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Willow the Barn Owl, flies over a crowd of photographers during our semi-annual photography event for professionals and amateurs. Photo by Rosie Casper Hinkle.

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Owls and eagles and hawks, OH MY! These birds are ready for their close-up.

Our resident raptors are ready for close-ups, action shots and more as PhotoWild approaches once again. Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, come out and enjoy this opportunity for a professional photo shoot featuring more than 20 of our resident raptors. Each day begins at 7:30 a.m. with an early-bird breakfast followed by six, 30-minute sessions with the birds. The final hour of each day features free flight performances of Carolina Raptor Center’s flight show superstars, ending the program around 11:00 a.m..

  • Next program dates:
    April 18, 2020 Register HERE (rain date: April 25, 2020)
    April 19, 2020 Register HERE (rain date: April 26, 2020)
  • PhotoWild is limited to a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 30.
  • Reservations are required at least four weeks in advance.
To get weekend pass pricing option, please click on links above and follow the instructions.


Guest Type 1-Day Pass Weekend Pass**
Member  $65.00 $100.00 (use promo code: CRCMEMBER at check out)
Non-member  $90.00 $150.00 (use promo code: PWNONMEMBER at check out)
Student  $40.00 $60.00 (use promo code: PWSTUDENT at check out)
Photo Assistant  $25.00 $25.00

** Discount applied by using promo code associated at check out - only for booking weekend passes.

For questions, please contact our Program staff at (704) 875-6521 ext. 210 or To make a payment over the phone, please contact our Visitor Center at (704) 875-6521 ext. 107.