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Lifes a beach!
Lifes a beach!

old dog otter laid back getting some rays.

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Otter with spotted dogfish
Otter with spotted dogfish
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Let sleeping dogs lie!
Let sleeping dogs lie!

Then at a distance with a 500mm lens + 1.4 converter, never approach a sleeping otter, they need time ashore to dry and warm up!

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Transition from rock to sea
Transition from rock to sea

Otter descending from spraint marking a rock

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Otter eating dogfish!
Otter eating dogfish!
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Mummys boy
Mummys boy

Otter mother and cub, Isle of Mull

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Otter posing
Otter posing

I love this pose, caught mid grooming.

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Close encounters
Close encounters

Taken from a road, this otter came ashore and crossed the beach to disappear through a culvert under the road, she was particularly relaxed and well aware of our presence.

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Otter mother and cub
Otter mother and cub

A young mother otter keeping an eye out for her cub.

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Otter photography days:
 
The Isle of Mull off the west Coast of Scotland is possibly my favourite wildlife destination in the world. Home to the enigmatic and elusive Otter and the spectacular White tailed eagle, but also endangered Hen harriers, Golden eagles, short eared owls and a miriad of other wonderful wildlife. The weather here is changeable and creates the legendary Mull light which is a photographers dream. I try to get to Mull as often as I can and will be running photography tuition trips here throughout the year. This year 2021 we obviously have  potential travel restrictions due to the Corona virus and any bookings will be with this in mind We anticipate a return to normality from June 2021 and will be able  to continue our trips with due concern and observance of any government recommendations, we will be running one on one trips or two people maximum where we maintain social distancing, travelling separately etc The situation changes daily  but we anticipate increased demand  from those of us wanting to spend time close to nature in wild places, so advise booking as soon as possible!
 
A typical day is spent out looking for wildlife, usually prioritising otters and eagles, I will be teaching you techniques for finding, watching and photographing the otters, taking care to explain the priority of the wildlifes well being and also helping you get the best from your cameras capabilities. Weatherproof, dark clothing is required and this should also be  warm and quiet!  We will stop at a pub or cafe for lunch and the day will be relaxed but full of  interest and photographic opportunities, the aim being to return with full  camera cards and memories to last a life time!

Usually we will meet you at your choice of accommodation and drop you off in the evening . We can help you with finding accommodation and transport to Mull.
 
Contact me ASAP if you want to join me for one, two or three day trips on Mull where we will be prioritising species like the otter and eagles but not forgetting the other wildlife on this fabulous island. Our most recent trips, were absolutely amazing and we are looking forward to this Autumn and winter with great anticipation. Prices start at £250 per day per person .   Contact me here for more details: Gowildlandscapes@btinternet.com

See what some of our clients say about our trips here : What they say