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WildPhotographer - Birds, Wildlife and Scenery - Photography holidays in the Scottish Highlands
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Birds Wildlife & Scenery - Photography holidays in the Scottish Highlands

Epic photography with optional tuition

Any time is a magical time in the Highlands. Depending on the season, we photograph Red Squirrels and Deer, Osprey can be photographed from April onwards, Puffins and other seabirds in the Summer. Eagles are always present, both Golden and increasingly, White-tailed. In winter, we head into the hills to actively search for and photograph Mountain Hares, Ptarmigan and at the coast, we see Divers, Sea ducks of many types and sometimes Otters. The landscapes are outstanding and very different from the rest of the UK.

Our groups are very small (4 people max) and the pace is very relaxed to ensure that guests enjoy the experience and scenery along the way, as well as getting great pictures.

Our previous guests give you the picture:

"First of all, sincere thanks for the big effort you made to ensure the success of last week's sojourn at Grantown-on-Spey. You really pulled out all the stops to make the trip a memorable occasion for all the participants. The Grant Arms Hotel was first class and a homely place, created by the friendly, helpful and attentive people who were on duty at reception and in the restaurant.

From a photographic point of view, the variety of subject matter was great and created challenges for everyone to work on. Your own expertise and knowledge was invaluable and I certainly enjoyed the evening chats based around the subject matter of the day."


RW September 2022

"I had a productive and instructive few days with Nick in Scotland, and I definitely think my photographic technique improved as a result. A great variety of habitats and wildlife, and great company. Highly recommended."

Adrian Fingleton, September 2023

"From the moment I booked Nick was very friendly and provided excellent tips and advice on kit, fieldcraft, photography and processing and combined with his own knowledge and network of local contacts was able to locate everything I was expecting. Highly recommend."

"Particularly pleased to see the Crested Tits, Mountain Hares and Snow Buntings and the white tailed eagle was a fantastic surprise."

"it was a very enjoyable experience and (I) thoroughly enjoyed every minute"


Phil from Halifax, February 2023

"Thank you Nick for a really great few days in the Cairngorms. Seeing Grouse, Mountain Hare, Snow Bunting and Crested tits was amazing, but the icing on the cake was the White tailed eagle."
"Getting away from other photographers and birders was really great, particularly liked the Red squirrel hide, Bow Fiddle Rock and the other beach"


JO February 2023

"Thanks Nick, it was a very good trip, I learnt loads I would highly recommend your holidays. We saw lots of wonderful wildlife and fabulous scenery. You are always on hand to help and give advice which help me to go home with some lovely shots that I'm very proud of 😊 Lovely hotel and a super base for the Holiday."

SB September 2022 on Instagram

"It was nice to have a mix of wildlife and landscape.
Nick continually strived to provide good photographic opportunities whilst being constantly aware of guests welfare."


SH September 2023

Osprey over Spey Bay

Osprey over Spey Bay

Suitability

Suitable for Photographers, Birders and anyone who loves the outdoors. Experienced photographers or just starting out; there is something in these holidays for everyone. Ideally you need a DSLR or Mirrorless camera with a lens of equivalent focal length of 500mm or more.

These trips are vehicle based and not too strenuous. The Mountain Hare trip in winter is harder and necessitates up to 3 miles of walking in total, potentially including slopes with snow cover. Warm, waterproof clothes are recommended and a suggested kit list will be provided,

If you have questions about cameras, lenses or anything else related, please call or message us, our suggestions can probably save you money on unnecessary purchases too.

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Crested Tit on a snowy branch

Holiday Dates

11-15 May 2024 including Full board at the 4 star Grant Arms hotel. £1285 2 places remaining

August 26-30 2024 including Full board at the 4 star Grant Arms hotel. £1285

6 -10 January 2025 Mountain Hares & Red Squirrels. including full board at the Grant Arms hotel. £1285

There are no single supplements on our tours. If you are interested in other dates, please message or call us. There is no commitment.

Give us a call: +44(0)1761 856070

Please note: optional self-drive is available, the cost remains unchanged

Short-Eared Owl

Included

  • photography training as required during the day
  • optional Adobe Lightroom / post-production training in the early evening
  • DB&B accommodation with 3 course a la carte dinner at the excellent 4 star Grant Arms Hotel
  • delicious packed lunch
  • tea and coffee + biscuits / chocolate during the day
  • all transport
  • optional self drive available for your safety
  • airport or rail pickup from Aviemore / Inverness can be arranged
Mellon Udrigle

Not Included

  • drinks at the Hotel
  • personal items
  • personal insurance

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Books

You may enjoy a copy of one of these books - there are up to 130 species to see on this trip!

Our Wild Photography Workshops and Holidays

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Wildlife in Scotland
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One to One Photography Workshops
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Lightroom training
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Goshawk and Black Grouse in Finland

Available Dates and Places on our bird and wildlife photography holidays

Scotland Birds, Wildlife & Scenery August 26-30th 2024. Available


Finland Autumn Bears and Eagles Sep 24-29th 2024. Only 1 place left


Scotland Birds, Wildlife & Scenery. Mountain Hare special 6 -10 January 2025 . 2 Places available


Spain Birds of Plains and Mountains Feb 2025. Dates TBC. 2 places available


Finland Raptors in Snow Feb 26-4th March 2025. 4 Places available


Uganda African Birds and Wildlife April 2025. Places remaining


Spain Birds of Plains and Mountains May 12-18th 2025.


All our day training and bespoke camera / post-production workshops are available as normal.

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