Photography tours to observe and photograph wildlife

The tours I wish to offer are primarily for observation but offering strong possibilities for photography. However as with all wildlife tours involving truly wild animals, I will not be able to guarantee that the subjects will oblige with that perfect picture opportunity. I wish that was possible, but I don’t want to offer tours in parks, with captive animals. However, I work closely with the guides and every opportunity will be made so that you have the opportunity to capture that memorable moment.

My aim is to offer a wildlife experience where the primary goal is firstly to observe the animals in their native habitat

Photography tours to observe and photograph wildlife

Disclaimer for hide work:
The primary purpose of my tours is for observation and photography. Each hide has a target species. These species can be put off by noise and sudden movements. For this reason, all camera gear is to be kept on the tripod at all times and not removed to take better photographs. All seats will get you the best possible photo of the target species   

11th – 18th May – £1850 each 6 persons.

This will be my 6th year running workshops in the Sierra Morena. A stunning mountain range in the mountains of Andalucía, located 2 hours north of Malaga. You will stay in an unspoilt mountain village offering a selection of local cuisine for your evening meal. The second part will be further north in Toledo to photograph a selection of plains and water birds.

Included in this workshop: All transfers, accommodation, breakfast, evening meals, single rooms in Sierra Morena, Shared Rooms in Toledo (single Supplement 135 euros)  

Target species being Spanish Imperial, Golden, Bonelli’s Eagles, Bee-eaters in the Sierra Morena while in Toledo the main species will be Stone Curlew, Marsh Harrier, European Roller and the stunning Great Bustard!!

Other species that you may encounter and if your lucky be able to photograph are, Woodchat Shrike, Blue Rock Thrush, Black-necked Grebe, Little Bustard, Little Owls, Purple Heron, kingfisher, amongst various other local species.

3 full days in the Sierra Morena hides and then 3 days in Toledo. Transport from Malaga airport to the Sierra Morena – then we travel by road to the second location and then returning from Madrid. Accommodation is half board throughout the stay.

Recommended equipment – Camera, lenses with a range of 100mm – 600mm (500mm will serve well for all hides but a smaller lens is recommended), tripod, memory cards, batteries and charger, clothing suitable for hide work (neutral colours) and a warm coat for early starts and evenings.

Hides in the Sierra Morena will be the best working hides at the time. To include, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Bee-eaters and if available, Little Owl, Kestrel, kingfisher.

Arrive in Malaga and pick up Saturday 11th. Time to be confirmed but will be late evening.

Day 1 – 3: Morning and evening sessions in the Sierra Morena.

Late afternoon of day 3 we travel to Toledo

Day 4 – 6: Sessions in various hides with the possibility of hydro hides – Experience photography like you never have before. Walking in the lake with a water hide taking photographs at water level. (bring bathing suits and change of clothing. Towels & suitable ware will be provided as will full tuition)

Transfer to Madrid to return to UK morning of 7th day

Not included: Flights, meals outside of the itinerary, travel insurance, drinks not included with meal. 

Itinerary may have slight changes due to the availability of species. If a hide is not performing we may substitute to a similar hide.

6 days in the highlands of Scotland – Sold Out

Spanish Endemics – Iberian Lynx, Iberian Wolf, Iberian Ibex are the main targets with European Wild Cat.

6th – 9th December £1000 per person 4 people

Day 1 – Early pick up in Malaga and travel to the Sierra Morena. On route we will stop in the mountains north of Malaga to photograph Iberian Ibex. Stunning views of the granite mountains. Required is good walking shoes/boots as this is on a rocky terrain. Easy to moderate walking, which will require moving over large rock formations.

After a couple of hours, we will move on to our hotel in the Sierra Morena. After check in we spend the afternoon/evening in the hides waiting for the worlds rarest cat, The Iberian Lynx.

Day 2 & 3: AM hides for Wildcat – these may be substituted for eagle hides should the cat not be showing. PM Iberian Lynx

Day 4: AM Iberian Wolf. These wolves are managed in a very large area. Though they are technically captive, they roam in very large enclosures and act as wild as they can.

After our visit to the wolves we head to Malaga Airport for our return home.

Included in this workshop: All transfers, accommodation, breakfast, evening meals, single rooms in Sierra Morena

Not included: Flights, meals outside of the itinerary, travel insurance, drinks not included with meal. 

One week with 5 days of private safaris in Yala National Park POA – 4 people

Full Itinerary coming soon – email for further details