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Birds & Mammals of the Cairngorms (Wildlife Photography)

Tour Code: GBR53

A 6-day Wildlife Photography holiday to the Cairngorms, focusing on photographing the area's charismatic birds and mammals and stunning mountain landscapes.

6 days from £1795(flights not included) Land Only Price: £0 SRS: £160


Some of the finest opportunities for photography in Britain are to be found in the Cairngorms and during this short break we aim to photograph several charismatic mammal species that are rare or absent south of the Scottish border, including Red Squirrel, Pine Marten and Mountain Hare. This tour will be led by award-winning photographer Robert Harvey, an expert in landscape and wildlife photography. From specialist hides we will photograph Red Squirrels, Black Grouse and woodland birds. We will also visit the RSPB’s famous wildlife reserve at Loch Garten, where we will look for Capercaille, and have the opportunity to search for, and hopefully photograph, woodland birds such as Crested Tit in amongst the Caledonian pine forest. Moving on to Braemar and Glenshee, our target will be Red Grouse with its wonderfully colourful plumage which can (with careful exposure) look especially good photographed against a background of snow. Then, as the sun drops in the sky, we move to Loch Morlich to take landscape images of Cairngorm itself, which may well be snow-capped at this time of year, and ancient pines in the remnant Caledonian Forest.

  • Good populations of moorland & alpine birds
  • Use specialist photography hides & tracking on foot
  • Photograph Red Squirrel, Pine Marten & Mountain Hare
  • Black Grouse, Ptarmigan & Crested Tit among special birds
  • Spectacular snow-capped mountain scenery
  • Photograph Cairngorm itself at Loch Morlich
  • Led by professional photographer Robert Harvey

Food

All included in the price, except for lunch on the first day.

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel near Aviemore, all rooms with en-suite facilities.

Mountain Hare (Robert Harvey)

Mountain Hare (Robert Harvey)

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Meet Inverness; transfer Cairngorms

Day 2/5 Wildlife photography around the Cairngorms

Day 6 Return to Inverness after lunch.

For more information please download the detailed tour itinerary.
Black Grouse (Robert Harvey)Cairn Lochan (© Robert Harvey)Red Squirrel (© Robert Harvey)Pine Marten (© Robert Harvey)Mountain Hare (© Robert Harvey)Red Deer (Jenny Thynne)Red Squirrel (Jenny Thynne)Red Squirrel (Jenny Thynne)Badger (© Robert Harvey)Mountain Hare (Jenny Thynne)Feral goats (Jenny Thynne)Red grouse (© Robert Harvey)Red Grouse (© Robert Harvey)Ptarmigan (© Robert Harvey)Ptarmigan (© Robert Harvey)Ptarmigan (Robert Harvey)Snow bunting (Robert Harvey)Coal Tit (Robert Harvey)Blue Tit (Jenny Thynne)Black Grouse (Jenny Thynne)Greater-spotted Woodpecker (Jenny Thynne)Siskin (Jenny Thynne)Treecreeper  (Robert Harvey)Chaffinch (Robert Harvey)Photographing Mountain Hare (Robert Harvey)Scots Pines (Pinus sylvestris) (© Robert Harvey)Loch Morlich  (Robert Harvey)Loch Morlich and Cairngorm (© Robert Harvey)Cairngorms Landscape (Jenny Thynne)Mountain landscape (Jenny Thynne)Treecreeper (Jenny Thynne)
J.S.
Cambridgeshire
Robert has a wonderful knowledge of both photography and wildlife. He was very helpful and patient on the trip and when I contacted him beforehand with questions. He arranged things so that we saw all of the major birds and animals, and I particularly liked the way he juggled the schedule to fit in with the weather.
J.H.
Essex
The tour leader knew the requirements of the party. The itinerary was flexible and we were kept advised regarding clothing and camera equipment to take with us. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Hotel was well located and food excellent.
F.M.
Kent
Excellent hotel/ staff/ food. Never felt rushed or out of my depth. Loved it.
L.S.
Oxfordshire
This is the first photography holiday I have been on. I enjoyed the small group, individual tuition and look forward to taking part in another one next year. The accommodation was excellent, the staff fitted around our early mornings and late nights and were always interested in what we had seen and where we were going.
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Mon 1st April 2019 - Sat 6th April 2019

6

£1795

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Robert has a wonderful knowledge of both photography and wildlife. He was very helpful and patient on the trip and when I contacted him beforehand with questions. He arranged things so that we saw all of the major birds and animals, and I particularly liked the way he juggled the schedule to fit in with the weather.
J.S., Cambridgeshire