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Cairngorms Winter Wildlife Photography Workshop

December 13, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - December 20, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

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    13th - 20th December 2013

    £1100 per participant

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    Red Squirrel in the snowy conditions of the Highland winter photographed on a NaturesLens wildlife photography workshop

    Cairngorms Winter Wildlife Photography Workshop Details

    [/is_singular] [su_promotional_box promo_link_text=”View” promo_link=”https://natureslens.co.uk/event/scottish-highland-winter-wildlife/” promo_content=”Whilst this event has passed, there is a new Scottish Highland Winter Wildlife Photography Workshop for 2015 already available, you can secure a place on the NaturesLens Scottish Highland Winter Wildlife Photography Workshop with a deposit of only £250, your balance will be due December 2015.”] Many of the iconic winter species of the United Kingdom are to be found in the Cairngorms region of Scotland. Red squirrels (stunning in their full dark red winter coat complete with large ear tufts), crested tits, red deer in woodland and more. Running from Friday to Friday, the NaturesLens Winter Photography Workshop takes in all these species plus has an optional extension available for the following weekend. The main workshop is based in excellent self-catering accomodation in Kincraig. We have a selection of hides available for participant use, including red squirrels in woodland, red squirrels jumping and red squirrels on a reflection pool, plus crested tits and other woodland birds.  On one day, our clients will also head out to spot and photograph red deer on mountain sides, in woodland and on the edges of one of the many lochs in the area.

    The red squirrel has a typical head-and-body length of 19 to 23 cm (7.5 to 9 in), a tail length of 15 to 20 cm (5.9 to 7.9 in) and a mass of 250 to 340 g (8.8 to 12 oz). It is not sexually dimorphic, as males and females are the same size. The red squirrel is somewhat smaller than the eastern grey squirrel which has a head-and-body length of 25 to 30 cm (9.5 to 12 in) and weighs between 400 and 800 g (14 oz to 1.8 lb). It is thought that the long tail helps the squirrel to balance and steer when jumping from tree to tree and running along branches and may keep the animal warm during sleep.

    Crested Tit perched on snowy branch photographed on a NaturesLens wildlife photography workshop

    The European Crested Tit, or simply Crested Tit, Lophophanes cristatus (formerly Parus cristatus), is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder in coniferous forests throughout central and northern Europe and in deciduous woodland in France and the Iberian peninsula. In Great Britain, it is chiefly restricted to the ancient pinewoods of Inverness and Strathspey in Scotland, and seldom strays far from its haunts. A few vagrant Crested Tits have been seen in England. It is resident, and most individuals do not migrate.

    Red Squirrel perched on tree stump in snowy conditions photographed on a NaturesLens wildlife photography workshop

    The optional extension adds a further weekend of winter photography to the trip and allows for the photography of pine martens and badgers in a dusk hide, hide photography of buzzards landing to feed, a day to locate and photograph ptarmigan and another day for the iconic mountain hare. Accomodation for the extension is in a comfortable hotel in Aviemore.

    Whilst the bulk of the days are spent in the hides, one of the days does include a Birds of Prey workshop, at a truly spectacular location that NaturesLens have access to. The birds that we photograph vary for each occasion that we have the services of the falconer but, we typically have access to Great Grey, Snowy & Ural owls plus a Bald Eagle.

    The winter photography workshop lends itself to the pursuance of beautiful winter pictures to bolster the portfolio of any wildlife photographer who wants to showcase the beauty of the wildlife to be found in Scotland at this time of year.

    Young Stags in the Cairngorms photographed on a NaturesLens wildlife photography workshop

    Optional Extension

    December 20 – 22 2013 | £600

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    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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    Cairngorms Winter Wildlife Photography Workshop Summary

    The Cairngorms Winter Wildlife past event costs £1100 per participant

    & takes place in in , between the dates of 13th - 20th December 2013. 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 . .

    Cairngorms Winter Wildlife Photography Workshop Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £220 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: September 13th, 2013*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: September 13th, 2013.
    • 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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    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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