Embark on a breathtaking journey through the enchanting winter landscapes of Norway with our, new for 2025, Goshawks & Golden Eagles of Norway photography holiday. This extraordinary experience is perfect for all wildlife photographers who seek to capture the raw beauty of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
Led by David, this winter wildlife photography holiday offers you unrivalled opportunities to observe & photograph Goshawks & Golden Eagles amidst the pristine snow-covered landscapes of southern Norway. You'll learn the art of capturing images of these majestic birds with David's guidance.
The photography hides used for this photography holiday are strategically positioned to provide the best vantage points with perfect backgrounds, enabling you to capture stunning inflight, portrait or close-up shots of these incredible birds of prey.
Each hide is thoughtfully designed to offer you comfort & concealment, ensuring a genuinely immersive nature photography experience.
In addition to the outstanding photography opportunities, this holiday provides an exceptional chance to explore Norway's mesmerizing winter wonderland. From snow-covered forests to mountains, the picturesque landscape will leave you awestruck at every turn.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned wildlife photographer, this new photography holiday in Norway promises to be an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, challenge your skills, & create stunning photographs that will leave you & others in awe. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to capture the raw essence of Goshawks & Golden Eagles in their wintry kingdom.
Which Eagles live in Norway?
Both White-tailed Eagles & Golden Eagles are found across mainland Norway, however, they have not reached the Svalbard archipelago, located further north. Some ornithologists are concerned that global warming & other manmade factors may cause the eagles to migrate to the region in the near future.
The Golden Eagles of Norway
In addition to the White-tailed eagles, Norway is home to the majestic Golden Eagle, one of the largest birds of prey found across Europe. This magnificent species can be found all over the Norwegian landscape, commonly seen soaring high above with its wingspan measuring up to two & a half meters wide. The Golden Eagles of Norway can weigh up to four kilograms, making them a formidable presence in the sky.
Golden Eagles typically feed on small mammals such as rabbits, marmots, & hares, though they are also known to scavenge carrion or dead animals. In the summer months, it is not uncommon to spot a Golden Eagle feasting on ptarmigans or other mountain birds.
Golden Eagles are known for their stunningly beautiful plumage & regal stature. Males have a light brown head with a white crown, a dark chocolate brown back & upper wings, & a white lower body, while females are darker with more mottled underwings & tail feathers. Each bird's feathers are marked with unique light speckles, resembling a golden hue.
In terms of habitat & nesting sites, the Golden Eagle of Norway prefers to claim territories & build nests atop steep cliffs & rocky mountain peaks. This helps the eagle maintain a territorial advantage over predators, allowing them to protect & feed their young with minimal risk.
The largest of Norway's Golden Eagle populations can be found in the Western part of the country, particularly near the Hardangervidda National Park.
Although their numbers have been declining since the 1960s due to habitat destruction & destruction of prey animals, conservation efforts in Norway & across Europe have helped increase the Golden Eagle population in recent years. Through proper protection & management of their habitat, the Golden Eagles of Norway will continue to thrive in the wild for years to come.