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Scottish Grouse Photography Holiday

April 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - April 4, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

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    2nd - 4th April 2015

    £650 per participant

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    Scottish Grouse Photography Holiday


    Calling Black Grouse photographed in the Scottish Highlands during lekking season, photographed during a NaturesLens Scottish Grouse Photography Holiday

    There are four grouse species found in the UK, black grousered grouse, ptarmigan & capercaillie: this Grouse Photography Workshop, which spans two days, has the intention of allowing for great portfolio shots to be achieved of three of the grouse species – the Red Grouse on moorland, the Ptarmigan on the heights of a Scottish mountain plus, of course, the Black Grouse; at the black grouse hides you will see the males strut around in a traditional area, known as a lekking site, the males display whilst making a highly distinctive mating call.

    A pair of fighting Black Grouse photographed in the Scottish Highlands during lekking season during a NaturesLens Scottish Grouse Photography Holiday

    Our Grouse Photography Holiday includes transportation, two nights accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis, the services of a professional mountain guide to the ptarmigan, moorland guiding to view & photograph the red grouse & an early morning session at what is probably the best black grouse lekking site in Scotland.

    Profile of a Black Grouse photographed in the Scottish Highlands during lekking season during a NaturesLens Scottish Grouse Photography Holiday

    Rather than use a black grouse site where we need to sleep in a cold hide prior to the morning spectacle, we make use of a site to which we can travel prior to dawn, we enter the hides in darkness, then await the arrival of the black grouse. When they first arrive, it will still likely be too dark to begin photography, but as the sun rises, the dominant Black Grouse male squares up to his challengers. With the females on the sidelines, watching the lek, the males perform their courtship ritual.

    A pair of Black Grouse dance around one and other at a lek site in the Cairngorms region of the Scottish Highlands, photographed during a NaturesLens Scottish Grouse Photography Holiday

    The itinerary varies for this Grouse Photography Holiday, due to the early start one pair of clients will undertake the ptarmigan climb on the first day, whilst the other pair will have a very early start for the black grouse, upon return to the hotel we will all rest for a few hours, we will head to the red grouse moorland site for golden light towards the end of the day. For the second day, the reverse is applicable for each pair of clients.

    Please note: in the event of the primary black grouse lek site not producing the results that we hope for or being in some other way not viable, there is a reserve backup site that may be made use of. Should the second site not be viable either, NaturesLens reserve the right to cancel the holiday, we would rather take this action than our clients have an unsatisfactory experience.

    Please register your interest in the booking form below.

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    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.

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    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  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.
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    Scottish Grouse Photography Holiday Summary

    The Scottish Grouse past event costs £650 per participant

    & takes place in in , between the dates of 2nd - 4th April 2015. It is ideal for photographing & more. This past event is led by Sean Weekly for NaturesLens. Group size for this past event is a minimum of participants & a maximum of , plus Sean. We consider this to be an event of 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 . .

    Scottish Grouse Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £130 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: January 2nd, 2015*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: January 2nd, 2015.
    • 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.

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    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 Towergate Chapman Stevens through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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