Wild Scotland Part 1: Highlands


Currently available as a tailor made photographic safari

Welcome to our fully flexible Wild Scotland Safari 2019! 

This section may be booked alone but is also perfect to combine with either or both of the other sections

Wild Scotland Part 2: Islands

Wild Scotland Part 3: Hidden Gems

 

HIGHLANDS OVERVIEW

Join us on the northernmost section of our Scotland Spring Safari, when we will focus on osprey in full fishing dive, pine marten, red squirrel and dolphin. Along the way we will look out for all of the Highland's other iconic wildlife including golden eagle and red deer, as well as the stunning land, sea and sky scapes of the Highlands.  

Osprey: nowhere other area affords better chances of photographing these glorious birds head on in flight and diving for fish.  We will make use of specialist hides and to maximise our chances we will book in for two morning sessions. 

Dolphin: bottlenose dolphin and porpoise are a regular delight off the coast of Invernesshire.  We will have opportunities to photograph them from the shoreline, as they swim and play unbelievably close by, on the hunt for running salmon, and also from the water on our boat charter.

Pine marten: to see these lovely creatures in good light is indeed a treat!  During spring and summer when they have their young, martens can regularly be seen at this hide throughout the day.  We hope to be lucky enough to see the kits with their mother as they are introduced to the outside world. 

Red Squirrel: No Scotland safari would be complete without antics from these gorgeous wee animals.  Lithe, curious and full of mischief, they are wonderful subjects to photograph over and over again!

Highlands Itinerary

 

Travel day (Friday 31 May)

Travel to Aviemore and check into Aviemore accommodation NB pre-trip accommodation is not currently booked or included in the price of the trip

 

1900 Pre-tour briefing and dinner (optional) - RESTAURANT

Day 1 (saturday 1 June)

FULL DAY - RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

To kick off our Highlands experience we have secured an unprecedented private behind the barriers photography tour of the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park to get up close and personal with species which roamed Scotland in years gone by, including wolf, lynx, wolverine and bison.  RZSS are also a key partner of the Scottish Wildcat Project, and we will have a rare opportunity to photograph these small but charismatic and precious native cats that are now even rarer than tigers! ...speaking of which, the park also houses endangered wildlife from around the world and, depending on circumstances, we may have the chance to photograph snow leopard, amur tiger, polar bear and many other incredible species in natural surroundings - not Scottish, but an irresistible bonus!

 

Overnight Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore

Aviemore Ospreys / Rothiemurchis

Early Morning:

Incredible access to this area’s famous ospreys, in flight, diving and fishing, from hide #1 at Aviemore Ospreys

Breakfast followed by Review and post processing session #1

Afternoon free - processing session #1/ Aviemore activities - cultural/wildlife etc

Overnight Aviemore accommodation

Day 3  (monday 3 June)

Early Morning: 

Aviemore Ospreys / Rothiemurchis

Incredible access to this area’s famous ospreys, in flight, diving and fishing, from hide #2 at Aviemore Ospreys

 

Mid Morning:

Breakfast, pack followed by transfer across to Black Isle

 

Afternoon/evening:

Shoreline photography of dolphins, who feed around Chanonry Point on spawning salmon

Boat trip to continue our photography shoot out at sea aboard BOAT

Overnight Black Isle Accommodation

Day 4 (Tuesday 4 June)

Half Day

Hide session with pine martens/red squirrel

SWAP OVER

Half Day Other session

Evening: Review & Processing session #2

Overnight Black Isle Accommodation OR travel home

END OF HIGHLANDS SECTION

Dates & Rates

 

Currently available as a tailor made photographic safari

 

INCLUDES: Accommodation inc breakfasts, transfers, all hide/reserve/entry fees, photographic tuition.  

 

EXCLUDES: Travel to/from Aviemore, other meals, gratuities, personal insurance