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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...

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...

Winter Wildlife Photography Holidays in Scotland are well underway

February 09, 2015 [gallery columns="5" ids="1543,1542,1541,1540,1539"] Well we are are now half way through February and having guided over 20 people on our Wildlife Photography Holidays in Scotland and Guided Photography Days we are having some great results. Of course we have been photographing Mountain Hare, Crested Tits, Red Deer, Red Squirrels and Red Grouse, but the highlight for me so far has been the amazing Ptarmigan. The key to the great Ptarmigan photography this winter has been how low down they are on the hill (after the early snows in Feb that is!). Just 20 minutes or so of walking from the car...

list of nature photography holidays

Updated List of Nature Photography Holidays

October 16, 2014UPDATED We were recently asked for details of all our nature photography holidays and tours in 2015 so we thought it may be handy to list them all in one place. Of course if you fancy some private guiding outside of the organised tour then we can also offer that too!Here's a list of our 2015 toursHighland Winter Wildlife Photography TourSpeyside, Scotland2015 dates 30 Jan-01 Feb (FULL), 05-08 Feb (1 space)£545 per personSpring on Mull: Otter, Puffin and Eagle Photography TourMull, Scotland Five days 17th - 22nd May 2015 (FULL), 24th - 29th May 2015 (FULL)£1195 per personOwls of the...

list of nature photography holidays

List of Nature Photography Holidays

September 15, 2014We were recently asked for details of all our nature photography holidays and tours in 2015 so we thought it may be handy to list them all in one place. Of course if you fancy some private guiding outside of the organised tour then we can also offer that too!Here's a list of our 2015 toursHighland Winter Wildlife Photography TourSpeyside, Scotland2015 dates 30 Jan-01 Feb (1 space left), 05-08 Feb£545 per personSpring on Mull: Otter, Puffin and Eagle Photography TourMull, Scotland Five days 17th - 22nd May 2015 (FULL), 24th - 29th May 2015 (one space)£1195 per personOwls of...