Wildlife & Landscape Photography Scotland

Mountain Hare photography days

Mountain Hare photography days

A popular one day workshop to photograph Mountain Hare in The Cairngorms.

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Isle of Mull wildlife photography holiday

Isle of Mull wildlife photography holiday

Wildlife Photography holiday on the Isle of Mull. 6 day trip, fully inclusive. Join Gary Hodgson Photography on one of my small group photography holidays.

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Landscape Photography, Cairngorms 4 nights

5 day photography holiday in the stunning Cairngorms National Park.

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Gary Hodgson is a photographer specialising in Landscape and Wildlife.

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I run Wildlife & Landscape Photography Scotland

Based in Aviemore which lies within The Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. On my doorstep I have some of the finest mountain and forest scenery in the British Isles. My favourite places to capture the Scottish landscape are wild and remote mountain tops. It is here that most of my best images have been produced.

The Scottish Highlands, in particular The Cairngorms National Park, also have some of the most diverse and unique wildlife. The Ptarmigan and Mountain Hare are my two favourite subjects to photograph. I regularly guide workshops in summer and winter to capture these beautiful and hardy animals.

I started taking photographs in my late teenage years, well before digital cameras. Way back then I shot mostly transparency film (slides) in the days when you had to wait a day or two before you found out if that magical image was indeed magical.

My style of photography is capturing the landscape in all seasons with big wide angled images. Trends come and go. I use very little editing. Composition, subject and light is everything. I love to seek out my own scenes and very rarely shoot 'roadside' and popular locations.

I also run my own mountain guiding company, Tarmachan Mountaineering. For almost 30 years I have been guiding and instructing groups of all ages and abilities in the mountains of Scotland and further afield. With my mountain leadership qualifications, vast amount of experience and people care you can be assured of a safe time on all of my workshops that I run high up on the mountains.

My images have been published in several popular outdoor magazines, web articles and newspaper features including:

Trail Magazine
Trek & Mountain
UK Climbing
Ordnance Survey Maps
BBC News
The Times
The Scotsman
The Express

Short listed in Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020

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This is by far my most popular photography workshop day. Join me on a full day to capture your images of the beautiful mountain hare in their winter pelage (coat). In winter we have excellent chances to have full snow conditions on the hill, glorious backdrop to our subject.


Of course the mountain hares are wonderful to see and photograph all year round! They are at their most colourful during late winter/early spring. This period in the year they take on beautiful mottled colours of ginger and beige with still some patches of white on their pelage as they transform into summer.


Spending 2 days with the mountain hares is magical. If weather and conditions permit we aim to visit 2 different locations. My two areas I love to photograph are the Monadhliath and the high Cairngorms. These offer contrasts in terrain, landscape, altitude and varying types of snow in the winter months.

Thank you for your interest in booking a day out or on one of my photography workshops or multi day holidays with Gary Hodgson Photography.

You can make a booking enquiry via email or phone call with your preferred dates. I will then email you a booking form. Once I receive this, along with your payment, I will send confirmation and a receipt.

For multi day holidays please feel free to call me and I will happily talk through any details before you make a decision to book.

All bookings require a deposit or full payment if your chosen day is less than 8 weeks away.

Payments are made via bank transfer.
For bookings outwith the UK you can pay via PayPal, there will be a small surcharge to cover PayPal's commission.


Telephone (+44) 07720001326

Please read these details below before booking your day or holiday with Gary Hodgson Photography

  • The balance of your day or holiday is due 8 weeks in advance. The day or holiday will be booked (subject to confirmation of dates) on receipt of Gary Hodgson Photography's completed booking form and a deposit or the total fee for the day or holiday.
  • The day or holiday balance must be fully paid 8 weeks prior to the start date.
  • If you decide to cancel the day or holiday for any reason up to 6 weeks before the start date you will receive no refund of the deposit. 
  • If you cancel after 6 weeks you will receive no refund of any monies paid.
  • If  Gary Hodgson Photography cancels the day or holiday you will receive a full refund of all monies paid or you can reschedule to an alternative date.
  • It is your responsibility to obtain cancellation insurance and personal accident insurance prior to the start of your holiday or day out. This is highly recommended.
  • All participants are fit enough for the activity and will abide by any safety regulations given to them. 
  • You should bring adequate warm and waterproof clothing plus the correct footwear. Details of which will be sent when booking a day or holiday.
  • You should be aware that walking in hill & mountain terrain are potentially hazardous and there is a certain element of risk of injury.
Please be aware that weather and snow conditions can sometimes be out of our control. This is especially so in Winter. Planned days or specific itineraries can therefore be subject to change at very short notice.


All of my images on this website are available for prints. The prints are produced on Fuji quality paper to a very high standard from a reputable company. Prices include postage and packing to any UK address.   

To order:
Simply indicate which image you wish to purchase and email size and finish you require.

Email: garytarmachan@gmail.com

Tel: 07720001326

Finishes either in Matte, Gloss, Silk or Velvet.

30 x 20 cm  £36.00

45 x 30 cm  £43.00

60 x 40 cm  £60.00

75 x 50 cm  £80.00

90 x 60 cm  £100.00

Other sizes on request. Please email or call.

Framed prints

All images are availiable in gallery standard frames. Please email requests.

Canvas Prints on 20mm Frame

Canvas Prints on a 20mm stretcher frame in Matte finish.

30 x 20 cm £80

45 x 30 cm £90

60 x 40 cm £120

75 x 50 cm £155

Other sizes on request.



I have a choice of two calendars again for 2025. I am taking advanced orders and stock will be limited so please get your order in asap. Delivery will be early November 2024.



Both will be a nice big A2 size ( 420cm X 540cm when opened) with plenty of space to put all your essential dates throughout the year. Each image also has information on how I achieved the photograph.

Price including postage and packing is £28 to any UK address.

My calendars are only available directly from me.

For details on how to order please email me at garytarmachan@gmail.com

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  •  11/08/2020 05:20 PM

Back working on a Mountain Hare Photograph Workshop, Monadhliath

  •  15/07/2020 05:22 PM

Freedom to travel and we can at last get out into the mountains across the whole of Scotland.

  •  10/06/2020 02:42 AM

New photography website launched.