... If you want help with wildlife photography but can't afford a safari then a day at a zoo picking up tips can be rewarding. Learn how to get the best out of enclosures backgrounds and light [or the lack of it]. £145 a day excluding entry, food etc. Travelling can be arranged as can use of extra equipment. [Canon]

... I can recommend a venue depending on which animals you prefer to photograph, or one close to your home town. Snow leopards are difficult at Dudley, Chester takes a lot of time and Bristol would be better if it was four times the size. Usually midweek, less people. A trip will be made each month to a different zoo. Itinerary to be decided.

Derek Hibbert, winner of the 2009 Fuengirola Zoo photography competition.

Possible Venues:

Marwell

Chester

Twycross

Dudley

Paignton

London

Parks etc:

Burford