Autumn in the Scottish Highlands has been a season of fantastic colours and challenging wildlife photography. However both myself and my clients have enjoyed some wonderful encounters with some of the incredible wildlife we have in the Highlands.
Karen Miller is pleased to announce the opening of her new short-stay rental cabin “The Drey Inchberry” in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Ideally suited to photographers and nature lovers.
A wonderful first visit to RSPB Troup Head to see the gannets and fulmars.
A whistle-stop visit to East Lothian: encounter with a scruffy juvenile heron and the seabirds of St Abbs Head.
A weekend of wildlife including elusive puffins, seabirds, red squirrels, hares and red kites.
What a year! I’ve already written about the first 6 months, so I won’t repeat myself, but it’s fair to say that from a photographic/wildlife watching perspective 2017 has been brilliant. From the bucket list I’ve now landed on the Bass Rock amongst the gannets and photographed fishing ospreys – both unforgettable experiences. I’ve learnt a lot: photographic techniques, field craft and wildlife behaviours. My ambition for 2017 was to focus entirely (okay… so I did venture South of the border to the Farne Islands), on Scottish wildlife, learning as much as I could about a small number of locations and the animals living there. Personally I don’t want to be the kind of photographer who just ticks species off, I want to get to know them intimately and in doing so take better images that capture the essence of the animal I’m photographing. On top of all this I just love being out sharing airspace with these amazing creatures, it’s a real honour. If anything my love of wildlife, Scotland, the outdoors and photography has increased during 2017.
Mountain hares, otters, puffins, water voles and gannets – photographic highlights from the first half of 2017.
I had the experience of a life-time in June when I had the opportunity to spend time on the Bass Rock amongst the nesting gannets.