Owl and Monkey Haven Isle of Wight

Owl and Monkey Haven Isle of WightOwl and Monkey Haven Isle of Wight by Jason Swain. A little photo blog about returning a few years later to the location of one of my favourite ever photo shoots. This time I was armed with a full frame Canon 6d and a few more years photography experience under my belt. I thought it would be interesting to compare and see if the final photos were any better than last time? (opinions and feedback always welcome). It was a scorching hot day, made even hotter by being in the enclosures with the animals, but mostly it was a massive privilege and a lot of fun too, if a little nervy at times when in with the larger primates, some of whom were a bit too interested in getting hold of my camera 🙂

In my humble opinion the Owl and Monkey Haven is definitely the best family attraction you can visit on the Isle of Wight, the animals and keeper talks are fascinating, there’s a lovely little cafe and shaded area to have lunch and a couple of play areas for the kids if they need to have some fun themselves after seeing all the owls and monkeys.

You can read the full story of the haven and the good work they do on their excellent website, but to explain briefly here ….. the haven is a family-run self-built project created to provide a safe, happy environment for primates and birds of prey who find themselves without a home. The animals and birds need care because they would not survive if released into the wild. This is for a variety of reasons such as age or injury or simply because they haven’t learnt the necessary skills to fend for themselves due to being bred in captivity. The animals and birds go to the haven when they have nowhere else to go.

Owl and Monkey Haven Isle of Wight Photo Gallery by Jason Swain

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