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    Marbled White. Photography at a hidden Yorkshire gem.

    Best Lens: 150mm macro
    Best time of year: Jul-Aug
    Fitness level: Easy

    This is hidden gem could easily be overlooked. Nestled in Yorkshire farmland this is one the best places to photograph a range of butterflies but especially the Marbled White – a fine black and white butterfly, which is on the wing in Summer. There is always something to see at read more

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    Photographing White Tailed Eagles on Mull

    Best Lens: 300mm
    Best time of year: Apr-Sept
    Fitness level: Easy

    There are few words to describe just how special it is to hear the wind whistling through the wings of a diving White-tailed Eagle. Actually to capture the moment on camera is a dream for many photographers and birders. When this stunning Eagle is encountered at close quarters the true read more

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    Photograph Red Grouse in the Scottish Highlands

    Best Lens: 300mm minimum
    Best time of year: Jan - Aug
    Fitness level: Easy

    Whilst Red Grouse are plentiful in the Scottish Highlands, finding and photographing them easily can still be a challenge. This route represents one of the most reliable and easiest places to photograph Red Grouse. Indeed this is probably the best place to photograph Red Grouse from the car with a read more

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    Where to Photograph Ptarmigan in the Cairngorms

    Best Lens: 300mm minimum
    Best time of year: Nov - Aug
    Fitness level: Difficult

    Ptarmigan are pretty high on the wish list of birders and photographers visiting the Scottish Highlands in winter. Finding Ptarmigan is one thing, knowing where to photograph Ptarmigan is another challenge. The following article represents the culmination of over 200 days spent in the mountains over the last five years; watching, read more

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    Chalkhill Blues on the South Downs

    Best Lens: 150mm macro
    Best time of year: Summer
    Fitness level: Easy

    Mill Hill Nature Reserve is an unimproved chalk grassland since 1937 (and almost certainly before this) of nearly 35 acres – it is a great area for photographing butterflies. Shoreham Bank (Mill Hill) is the most nationally famous of the Sussex butterfly sites. This fame was created by the huge numbers and read more

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    Photographing Terns on Anglesey

    Best Lens: 500mm
    Best time of year: May-Aug
    Fitness level: Moderate

    Photographing Sandwich Tern and Arctic Terns in this stunning location, on a late spring evening, is one the highlights of the photographic calendar. Cemlyn is one of NWWT's star reserves and is regarded as Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is valued for both its scenic qualities and its unique range of wildlife and is as popular with general visitors as it is with birdwatchers and naturalists. It includes a large lagoon, separated from the sea by a spectacular, naturally created shingle ridge. During the summer months it is home to one of the most important tern colonies in Wales, including Sandwich terns.