Sunday, 28 February 2016

Red Grouse in frosty heather

Red Grouse in frosty heather up in the north Mainland. After four consecutive early mornings of grouse photography, this was by far the best - and it was on one of the most amazing winter mornings I have ever spent in over 25 years of living in Shetland. Not a breath of wind, -5 Celsius and grouse displaying and calling in the still air as Mountain Hares bounced around the hills - absolutely brilliant.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Jupiter and its moons

Fantastic view of Jupiter and its moons next to a full-looking moon over Shetland this evening.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

iPhone Iceland Gull

'Easy' iPhone Iceland Gull photography today in Lerwick Harbour!

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Rough-legged Buzzard

Rough-legged Buzzard east of Sullom quarry this afternoon.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Red Grouse

Red Grouse in the snowy north Mainland this afternoon.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Pot of Gold

Rainbow over Quendale Bay this morning. No pot of gold but watching 150 Long-tailed Ducks, 15 Great Northern Divers and 20 Harbour Porpoise was ample compensation!

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Mountain Hare

A snowy-white Mountain Hare photographed in the east Mainland. Read more on the wildlife our guests have been seeing this winter HERE

Friday, 5 February 2016

Focus on Shetland

A quick update on our series of 2016 'Focus on Shetland' wildlife photography workshops .We have only 1 space left on the 28 May - 4 June trip and 2 spaces on the 4 - 11 June trip. The 11 - 18 June trip has already sold out. Our pho-tours offer outstanding opportunities to photograph an array of waders and seabirds such as Red-necked Phalarope, Storm Petrel, Red-throated Diver, Black Guillemot, Puffin, Great & Arctic Skua plus seals, arctic alpines, an outside chance of Orcas and stunning Shetland landscapes. Our groups are limited to six, we welcome beginners and seasoned photographers alike, we use two hotels in our itinerary to reduce daily travel time and thus gain maximum photographic time in the field, and, unlike others, we charter boats to the prime seabird colonies to ensure maximum photographic opportunities. With over 20 years of unsurpassed photography and pho-tour guiding experience here in Shetland, let us show you why we do it better than anybody else. All the details are at HERE

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Welcome Back Whooper JB4

Last weekend we photographed this Whooper Swan at Henry's Loch and noticed it was wearing a yellow coded ring. As you can see from the photo, when the bird 'upended' to feed, the ring shows the code 'JB4'. This individual was first ringed as an adult in Iceland back in 2000 making him at least 15 years old! Since then he has become a regular visitor to Shetland having first been recorded here in 2005. Many thanks to Kane Brides from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust for passing on the history of this remarkable bird.