I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you!’ to the many people who have joined me on my Black Isle Nature Photography workshops and tours over the winter. It has been such a great few months and you have all kept me extremely busy.
It’s fair to say that we haven’t had the coldest or snowiest winter up here in Scotland, but this doesn’t seem to have lessened the enthusiasm of my clients. Something I always try to put across to my guests, is that you really don’t need snow to get stunning images of the Highland’s winter wildlife.
February was one of my busiest months of guiding ever, and I’m writing this on my first day off for almost a month! I’ve spent large chunks of time guiding mountain hare photography workshops which has been an absolute joy as always. The mountain hares are often the highlight of many of my guest’s visits to Scotland. There’s a consistent element of surprise amongst clients at how close the hares allow us to get, and what breathtaking animals they are to see in the flesh.
As well as the mountain hares, I’ve also been guiding for red squirrels, ptarmigan, crested tit, red deer and red grouse. The red squirrels at my hides on the Black Isle remain as excellent as ever, visiting frequently every day. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of introducing people to these charismatic little animals.
I’ll leave you with some of my own images from my workshops this winter. I can’t wait to do it all again next year!