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Shy Lynx at the Wildnispark Zürich

OVERVIEW

Did you know that moose are native to Switzerland and once wandered the shores of lake Zurich roughly 900 years ago? More recently, researchers have seen wild wolves give birth to pups in a remote corner of the country. If you thought Switzerland lacked any wildlife – you guessed wrong! Closer to Zurich, there are great wildlife viewing (and photographing) opportunities. Creatures big and small can be seen and enjoyed in an outdoor setting. Their enclosures closely resemble the animals’ natural habitats, rather than the noisy environment of a zoo. Test your wildlife photography skills and gain some tips and feedback from Matt and Dagmar Anderson – two wildlife enthusiasts who are regular visitors to this “urban safari” location.

Brown bear at the Wildnispark Zürich
Red fox walking through gras at Wildnispark Zürich

TRIP FORMAT

Our group will rendezvous at the Zurich HB before departing to our location in the Viewfinder van. Upon arriving, we’ll enjoy a private park tour by an English speaking park ranger. Participants will be introduced to the location and its many photo-worthy subjects. Matt will get you starting with some helpful camera tips and strategies for shooting several of the park’s elusive subjects. Those with an interest in macro photography will have the chance to get creative as well.

Moose at a wildlife park in Switzerland

TRIP DETAILS

LOCATION

30 min drive from Zurich HB.

LANGUAGE

EN/DE: This trip is conducted in English but both trip leaders speak German/Swiss German and English fluently.

TRANSPORTATION

The Viewfinder van will depart from the Zurich HB at 08:00, returning in the evening by ca. 15:00.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Open to all skill levels and all ages. Foundational photography skills, such as those covered in Viewfinder’s popular Digital Photography 1-2-3 Course are helpful but not required.

EQUIPMENT

We recommend a digital SLR camera (or mirrorless style camera) for this trip. Bring your longest lens to this shoot, (those which reach up to 300mm or 400mm are ideal). If you’d like to rent a lens for the day,  please contact us in advance for suggestions.

LUNCH

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

GROUP SIZE

Minimum of 5 participants, Maximum of 10.

INSTRUCTORS

Matt and Dagmar Anderson

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration closes three days before event.

ALTERNATIVE PLAN

This event will take place rain or shine. Please have a look at the forecast in advance and dress for outdoor conditions and moderate walking. Good walking shoes and a rain jacket are must-haves.

Wolf at the Wildnispark Zürich
Matt Anderson photographer Viewfinder Center

MATT ANDERSON

Professional photographer Matt Anderson directs the Viewfinder Center with his wife Dagmar and shoots commercial, editorial and private assignments when he’s not busy teaching. Matt takes pleasure in seeking out interesting photography trips and creating fun learning experiences for other photographers.

Photographer is taking autumn pictures in Switzerland

DAGMAR ANDERSON

Dagmar Anderson is a “professional traveler” with chronically itchy feet. She enjoys exploring new countries, cultures and cuisine as often as she can. Her attention to detail comes in handy while planning and preparing for Viewfinder trips and activities. When she’s not out exploring new workshop locations with Matt, she can be found working away at our Zurich office. Dagmar is likely to be the friendly voice on the phone if you call us here at the Viewfinder Center.

2018
Mar 17
08:00 - 15:30Horgen
CHF 175.-
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