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Wales General

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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.


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