The Wilds


At the bigger zoos, you can choose to spend the night on site. This is most useful in places that are far away from regular hotels, like the Durrell Park on the Isle of Jersey, the San Diego Safari Park, and here, at The Wilds.

It’s not a cheap place to stay, but when you factor in the cost of travel, it’s not unreasonable. It is rather relaxing to have a place to just drop your gear after a long day of shooting.

I was staying in the one in the center of the shot. It was more isolated than the others and, other than a tree that get in the way, gave me a nice view at night.