June sees the Tyrol's alpine meadows in their full glory, with a spectacular show of wild flowers and an array of butterflies and other insects – in short, the perfect time for macro photography.
We explore the many and varied meadows to discover gems such as the delicate burnt orchid hidden amongst the grasses, and along the way encounter many exciting and beautiful insects that flourish on the alpine slopes. In the locations we visit there is a good chance of finding the iconic Apollo butterfly. Moving higher up the slopes, the colourful meadows give way to swathes of vibrant alpenrose and high alpine species such as dwarf snowbell and trumpet gentian. A friendly, family-run hotel provides the perfect base for our week of photography and fresh mountain air.
The tour has been designed to maximise the opportunities for macro photography. Wildlife photographers Alex Hyde and Nick Garbutt, along with a renowned local guide, will take you through everything you need to know to photograph the region's fascinating plants and wildlife.
Alex Hyde has established himself as an expert in macro photography, and has taught at the University of Nottingham and at London's Wild Photos photography festival. By understanding the behaviour of his subjects, he is able to capture intimate portraits of spiders, insects and other invertebrates in their natural habitats. An award-winning photographer and author with a background in zoology, Nick Garbutt has photographed wildlife all around the world and has led tours for the past 18 years.
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