Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter Photography Holiday DETAILS
Join NaturesLens on the edges of the snow-covered forests of northern Sweden, observing breath-taking scenes as golden eagles soar & settle in their remote & unspoilt habitats, in the area surrounding Skellefteå. NaturesLens guides will assist you in taking stunning photographs of this impressive bird species, as well as others, with the dramatic mountainous & forested landscape providing the perfect backdrop. This is a very special wildlife photography excursion, designed with photographers in mind to ensure you are given the best experience possible.
We invite you to join us for 6 days & 5 nights, spending time within the forested wilderness of Sweden, photographing the native golden eagles as they thrive in this wintery wonderland. Dan Trim, one of the team of NaturesLens photography leaders, will provide tuition on an as needed basis, assisting you in obtaining the best possible images. Photographing these impressive birds within stunning forested & mountainous landscapes, you will have opportunities to capture motion shots of the birds in flight, soaring overhead as they track prey, feeding, & resting within their protected habitats.
Alongside golden eagles live a wide variety of additional bird species; such as the Siberian jay & the grey-headed woodpecker, which you will also have the opportunity to capture on camera. The heavy snowfall we expect in this region during the time of our visit only makes the scenery more dramatic, providing an incredible backdrop for wildlife photography. From the comfortable hides which you will have exclusively at your disposal, you will have the chance to use both wide angle & close-up lenses, as the hides have been placed in locations from which it is favourable to capture the eagles both at ground level & in the sky. You will spend full days in the hides, making the most of the changing light conditions throughout the day to take the most spectacular photographs. The hides offer heating & comfortable interiors, therefore protecting you from the icy conditions outside whilst ensuring that your photography experience is both lucrative & enjoyable.
This is a photography holiday which offers some very special opportunities; designed & led by photographers for photographers to ensure that every element of the experience enables you to achieve photographs that you will be proud to add to your portfolio.
Spaces are limited, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!
The Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter photography holiday is led by Dan Trim for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a full board, non-shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 3 participants & a maximum of 5, plus Dan. We consider this to be an event of easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Skellefteå Airport.
Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter Photography Holiday Availability
We recommend that you dress up warmly for early morning starts – it can get quite cold sitting in the hide in the early hours. Wearing layers is advisable so that they may be shed at a later stage where necessary.
- Waterproof (and windproof) coat.
- Warm trousers, preferably waterproof.
- Thermal clothing.
- Thermal socks.
- Non slip waterproof boots or wellington boots (no cleats or studs please).
- Waterproof cap or hat.
- Warm fleece for early morning starts and once the sun has set.
- Clothing for hide work should be camouflage or neutral browns & greens.
- Water bottle or flask for tea & coffee.
- Travel sickness pills.
- Digital camera body.
- Lenses in the range 70mm – 500mm.
- Lenses with f2.8 will give the best light capture and speed of focussing.
- An alternative to long telephoto lenses is a tele-converter (e.g. 1.4x or 2x).
- Remote shutter release.
- Spare memory cards.
- Spare battery.
- Battery charger.
- Lens cleaning cloth.
- Camera and lens waterproof cover.
- Laptop or another type of storage device – we will be shooting lots of images.
- Right angle finder – you will find this very handy for low level photography.
- Extra tripod head if you also want to use lower window in some of the hides.
- Chemical foot-warmers.
Additional NotesNaturesLens photography holidays include only the travel stated on the event page, flights of any nature are not included. Flight details, where applicable, are made available to clients in plenty of time to allow for booking at the best prices available.
The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants, if sufficient photography holiday places are not sold the photography holiday may not be run, this photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
Unless stated otherwise, most NaturesLens wildlife photography holidays are suitable for single travellers, we design our holidays so that each participant gets their own room, there is no sharing & no single supplement - if this is unclear for any event, please check the accomodation arrangements prior to making a booking.
Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens wildlife photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling, international or western cuisine is often NOT available - if this is unclear for any event, please check the cuisine arrangements prior to making a booking.