Tuesday, 11 November 2008

One space available on Finland & Arctic Norway: 14 - 21 March 2009

STOP PRESS - due to a cancellation, I now have one vacancy on this trip. I am also offering an extension to photograph Golden Eagles for 2 full days and Dippers / Siberian Jays for one day. Further details are available here . As a taster, here is a summary from the March 2008 trip along with a few pictures:

"Our annual week-long photography trip guided by Hugh Harrop to Lapland and Arctic Norway was another huge success. Our feeding station in Lapland provided us with outstanding opportunities with the normally secretive Pine Grosbeak - at least fifteen birds were coming to the station along with Siberian Jays, Siberian Tits, Willow Tits, Mealy and Arctic Redpolls plus Red Squirrels. Continuing into northern Norway and basing ourselves in the Varanger region we concentrated primarily on seabirds and sea duck, with an emphasis on capturing the 'rarer' Eiders. Gloriously calm and sunny days allowed us to take full advantage of the weather and we managed no less than three boat trips to get in amongst the birds. Opportunities from land were also outstanding and the group pretty much all secured stunning shots of King, Steller's and Common Eiders, Long-tailed Ducks, Black, Common and Brunnich's Guillemots, Shags, Cormorant, Kittiwakes, Purple Sandpipers and both Iceland and Glaucous Gull. Lady luck was certainly on our side as we also found two Hawk Owls in the Varanger region and on our last evening, we were treated to a great display of the Aurora Borealis in Lapland. What an experience! "

You can see more pictures here