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Sold out for winter 2018!

Just a short post to say we have no availability on any of the winter tours or winter photography day guiding left in 2018! We wil

Photographing Ptarmigan in Scotland – when to stop…

Before I moved to Scotland, more than 10 years ago now, I really, really wanted to know where was the best place for photographin

Off to Africa… again

I’ve just booked my fifth trip to Africa. Whilst I love Scotland as one the best places to photograph birds and wildlife I h

Outer Hebrides. Is this the best place for Short Eared Owl photography?

I’ve now been to the Outer Hebrides in spring for the last five years. Originally I thought of running a tour for Corncrake

Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms

Lots of people ask me about where is the best place to photograph Mountain Hare, Ptarmigan and this and that. In fact, most days

Mull bird photography 2016

Just about to head off to Mull to lead another ebirder tour of Mull. It’s our 9th year running on the magical island and a l

Best Africa Wildlife Photography Safari

I’ve been on quite a few Safaris now in South Africa and Kenya so I am taking the steps to put together the best African Wil

2016 Wildlife Photography Holidays in Scotland – dates announced.

February 10, 2015 Please find below the 2016 dates for our most popular Wildlife Photography Holidays in Scotland. Wildlife Photog

Winter Wildlife Photography Holidays in Scotland are well underway

February 09, 2015 Well we are are now half way through February and having guided over 20 people on our Wildlife Photography Holi

Where to Photograph Ptarmigan

Guide to Finding and photographing Ptarmigan in Scotland in winter   Section One – Preparing to Watch or Photograph Pta

Photographing Ptarmigan in Scotland – when to stop…

Before I moved to Scotland, more than 10 years ago now, I really, really wanted to know where was the best place for photographing Ptarmigan? Since that day I've tried to help others by writing the guide on how to photograph Ptarmigan. My first trip took me up Carn Ban More on a beautiful day in June. Dotterel were singing and, after what felt like an eternity, I finally stumbled over some Ptarmigan. I think I spent about 30 minutes getting some shots before starting the long trip down. Now, with more experience, I would know to spend three or four...

Off to Africa… again

I've just booked my fifth trip to Africa. Whilst I love Scotland as one the best places to photograph birds and wildlife I have to say Africa is my favourite place on earth. The opportunities to photograph birds, wildlife and landscapes are truly off the chart. I guess one of the most fun things is having to think about how to take shots of large animals that are close. I found my first trip very eye opening. The other thing that's striking is how the minds focus shifts on geography. In the Uk photographing Hares (Mountain or Brown) is quite a big...

Outer Hebrides. Is this the best place for Short Eared Owl photography?

I've now been to the Outer Hebrides in spring for the last five years. Originally I thought of running a tour for Corncrake photography boosted with the 'fill in' commoner waders like Redshank, Snipe, Lapwing, Dunlin and Oystercatcher. On one trip, several years ago, spring had come really early and the Corncrake had finished - what were we to do? Well the question answered itself. On the first night of the tour we came across some Short Eared Owl chicks (from the vehicle to avoid disturbance) and followed them for a week (from the vehicle) as they were fed and...

Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms

Lots of people ask me about where is the best place to photograph Mountain Hare, Ptarmigan and this and that. In fact, most days I receive two to three emails asking for 'gen' for one thing or another. Probably the thing I get asked for the most is where to go to photograph Capercaillie. Most of the time I send a polite response with links to one of the "where to photograph" guides I put together in conjunction with Birdguides. Occasionally if they are someone I know well I give them a bit more help, but it is always a hard call. When...