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Winter Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands

February 12, 2023 - February 19, 2023

£2299
One of the Red Squirrels perches in the snow typical of what you will be able to photograph during the NaturesLens Winter Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands photography holiday
  • Winter Wildlife

    of the Scottish Highlands

    We are excited to be able to invite four guests only to join Karen for this week-long Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands photography holiday in Inverness.

    Karen will help you capture wildlife images, including both Crested & Long-tailed Tits, Snow Bunting, Red Grouse, Red Deer & Red Squirrels, plus other species that she will guide you to.

    12th - 19th February 2023

    £2299 per participant

    Closed for bookings

    Group size: 4 participants - fully booked.

    Bookings closed: Fully booked.

    Fully booked

    Winter Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands - £2299 per participant

    When
    12th - 19th February 2023
    Cost
    £2299 per participant
    Availability
    fully booked
  • 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 £2299 per participant.
    Karen will take you to several of her locations for capturing images of Red Squirrel, both in the Inverness area & further afield.
    Karen will provide you with assistance & photography advice at her location where you will spend hours capturing stunning images of Crested Tit in amongst the fir trees.
    Karen will guide you to her location & offer her advice for capturing images of the gorgeous Long-tailed Tit.
    Mountain Hare photography is very much dependent on population recovery & favourable weather.
    Hopefully, weather & conditions permitting, Karen will accompany you to the Alvie Estate & offer her advice for capturing images of the magnificent Red Deer.
    Photographable Species: Long-tailed Tit, crested tit, red deer, red squirrel

    Winter Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands Itinerary

    day 1

    assemble at our hotel where we stay for the next week - overnight at our hotel in the inverness area

    day 2

    full-day of photography of the wildlife of the scottish highlands - overnight at our hotel in the inverness area

    day 3

    full-day of photography of the wildlife of the scottish highlands - overnight at our hotel in the inverness area

    day 4

    full-day of photography of the wildlife of the scottish highlands - overnight at our hotel in the inverness area

    day 5

    full-day of photography of the wildlife of the scottish highlands - overnight at our hotel in the inverness area

    day 6

    full-day of photography of the wildlife of the scottish highlands - overnight at our hotel in the inverness area

    day 7

    full-day of photography of the landscapes of the scottish highlands - overnight at our hotel in the inverness area

    day 8

    checkout of our hotel in the inverness area

    One of the Red Squirrels perched on a snowy log typical of what you will be able to photograph during the NaturesLens Winter 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)
    • 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
    • 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, 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 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.

    You should also pack a tripod to help steady your lens, especially when you are out photographing at dawn & dusk.

    Recommended Clothing

    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.

    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

    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 £2299 per 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.

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  • Details

    Start:
    12th - 19th February 2023
    Cost:
    £2299 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    United Kingdom
    Inverness,ScotlandUnited Kingdom+ Google Map

    Guide

    Karen Miller