Wildlife Photography

Be patient for breathtaking wildlife pictures

Wildlife Photography

Home to some of Scotland’s most renowned species from the Golden Eagle to the Red Squirrel, and with the combination of landscape and climate giving a unique quality of light, Glen Tanar is a wildlife photographer’s paradise.

To help visitors watch and photograph some of the species that can be found here, there are several hides at various locations throughout the estate. These are positioned to make the most of available light and surrounding views. Visitors should be prepared to spend several hours inside a hide.


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The prevalence of individual bird species changes each year, and the chance of seeing them depends on breeding success and nest locations. During the months indicated, you are likely to see the following birds on a visit to Glen Tanar.

Pine Marten 2
Photo Credit - Andy Hayes

Wildlife Lookout

NEW FOR 2019 - Limited Dates Available , 3rd - 26th July and 29th July - 2nd August

We have decided to open our new 'Wildlife Lookout' for business. We are initially offering photographers exclusive access to the Lookout, where they can capture beautiful photos of pine martens and badgers from a distance of 5-10m away.

Price: £80 for pine martens, £80 for badgers or £150 for all species.

Ring Ouzel 1
Photo Credit - Andy Hayes

Upland Bird Table

NEW FOR 2019 - Available from 6 to 24 May

Our upland bird table which last year attracted ring ouzels, pipits, wheatears and sand pipers amongst others will be available Monday to Friday for afternoon sessions only in our one person hide.

Price: £80 per afternoon session.

Golden Eagle


A true Scottish icon, the Golden Eagle is huge, powerful and graceful, and makes a very special wildlife spectacle. Glen Tanar boasts the only publicly available, photograph-able nest in the UK, offering wildlife watchers and photographers an unrivalled opportunity to get up close and personal with this fabulous bird of prey.

Price: £350 per person, per evening session.

All trips must be booked and paid for in advance via the Estate Office. *All prices are inclusive of VAT*

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Or call us on +44 (0)13398 86451 for more information and booking requests.