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Tailor Made Spain Photography Safari featuring Iberian Lynx, Eagles & Otters 

Perfect Tailor Made Winter photography break

 

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

Flexible Itinerary:

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

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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. 

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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!

Spanish Lynx - A Perfect Combination With Lake Kerkini Pelicans in Greece

Turn your Spanish trip into a European safari with the Dalmatian pelicans of Greece's Lake Kerkini 

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   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

  • Dalmation pelican

  • Pygmy Cormorant

  • 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

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Your Spanish Safari Highlights

 

  • Rich diversity of European wildlife 

  • Specialist hides for many species including:

  • Iberian lynx

  • Golden eagle

  • Imperial eagle

  • 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 fonew species

  • 1-2-1 technical tuition and creative
    inspiration with Trai 
    Anfield

  • Expert local wildlife guide

  • Small group size - max 3 guests

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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.

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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

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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.

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