2 (+£40 for additional persons)
6-8 hours with transport from locations
Isle of Skye
A good level of fitness
Let eagle-obsessed guide Harry get you into the best places to have a chance of seeing eagles up close in the wild.
The majestic golden eagle seems to epitomise the wildness of the Highlands, and are the main target of most eagle photography workshops run on Skye. With 30 pairs of golden eagles on the island, Skye is arguably the best place in Scotland to observe and potentially photography these birds in the wild. Working closely with a few local pairs, zoologist-in-residence Harry has built up a substantial knowledge of eagles, their habits and behaviour.
It truly feels like you are in the eagle’s world. To see them so close, and at eye-level, was something I will never forget.Phil
While you can enjoy views of eagles from the roadside, they are often high above you and too far away to photograph. Instead, we aim to get you into the eagles world, walking up some of Skye’s ridge lines and hills to get to their eye level for the best chance of intimate and memorable encounters. A good level of fitness is therefore required for these excursions as they will inevitably involve an element of uphill walking.
You’ll be photographing truly wild birds, and so while we have a high success rate sightings can never be guaranteed. Sometimes eagles are spotted within minutes of being out, other times it may be a couple of hours. Luckily eagles tend to inhabit beautiful and impressive locations, so you’ll enjoy amazing views, the potential for spotting other species too, such as kestrels, ravens or other seasonal bird species.
Meet your host…
From a very young age Harry had a keen interest in the natural world. His interest in photography also started young and he’s been shooting wildlife since he was 12 years old. From his first slightly out of focus images of garden birds, to now photographing the largest birds of prey in Britain. Harry has been working with golden and white-tailed eagles on Skye for the past 5 years, and built up a substantial knowledge of their behaviour.
“Harry’s passion for eagles is clear from the second you meet him, his knowledge meant that he was able to perfectly predict what the birds might do enabling us to get the best image we could”
“I have been fortunate enough to be out with Harry on a number of occasions, and he has a remarkable ability to identify eagles at distance and speed.”
“As well as finding eagles, Harry is able to provide detailed and interesting information as to the species and their habits, making sightings all the more enjoyable.”