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2018 – Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle Photography Holiday

July 14, 2018 - July 19, 2018

Example of the type of image that you will have opportunities to capture during the NaturesLens Atlantic Puffins of Shetlands Fair isle Photography Holiday
  • Atlantic Puffins

    of Shetland's Fair-Isle

    Join Robin, as he leads this 5 night photography holiday on Fair Isle, Shetland, capturing images of the iconic Atlantic Puffin.

    The island is also home to Fulmars, Great & Arctic Skuas, rabbits, wheaters, seals & a whole host of migrant birds.

    14th - 19th July 2018

    £999 per participant

    Group size: 4 - 5 participants - fully booked.

    Bookings closed: Fully booked.

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    Atlantic Puffins of Shetland's Fair-Isle - £999 per participant

    14th - 19th July 2018
    £999 per participant
    fully booked
    £999 per participant - fully booked
  • NaturesLens invites amateur & semi-professional wildlife photographers to join Robin on a five-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 the population of Atlantic puffins, in United Kingdom, during the Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle past event. This past event is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £999 per participant.
    Join Robin 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.
    Robin, our NaturesLens guide 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

    Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1 - saturday - 13th july, 2018

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

    day 2 - sunday - 14th july, 2018

    full-day photography on fair isle

    day 3 - monday - 15th july, 2018

    full-day photography on fair isle

    day 4 - tuesday - 16th july, 2018

    full-day photography on fair isle

    day 5 - wednesday - 17th july, 2018

    full-day photography on fair isle

    day 6 - thursday - 18th july, 2018

    transfer from fair isle to sumburgh

  • 10%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a shared basis
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guide
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Transportation to start location

    What our clients say

    • Brett - Puffins of Skomer Island - 2017

      For each trip, the communications have been excellent, & the details provided ahead of the adventure have enabled me to be well prepared for each trip.

    Make a Booking Enquiry
    Sorry, all the available places for this past event, Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle, have already been reserved; however, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case of any cancellations or to be notified should we decide to run another of these trips, please fill in the form below.
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    How to Book
    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant past event event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this past event, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected past event, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we would recommend that you have available, an array of lenses from an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 70-200mm or 100-400mm, which is extremely versatile, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some birds in the environment shots.

    If you own a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 within the recommended focal length, bring it! These will allow you to focus on your subject faster & will also be useful in low light conditions.

    You should also pack a tripod to help steady your lens, especially when you are out photographing at dawn & dusk

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, the weather can be changeable so we would recommend that you pack layers of thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers since you can remove items of clothing as you start to warm up. You don't need to bring camouflage clothes but please do pack neutral coloured clothes so that you blend into the landscape. You should also bring a warm waterproof coat & waterproof trousers in case it rains, so you are covered for all eventualities.

    Silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm will help to keep your hands warm. Silk gloves are great for wicking away moisture from your hands, leaving them dry & therefore lovely & warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute.

    Don't forget to pack sensible waterproof walking boots & a warm hat to protect your head in case it is windy.

    Additional Notes
    The past event itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens past events require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the past event may not go ahead. This past event has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a past event to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given past event. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any past event.
    Payment of deposit by past event participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle Photography Holiday Summary

    The Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle past event costs £999 per participant

    & takes place in Fair Isle in the United Kingdom, between the dates of 14th - 19th July 2018. It is ideal for photographing arctic skua, atlantic puffin, fulmar, great skua & more. This past event is led by Robin Lowry for NaturesLens. Group size for this past event is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 5, plus Robin. 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 past event starts & ends at Sumburgh Airport. Transfers between Sumburgh Airport & Fair Isle are included in the cost of this past event.

    Puffins of Shetland’s Fair-Isle Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £200 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: April 14th, 2018*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: June 14th, 2018.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault
    NaturesLens Limited is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with ''The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992'' all passengers booking with NaturesLens Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.
    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Limited.
    This insurance has been arranged by The Travel Vault in conjunction with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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    14th - 19th July 2018
    £999 per participant
    Event Category:


    United Kingdom
    Fair Isle, Scotland United Kingdom + Google Map


    Robin Lowry