Osprey Photography



Ospreys at Rothiemurchus

Nature and people thrive together on Rothiemurchus; communities of people have lived here for at least 3,500 years and currently over 80% of Rothiemurchus is recognised and protected in Scotland and Europe for endangered species and habitat.

Johnnie Grant of Rothiemurchus who with his team has made the hides and lochans said:

“Rothiemurchus has a long history of protecting Ospreys; in 1893 my great, great grandfather was awarded the Zoological Society of London’s silver medal for protecting these birds and my father received the RSPB medal in 1960 for helping to safeguard their return to breed again in Britain.”

For over twenty years, Rothiemurchus has observed, learned and continuously improved the facilities here, making the favourite place for OSprey’s to fish and for photographers to capture award winning pictures.

We value your feedback; johnnie.grant@rothie.net and / or pg@rothie.net.  Thank you.

Osprey photography

Fully guided, early morning and evening photographic trips to our loch side hides within the Fishery. Our wildlife guide will enable the experienced and skilled photographer with the opportunity to photograph Ospreys at close quarters, with field craft advice available from our experienced guide, prior to your arrival and on the day.

The Exclusive sessions are crafted around the weather conditions which are constantly monitored in order to assist you with the best opportunity to photograph these challenging wild birds within the stunning environment of Rothiemurchus. As you will understand though, due to the nature of wildlife we cannot guarantee the opportunity.

If you would like to book please contact us on 01479 812345 or email photography@rothie.net if you would like to discuss the sessions before booking. You are welcome to visit the Fishery beforehand to familiarise yourself with the surrounding before your early morning start!

Many other species often encountered on this sessions are Herons, Otter, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Dabchick, Goosander, Merganser, Buzzard, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Chaffinch, Bull Finch, Siskin and Roe Deer.

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All weather prime loch-side hides and our experienced wildlife guide


Personal photographic equipment and suitable clothing, preferably dark camouflage should be worn. Digital SLR, 100-400mm lens


Of own equipment and photographing wildlife. You are welcome to visit the Fishery beforehand to familiarise yourself with the surrounding before your early morning start.


Rothiemurchus Fishery.


Please arrive 10 minutes prior to session.


If you need to change your booking or to cancel, we do require 24 hours notice in order for you to receive a full refund.


Fully guided morning sessions start before dawn till 9.30. Unguided day session available to those booked on, on the day.


Apr to May: £90 per person per session, June to Aug: £140 for one session or £230 for two consecutive sessions. Un-guided day session: £30 per person.


Ospreys normally start fishing towards the end of March.  The best photography opportunities from May onwards until mid – August.


Our guides spend lot of time monitoring and recording the Osprey’s activity at the Fishery so we can offer the best opportunity for the experienced photographer to capture and image of these challenging and wild birds.


Our team of experienced wildlife guides have worked at Rothiemurchus for many years, closely monitoring the Osprey and other wildlife that visit the Fishery all year round.


“Best place in the world to watch Ospreys fishing at close quarters” Simon King, Springwatch