Photo Tours

Workshops and Tours

The Shetland Summer Photo-tour

Newly revised for our 2023 summer program, this photo-tour offers unparalleled opportunity and insight for photographers seeking to capture the best of Shetland’s summer wildlife. Designed by Shetland naturalist and photographer, Brydon Thomason, this tour is inspired by a lifetime of knowledge of the islands and their wildlife.

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The Tipling, Tesni, Thomason Tour

An exciting new photo-tour collaboration, on which we are thrilled to combine the expertise and leadership of David Tipling and Tesni Ward through our local knowledge, inspired by a lifetime spent among the islands and their wildlife.

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Shetland Seabirds & Otters with Kevin Morgans

Focussing primarily on seabirds and otters, this unique photo-tour features the combined expertise, local knowledge and personalities of multiple tour-leaders ensuring unparalleled opportunities and overall experience.

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Arctic Seaducks & Puffins – Northern Finland & Norway

This photography tour is timed in a way we can photograph wintering King and Steller’s Eiders, but also spring migrants such as Atlantic Puffins and other seabirds on snow in Varanger! Starting in Finnish Lapland, we have the best opportunity to photograph Pine Grosbeaks, Siberian Tits, and Siberian Jays as well. This is also a great time for Aurora Borealis!

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Exclusive & Tailored Photo-tours

Exclusive & Tailored Photo-tours

These itineraries are aimed at experienced and professional photographers that want a very high standard of experience and the opportunity to produce unique and very exciting images from Shetland’s most iconic species and spectacles.

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Shetland Winter Wildlife Photography

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Schedule 1 Species Assignments – Merlin & Red-Throated Diver

Focusing on two of Britain’s rarest breeding species, Merlin and Red-Throated Diver, this specialist assignment is carried out under a Schedule 1 license, authorised by NatureScot. Brydon has been working under this privileged license for almost 15 years. His knowledge of these species, ethics as a field naturalist and photographer, as well as his unparalleled hide work experience of these birds has built a trusted relationship with licensing board and local NatureScot team over many years.

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Shetland Autumn Cubs and Pups

This tailored itinerary focusses primarily on Shetlands Otter and Atlantic Grey Seal populations, which are both nursing their young during autumn. Over the five days we will split our time between the two species, at our remote and off the beaten track locations and with both species will experience an emotive range of intimate behaviour between siblings and mother and young.
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Shetland Otter Photography Tours

Specialist one-to-one guiding service for photographers looking to photograph wild otters – undoubtedly one of the most sought after, challenging and ultimately rewarding subjects for wildlife photographers in Britain.

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