ProHides™ by Elliott Neep
Welcome to ProHides™ | Wildlife photography hides for hire, designed by award-winning wildlife photographer, Elliott Neep. The hides are situated in the rolling landscape of a 1,400 acre farm in Wiltshire. The farm is extremely rich with badgers, brown hares, roe deer, barn owls, little owls, red kites, buzzards, skylarks, buntings and a wealth of other species.
Here you can photograph iconic British wildlife in relative luxury using our custom-built, supremely comfortable photography hides. We operate with flexible start and finish times (where appropriate), a 4x4 transfer service from a fixed meeting point and are available for questions and advice before and during your session. Check out our current hides below...
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All our active in-season hides appear below. Click on the label for the full info and online booking
NOW CLOSED. Opening again in May 2017. It's been an incredible season with over 40 clients with more than a 90% success rate. The owls have now fledged, bringing the season to a close. We're looking at relocating the hide for adult little owl and kestrel
NOW CLOSED. Opening again in May 2017. Three PhotoArk hides in position at the edge of a quiet arable field, adjacent to a mature hedgerow and extensive badger sett. Badgers are visiting as early as 7:30pm and up to eight badgers at a time. These 'ark' hides provide an intimate eye-level perspective with the badgers. Session times: 6:00pm - 10:00pm (overnight optional)
OPENING THIS AUTUMN! Supremely comfortable and spacious 3-seater hide now available for day-long sessions with buzzards. Open from sunrise to sunset, 7-days a week. Grass banks for main stage - all clear of distracting vegetation. Natural living hawthorns for perches. Red kites and foxes also in attendance. Optional overnight sleeping facilities available. Exclusive hire available
Our Bespoke Hides
We've designed and built our own hides - practical, weatherproof and insulated, spacious and extremely comfortable
Designed for 3-photographers, bundles of space, high-level of comfort. We have two of these: one for daytime species and the other has overnight sleeping facilities
Hugely popular single-photographer timber hide, designed to be mobile with optional platform to increase elevation, high comfort level, viewing on all four sides
Galvanised steel, fully insulated, mobile hide for ground-level photography. We have three to deploy around the farm. Currently in use for badgers
With the end of summer looming, our attention has already switched to the upcoming Autumn/Winter season. Essentially, this means reassigning some of the...
It was a short season, but great! We only had enough time to cater for our clients during August – before the inevitable shorter evenings. As soon...
After some delay in repositioning the PhotoArks (farm was cutting silage), we moved these unique and unorthodox ‘ark’ hides into their new...
What a fantastic couple of photographic days I’ve had in Elliott Neep’s Little Owl Hide. He runs a very efficient and well run operation making my visit easy and enjoyable.
I went for the early morning sunrise and evening sunset sessions to get the differing light and wasn’t disappointed - so much action! The owls were taking regular food back up to their nest giving huge amounts of photo opporortunities especially as they are completely unphased by the camera.
The rustic farmhouse backdrop, the varying perches which gave clean natural images for my close up shots, plus a a few hints an tips from Elliott has meant I’ve been able to put together a great portfolio. The interaction with some of the local wildlife proved an exciting bonus.
Let’s not forget the padded swivel chair in all this; never have I had a hide so snug and comfy with all the amenities. Can’t wait to get some shots of the fledglings when they appear.
Hillary Bilinghurst (Little Owl Hide 2016)