Winter Wildlife Photography Tours

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Flexible 3, 4 or 5 day winter wildlife photography tours in the Scottish Highlands.


Dates – I run these tours at any date suitable for you between early November and late March. Simply contact me with a date suitable for you and I will let you know my availability.

These tours are tailored to the individual’s needs, and will include as much or as little photographic tuition as required. It is equally common for us to guide for beginners as it is for semi-professionals. I can provide tuition and guidance in all aspects of winter wildlife photography, from first steps to advanced techniques.

We do not follow a strict schedule regarding which species we photograph – it is up to you.

I provide guiding for the following species.

– Mountain hare
– Ptarmigan
– Pine marten
– Red squirrel
– Crested tit
– Red deer
– Red grouse

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

What’s included?
– Photographic tuition from a multi award-winning professional photographer.
– The full attention of a local guide for as many days as you are with us. We provide up-to-date, species specific knowledge and local expertise in the wildlife we shall be photographing.
– Tuition in fieldcraft, approach and essential skills for winter wildlife photography.
– Advice on image processing and post production if required.
– Transport to and from your accommodation each day (so long as your accommodation is within 15 miles of Inverness.

We stay flexible so you can make the most of your time. If you wish to prioritise a particular species, then we will arrange things to suit your needs.

Spending a few days of intensive wildlife photography can really help you practice techniques, fieldcraft, and become acquainted with the behaviour of different species. We make sure we take opportunities to photograph any interesting or unusual species that may happen to be the area, if you so wish. It is quite common for us to stop to photograph waxwings whilst on the way to the mountain hares, or to spend a while with some otters before an afternoon photographing crested tits.

Essential information
3 days – £495 per person
4 days – £615 per person
5 days – £730 per person

Transport – day to day transport is provided to and from your accommodation, so long as it is 15 miles from Inverness. Transport to and from the Highlands from your home location is not provided.
Accommodation – we do not provide accommodation, but can assist you in booking quality, affordable accommodation.
– around Inverness and the Cairngorms National Park.
Dates – early November to late March
Meeting point –  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