18th – 25th July 2020
All accommodation, meals, local transport
Sumburgh Hotel, Shetland
Average level of fitness required
A wildlife photographer’s paradise, Shetland is home to thousands of seabirds in the summer, from gannets and puffins, to skua and guillemot.
Mid-July is the height of the breeding season, and thousands upon thousands of birds call the towering cliffs and coastline of Shetland home for a few short months each summer. Lots of time will be spent amongst several colonies from the south to it the isles very northern limit.
“Being the best place in Europe to watch otters, and with some of the largest seabird colonies in the world, Shetland is a wildlife photographers heaven.”
A trip out to Noss National Nature Reserve will surely be a highlight for many, we’ll travel out by boat to experience a gannet feeding frenzy – an assault on all the senses as hundreds dive around our vessel.
Local Shetland guide Richard Shucksmith will be our local knowledge, providing up date information on the best places to see and photograph a variety of species. He will also be taking every member of the group to go in search of elusive otters.
Meet your hosts…
Harry is a trained zoologist and has a passion for Scotland’s wild places, its wildlife and landscapes. He’s worked across Scotland, and around the world, sharing his love for both photography and the outdoors. He is now based on the Isle of Skye where he leads photography workshops.
Richard studied marine biology and ecology, giving him an in-depth and intimate knowledge the dynamic environment around Scotland’s coast. He lives full-time on Shetland and will provide us with local knowledge, as well as taking you out in search of otters.