Focus on Shetland
Focus on Shetland is a great holiday for travellers who want to seek out and photograph Shetland's most exciting and unique wildlife. Led exclusively by well-known award-winning Shetland photographer Hugh Harrop, whose work has enhanced magazines, books and newspapers Worldwide, we use a unique combination of local knowledge and camera skills to help you get the very best images! With emphasis on approach, metering and composition, this holiday offers outstanding opportunities and is suitable for amateurs and seasoned photographers alike. Read more...
We are pleased to display some photographs taken during recent holidays.
Please click here for details of our exciting winter pho-tours to Finland & Arctic Norway and our spring photography trips to Hungary and the The Danube Delta.
Tailor Made Photo Safaris
We also offer bespoke photographic solutions for the amateur and pro-photographer. Many photographers often have 'gaps' in their collection so why not take advantage of our expert local knowledge and let us assist you in getting the images YOU want! Some of the best photographic opportunities are right here on our own doorstep, in the south Mainland and we can also arrange packages to the north isles of Fetlar, Yell and Unst. We can put together a superb two or three day itinerary - longer if required - to photograph some of the following subjects in the following regions:
Storm Petrels (on an exclusive night time trip to Mousa Broch)
Otters - feeding, swimming and resting
To allow maximum time with subjects and to induce as much photographic quality from your subject we would advise prospective photographers to shortlist three to five species as their key targets and to also choose a secondary shortlist of material that may be not so critical! This will help us enormously to plan a trip around your requirements and make the most of the time we spend in the field. On all trips you will be accompanied and guided by Hugh Harrop, widely regarded as Shetland's top wildlife photographer. To see samples of Hugh's work please click here and to discuss your individual requirements please e mail us or call 01950 460939.
Winter Pho-tours in Shetland
We also offer the option of a tailor-made winter break to complement our successful and busy summer photographic holidays. Led by award-winning wildlife photographer and Shetland Wildlife boss Hugh Harrop, we use a unique combination of local knowledge and Hugh's camera skills to help you get the very best winter images from this northern land. There is no set itinerary as such, and we'll create the trip around your specific requirements and chosen subjects. We would recommend a four or five day trip and over the course of these days we would expect to photograph a wide variety of subjects including:
- excellent opportunities for Otter (involves two nights stay on Unst)
- Mountain Hares in their white winter pelt
- family parties of Whooper Swans
- flocks of Long-tailed Ducks and Common Eiders
- Great Northern Diver in winter plumage
- Black Guillemots in winter plumage
- Glaucous and Iceland Gulls
- Purple Sandpipers and Turnstones
- hauled out and swimming Grey & Common Seals
- Twite and Snow Buntings at our baited sites
- Ravens & Hooded Crows at our baited sites
- dramatic winter sunsets
- chance of the Aurora Borealis
- chance to photograph Up Helly Aa (in late January every year)
Interested? Please provide us with an idea of what subjects you'd like to tackle and we'll provide a guideline itinerary and a price. You can e mail this to us or give Hugh a call direct on 01950 460939.