Argyll is one of the least populated areas of the United Kingdom and as a consequence you can expect to encounter a diverse range of animals and birds here including otters, beaver, eagles, puffins, seals, red deer, whales and basking sharks to name but a few.
We know that a chance meeting with a buzzard on a fence post, a deer on a forest road or a red squirrel running up a tree trunk are truly wonderful experiences but it’s unlikely that we can turn these opportunities into a stunning wildlife photograph. By the time you have removed your lens cap it’s already too late!
The most successful wildlife photographers spend time observing the habitat and behaviour of an animal or bird. Selecting the right location can be a painstaking process. But help is at hand. Throughout Argyll there are a number of highly skilled professional wildlife photographers willing to share their expertise, their local knowledge and hides.
Argyll Wildlife Photography Tours
- Loch Visions, wildlife photography and tours.
Tel: 07767 807123 or email: email@example.com
Loch Visions offer One Day, Advanced, Weekend and Tailored Experiences under the expert guidance of award winning wildlife photographer, Philip Price. See our interview/review here.
Read Loch Visions reviews on TripAdvisor here.
- Wild Argyll, Explore the nature and culture of Scotland’s western seaboard.
Tel: 01546 870235 or complete the contact form here.
Discover the west coast of Scotland under the expert guidance of science and arts specialists who bring people closer to nature.
- Mull Eagle Watch, Ranger-led visit to discover the majestic white-tailed eagle on the Isle of Mull.
Tel: 01680 812556
Weekdays April to October. Opportunity to view Britain’s largest and most impressive bird of prey, the white-tailed eagle with the possibility of seeing other wildlife including golden eagles, red deer, buzzards, hen harriers and even divers.
Read Mull Eagle Watch reviews on TripAdvisor here.
- Nature Scotland, eco-tourism company based on the Isle of Mull.
Tel: 07743 956380 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Nature Scotland via the contact form on the website here.
Wildlife tours, photography workshops and stargazing experiences.
Read Nature Scotland reviews on TripAdvisor here.
- Sandra Price Photography – Naturally Wild Images, award winning wildlife photographer.
Tel: 07717 214359 or contact via the website here.
Based on the shores of Loch Fyne courses are tailored to the individual photographer and their needs and also can include field craft skills.
- Winston Churchill Venison, Deer stalking with cameras.
Tel: 01369 705319 or email: email@example.com
Year round deer stalking with qualified and highly experienced guides in one of the most beautiful parts of the Scottish Highlands, the Cowal peninsula.
Ethical Wildlife Photography
“Take nothing but Photographs, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.” We don’t know the origin of this saying but it sums up our feelings perfectly.
Here at Photo Argyll we would like to encourage you to follow these basic tips when photographing wildlife:
- No photograph is ever worth risking harm to an animal, bird or the environment.
- Be aware of times when wildlife may be nesting or bringing up their young.
- Keep your distance. If an animal appears stressed by your presence move away.
- If you are serious about wildlife photography invest in a telephoto lens and observe from a distance.
- Observe – do not attract. Baiting with food or sounds can endanger wildlife.
- Be true to yourself and your craft – do not fake the shot unless you make this clear.
- Leave places as you found them or even better pick up litter that could harm the wildlife.
- Do not pick wild flowers or dig them up. Leave them for others to enjoy too.