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Camera stalking

Camera stalking

Camera stalking has recently become very popular amongst photography enthusiasts. It’s very similar to stalking with a rifle, but pictures are shot, not animals!
Cameras with fairly powerful zoom lenses are advised as it’s normally quite difficult to get closer than around 80 yards from the animals, except on a very windy day.

There are of course other places, such a Glen Strathfarrar, where camera stalkers can get very close to wild deer from their car, but the experience isn’t quite the same as stalking on foot on the top of the mountain, with the added thrills of crawling through heather and peat hags, and lying in wait for the target.

As per a traditional day’s stalking/hunting, guests should take a picnic, known locally as one’s “piece”.  Camera stalking is most suited to the photography of either red deer or black grouse. Most other species are harder to get close to, more difficult to photograph and unreliable. Black grouse camera stalking requires an early start at first light.