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2022 – Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands Photography Holiday

February 13 - February 20

  • Wildlife of the

    Scottish Highlands

    Join James in Inverness for this 7-night photography trip to capture images of the fabulous wildlife of the Scottish Highlands.

    Our tour of the Scottish Highlands allows you a glimpse of some of the country's unique & beautiful wildlife, including the red squirrel, mountain hare, red deer, red grouse, ptarmigan, crested tit & more.

    13th - 20th February 2022

    £1999 per participant

    Group size: 4 participants - fully booked.

    Bookings closed: Fully booked.

    Fully booked

    Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands - £1999 per participant

    13th - 20th February 2022
    £1999 per participant
    fully booked
  • Scotland is home to some of the most loved of our British wildlife species, particularly the Highlands; many classic images have been captured of red squirrels in their habitat or posed on tree-stumps, red deer looking regal in the glens, mountain hare on the mountainsides, ptarmigan striding purposefully & more besides.
    For 2021, we have put in place a new holiday to capture images of the fabulous wildlife of the Scottish Highlands; running Sunday to Sunday, you will have six full days of photography led by James Roddie, who is guiding this holiday for us. As the owner of Black Isle Nature Photography & a well-known photographer himself, we are delighted to have James joining us.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands, in United Kingdom, during the Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1999 per participant.
    Our holiday in the Scottish Highlands combines rolling hills & epic scenery with classic wildlife & the promise of warming food after a long day behind the lens – what could be more perfect? Explore the ancient Caledonian pine forest & the quintessential moorland before ascending to the high tops of the mountains. From the forest floor to the soaring peaks, the most beautiful scenes of Scottish wildlife await.
    You will be collected from Inverness Airport if you are flying in, or train station if travelling by rail & taken to the hotel that we are making use of; with each guest having their single occupancy room – unless you are part of a photographic couple – & warming food at the end of each day, this is the ideal base for the week.
    The surrounding nature lends itself to days of photography both within the area known as the Black Isle & further afield. The holiday itinerary will be driven by James & you, the guests. The first full day of photography will be spent capturing squirrel images. After that, the tour itinerary will be set daily, taking advantage of the conditions. For example, if the next day will be picturesque for the mountain hares, that is what James will suggest the group undertakes.
    You will be transferred from location to location using transport that we provide unless you wish to provide your own for social distancing purposes.
    Our Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands holiday takes in fabulous mammals such as the cheeky red squirrel, confiding mountain hare, majestic red deer & birds such as red grouse, ptarmigan & the punk rocker of the bird world, the crested tit. This wintry trip within the Scottish Highlands allows you an extraordinary glimpse of some of the country’s unique & beautiful wildlife.
    Whilst we hope for snowy conditions, we cannot promise this. In recent years, temperatures have varied between spring-like one-day & a snowy gale the next. We will, of course, send a comprehensive tour briefing pack to each participant, stating what you will need to take with you.
    In addition to the standard requirements of suitable clothing, camera, tripod & other requirements, should social distancing requirements still be in place, we will require you to have a supply of masks & hand sanitiser, plus James will take temperatures using a contact-less thermometer each morning. These measures are in place to ensure the safety of the entire group.
    Photographable Species: crested tit, mountain hare, ptarmigan, red deer, red grouse, red squirrel

    Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1

    transfer from inverness to your base for the week, a hotel in the inverness area

    day 2

    photography of native wildlife of the scottish highlands led by james - overnight at base hotel

    day 3

    photography of native wildlife led by james - overnight at base hotel

    day 4

    photography of native wildlife of the scottish highlands led by james - overnight at base hotel

    day 5

    photography of native wildlife led by james - overnight at base hotel

    day 6

    photography of native wildlife of the scottish highlands led by james - overnight at base hotel

    day 7

    photography of native wildlife led by james - overnight at base hotel

    day 8

    transfer to inverness airport or rail station

    A cheeky Red squirrel in habitat – one of the species to photograph during the NaturesLens Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands 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
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guide
    • 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

    What our clients say

    • Alan - Calera - 2017

      Always good trips, with great photographic opportunities, & lots of camaraderie. Recommended!

    Make a Booking Enquiry

    Sorry, all the available places for this photography holiday, Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands, 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 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, 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 species 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. Additionally a monopod will be useful for some environments.

    Recommended Clothing

    To be advised

    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

    Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands Photography Holiday Summary

    The Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands photography holiday is a photography holiday of 7 night/8 day duration, that costs £1999 per participant

    & takes place in Inverness in the United Kingdom, between the dates of 13th - 20th February 2022. It is ideal for photographing crested tit, mountain hare, ptarmigan, red deer, red grouse, red squirrel & more. This photography holiday is led by James Roddie 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 4, plus James. We consider this to be an event of Medium 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 Inverness. , this photography holiday requires a deposit of £350 to secure a place.

    Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £350 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: November 13th, 2021*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: December 31st, 2021.
    • 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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  • Details

    13th - 20th February 2022
    £1999 per participant
    Event Category:


    United Kingdom
    Inverness,ScotlandUnited Kingdom


    James Roddie