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2022 – Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy Photography Holiday

January 29, 2022 - February 3, 2022

A White tailed Sea Eagle strides across the ground in front of one of the hides photographed at the locations for the Winter Eagles of the Hortobagy photography holiday
  • Winter Eagles

    of Hortobágy

    Join Robin Lowry in Budapest before heading to Balmazújváros for this 5-night photography trip to capture images of the Winter Eagles of Hortobágy.

    With four days spent in the hides, we have allowed for three days in the eagle hides & one day in the Passerine drinking hide or falcon hide - but this may be varied according to individual wishes.

    29th January - 3rd February 2022

    £1299 per participant

    £300 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 5 - 7 participants - new.

    Bookings close: November 15, 2021

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    Winter Eagles of Hortobágy - £1299 per participant

    29th January - 3rd February 2022
    £1299 per participant
  • Join Robin for exceptional wildlife & bird hide photography in the Hortobágy National Park in eastern Hungary. Hortobágy is a national park rich with rich flora & fauna. The area was designated as a national park in 1973, & elected among the World Heritage sites in 1999. This particular photographic tour combines both hide photography &, by request, stalking photography. Through the holiday, we will make use of at least four permanent hides, facilitating photography of the region’s wildlife, our main target being the Winter Eagles, specifically the White-tailed Eagles, for which Hortobágy is rightly famous.
    Our local guides have many years of experience in guiding photographers within the Hortobágy National Park, & they established their own hide network to facilitate the best photographic opportunities of the Winter Eagles & other birds, leading to the building of their unique photo-through panorama hides!
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of Winter Eagles, in Hungary, during the Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1299 per participant.
    Within the Hortobágy National Park, many subjects are found; species that we hope to capture images of include the White-tailed Eagle, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Common Buzzard, Caspian Gull, Jackdaw & more. Whilst at the passerine hide, species should consist of Lesser & Middle-Spotted Woodpeckers, Siskin, Hawfinch, Bullfinch.
    The four days spent in the hides will be long, but hopefully productive; after an early breakfast at the hotel, lunch & snacks are taken into the hides. We will enter the eagle hides at about 5 am & leave the hides at 5 pm.
    Our trip uses the excellent Bíbic Nature Lodge in Balmazújváros, perfectly located to reach any of the hides included in our itinerary.
    According to eagle activity, the intent is to rotate the group around the quartet of hides available to us. Should someone wish to spend several days in the same hide, this is also achievable. We will have four whole days for photography during this tour which allows three days in the eagle hides & one day in the Passerine drinking hide.
    Our local guides will additionally facilitate a visit to one of the large Long-eared Owl day-roosts which have up to 200 birds present in winter.
    Photographable Species: common buzzard, eastern imperial eagle, saker falcon, white-tailed sea eagle

    Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1

    arrive budapest - transfer to balmazújváros - overnight in balmazújváros

    day 2

    full-day of photography from fixed hides within the hortobágy national park - overnight in balmazújváros

    day 3

    full-day of photography from fixed hides within the hortobágy national park - overnight in balmazújváros

    day 4

    full-day of photography from fixed hides within the hortobágy national park - overnight in balmazújváros

    day 5

    full-day of photography from fixed hides within the hortobágy national park - overnight in balmazújváros

    day 6

    return to budapest - flight to home location

    A beautiful Saker falcon on snow photographed at the locations for the Winter Eagles of the Hortobagy 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

    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 Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 29th January - 3rd February 2022 & costs £1299 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £300 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 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

    For this photography holiday, we recommend that you pack plenty of warm clothing as the mornings in the hides may be quite cold. Layers of thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers will help you adjust to the various conditions easier since you can remove items of clothing as you start to warm up. For your lower half, thermal leggings & winter lined trousers would work best.

    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.

    For time outside of the hides, please bring a

    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 5 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

    Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy Photography Holiday Summary

    The Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday is a photography holiday of 5 night/6 day duration, that costs £1299 per participant

    & takes place in Hortobágy National Park in Hungary, between the dates of 29th January - 3rd February 2022. It is ideal for photographing common buzzard, eastern imperial eagle, saker falcon, white-tailed sea eagle & 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 5 participants & a maximum of 7, 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 Budapest Airport. , this photography holiday requires a deposit of £300 to secure a place.

    Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £300 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: October 29th, 2021*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: November 15th, 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.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault
    NaturesLens Ltd 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 & Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 all passengers booking with NaturesLens Ltd 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 Ltd.  This insurance has been arranged by The Travel Vault in conjunction with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    29th January - 3rd February 2022
    £1299 per participant
    Event Category:


    Hortobágy National Park, Hungary


    Robin Lowry