Anyone can take photos and video at the Wilds for private, personal use only.
Taking photos or video for commercial purposes, including for stock images,
commercial products and other commercial purposes is prohibited without prior
authorization from the Community Relations department. See our Location
Filming Guidelines for additional information.
If your photos are for noncommercial purposes you may come to the Wilds 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:
1. Photos cannot be sold or published.
2. No tripods or monopods are permitted to block access for other visitors.
3. Plugging into the Wilds electrical outlets is strictly prohibited.
4. The party is not permitted to disrupt the Wilds visitors, staff or the animals
in any way.
5. No special assistance shall be given (e.g., vehicle, tour guide, etc).
The Wilds maintains an extensive library of photos that are available to members
of the media for use with stories about the Wilds. We make these available to
media at no charge. Commercial use of photos (including use in textbooks and
other published materials) provided by the Wilds are subject to a fee of $300 per
The Wilds frequently visits stock photography websites and other wildlife
photography sources. If an animal or location is recognized as being the
property of the Wilds and the photographer did not have written permission from
the Wilds’ Community Relations department, the Wilds reserves the right to
contact both the photographer and the company representing the photographer
to seek reparations.
Staff members reserve the right to approach photographers in the park about
their work. If photographers have not sought permission to take professional
photographs of the park’s animals or physical site, they will be asked to refrain
from taking additional photos while enjoying the rest of their visit at the Wilds.