Friday, 4 July 2008

Winter Pho-tours in Shetland

New and exclusive to Shetland Wildlife! We are delighted to bring you the option of a tailor-made winter break to complement our successful and busy summer photographic holidays. Led by award-winning photographer and Shetland Wildlife boss Hugh Harrop (who is also the most widely published wildlife photographer in Shetland by a mile!), we use a unique combination of local knowledge and Hugh's camera skills to help you get the very best winter images from this northern land. To gauge an idea of what is possible, please have a look at the images Hugh has taken thus far this winter with our clients. Click here for the slide show (note you'll need Java to view them).

There is no set itinerary as such, and we'll create the trip around your specific requirements and chosen subjects. We would recommend a four or five day trip anytime from mid November - early April and over the course of these days we would expect to photograph a wide variety of subjects including:
  • excellent opportunities for Otter (involves two nights stay on Fetlar)
  • family parties of Whooper Swans
  • flocks of Long-tailed Ducks and Common Eiders
  • Great Northern Diver in winter plumage
  • Black Guillemots in winter plumage
  • Glaucous and Iceland Gulls
  • Purple Sandpipers and Turnstones
  • hauled out and swimming Grey & Common Seals
  • Twite and Snow Buntings at our baited sites
  • dramatic winter sunsets
  • chance of the Aurora Borealis
  • chance to photograph Up Helly Aa (in late January 2009)

Interested? Please provide us with an idea of what subjects you'd like to tackle and we'll provide a guideline itinerary and a price. You can e mail this to us or give Hugh a call direct on 01950 422483. So photograph the best wildlife with the best photographic guide - all organised for you by Shetland's number one wildlife photography company!