We have been running trips to the Shetland Isles in summer months for the past decade and this beautiful island archipelago is one of the most dramatic and inspiring locations in the British Isles and a great place for wildlife photography. The experience of the Shetlands during the winter months is very different and potentially very special though and our main target for this seasonal visit is the iconic European Otter. These islands support a large population and one of the best times to see them is during the winter months.
We have teamed up with Shetlands based otter experts Richard Shucksmith and Brydon Thomason and these guys know the local otter population better than anyone and know how to get us close enough to photograph them.
It will be a jam-packed week looking to take full advantage of the settings, subjects and potentially stunning winter light that can be found here at this time of year and with the trip timed to optimise the tides to our advantage and a time of year when family groups are at their most active and potentially approachable too you should achieve both some great images but also experiences with these fantastic mammals too.