Winter wildlife photography days

Flexible winter wildlife photography days/workshops around Inverness and the Cairngorms.


Early NovemberLate March
Prices between £60 and £185 per day (depending on species/content of the day)
Discounts available for multiple days.

To enquire about booking please use the contact form below.

These are highly flexible photography days which can be tailored to the individual. If you are staying in the Highlands on holiday and wish to reliably photograph some of Scotland’s most iconic wildlife species, this is ideal. Guests regularly book multiple days, allowing them to get a wide range of images.

I provide guidance and opportunities to photograph numerous species, including
Mountain hares
Red squirrels
Red deer
Crested tits

These photography days don’t follow a fixed schedule or pattern – they are governed by what you wish to photograph and your experience level. For example, we could spend the morning photographing red squirrels or crested tits at our forest sites, before spending the afternoon with red deer in the glens.

Any experience level is catered for. Whilst many of our guests are enthusiastic nature lovers wishing to take their photography to the next level, it is equally common for us to guide award-winning semi-professionals. I can provide as much or as little photographic tuition as you require.

I’m also there to provide guidance when it comes to being out in the winter hills, which can feel like quite an adventurous experience for many. I am a highly experienced hill-walker and mountaineer, regularly writing articles for publications such as The Great Outdoors Magazine, UKHillwalking and Walkhighlands.

PLEASE NOTE – mountain hare and ptarmigan photography days require a good level of fitness.

Transport – Typically we shall meet at a pre-agreed meeting point, after which I shall drive us to various locations. Access to your own vehicle is preferable. However if you will not have access to a vehicle during your visit, please be in touch and we’ll have a chat to discuss options.

Locations – this depends on species, but mainly The Black Isle near Inverness.
Meeting point – again dependent on species, we shall discuss this upon booking.
Footwear – good walking boots or wellies essential.
Clothing – Full waterproofs, wooly hat, gloves, thick socks – all essential. Insulated jacket preferable. You may be in a winter mountain environment depending on the species we are photographing.
Food – bring plenty! Snacks shall be provided.
Suggested camera kit – DSLR or mirrorless. Lens 300 to 500mm. Tripod, monopod or beanbag.