Scotland Nature Photography Tours

Puffins, White-tailed Eagles, Red Kites, Gannets, Landscapes, and more!

The BEST months to be in Scotland for the Atlantic Puffins are June & July. Puffins come on land to nest, they arrive to the Island in May and leave mid August. I like June - July since this period the parents are very busy bringing in fish for the Pufflling (Puffin chick), so you get all those awesome flying Puffin shots with the fish. Also the colony is very active this month.

To request the day-by-day itinerary and sign up form please email info@ksnaturephotography.com

 

Tour I: June 5, 2022 - June 14, 2022

10 days/ 9 nights

Highlights: Isle of Mull (Atlantic Puffins), Cairngorms National Park, Red Kites, White-tailed Eagles, and Northern Gannets. This tour concentrates more on wildlife photography with a bit of landscape photography also. 

Cost: $4625 * (per person sharing, single supplement: $400)

Deposit: $700  Group Size: 4 Max 

 
CUSTOM TOUR: June 14, 2022 - June 25, 2022  *SOLD OUT
12 days/ 11 nights

I am really looking forward to this custom tour of Scotland I created for three awesome clients. Wildlife, Puffins, Northern Gannets and plenty Landscape photography while we explore the Highlands in Scotland. This is a custom itinerary built for 3 of my clients, can't wait to share the beauty of Scotland with them.

 

Tour II: June 26, 2022 - July 6, 2022   *SOLD OUT

11 days/ 10 nights

Highlights: Isle of Mull (Atlantic Puffins), Cairngorms National Park, Red Kites, White-tailed Eagles, and Northern Gannets. This tour concetrates more on wildlife (birds) photography with a bit of landscape photography also.

Cost: $4850 * (per person sharing, single supplement: $400)

Deposit: $700  Group Size: 3 Max 

 

Tour III:  July 11, 2022 - July 21, 2022 * one spot left - single occupancy

11 days/ 10 nights

Highlights: Isle of Mull (Atlantic Puffins),  Isle of Skye (Landscapes), Cairngorms National Park, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Red Kites, and White-tailed Eagles.

Cost: $4450 * (per person sharing, single supplement: $690)

Deposit: $700

Group Size: 6 Max. - my traditional Scotland wildlife & landscape tour, a little more relaxed and early moring, late night photography is optional :-). A little bit of everything Scotland has to offer. Non-photographers and birders are welcomed also. 

 

Tour IV:  July 21, 2022 - July 30, 2022 * SOLD OUT

10 days/ 9 nights

Highlights: Isle of Mull (Atlantic Puffins & White-tailed Eagles), Fort William, Glencoe, Cairngorms National Park, and Northern Gannets.

Cost: $4325 * (per person sharing, single supplement: $690)

Deposit: $700

Group Size: 6 Max. - JUST ADDED- new route! Wildlife & landscape tour, a little more relaxed and early moring, late night photography is optional :-). A little bit of everything Scotland has to offer. Non-photographers and birders are welcomed also. 

Previous Tour Testimonials - please check my Testimonials page.

 

Includes: All accommodation, breakfasts, two dinners, tuition, entrance fees for scheduled tour activities, ferry fees and all transport during the tour. Two boat trips* included to photograph the Puffins, Razorbills, Guilemots and their friends. Boat trip to photograph the White-tailed Eagles. Comfortable and spacious transportation to hold all the photography luggage - one car for 3 person tour, two cars for the 6 person tours.

* Two boat trips to see the Puffins for tour I and II and one boat trip for Tour III is included.

Excludes: Flights, travel cost to and from hotel (arrangements can be made), trip and medical insurance, lunches, evening meals (except welcome and farewell dinners, those are included in price), alcoholic drinks, tips to your guides. * Tour price is based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $690 ($400 for Tour I and II).

 

  • Get close and personal with the Puffins. Over 2000 Puffins nest on the Island we will be visiting. Two boat trips are included in price and we will be just a few feet from these cuties.

  • Gannets! Thousands of Gannets nest on the North-East coast of Scotland and you will be right there photographing them.

  • Capture the spirit and mood of some of the most dramatic landscapes in Scotland around Glencoe and Fort William.

