Tailor Made Spain Photography Safari featuring Iberian Lynx, Eagles & Otters
Exclusive Spanish photography hides safari for 1-3 photographers
Private wildlife concession with specialist photography hides and walking safari
No baiting of the lynx
*This safari will be conducted with social distancing measures in place if necessary at time of departure
Recommended - 7 day specialist photographic hides experience in southern Spain, focussing on Iberian lynx, golden and imperial eagles, vultures and otters in one of Europe's most wildlife-rich environments.
Fitness level required: mostly easy days, just get in and out of the hides and vehicles! One session walking upriver with some slopes and less smooth terrain searching for otters.
Tour leader: Trai Anfield - award winning wildlife photographer, film maker, travel writer and broadcaster
Many thanks to Martin Steenhaut for additional photography on this page
Close Encounters With The
Rarest Cat In The World
No wildlife photographer should miss the chance to photograph Iberian lynx, one of the world's most endangered cats.
Back from the brink of extinction, only 400 individuals exist in the wild, most of them concentrated in this rugged and unspoilt region of Andalusia in southern Spain.
Working closely with WWF to conserve this beautiful feline species, our private concession has a very healthy population of lynx. This time of year is the optimum time to photograph them, as this is mating season when they actively seek each other out.
Our hides are situated in the heart of rich feeding areas, and where well established trails intersect, so our chances seeing lynx are maximised. Of course this in itself does not constitute a guarantee, and patience is a necessity on your packing list when attempting to photograph these elusive cats.
There is so much more to photograph though, and you'll never be short on inspiration with Trai as your tutor!
Turn your Spanish trip into a European safari with the Dalmatian pelicans of Greece's Lake Kerkini
Northern Greece Highlights
Close to home - better for the planet!
Covid19 social distancing measures in place
Small group size - max 3 guests
Rich diversity of European birdlife and mammals
Many birds of prey frequent the area including Lesser Spotted and Bonelli’s Eagle, Great Spotted Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Hobby, Levant Sparrow Ηawk and Northern Goshawk
Large herds of water buffalo on the lakeshores
Coypu and otter may be seen too
Glorious land, lake, mountain and sky scapes of Lake Kerkini
Safari scheduled to ensure best photographic conditions for wildlife & landscapes
Beginner friendly plus great for intermediate/experienced photographers looking for new species
1-2-1 technical tuition and creative inspiration with your tutor Trai Anfield
Expert local wildlife guide and traditional boat
Support community, conservation and climate
Your Spanish Safari Highlights
Rich diversity of European wildlife
Specialist hides for many species including:
Black and griffon vultures
Small mountain birds
Red deer (including backlit against sunrise)
Otter tracking day on foot with blue magpie and many other birds
Safari scheduled to ensure best photographic conditions for wildlife
Great opportunities for intermediate and experienced photographers looking for new species
1-2-1 technical tuition and creative
inspiration with Trai Anfield
Expert local wildlife guide
Small group size - max 3 guests
Lots More Than Lynx!
In addition to Iberian lynx you will have the chance to use a specialist hide to photograph golden eagles against majestic mountain backdrops, and other iconic Andalucian species including Spanish imperial eagle, black vulture and griffon vulture.
We will also have access to a bespoke hide for red deer, carefully designed and situated to optimise your chances of gaining backlit shots against the sunrise.
To stretch our legs after a couple of days in the hides we will head out on foot along the river to track local otters, which seem far more accommodating for photographers than many we have encountered elsewhere.
And of course this area of Andalusia is teeming with birds - we'll be on the lookout for blue magpie and Iberian grey shrike amongst others, and listening for the melodious thekla lark and many more.
RECOMMENDED ITINERARY - please note that number of days is flexible and activities may be rearranged depending on sightings and weather conditions
Day 1 - arrive Malaga and transfer by car to guesthouse, evening photography briefing with Trai
Day 2: Lynx hide - full day
Day 3: Lynx hide - full day
Day 4: full day guided photo tracking on foot for Otter, Red deer, Blue Magpie, landscapes
Day 5: Lynx hide / Golden eagle hide - full day
Day 6: Lynx hide / red deer hide - full day
Day 7: car transfer to Malaga airport and onward travel
Departure and Costs
Available as a Tailor Made tour with departure dates to suit your schedule
RATES: please contact us for rates, dependent on the number of people travelling
INCLUDES: all Spanish road transfers, all hide rentals and transfers, walking safari, local expert wildlife guide, expert photographic tuition, full board accommodation and all meals from lunch on Jan 25 to breakfast on Jan 31.
EXCLUDES: international flights; visas if necessary, gratuities, personal insurances, drinks.