Rob Jordan

Top photographer Rob loves guiding and sharing his experiences with others, and has been leading Heatherlea groups for many years. With his Geordie humour and careful personal attention, he is a favourite with Heatherlea clients.

He’s loved birds since he was young – a passion encouraged by his lifelong friendship with Eric Bird MBE, a renowned filmmaker and photographer.

Rob was born and still lives in Northumberland, and had a  varied career with Northumbria Police. His interest in Nature saw him become Force Wildlife Officer, managing a team investigating wildlife crimes, and becoming the Force spokesman on all wildlife matters.

Rob has been a dedicated wildlife photographer for over 45 years, and so far has received five awards in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, including Category win, Category runner-up and Highly Commended three times. Rob was also selected as one of twenty best Wildlife Photographers working in UK for the acclaimed 2020VISION photo project – connecting People with Nature. Seabirds are a favourite subject, and the Farne Islands and Bass Rock are not far from his home. He has done extensive work in Sutherland on Greenshank, Red Throated Diver and Merlin.

He’s visited places as diverse as India for Tigers (Bandhavgarh, Agra, Delhi), southern Turkey (Dalyan, Antalya), Eastern (Lake Neusiedl) & Southern (Gross Glockner, Worthersee) Austria, Italy, Switzerland (Bernese Oberland), Bulgaria, The Gambia, Florida (three times including during Hurricane Charlie!), France (Brittany, La Brenne, Normandy, & Camargue), Spain (Extremadura, Andalucia & Ebro Delta), Mallorca, Israel (Eilat), Madeira, Montenegro and Australia (South). A photography commission took him to the Seychelles for the tourist board. He has been beyond the Arctic Circle 5-6 times, including northern Sweden, Norway and Finland. Our 2019 holiday will be his third visit to the Svalbard archipelago.

Small offshore islands are a great attraction and he’s visited many across the world and off the Scottish west and north coast, including St.Kilda. Mull is a particular favourite – he even honeymooned there – although his new wife was unaware at the time of the opportunities the island holds for photographing Otters!

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  • Birding the Highlands in May

    Birding the Highlands in May

    • 04 May - 11 May 2019

    £1395 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    A fantastic week of birding across the Highlands, from the Cairngorm mountains to both coasts

  • Mull, Iona and the Treshnish Isles

    £1495 pp, £160 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Eagles, Otters and much more as we explore Mull, Iona, Staffa and Lunga.

  • NEW! Svalbard with BBC Wildlife

    From £4295 pp. Deposit £2000

    A unique adventure in The Kingdom of the Polar Bear!

  • NEW! Northumberland in High Summer

    £1595 pp, £145 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Including the Farnes, Coquet Island, Lindisfarne and Kielder Forest

  • NEW! Northumberland in High Summer

    £1595 pp, £145 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Including the Farnes, Coquet Island, Lindisfarne and Kielder Forest

  • The 'Outer Limits' Adventure

    The 'Outer Limits' Adventure

    • 21 Sep - 28 Sep 2019
      Special Offer

    £1395 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    A real adventure! Birding the Highlands in peak migration time including a two night stay on the Outer Hebrides!

  • The 'Outer Limits' Adventure

    The 'Outer Limits' Adventure

    • 28 Sep - 05 Oct 2019
      Special Offer

    £1395 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    A real adventure! Birding the Highlands in peak migration time including a two night stay on the Outer Hebrides!

  • NEW! Finland Winter Photographers' Tour

    £4795 pp, £125 single supplement. Deposit £500

  • Camargue

    Camargue

    • 29 Feb - 07 Mar 2020

    £1895 pp, £130 single supplement. Deposit £300

    Wonderful early spring birding in the south of France

  • Mallorca

    Mallorca

    • 18 Apr - 25 Apr 2020

    £1895 pp, £145 single supplement. Deposit £300

    Relaxed spring birding in the west Mediterranean Sea

About Heatherlea Holidays

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The Mountview Hotel, Nethybridge,
PH25 3EB Scotland

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