Wildlife and Landscape of Eilean Siar

Cost of Tour – £995 per person  (Non refundable deposit of £250 to secure place. Final balance due 8 weeks prior to trip)
There will be 2 guests per trip

Trip 1 : Arrive North Uist afternoon Friday 12th May 2017  – Depart Harris morning Wednesday 17th May 2017
(Now full )

Trip 2 : Arrive Harris afternoon Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Depart North Uist late morning Sunday 21st May 2017
( 2 places remaining )

Eilean Siar is Gaelic for the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides and this is the destination of this multi location tour where we will visit North Uist, Harris and Lewis on the Northern part of this group of unique islands that make up Eilean Siar.  During the trip we will do a combination of landscape and wildlife as the islands offer a wide range of photo possibilities for both. Each island having its own special characteristics and appeals.

On North Uist wildlife will be our main focus and target species we will try for are Corncrake, Short eared Owl and various members of wader family and of course any other wildlife surprises that may come our way.

Once we reach Harris its world-renowned beaches will be high on our list for landscapes, they truly are stunning, Luskentyre, Seilebost, Horgabost and Borve will all be visited along with other different spots on Harris to vary the landscapes we will photograph. Seals will be our wildlife focus on Harris along with smaller birds like Weaters and Waders. Red Deer could also be possible and if we have time some Otter spotting, but they are a bit more elusive.

The third area of Eilean Siar we will visit is the west side of Lewis with its more rugged coastline offering a contrast to the serenity of the Harris beaches. Either on way to this location or on our return we will take the opportunity to visit the magnificent mystical ancient standing stones of Callanish.

This wonderful varied trip offers truly stunning landscape locations along with the chance to photograph some terrific wildlife and add in some visits to galleries / tea rooms that we pass with the best cakes / shortbread going then this a must do trip for you.

Equipment List

  • DSLR camera, for wildlife 300mm- 500mm (ideally 500mm) ¼ converter.
  • Landscape lenses anything from 14mm up 200mm, for beaches something between 16 -35mm suits best.
  • Macro lens if have one or a zoom with macro setting also useful.
  • Filters if you have any, circular polarizer, natural density graduated, and little or big stopper useful.
  • Tripod.

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