Osprey Photography HolidayThe 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!
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.
Maximum 6 clients – Spaces available