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Osprey Photography Holiday in Aviemore

July 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - July 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am

- Event Full due to camera club booking
An osprey pulls itself from the water with a trout grasped in it's talons - photographed on a NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday

Osprey Photography Holiday

The NaturesLens Osprey Photography Holiday offers the best opportunity to photograph ospreys in the UK. The venues are a pair of local fisheries in the Cairngorms National Park, with access to specially designed pools where ospreys fish on a daily basis. Accommodation, photography sessions & tuition all included!An osprey pulls itself from the water with a trout grasped in it's talons - photographed on a NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday

Osprey Photography Holiday Details

For 2015, NaturesLens have managed to secure accommodation & hide spaces for a stunning Osprey Photography Holiday during July 2015; our Osprey Photography Holiday is one of the most exciting sessions of photography a wildlife photographer can encounter. The sessions typically start at 4.30am or earlier, & from that point on it is a waiting game. One hopes that the wind, the weather & the birds all align to provide spectacular opportunities. When these three factors do converge & a dive happens, the action is typically over in a fast & frantic twenty to thirty seconds. Ospreys, who feed mostly on medium-sized fish, use their reversible outer toes to catch their prey. Backwards-facing scales on their talons act as barbs to hold their catch tight & they have closable nostrils to keep water out as they dive. An osprey, sometimes known as a fish hawk, begins its hunt by hovering as it searches for its unwitting prey before executing a near vertical, feet first plunge into the water. A successful dive can send the bird up to one metre deep beneath the surface. Whilst the bulk of the days are free for participants to catch up on sleep, one of the days does include an early evening session of Osprey Photography in the same hides. These evening sessions provide opportunities for backlit shots. The NaturesLens Osprey Photography Holiday includes:

  • Two morning hide sessions for photography of the ospreys as they fish to feed their new offspring.
  • One evening hide session for photography of the diving ospreys.
  • Top notch accommodation at the High Range Lodge Hotel from Thursday, July 9th – Saturday, July 11th.
  • Tuition as required.
Reserve a place on the NaturesLens Osprey Photography Holiday in Aviemore, with a deposit of only £150, your balance will be due May 2015.
These osprey hide places, at this time of year, are rather hard to come by as this is prime season for the ospreys to be diving & fishing so as to feed both themselves & their young prior to migration during late summer. An osprey attempts to pull itself from the water having dived for a trout - photographed on a NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday In addition to the Osprey Photography Holiday in Aviemore, NaturesLens will, if demand is sufficient, run a 3 day trip immediately afterwards to Mull for several days of Sea Eagle Photography. This extension will include transport to Mull, three nights bed & breakfast accommodation, two public Sea Eagle Photography Cruises & two exclusive Sea Eagle Photography Cruises. The cost of this add-on is £750 & will be limited to 4 clients only – again to secure that NaturesLens will hold a place with a deposit of £150 per person. Please note that the last night’s accommodation is near Inverness Airport. A White Tailed Sea Eagle flies above Mull - photographed on a NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday

Workshop Availability

Maximum 6 clients – Spaces available

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Additional Notes

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Reserve a place on the NaturesLens Osprey Photography Holiday in Aviemore, with a deposit of only £150, your balance will be due May 2015.

Details

Start:
July 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
End:
July 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am
Cost:
Event Full due to camera club booking
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Website:
http://natureslens.co.uk

Organizer

Natures Lens
Email:
info@natureslens.co.uk
Website:
http://natureslens.co.uk/

Venue

Aviemore
Aviemore,ScotlandPH22 1PTUnited Kingdom
Website:
http://natureslens.co.uk