2021 – Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands Photography Holiday

Scotland is home to some of the most loved of our British wildlife species, particularly the Highlands; many classic images have been captured of red squirrels in their habitat or posed on tree-stumps, red deer looking regal in the glens, mountain hare on the mountainsides, ptarmigan striding purposefully & more besides.
For 2021, we have put in place a new trip to capture images of the fabulous wildlife of the Scottish Highlands; running Sunday to Sunday, you will have six full days of photography led by James Roddie, who is guiding this holiday for us. As the owner of Black Isle Nature Photography & a well-known photographer himself, we are delighted to have James joining us.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands, in United Kingdom, during the Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1749 per participant.
Our holiday in the Scottish Highlands combines rolling hills & epic scenery with classic wildlife & the promise of warming food after a long day behind the lens – what could be more perfect? Explore the ancient Caledonian pine forest & the quintessential moorland before ascending to the high tops of the mountains. From the forest floor to the soaring peaks, the most beautiful scenes of Scottish wildlife await.
You will be collected from Inverness Airport if you are flying in, or train station if travelling by rail & taken to the hotel that we are making use of; with each guest having their single occupancy room – unless you are part of a photographic couple – & warming food at the end of each day, this is the ideal base for the week.
The surrounding nature lends itself to days of photography both within the area known as the Black Isle & further afield. The holiday itinerary will be driven by James & you, the guests. The first full day of photography will be spent capturing squirrel images. After that, the holiday itinerary will be set daily, taking advantage of the conditions. For example, if the next day will be picturesque for the mountain hares, that is what James will suggest the group undertakes.
You will be transferred from location to location using transport that we provide unless you wish to provide your own for social distancing purposes.
Our Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands tour takes in fabulous mammals such as the cheeky red squirrel, confiding mountain hare, majestic red deer & birds such as red grouse, ptarmigan & the punk rocker of the bird world, the crested tit. This wintry tour of the Scottish Highlands allows you an extraordinary glimpse of some of the country’s unique & beautiful wildlife.
Whilst we hope for snowy conditions, we cannot promise this. In recent years, temperatures have varied between spring-like one-day & a snowy gale the next. We will, of course, send a comprehensive holiday briefing pack to each participant, stating what you will need to take with you.
In addition to the standard requirements of suitable clothing, camera, tripod & other requirements, current circumstances will require you to have a supply of masks & hand sanitiser, plus James will be taking temperatures using a contact-less thermometer each morning. These measures are in place to ensure the safety of the entire group.
Photographable Species: crested tit, mountain hare, ptarmigan, red deer, red grouse, red squirrel

Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

transfer from inverness to your base for the week, a hotel in the inverness area

day 2

photography of native wildlife of the scottish highlands led by james - overnight at base hotel

day 3

photography of native wildlife led by james - overnight at base hotel

day 4

photography of native wildlife of the scottish highlands led by james - overnight at base hotel

day 5

photography of native wildlife led by james - overnight at base hotel

day 6

photography of native wildlife of the scottish highlands led by james - overnight at base hotel

day 7

photography of native wildlife led by james - overnight at base hotel

day 8

transfer to inverness airport or rail station

A cheeky Red squirrel in habitat – one of the species to photograph during the NaturesLens Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands Photography Holiday

2021 – Atlantic Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle Photography Holiday

Example of the type of image that you will have opportunities to capture during the NaturesLens Atlantic Puffins of Shetlands Fair isle Photography Holiday
NaturesLens invites amateur & semi-professional wildlife photographers to join Robin, our photography guide, on a 5-day adventure to Fair Isle, Shetland, exploring the remote wilderness of this far-north Scottish island; photographing its fascinating bird residents.
The island offers stunning backdrops of craggy cliffs, crashing waves & windswept grasses, providing the perfect setting for truly mesmerising images to be captured. Spaces are restricted due to the nature of the trip & for the optimum enjoyment of each guest, so booking early is essential.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of comical Atlantic puffin, in United Kingdom, during the Atlantic Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1250 per participant.
Join NaturesLens on a journey to the remote region of Shetland in northern Scotland, to spend 5 days on Fair Isle to capture magnificent images of native wildlife & impressive landscapes. The focus species of this trip is the atlantic puffin, & you will have abundant opportunities to observe & photograph these adorable birds as they thrive in their unspoilt island habitat.
Once home to Viking Warlords, the island of Fair Isle is now dominated by its wildlife population rather than its mere 70 inhabitants. This trip offers unrivalled access to an outstanding population of seabirds which live on the tiny island, & the isle’s status as an internationally renowned bird observatory gives an indication of the potential quality of wildlife opportunities. This trip is unique in that it is designed & led by photographers, for photographers, allowing us to work with you, ensuring that you obtain incredible images to treasure for years to come.
Fair Isle offers hugely varied conditions for photography, as the nature of fast-changing island weather means that in summer you could find yourself bathing in sunshine one moment, & shrouded in fog the next. Over the 5 days your images will benefit from varied lighting & weather conditions, with photography sessions covering dawn through to dusk. We have designed a flexible itinerary to allow photography of other native wildlife as well as landscape shots, giving photographers the chance to explore the island & make the trip their own.
Your NaturesLens guides will provide advice on composition, technique & species behaviour to enable you to achieve the best possible images, making the most of this rich & dramatic environment & the bustling activity of its residents. Fair Isle offers a unique opportunity to experience an environment truly ruled by its winged inhabitants, & group sizes must be kept small so book early to avoid missing out!
Photographable Species: arctic skua, atlantic puffin, fulmar, great skua

Atlantic Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

transfer from sumburgh to fair isle, afternoon & evening photography on fair isle

day 2

full-day photography on fair isle

day 3

full-day photography on fair isle

day 4

full-day photography on fair isle

day 5

full-day photography on fair isle

day 6

transfer from fair isle to sumburgh

Example Of The Type Of Image That You May Have Opportunities To Capture During The NaturesLens Atlantic Puffins Of Shetland Photography Holiday
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