If you have a passion for wildlife photography and want to brush up your skills, then a new one-day photography course, focusing on big cats, may just be for you.

The next Jessops Academy Big Cats Photography Course takes place at the Cat Survival Trust centre in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, on 10 August.

Jessops says of the £125 course: ‘This exceptional experience for both photographers and wildlife lovers allows you to get up close to a variety of cats, including snow leopards, Amur leopards, pumas, servals and many more.’

Delegates will be given special access to the animals in a secluded setting away from the public – ensuring photographs show them in a ‘natural-looking environment’.

The course is open to all levels of photographer.

Participants must bring a camera with a telephoto zoom lens, a tripod or monopod and a spare battery, plus a battery charger.

Areas covered will include the importance of understanding animal behaviour.

Attendees must be aged 18 and over.

For details visit www.jessops.com/academy