Red Stag Rut Workshop

Photograph Britain’s largest mammal during the annual Red Stag rut in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

This is an outstanding opportunity to photograph this magnificent mammal in their natural habitat. We will be looking to capture the Red Stag Deer, on their rut, bellowing close up and at distance with the Highlands in the background, we may even be lucky and get some action shots.

I’ve found over the years that the Red Stag is often more vocal early morning and late afternoon so if you have some landscape equipment, in addition we can also make use of some spare hours during the day and will visit a few well know locations in Glencoe, for example.

The breeding season, or the rut, occurs from the end of September to November. Stags return to the hind’s home range and compete for them by engaging in elaborate displays of dominance including roaring, parallel walks, and fighting. Serious injury and death can result from fighting but this only occurs between stags of similar size that cannot assess dominance by any of the other means. The dominant stag then ensures exclusive mating with the hinds.

Itinerary

We will meet at Tyndrum at 7.30am (Full details will be sent upon booking) and head off in my Landrover Discovery for a couple of hours photographing the Red Stags on their rut. After that, it’s time for some breakfast.

We then have the option of doing some landscape photography at some great locations or continue looking for Stags, as during the day Stags often disappear high up in the mountains and are a lot less vocal than they are early mornings and evenings. So this is a great opportunity for some additional photography.

We will then end the day with another couple of hours photographing Stags before dark

Workshop In Brief

Photography

Mammals & Landscape

Dates

5th – 13th October 2020

Cost

£195.00 Per Person

Group Size

4 Maximum

Fitness Level Required

Low

Included

Transport during workshop

Details

Cost: £195.00 per person.
Deposit: Non refundable deposit of £85.00 to secure place. Final balance due 4 weeks prior to trip.
Guide: Paul Fowlie
Group Size: 4 guests per trip

Tour Dates 2020

  • 5th - 4 places left
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  • 10th - FULL
  • 11th - FULL
  • 12th - 4 places left
  • 13th - 4 places left

Equipment Required

  • Tripod or Monopod: This will be required is using a large lens
  • Lens: Lens size required is 200 – 500mm
  • 200mm being required for close up head shots

Clothing

  • Waterproof Clothing: We are in the Scottish Highlands and it does rain a lot.

Fitness

Average fitness is required with very little walking being done.

Reserve Your Place

To reserve your place on this workshop, I require a non-refundable deposit of £85.00 per person, as I have to book and pay for trips in advance. Full balance is normally required 4 weeks prior to the trip. You can also adjust the size of your group by selecting the number of people in the Group Size box below, up to the maximum Group Size (listed above, in Details section).


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