WelcomeBrown Long-Eared Bat

You will be welcomed to the department of Creuse in the Limousin, one of the most picturesque, unpopulated and unspoiled regions of France. You will be staying in shared accommodation with fellow photographers on this photographic holiday. The Gite has 4 bedrooms, is a recently converted Cowshed which is now a comfortable, stone gite with all modern amenities.   You will be collected from the local airport, Limoges Belgrade and taken to your accommodation approximately an hour’s drive away.

Dale Sutton, renowned for his High Speed Wildlife photography, has been living here now for 2.5 years. He has been photographing the Bats flying in and out of the barn from March till November. They often frequent the cellar and the barns on the property. The outside cellar is a hibernacula for Horseshoe Bats during the winter.

In the height of the summer, when the bedroom windows have been open, we have had bats flying round our bed!


“I feel really privileged to have all these species around our property and thought it would be great to share it with other photographers. This is a rare chance to gain photos of these Britain’s’ rarest species.” Dale Sutton

  Holiday SummaryGreater Horseshoe Bat

High Speed Flash Bat Photographic Holiday includes:

 Bat photography 

You must appreciate all Bat photography will be done at night, so therefore you will not be present when the photos are being taken.  But you will be involved in setting up the flash equipment, Cameras, infrared beams etc, being guided through how the system works when utilizing High Speed Flash equipment.

The remaining time is your own to enjoy the French countryside, wildlife, flora and fauna. If you choose the 6 Night holiday option, there will be planned excursions to local wildlife reserves and areas of outstanding natural beauty.



Accommodation Kuhl's Pipistrelle

You will stay in a 4 bedroom house with kitchen, dining room, a comfortable lounge area, wet room/ bathroom, French TV, Wifi. All food is provided for your stay (special dietary requirements must be communicated early to us) but this is self-catering style accommodation, so cook your own meals. Towels and bed linen is all provided.


The fridge and kitchen will be stocked with food and soft drinks for 4 persons for a week. Self catering.














The use of special high voltage strobes and all necessary cables, infrared triggers, and batteries are supplied for the High Speed photography for the holiday.

You will need to bring your camera:

 As all the Bat photography is taking place after dark, your days will be your own. Locally there are some beautiful sights, lots of butterflies, birds and scenery to explore and photograph.

If the dates below do not fit in with your schedule then other dates between June 6th till the end of August can be arranged.


Details for Holidays 2016 - 2 options to suit you

3 Night Mini Break Photographic Holiday  Only £325 per person

Deposit: £100 (payment in full to be completed 2 weeks before holiday dates)

Dates: Start from 6th May 2016 (flexible)

Group Size:  4 maximum, 3 minimum.

Duration: 3 Nights.

Price Includes: Accomodation for 3 nights, All food and soft drinks in a self catering gite.  Insight into high Speed Flash photography from Dale Sutton. Use of High Speed Flash equipment for Bat photography only.  Your days are your own to spend as you wish, as all Bat photography will be at night. You can explore the local area, with plenty of woods & countryside right on your doorstep.  All airport transfers included. 

Price Excludes: International flights, alcohol, any other sundry items.


6 Night Bat Photographic Holiday

Dates: From 6th June 2016

Group Size4 maximum, 3 minimum.

Duration: 6 Nights

Price:  £800 per person

Deposit:  £200 (Payment in full to be completed 2 weeks before holiday dates)

Price Includes: Accomodation, Food and soft drinks in a self catering Gite, All airport transfers, Tuition and insight into high speed flash photography by Dale Sutton, Bat photography for 6 nights. Use of High Speed Flash equipment for Bat photography use only.  Day time excursions to local nature reserves.

With a 6 night photographic holiday you increase the chances to photograph more species.

Price Excludes: International flights, alcohol, any other sundry items.

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