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.

The prevalence of individual bird and animal 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.

Upland Bird Table

2020 - 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*

Exclusive Use at 'The Lookout'

2020 - Available All Year Round

A exclusive use session in 'The Lookout' gives keen photographers the chance to photograph pine martens and badgers from a distance of 5-10m away.

Price: £100 for all species.

See The Lookout for more information and to book.


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