Otters in Focus 2018

Cost £899 per person
(Non refundable deposit of £150 to secure place. Final balance due 6 weeks prior to trip)

Group size max 2 guests.

Tour Dates:

Trip 1 : Arrive evening Sunday 4th November – Depart morning Thursday 8th November 2018  – Full
Trip 2 : Arrive evening Thursday 8th November – Depart morning Monday 12th November 2018 – Full
Trip 3 : Arrive evening Tuesday 13th November – Depart morning Saturday 17th November 2018 – Full


To me Otters epitomize true wildlife photography. First you have to find them then pit your wits against them, a true challenge and even then you need a wee bit of luck thrown in to get pictures of them. These are true wild creatures so keep that in mind as this is what makes them so special and the wildlife photography test they present.

However when things do go to plan there can be not better feeling and satisfaction than when you do have an encounter with this most engaging charismatic beastie. It truly is an experience you will never forget. Otters are my favourite animal and I will do my best to let you see why during this trip.

Due to the nature of this type of photography group size will be maximum of 2.

If you are up for the challenge and want to do real wildlife photography this is a trip that will appeal to you. During the full 3 days photography we will explore various sea-lochs in search of otters, learning about them and showing you best ways how to approach and stalk them. The Otters welfare is utmost so first and foremost every step possible will be taken to keep disturbance to an absolute minimum, how do to this will also explained.

The coastal areas we will visit and the island in general are great for other wildlife, so we will not bypass anything and make most of any wildlife or landscape photo opportunity that we happen to encounter in our travels.

Although no serious distance of walking is required it will involve scrambling / walking, sometimes moving quickly along seaweed covered shoreline so a medium level of fitness required.

Equipment wise ideally a lens in the 500mm range is best. Tripods when doing otters are a pain and not practicable so it’s better using a beanbag. Clothing is important, waterproof jacket & trousers that are not of noisy and do not rustle and of course waterproof boots or wellingtons with good grip. Shorter lenses also for landscape shots we would not want to miss.


Included in trip

Accommodation and all meals for 4 nights, 3 days photography.
Transport for duration of trip.

Not included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel to –from Mull (ie Oban to Craignure ferry)
  • Travel insurance
  • Any personal items

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