Keen wildlife photographers of all levels of experience are invited to join Robin, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, for our five-night Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday in Balmazújváros within . You will photograph the many White-tailed Eagles that spend winter in this vast area.


This trip, scheduled for 24th - 29th January 2025, has an itinerary designed to photograph the many White-tailed Eagles that spend the winter in this vast area.

Throughout this trip, the locations should provide opportunities to capture images of Common Buzzard, Imperial Eagle, White-tailed Sea Eagle & more.

Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy


The Hortobágy National Park in Hungary is known for its picturesque scenery & rich wildlife. It is also the home of the wintering Eagle, a majestic species that can often be seen soaring in the sky against the backdrop of the beautiful Hungarian landscape. The Winter Eagles visit the Hortobágy from early autumn to late winter each year, & their presence is an important part of the Park's ecology.

The most popular subspecies of these birds is the White-tailed Eagle, which can range in size from 10-20 inches & weigh up to 8 pounds. The White-tailed Eagle is a fierce predator with powerful talons & a curved bill to pluck fish out of the water. They also have superior eyesight & can spot prey from up to three miles away.

During winter, the White-tailed Eagles gather along the Tisza River in the Hortobágy National Park, where they feed on fish, small mammals, birds, reptiles, & amphibians. They also scavenge for carrion left by other predators. The Eagles typically hunt alone or in pairs, using their large wingspan to soar above the water in search of food.

The Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy are a magnificent sight & symbolize the biodiversity of the National Park. Visitors can observe these beautiful birds from a safe distance & appreciate their natural beauty.
One Of The White Tailed Eagles The Largest Bird Species Found Amongst The Wildlife Of The Hortobágy National Park In Hungary

Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy Photography Holiday Itinerary

The following is the proposed itinerary for this photography holiday, it should be considered provisional & subject to change.
  • Day 1 - Assemble at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport - transfer to 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 Ferenc Liszt International Airport
One Of The White Tailed Eagles Flies Across The Frozen Ground The Largest Bird Species Found Amongst The Wildlife Of The Hortobágy National Park In Hungary

Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy Photography Holiday Highlights

We have taken care to refine the itinerary for this wildlife photography holiday; as such, we consider the following to be amongst the highlights of this tour.
  • Unique photo-through panorama hides
  • All day photography sessions
  • Opportunities to capture eagles in flight, fighting, calling, running & posing
  • Visit a large Long-eared Owl day roost
  • Comfortable accommodation overlooking a beautiful soda lake teeming with birds
  • 5 nights on a full board, non-shared basis
  • Single occupancy accommodation is provided at no extra cost to you
  • Great guide to client ratio of no more than 1:5
  • Guided by Robin Lowry for NaturesLens
A White Tailed Eagle Perched Against A Pink Sky The Largest Bird Species Found Amongst The Wildlife Of The Hortobágy National Park In Hungary
A Mantling White Tailed Eagle The Largest Bird Species Found Amongst The Wildlife Of The Hortobágy National Park In Hungary

What Is Included & Excluded on the Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday?

If you have any questions about the following, please contact us prior to making a booking.

What Is IncludeD In The Cost Of This PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY

What ExcludeD FROM THE COST OF THIS Wildlife PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY

A Silhouetted White Tailed Eagle Lands On A Try Against A Golden Sky The Largest Bird Species Found Amongst The Wildlife Of The Hortobágy National Park In Hungary

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance – it is a requirement when booking on any wildlife photography holiday scheduled by NaturesLens that you have adequate travel insurance, we suggest a policy from TrailFinders or Campbell Irvine.

Camera Insurance

Insuring your camera equipment before embarking on any wildlife photographic holiday is crucial. Our trips often involve venturing into remote, & sometimes unpredictable environments where accidents & unexpected incidents occur. Insuring your camera gear provides financial protection against theft, loss, or damage, ensuring your investment is safeguarded.

Wildlife photography involves capturing unique & irreplaceable moments, & without proper insurance, any unforeseen mishap could result in significant monetary losses. By insuring your equipment, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you’re covered in case of any unfortunate events, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of wildlife & capture stunning photographs without worry.

We recommend PhotoGuard for amateur photographers or Glover Howe, who we use.

You are invited to join us for our 5-day itinerary to photograph the many White-tailed Eagles that frequest the plains of Hortob‡gy in Hungary during the winter

The Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday is a five-night duration event, that costs £1999 & takes place in Balmazújváros in Hungary, between the dates of 24th - 29th January 2025. It is ideal for photographing the many White-tailed Eagles that frequent the plains of the Hortobágy during the winter. This photography holiday is led by Robin Lowry for NaturesLens.

The Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 5, plus Robin.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring easy effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday starts & ends at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. Transfers are included between Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport & Balmazújváros.

The Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday requires a deposit of £350 to secure a place.

The Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday is a five-night duration event, that costs £1999 & takes place in Balmazújváros in Hungary, between the dates of 24th - 29th January 2025. It is ideal for photographing the many White-tailed Eagles that frequent the plains of the Hortobágy during the winter. This photography holiday is led by Robin Lowry for NaturesLens.

The Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 5, plus Robin.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring easy effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday starts & ends at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. Transfers are included between Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport & Balmazújváros.

The Winter Eagles of the Hortobágy photography holiday requires a deposit of £350 to secure a place.

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.

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 participants 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.

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