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Hugh Harrop
Professional photographer, naturalist and guide.
Director of Shetland Wildlife

Shetland Wildlife


Shetland Islands, United Kingdom

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Hugh founded Shetland Wildlife in 1992 after spells working for Fair Isle Bird Observatory, the Shetland Oil Terminal Environmental Advisory Group and the RSPB. He is regarded as one of Shetland’s top birders and naturalists, is a regular contributor to several birdwatching magazines and journals and author of Where to Watch Birds in Shetland and co-author of the new ‘Britain’s Sea Mammals’.

Although Hugh’s main interests are birds and their identification, he also has a passion for all other aspects of natural history, especially whales and dolphins and Polar Bears! Hugh is also a feature writer for several European natural history magazines, an award-winning professional photographer whose work has been widely published in journals and newspapers throughout Europe and North America, photographic consultant to the journals Scottish Birds and Seabird, a former member of the Shetland Bird Club rarities and general committee, a former committee member of Scottish Wildlife Trust and a founder member of both Organisation Cetacea (ORCA) and the Shetland Sea Mammal Group.

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