Twenty Photos Showing Why Photographers Absolutely Love Scotland

Scotland has been a favorite landscape photography destination since forever. It is easy to understand why. In this collection of photos I will show my favorites from my tour through western Scotland.

After 10 days photographing England and Wales, we entered Scotland. This part of the tour was one I was looking very much forward to. Scotland is known for its beauty, and landscape photographers have always treasured the region of Glencoe and the Isle of Skye. Both these famous locations were high on my priority list to photograph but we also experienced other beautiful locations. As in England, I had made a plan for what to visit in Scotland but it was not set in stone. We had the opportunity to improvise along the way if the weather looked too dreadful; clear blue sky, thick fog or low-hanging clouds, or a completely wash-out of rain.

Scotland is a place I will return to for sure. Have you been to Scotland or do you live there? Where is your favorite location or area for photography? In the video above I present some of these beautiful locations.

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All amazing photos! I really want to go, maybe along with Ireland. England...not so much.

Deleted Account's picture

Any exotic location is good fodder for great photographs. Try photographing in your own backyard for a challenge.

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

It does get a bit repetitive and boring + I have neither a waterfall or mountain in my backyard ;)

Deleted Account's picture

Maybe you should move to Scotland! ;-)

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...says the guy who lives in California! ;-)

Maximilian Sulzer's picture

Easy to say for someone living in California ;)

Hans Gunnar Aslaksen's picture

I love the mood and feel in these fantastic images! Very Madsy :)

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Haha, thanks a lot, Hans :)

Jeff P.'s picture

Since my gf and I started talking of our next trip (road trip in Ireland and Scotland) we keep seeing posts like this :)
Those shots are amazing! Can’t wait to take some myself :)

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

I guess the algorithms are reading our minds ;) I hope you get some amazing shots too!

Andrew Ashley's picture

Really amazing shots, bravo! Thanks for the tips included in the comments as well, now I have a couple of new hikes to add to my list.

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

You're very welcome, Andrew! And thanks a lot :)

Lou Bragg's picture

Beautifully done!

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Thanks a lot, Lou :)

Robert Nurse's picture

Very well done!

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Thanks a lot, Robert! :)

Arun Hegden's picture

Lovely images Mads...🙂

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Thank you, Arun! 😊

Stuart Brill's picture

Thanks, beautifully presented.

Mads Peter Iversen's picture

Thanks a lot, Stuart! 😊

Harlan Bowling's picture

I absolutely adored Scotland when I was there. I'm surprised Edinburgh didn't make the list!