills, such as those covered in our popular 1-2-3 Digital Photography Course are recommended.



You will need to bring your own camera and telephoto lens to this outing. We recommend a dSLR or a mirrorless type camera, but the most important factor is that your lens is capable to zoom in close. Consider renting a lens for day (before buying any new equipment). We're happy to answer questions about the benefits of one lens over the other. A tripod or bean bag are especially handy for stabilizing the camera and lens while shooting distant subjects.


Van pick up at Zurich HB, Museumstrasse 1, 8001 Zurich.



Matt Anderson is Viewfinder's lead photography instructor and is responsible for course development and for teaching a number of Viewfinder’s photography courses and workshops. Matt’s photography career began in the USA where he worked at three different daily newspapers and freelanced regularly for the Associated Press in Seattle — where he grew up. These days he regularly shoots for the Zurich-based Keystone agency and works with corporate and private clients in the Zurich area. Matt’s three passions are: exploring new places (near and far), creating impactful photographs, and helping other photographers become more creative and effective in their craft. Matt feels privileged to work in a business that combines his passions and brings him in contact with so many interesting people from all over the world. 

Student Testimonials

I loved the approach of Dagmar and Matt. I've been on several trips that have allowed me to access parts of my camera (and Switzerland) that would have otherwise passed me by. I have taken good photos and met fabulous people along the way.
Angela B.
I would highly recommend Viewfinder Center as a good place to learn photography in a friendly setting. I followed the Advanced Study and several other workshops and daytrips before that. Learning a new skill and making friends. It has a great community too to share and keep being inspired.
Alex K.
I have attended several of Viewfinder Center's courses over the years and found them excellent. Matt & Dagmar plan them well and they have always met my expectations.
Raju V.

Day-Trip Information

This outing to the local wildlife park is the perfect playground for practicing your wildlife photography skills or preparing yourself for a photography travel tour. With a bit of theory, insight and technical preparation, you'll be amazed at your ability to capture interesting compositions of animals.

Included in the price

  • Van transport to shooting location and back.
  • Small group learning.
  • Personal support from instructor.
  • Handouts documenting the relevant camera settings, creative tips and ideas.

Not included in the price

  • Lunch is not provided. We'll pause for lunch around 11:30 and grab a quick bite from the informal self-serve restaurant in the park. Lunch is purchased individually and not covered by the registration fee.