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2019 – Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter Photography Holiday

March 5, 2019 - March 10, 2019

£1599  £1499
A Close Up Of One Of The Golden Eagles Feeding In The Snow   Image Captured During The NaturesLens Golden Eagles Of Swedish Winter Photography Holiday
  • Golden Eagles

    of the Swedish Winter

    Join Robin, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, in Skellefteå on this 5 night photography trip to Sweden.

    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 of the golden eagles & more.

    5th - 10th March 2019

    £1599  £1499 per participant

    Special offer pricing available, other conditions may apply.

    £500 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 4 - 6 participants - 4 places available..

    Bookings close: December 5, 2018

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    Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter - £1599  £1499 per participant

    Special offer pricing available, other conditions may apply.

    £1599  £1499 per participant - 4 places available.
  • Join NaturesLens on the edges of the snow-covered forests of northern Sweden to photograph the Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter; spend 4 full-days in the hide observing breath-taking scenes as golden eagles soar & settle in their remote & unspoilt habitats, in the area surrounding Skellefteå. Robin Lowry will assist you in taking stunning photographs of this remarkable bird species, as well as others, with the dramatic mountainous & forested landscape providing the perfect backdrop. This is an extraordinary wildlife photography trip, designed with photographers in mind to ensure you are given the best experience possible.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of the Golden Eagles & other birdlife, in Sweden, during the Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1599  £1499 per participant.
    We invite you to join us between the dates of 5th - 10th March 2019, & spend time within the forested wilderness of Sweden, photographing the indigenous golden eagles as they thrive in this wintery wonderland. Robin, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, will provide assistance & guidance 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 above as they track prey, feeding, & resting within their protected habitats.
    Alongside golden eagles live a wide variety of additional bird species; such as the northern bullfinch, jays & 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 are new for the winter 2018/2019 season, you will have the chance to use both wide angle & close-up lenses, as the hides are 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 brand-new 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 while ensuring that your photography experience is both lucrative & enjoyable.
    Our Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter Photography Holiday offers some exceptional photographic opportunities; designed & led by photographers for photographers to ensure that every element of the photographic adventure enables you to achieve images that you will be proud to add to your portfolio.
    The Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter Photography Holiday is led by Robin Lowry for NaturesLens. This photography holiday is offered on a full board, non-shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Robin.
    We consider this to be an experience with a comfortable level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us before making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Skellefteå Airport.
    Photographable Species: golden eagle, grey-headed woodpecker, northern bullfinch, siberian jay

    Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1 - tuesday - 5th march, 2019

    flight to skellefteå from home location & transfer to a small village east of skellefteå

    day 2 - wednesday - 6th march, 2019

    all-day photography from within the golden eagle hide

    day 3 - thursday - 7th march, 2019

    all-day photography from within the golden eagle hide

    day 4 - friday - 8th march, 2019

    all-day photography from within the golden eagle hide

    day 5 - saturday - 9th march, 2019

    all-day photography from within the golden eagle hide

    day 6 - sunday - 10th march, 2019

    transfer to skellefteå & flight to home location

    Flying In Beautiful Light, One Of The Golden Eagles Takes To The Air   Image Captured During The NaturesLens Golden Eagles Of The Swedish Winter Photography Holiday
  • 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 non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable)
    • Airport Transfers
    • All hide sessions & appropriate permits
    • All in-trip transportation
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Workshop Leader
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

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    Make a Booking Enquiry

    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 5th - 10th March 2019 & costs £1599  £1499 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of £500 to secure a place.
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    How to Book

    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, 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 photography holiday, 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.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.

    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, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. If the longest lens you own is a 300mm lens but you have a 1.4x or 2.0 extender this would be suitable. In fact, you should pack your extenders as this will allow you to further vary your focal length on this photography holiday. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some 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.

    Recommended Clothing

    On this photography holiday, you may experience extreme cold & even sub zero weather conditions, when outside of the hides, so we recommend that you pack the following items of clothing for extreme comfort, or if you are susceptible to the cold.

    You will need plenty of warm & weatherproof clothing. Layering is key to keeping warm in extreme cold conditions so thermal underwear & undershirts coupled with thin jumpers, micro-fleece with a wind & waterproof down coat is best. For your lower half you will need thermal leggings & winter lined trousers coupled with good waterproof over trousers. Black salopettes would also work.

    To protect your hands, you should pack silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm under ski gloves will help to keep your hands warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute for ski gloves.

    If you don't have a hood on your coat, you should pack a warm hat to protect your head & a balaclava or snood to protect your face from the wind. This is especially important while you are out on the boat for the sea eagles. We also recommend that you bring a good pair of snow or thermal boots with a good sole for walking on snow & ice.

    Additional Notes

    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. 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.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter Photography Holiday Summary

    The Golden Eagles of the Swedish Winter photography holiday is a photography holiday of 5 night/6 day duration, that costs £1599  £1499 per participant

    & takes place in Skellefteå in Sweden, between the dates of 5th - 10th March 2019. It is ideal for photographing golden eagle, grey-headed woodpecker, northern bullfinch, siberian jay & more. This photography holiday is led by Robin Lowry for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 6, 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 photography holiday starts & ends at Skellefteå Airport. Transfers between Skellefteå Airport & Skellefteå are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £500 to secure a place.

    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 Towergate Chapman Stevens through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    Start:
    March 5, 2019
    End:
    March 10, 2019
    Cost:
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    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    Skellefteå
    Skellefteå,Sweden