After jumping in at the last minute for our 2022 trip, we are excited to be able to invite four guests only of all photography proficiency levels to join Karen for this week-long Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands photography holiday in Inverness, Scotland. You will spend a 5-days photographing the Scottish Highlands’ wildlife in locations within the Cairngorms & on around Inverness, where you will be based.
Our 7-night Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands photography holiday has an itinerary created for photography of the beautiful Scottish Highland Wildlife found in locations known to Karen.
Plus, because the landscapes of the area are so stunning, we will be arranging a day of photography with David Russell, of Highland Wildscapes. David also jumped in at the last minute for our 2022 tour & helped to ensure that the trip happened for us in January 2022.
So, for 2023, we are ecstatic to have him guiding you to a number of his top locations for capturing landscape images that will be perfect for interleaving amongst those of the wildlife that you will be capturing
What wildlife of the Scottish Highlands will we be photographing?
Over the 7-night trip, the locations should present opportunities for capturing images of Crested Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Red Deer, Red Squirrel & more should be possible. Hopefully, there will be sessions for photographing Mountain Hare, but this is dependent on population recovery & favourable weather.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of spend a week capturing images of the Scottish Highland Wildlife, in locations around Inverness & within the Cairngorms, in United Kingdom, during the Winter 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 £1999per participant.
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)
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 Guides
Transportation between photographic locations
Any activities not listed on the itinerary
Meals not listed on the itinerary
Personal expenses of any type
Tips & Gratuities
Transportation to start location
What our clients say
Alan - Calera - 2017
Always good trips, with great photographic opportunities, & lots of camaraderie. Recommended!
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Sorry, all the available places for this photography holiday, Winter 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 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.
You should also pack a tripod to help steady your lens, especially when you are out photographing at dawn & dusk.
On this photography holiday, you may experience extreme cold & even sub zero weather conditions 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.
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
It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical & personal accident risks. This must include cover for the activities to be undertaken during the photography holiday. We also strongly recommend you take out cover for cancellation & curtailment & baggage cover.
We have made use of the services of Campbell Irvine Insurance in the past, Campbell Irvine has policies which are specially designed for adventure holidays & are underwritten by AXA Insurance. As an alternative, check your standard travel insurance, many bank accounts include suitable insurance as part of a packaged deal.
Personal Travel Insurance can be arranged directly at Campbell Irvine.
For photographic insurance, we highly recommend the services of Glover & Howe. We have made use of their policies for a number of years now, adjustments, policy maintenance & claims are handled in an easy & professional manner by them.
Winter Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands Summary
The Winter Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands photography holiday is a photography holiday of 7 night/8 day duration, that costs £1999per participant & takes place in Inverness in the United Kingdom, between the dates of 12th - 19th February 2023. It is ideal for photographing Long-tailed Tit, crested tit, red deer, red squirrel & more. This photography holiday is led by Karen Miller 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 Karen. 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 £500 to secure a place.
Winter Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands Payment Details
Deposit required to secure a place: £500 payable upon making a booking.
Final balance payment due: November 12th, 2022*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
Bookings close: December 29th, 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.