Tours

Please Note
The animals and birds that we aim to photograph on our tours and workshops are wild and have a mind of their own. Although we study and generally understand their behaviour, their daily routines and sightings cannot be guaranteed. Please keep this in mind if you choose to book with us.
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Osprey Splash - Tour 1 - 2024

9th - 11th August - tour leader - Gordon Rae

On this tour you will have two mornings and two evening sessions in the water level hides at Rothiemurchus, it will be from here where we will aim to photograph the Ospreys as they dive from a great height to pluck a fish from the lochan to take back to the chicks. This is an amazing sight to witness let alone photograph.
We may also be lucky enough to witness the chicks arrive at the lochan to try their luck at fishing before they head off on their long journey to warmer climates.

NB/ This tour has NO B+B accommodation included in the package.
The cost of your tour will be £550 per person, a deposit of £175 will secure your place. (8 places available)

( This tour has 4 places available )

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Osprey Splash - Tour 2 - 2024

11th - 13th August - tour leader - Gordon Rae

On this tour you will have two morning and two evening sessions in the water level hides at Rothiemurchus, it will be from here we will aim to photograph the Ospreys as they dive from a great height to pluck a fish from the lochan to take back to the chicks. This is an amazing sight to witness let alone photograph.
We may also be lucky enough to witness the chicks arrive at the lochan to try their luck at fishing before they head off on their long journey to warmer climates.

NB/ This tour has NO B+B accommodation included in the package.
The cost of your tour will be £550 per person, a deposit of £175 will secure your place. (8 places available)

( This tour has 5 places available )

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Island Photographic Holiday - 2024

7th - 9th October - tour leader - Gordon Rae

This trip is designed to centre around the annual Red Deer rut, that along with the Islands growing population of Otters, Seals, and other wildlife opportunities, it should make for a great three days photography.
There will also be, if the weather is in our favour a chance for some lovely landscape shots around the Island.

Included in your package will be two nights B+B (all rooms booked as single occupancy) your ferry ticket, plus all transport around the Island.

The cost of your holiday will be TBC, a deposit of £150 will secure your place

( THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT )

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Winter Otters - (Tours 1 - 2 - 3 of 2024 / 2025)

Tour 1 - TBC November 2024 - tour leader - Gordon Rae
Tour 2 - TBC December 2024 - tour leader - Gordon Rae
Tour 3 - TBC January 2025 - tour leader - Gordon Rae

If your looking for a real challenge in your wildlife photography then this could just be the very trip for you.

During your trip we will spend four full days searching and exploring the coastline and sea lochs of this picturesque Scottish West Coast Island, the main target species, the shy and elusive wild Otter.

Although we could encounter other wildlife opportunities along the way our main concentration will be on the otters.
We will have challenges though, firstly we need to locate an otter, we then through careful field craft techniques try to approach it, we will only do so if the conditions are right as the welfare of the otter must be our priority, disturbance has to be kept to an absolute minimum or the opportunity will be lost.
Hopefully then we can get you some amazing images to add to your portfolio.

During the trip we will be working along rocky coastlines, and as we are sure to encounter rain at some point along the way the shoreline can be very slippy indeed.
It can be tough going at times, but this is a real true wildlife experience, when it all works and everything comes together then you will feel the real connection with one of Scotland's most amazing freshwater mammals.


Tour 1 - Included in your package will be five nights (Bed and Breakfast) (all rooms booked as single occupancy) your ferry ticket, plus all transport around the Island.
The cost of your holiday will be £1375, a deposit of £350 will secure your place (Due to the nature of this trip there are only 2 places available on each trip)


Tour 2 - Included in your package will be five nights (Bed and Breakfast) (all rooms booked as single occupancy) your ferry ticket, plus all transport around the Island.
The cost of your holiday will be £1375, a deposit of £350 will secure your place (Due to the nature of this trip there are only 2 places available on each trip)


Tour 3 - Included in your package will be five nights (Bed and Breakfast) (all rooms booked as single occupancy) your ferry ticket, plus all transport around the Island.
The cost of your holiday will be £1375, a deposit of £350 will secure your place (Due to the nature of this trip there are only 2 places available on each trip)

Tour 1 - ( THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT )
Tour 2 - ( THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT )
Tour 3 - ( THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT )

PLEASE NOTE :- If you want to come on a holiday and fill endless memory cards with images this is not the trip for you.
This trip is all about enjoying the experience of finding and photographing wildlife in it's own environment and the field craft required to help get you the shot.

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Highland Winter Wildlife - Tour 1 - 2025

19th - 25th January - tour leader - Gordon Rae

An action packed Winter Wildlife tour based in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

On your tour we will be looking to photograph Red Deer, Crested Tits, Red Squirrels, Mountain Hare, Red Grouse and hopefully Snowbunting, all weather permitting in their natural winter environment..
Included in your package will be 6 nights Bed & Breakfast (in a single occupancy en-suite room basis) in a very well equipped house on the outskirts of Aviemore.

All hide costs related to the trip, plus all transport around the Highlands are included.

The cost of your tour will be £1425 per person, a deposit of £375 will secure your place (3 places available)

( THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT )

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Highland Winter Wildlife - Tour 2 - 2025

2nd - 8th February - tour leader - Gordon Rae

An action packed Winter Wildlife tour based in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

On your tour we will be looking to photograph Red Deer, Crested Tits, Red Squirrels, Mountain Hare, Red Grouse and hopefully Snowbunting, all weather permitting in their natural winter environment..
Included in your package will be 6 nights Bed & Breakfast (in a single occupancy en-suite room basis) in a very well equipped house on the outskirts of Aviemore.

All hide costs related to the trip, plus all transport around the Highlands are included.

The cost of your tour will be £1425 per person, a deposit of £375 will secure your place (3 places available)

( THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT )

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Highland Winter Wildlife - Tour 3 - 2025

16th - 22nd February - tour leader - Gordon Rae

An action packed Winter Wildlife tour based in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

On your tour we will be looking to photograph Red Deer, Crested Tits, Red Squirrels, Mountain Hare, Red Grouse and hopefully Snowbunting, all weather permitting in their natural winter environment..
Included in your package will be 6 nights Bed & Breakfast (in a single occupancy en-suite room basis) in a very well equipped house on the outskirts of Aviemore.

All hide costs related to the trip, plus all transport around the Highlands are included.

The cost of your tour will be £1425 per person, a deposit of £375 will secure your place (3 places available)

( THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT )

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The Long Journey North - 2025

TBC June - tour leader - Gordon Rae

Details coming soon

( This tour has 3 places available )

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