You are welcome to take photos and/or video for personal use only. If your photos are for noncommercial purposes you may come to Ripley as a regular visitor (admission costs will apply; please see website for current hours and prices) and take your photos provided all the following apply:
The sale of packaged media with Ripley's logo or branding is prohibited.
Acknowledgement of the Conservancy in the credits of any publication, with prior approval, is required.
No tripods or monopods are permitted.
The party is not permitted to stop visitor traffic or block other visitors’ viewsfor extended periods in order to take photos.
The party is not permitted to disrupt visitors, staff, or birds in any way
No special assistance shall be given (e.g. security, special access etc).
Staff members reserve the right to approach photographers on Conservancy property about their work. If photographers are not complying with the above or have not sought permission to take professional photographs of the birds or physical site, they will be asked to return their equipment to their vehicle before enjoying the rest of their visit.
Professional Photography Policy
Photography Passes are available by appointment. Call: 860-567-2062 to schedule.
Photograph by Anthony Healy
If your photos are for commercial purposes, please contact the Conservancy's office. Ripley is pleased to assist photography and filming projects in conjunction with our Mission Statement. The Conservancy is also an education facility and public attraction, and our visitors are entitled to an experience with a minimum of distraction and inconvenience. In order to accommodate all parties involved, professional photographers are asked to schedule their visit in advance, and please review and complete our Photography Contract prior to obtaining a Photo Pass.
Half-Day Photo Pass The Conservancy's unique collection of beautiful birds makes an exciting place for photographers. To provide the access needed to capture the birds at their best, we offer our special Half-Day Photo Pass.
Half-Day sessions are available Mon-Thurfrom 8am-12pm & 12pm-4pm throughout the winter at a rate of $100.00 per person/per half-day / $75.00 for Conservancy members.