By Harry Martin
High winds and heavy rain; the tail end of Storm Doris. Not the ideal weather forecast you want to see when you’re planning an eagle photography workshop. A glimmer of hope started to present itself however, and with some enthusiastic customers in the form of Paul & Mike, we agreed it was worthy of our effort to get out onto one of Skye’s beautiful ridge lines in search of Scotland’s most iconic bird of prey - the golden eagle.
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You don’t need me to tell you how popular skye is with photographers. It draws people from all over the world, and is on the bucket list of many more. It’s easy to understand why, with the likes of the Quiraing, Storr, Neist Point, and the many other iconic locations there are on the island.
There are ‘photography hotspots’ where every dawn and dusk a gaggle of photographers will be swarming around, all eager to snap the view they have often come so far to see. The tree at the Quiraing, ‘Photographer’s Mound’ at Storr, the southern end of Loch Fada, the old bridge at Sligachan, and the cliff top at Neist Point are all good examples of such hotspots.
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