Seabirds & Seals Spectacle 

Helgoland, Germany

Join me for a memorable time to Helgoland, the island of the seabirds and seals. For five days we discover and experience the fascinating birdlife and Germany's biggest predators the Grey Seal and the Harbour Seal. Don’t miss out on the stunning light situation when the sun vanish in the ocean and cast Helgoland in an incredible atmosphere. Undoubted Helgoland is one of the most attractive destination for nature photographer in Germany.

Your Helgoland Photo Tour in an exclusive trip whit a maximum of only 3 participants. To help you to improve your photographic skills in all aspects of wildlife photography, from composing and capturing the images to the final product small groups are ideal. During our stay we combine practical field sessions with short classroom lectures. Your newly acquired theoretical skills can be put to practice photographing the exciting wildlife of Helgoland.

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Quick Overview


5 days / 4 nights


Sat 18.05. - Wed 22.05.2020     Sat 15.06. - Wed 19.06.2020


1340.00 € per person (2 participants)

  990.00 € per person (3 participants)

Group Size

Minimum 2 participants, maximum 3 participants

Tour Leader

Dr. Bernd Wasiolka


Comfortable chalets on Helgoland.

What to bring

  • Your own camera equipment
  • Sturdy Tripod
  • Plenty of storage (e.g. memory cards, laptop...)
  • Cover/Protection for your camera against sand and wind
  • Cushion/Padding to seet or knee on
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Clothes for any weather conditions


All experience levels are welcome.

I speak English & German

Booking Enquiry

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Itinerary *

Day 1

Arrival on Helgoland, Meet & Great Bernd and the other participants. And we are ready for our first photographic session at the Bird Rock.

Day 2

Early morning we return to the Bird Rock. The birds are already awake and just wait to be photographed. Like every session I help in word and deed. With comments and tips to camera settings, composition and motif selection I help to improve your photographic skills. After breakfast we have time to relax and rest before we meet again to review the morning images and a theory session. Following lunch and a short rest we head out to the Dune Island to meet and photograph the seals for the first time. While concentrating on the seals we won’t forget the Oystercatcher and coursers. As every evening we finish the day of with a good meal in relaxed atmosphere.

Day 3 & 4

The program on these days will be more or less the same as on the second day. Up to your preference we photograph either at the Bird Rock or on the Dune Island. If the weather permits one afternoon we can go an Island Round Trip by boat and photograph Helgoland from the ocean side. Of course I can adjust the days activities to your taste and preferences.

Day 5

Early the morning will be same as the last days including a last photographic visit to the Bird Rock. After Lunch it is time to say good bye to each other and either you spend a few more days on the this fantastic island or you start your journey home..

*Please note the Itinerary is provisional and subject to changes depending on local conditions

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About Bernd

I’m an award winning wildlife photographer and work and photograph since more than 15 years in southern Africa. For the first years I concentrated on photographing the wild creatures of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. My time in the Kalahari culminated in my first coffee-table book 'Kalahari Dreaming'. In the last years I shifted my photographic focus to Namibia, mainly Etosha National Park and to the wild wonders in Germany (e.g. Helgoland). I’m not only an experienced wildlife photographer but also an animal ecologist. My extensive experience in photographing wildlife in Germany and southern African in combination with my in depth knowledge as an animal ecologist makes me your perfect tour guide. You can find out more about Bernd or his work here.

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My Philosophy, my Ethics

I believe a small group of participants are the best way to improve your photographic skills and make your photographic trip as enjoyable and successful as possible. The small group size guarantees my undivided attention and you receive help, advice and information any time you need it. Guest first is my policy, always! From time to time I takes some images, too. Nevertheless, I will ensures that you come first and get the best position to photograph.

A main concern of my photographic tours is the wellbeing of the wild animals. I try to keep the disturbance of the wildlife by our presence to an absolute minimum. Consequently, we give the animals their space and rather miss an image than pushing it all costs.

With my experience, knowledge, enthusiasm and passion I hope to make it an unforgettable experience. I'm looking forward to show you the numerous wildlife of Helgoland.

Included in Tour Costs

  • Accommodation on Helgoland (4 nights)
  • Guiding and photographic tutoring by Bernd
  • Image reviews & wildlife photography workshops with Bernd
  • Ferry service to Dune Island
  • Island Round Tour by Boat (depending on weather conditions and availability)

Excluded in Safari Costs

  • Transport to/from Helgoland
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Items of personal nature (e.g. snacks, souvenirs, internet...)

Further Informations & Bookings

For further information‘s or questions on this photographic tour or if you are interested in a tailor made photographic trip just for you please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you need help or advise with travel arrangements please contact me, too.

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