  • Photograph up close some of Scotland’s wondrous wildlife including the Atlantic Puffin, White-Tailed Sea Eagle with a wingspan of up to eight feet, and the Red Kites.
  • Tour I and Tour II are heavy dutty photography tours, we will spending more time with our subjects. Photograph wildlife at sunrise, sunset, and from hides. 
  • Tour III is a combination of wildlife and landscape photography, little more relaxed.
  • Wander around the Cairngorms National Park, photographing the Red Squirrel and all the little birds. 
  • Feel the security of experienced photography leaders on hand to help you capture that moment and learn new and creative techniques to add impact to your images and get help with your post-processing.
  • Enjoy homely accommodations and fine Scottish hospitality, all close to our primary locations and savor good Scottish cuisine.
  • A wonderfully warm Scottish welcome, some whisky tasting, castles and much more awaits you.

 

To request the day-by-day itinerary please email us at info@ksnaturephotography.com.

For photos from the most recent 2018 Tours please click here.

Photos from the 2019 Scotland Photo Tours please click here.

 

TOUR GUIDES

Tour I, Custom, Tour II - Krisztina Scheeff

Tour III, Tour IV - Krisztina Scheeff and David Hekel

 

Krisztina Scheeff

KS Nature Photography 

Owner / Guide

 

Based in San Diego, California, Award winning  professional photographer Krisztina operates a successful business providing guided tours and workshops around San Diego & Orange County as well as Scotland & Ireland. Krisztina had numerous publications and art exhibits, and she is a workshop leader every year at the Bird Festival run by San Diego Audubon Society. Her enthusiasm and passion for wildlife photography rubs off on everyone who meets her.

 

Spending part of her year in Scotland photographing the wildlife and its majestic scenery is something she will ensure you also get to experience.

 

To read more about her please also visit About section.

David Hekel aka. Ranger Dave

 

David has been the Senior Park Ranger for the San Dieguito River Park for 18 years and has worked around Lake Hodges for close to 25. He is a great photographer and brings a vast amount of knowledge about both the birds and animals that reside and season around the lake as well as the many native plants that make up the parks ecosystem.

 

He has taken a particular interest in one of Lake Hodges full time residents the Western/ Clarks Grebes and is able to spot and identify their many unique behaviors. 

 

His job has also made him a superb spotter and he is very aware of what’s in or around us on the tour. If it’s in the area he will more than likely find it for you!

 

David helps out leading some of the tours at  KS Nature Photography such as the ones in Scotland and Ireland.  He was born in Scotland and spent many years there before moving to California. He knows this beautiful land and her history very well!

 

Key Information

 

Accommodation

Great quality hotels & Bed and Breakfasts.

 

Meals

All breakfasts are included. Lunches and evening meals will be by flexible arrangement but the aim will be to experience good quality Scottish cuisine in all our locations. Individuals are welcome to make their own arrangements if they want of course.

Welcome dinner and a farewell dinner is included in the price, so you are only responible for the rest of the days :-).

 

Fitness

Moderate fitness level required. There may be times when you will have the option to be working on exposed, uneven ground, including cliffs which will require you to be sure-footed with good balance. A reasonable level of fitness and agility will allow you to participate in most activities, for the Puffins however you will need to climb over some rocks and a hill. Moderate fitness level is required.

To this end please makes sure you have sturdy waterproof boots, waterproof and warm outdoor clothing including gloves and hats.

 

The weather

It’s Scotland! As they say “if you don’t like the weather wait 5 minutes”, but do expect variable conditions, including sunshine, wind and rain. After all it’s what makes Scotland what it is.

Tuition & Your Guides

Your guides for this tour, Krisztina and David, have many years of photographic experience. For those requiring assistance, they will be on hand to take you through both technical and practical aspects of your photography to ensure you get the most from your photo tour.

 

Deposits & Cancellation Policy for all workshops and tours:

  • Deposit is required at the time of enrollment with full payment due on date specified for each workshop or tour. Deposit amounts noted on each workshop - tour detail page. 

  • Deposit and tour/workshop fees are non-refundable.

  • If you cancel and the photo workshop is full and someone from the waiting list can take your spot, your tuition is fully refundable minus a 15% cancellation fee.

  • We are not responsible for cancellations due to medical or other reasons.

  • No fees will be refunded if you withdraw after the photo workshop begins.

  • We are not responsible for any fees associated with non-refundable air travel, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Visit www.insuremytrip.com for insurance quotes.

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