You would be forgiven for thinking of male voice choirs or coal mining when you think of Wales, but there is far more on offer than just that, Wales contains vibrant hubs of urbanism, rolling hills and so much more. Part of the United Kingdom, bordered by the Atlantic ocean and Irish sea to the west and England to the east, Wales has managed to hold on to much of its traditions and is in fact bi-lingual, with both English and Welsh spoken, taught and appearing on road signs etc.
If you want to photograph stunning landscapes or dramatic seascapes then Wales should be on your itinerary. From the huge mountains of Snowdonia in the north or the Brecon Beacons in the South, to the rolling valleys of Wye Valley, or the rocky cliffs of the isle of Anglesey or the Pembrokeshire coast there is something to attract anyone with a desire to capture amazing landscape photographs. Perhaps try and capture a scene from a new angle, and see what you get.
The wildlife of Wales is not often thought of as big, mainly as there are no large land animals, but the birds can make up for it all. Wales was for many years the last domain of both Red Kites and Chough (a relation of the crow) in the United Kingdom, and in fact the success of these here has lead to them spreading out of much more of the UK (especially the kites). But the seabird colonies can be spectacular and a visit to the island of Skomer in the summer will give you the chance to see (and photograph) the clown of the sea the Puffin at very close range.
With warm friendly people and a culture steeped in Rugby and mining Wales will be a fantastic venue to visit or photograph and there truly is something for everyone in the heart of the valleys.
Landscape Wales / Tirlun Cymru
The varied moods and seasons of the Welsh landscape are captured in a pictorial celebration of the countryside for all to enjoy. Landscape Wales is available in three editions: each fully illustrated in colour with images of inspiring scenery from Anglesey to the Vale of Glamorgan.
The Rough Guide to Wales
The Rough Guide to Wales is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions in Wales. Discover the vibrant regions of Wales from the world-famous Valleys and Welsh male voice choirs to the trendy bars of Cardiff Bay.
Wales: 100 Places to See Before You Die
A comprehensive volume listing the 100 places, according to the historian John Davies, you must visit before you die, with full-colour photographs by Marian Delyth. The book encompasses historical sites such as Pentre Ifan and Manorbier Castle; engineering feats such as the Menai and Pont-cysyllte bridges
Capital City: Cardiff.
Language: Welsh, English.
Currency: Pound (Sterling).
Landscape Photographer - Peter Bridgewood
Pete Bridgwood is an award-winning fine-art landscape photographer and writer living in the UK. Many examples of Pete's work have been published in magazines and books.
Photographer - Coltrane Koh
south wales based photographer with a range of different styles and subject matters.
Wildlife Photographer - Mark Newton
Images of birds and other wildlife
Wildlife Photographer - Mic Clark
Welsh Bird & Wildlife Photographer Mic Clark's photos have been taken on the coast, rivers,lakes and the countryside around Mid, West & South Wales.
Wildlife Photographer - Raymond King
Photos from south and west Wales...
The Pen and Camera club of Methodism
It is my privilege and honour to welcome you to our website. Please take time to read about the club, its foundation as part of the Wesley Guild, and over one hundred years of photographic activity, and latterly the inclusion of an art folio.
The Welsh Photographic Federation
The Welsh Photographic Federation website
We run a new and exciting programme of one-day workshops, short-breaks and longer wildlife photography holidays, designed to give you not only some excellent photographic opportunities in exciting destinations, but also the chance to share our enthusiasm for the world of nature we are fortunate enough to work in.
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