The west coast of Norway is one of the most beautiful regions of northern Europe. This pristine coastline is the home of the White-tailed Sea Eagle. Without a doubt one of the most exciting wildlife photography opportunities that have emerged over the recent years has been the chance to photograph the majesty and grace of White-tailed Eagles as they dive to snatch a fish from the water beside your boat. The experience itself is amazing with stunning images to match and with just 5 guests this is a truly exclusive experience as well. Ole-Martin Dahle’s Norwegian set-up was the pioneering (and still by a clear distance the best) in this field and you will have all the advice and opportunity you need to get your own spectacular shots. We’ve scheduled early morning and evening trips for the best light conditions throughout our trip.
Itinerary Open +Close -
Day 1: We are due to arrive at Trondheim Airport in Norway at the same time via Schipol Amsterdam, where we will be greeted by the host for the trip Ole Martin. It is then a three and a half hours drive to the base in Lausnes, Flatanger. Once you are there it will be a case of settling into the comfortable lodge for the duration of your stay.
Day 2: We would like to point out for the duration of this trip that you are governed by the weather conditions throughout, so the itinerary could change at any time and you need to be flexible at all times to make the most of the photographic opportunities. If the weather is in your favour it will be an early morning start where you will be heading out to the fjords looking for the sea eagles. Once you have located an eagle, a fish is thrown overboard to try and entice the bird to come down and grab it from the surface; the action can be fast and furious so you need to be well prepared! You will stay out in the boat until 9.00ish and then back to your base for some breakfast and rest. You will have dinner at about 4.00pm and then ready to be back on the boat for the evening session.
The evenings are so much better because the light just gets better as the session progresses and also the eagles seem more interested in the fish that Ole throws over board, so be prepared with fully charged batteries and plenty of memory cards. The evening session goes on until dusk which will be around 11.00ish.
Days 3 – 5: Everyday then will follow the pattern of the first full day as you will be doing two sessions a day. During your time you will also get the chance to photograph other species of birds mainly gulls and terns but you also may get the chance for species like arctic skua and black guillemot. Ole is always at hand both on the boat and at the base so if you need any advice please say so throughout the trip.
Day 6: Sadly you will return back to Trondheim Airport for your return flights back home. We are all due out at the same time, some to Oslo for your connecting flights.
What our customers say
“The opportunities to photograph were just right. The way Danny and Ole Martin planned the trip on a day by day basis, to take account of the varied weather was great”
“This was another very good holiday”
“Very good views and photographic opportunities with the white-tailed sea eagles”
“Danny and Ole Martin were, as usual, very friendly, supportive and helpful. This was a fun and informative trip made possible by Danny, Ole Martin and party colleagues. My thanks to all. I always come away from Natures Images trips having learned something new and had a good time”