This tried and tested hide is hugely popular, which is not surprising for such an iconic, beautiful and dynamic bird prized by wildlife photographers.

Your distance from camera to Kingfisher perch is approximately 2-4 m, although this is adjustable. On occasion kingfishers have landed within a meter of the hide and on one occasion a bird was in front of the hide utilising various perches for an unbroken 88 minutes, in fact the only thing that broke his visit was another kingfisher!

Generally, this hide is for perching kingfisher shots with a clean even-toned background. The active ‘whacking’ fish shot is also very common.

This hide is not for diving kingfishers, although this can be arranged if requested and the photographer has the equipment. Equipment for the diving shot including 3 flash units, infra-red trigger beam and the 5 tripods used, can be rented separately, however, this shot can only be taught as an exclusive 1-to-1 day.

You will need a lens of around 400 to 500 mm for this subject, although a 300 mm could be sufficient on a crop-frame sensor.

You have two options for hiring the hide:

1. Kingfisher hide hire – each hide takes up to 2 people for a full day. £175 per person

2. Supervised tuition days – when I will instruct and supervise your session fully on a 1-to-1 or -to-2 basis. £345pp or £495 for two people.

Hiring Hides and Supervised Hide Sessions Terms and Conditions

Venue Knepp Wildlands, West Sussex

Kingfisher Hide Hire

£175 per person
terms and conditions

Supervised Tuition Days: 1-to-1

1-to-1 basis £345
terms and conditions

Supervised Tuition Days: 1-to-2

1-to-2 basis £495
terms and conditions

Lens Hire

500 mm Nikon and Canon lenses are available for hire including tripod at £85 per event please e-mail to book

Kingfisher Gift Voucher - Hide Hire

Kingfisher Gift Voucher £175
gift vouchers

Kingfisher Gift Voucher - Supervised Session

Kingfisher Gift Voucher £345
gift vouchers

Payment: Paypal or online transfer to be made at time of booking.

Enquiries: please email