Tooth & Talon

Otters & White-tailed Eagles
 *Maximum of just three guests per week*

All images on this gallery were taken during 'Tooth & Talon 23' 

 

Start End Availability 
Sunday 8th Sept 24 Saturday 14th Sept 24 FULL
Sunday 15th Sept 24 Saturday 21st Sept 24 FULL

Please email to be added to the cancelation list or to express interest in Tooth & Talon 2025.

 

Primary Species:

These are the species we will be concentrating on as our main photographic subjects.

Otters and White-tailed Eagles.

 

Secondary Species:

These are other species regularly seen whilst photographing the above. If any of these species present a good photographic opportunity, we’ll not pass them by!

Buzzard, Hen Harrier, Turnstone, Hooded Crows, Raven, Stonechat, Red Deer, Shags.

 

What’s Included:

Five fully catered Photography Days plus six nights accommodation and transportation for the duration of the workshop. 

Three private boat charters on the Lady Jayne.

All meals and snacks, soft and hot drinks.

 

Breakfast – Freshly made fruit salad, yoghurt, cereal or porridge, toast with preserves, homey or marmalade served with fresh orange juice, tea or filter coffee.

Snacks - Plenty for everyone, served with tea or coffee.

 Lunch - Lunches will be prepared daily and taken with us to eat in ‘the field”. 

Dinner - Dinner will be two courses followed by coffee and chocolates or a local cheese board.  
 

 

Travel -  All travel from your arrival on Mull in a comfortable AWD SUV.

Guiding & Tuition - The full attention from your experienced guide Andy, who has an in-depth knowledge of both species featured on this workshop. Patient and courteous help and advice when and where it’s required.

Fun & Humour - Photographing wildlife should be an enjoyable experience. Although we’re serious about helping to obtain the best possible images, this will be done in a fun and relaxed way.

 

Itinerary:


Day 1: Sunday

Arrival day - We will all rendezvous at the accommodation at 18:00.

The accommodation is a well appointed house conveniently located for both Otter photography and the White-tailed Eagle boat trips.

All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Day 2: Monday

Today we will dedicate the whole day in search of the elusive and shy otter. It is highly unusual not to have multiple sightings of otters during a day on Mull. Whether the 'planets align' and these manifest into 'good' photographic opportunities is down to skill and luck in equal measure. Andy has almost a decade of experience observing and photographing otters on Mull and has an extensive knowledge of their behaviour. 
 

Day 3: Tuesday

This morning will be the first of three private boat trips with Martin and Alex of Mull charters, I’ve been working with these guys for many years and always look forward to a trip with them. Over the years the eagles have gotten to know their boat and will confidently swoop down and gab a fish to within 20m of the boat, a 100-400mm (or similar) lens will suffice for this element of the trip. There may even be an opportunity to look for dolphins if there are any in the area.
Having just three guests on the boat is absolutely amazing for my guests, you’ll have so much space! Normally they have twelve passengers on a ‘wildlife viewing’ trip and six photographers on a dedicated ‘photo special’. 

The Afternoon will be spent searching and hopefully photographing otters.
 

Day 4: Wednesday

A repeat of Monday, all day in search of Otters. As you already know these are one of Andy's favourite species to spend time with, he loves their playful and elusive and secrative nature. When tracking otters we take a very slow, careful and considered approach , this is essential for two good reasons. One, being its less likely we disturb them and secondly its safer for us not to be dashing around like crazy people! 
Andy has a sound knowledge of the locations otters habit on Mull, where they’re likely to be, and likely to go, this aids Andy on how to get his guests in the absolute best positions in the safest possible way.

You will learn the importance of being proactive in our approach and how this is key to being successful when photographing otters whilst causing minimum disturbance to the otters.
 

Day 5: Thursday

AM - The second of three private boat charters to photograph White-tailed Eagles

PM - Otters
 

Day 6: Friday

AM - Otters

PM - The third and last private boat trip with Martin and Alex upon the Lady Jayne
 

Day 7: Saturday

Breakfast and then departure at 09:00



Full Board

Cost - £2295.00
 

Maximum number of clients: 3
 

A £495 deposit will be required at the time of booking. The balance will be due twelve weeks before the first day.

Please note: The schedule can change at short notice due to climatic conditions. If this situation arises an appropriate alternative schedule/species will be introduced, to maximise both your enjoyment and photographic opportunities. There’s always something worth photographing!