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Iceland Photography Adventure with Nature Photography Adventures

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Iceland –

A photographic paradise!

 

 

2023 Prices

$8,640 Double Occupancy
$9,730 Single Occupancy

$1,000 Deposit
$2,000 Payment - Nov 1 22
Final Payment - March 15 2023

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Think puffins.  And glaciers.  Waterfalls.  Birds!  Volcanos.  Lush green volcanic landscapes.  Black sand beaches.  Oh and Geysir – the geyser after which all the others are named!  But you have to see Strokkur!  Join us in July of 2019 as we explore southern Iceland with cameras and a vehicle and guide that can get us where we need to go!

Puffins?  Iceland is the breeding grounds for a huge percentage of the world’s puffins.  And, we have arranged a special outing, away from the crowded visitor stops, where we may find puffins coming and going from the sea, feeding their young. This is not a "sit in a blind" situation, but one where you slowly move around next to where they are standing on the cliff's edge or position yourself for flybys.

Glaciers?  Oh baby, these glaciers are amazing – and they are approachable.  We have arranged a 3 hour glacier walk so that you can compose those amazing blue against white glacier images with wide angle lenses.  And we’ll find other places to explore the very foot of glaciers, fresh icebergs in glacial lakes, and icebergs stranded on black sand beaches.  A photographic feeding frenzy!

 

Waterfalls?  The typical tourist trips (and many photography groups) go to a couple big volume, relatively uninspiring waterfalls complete with bus parking and hot dog stands.  We may make a quick stop at one of those, but we have scoped out some amazing waterfall photography opportunities – where we can move around to great angles and don’t have to shoot between the shoulders of the point and shoot crowds!

Birds?  There are a number of species of birds that show up for the Icelandic summer – when there is plenty to eat – to court, nest, and raise young.  We will have great opportunities to photograph artic terns, fulmars, wimbrels, oystercatchers, greater skuas and artic skuas (and don’t forget those puffins)!

Volcanos?  Iceland sits of a huge rift between the North American and European plates, which are spreading at the rate of an inch a year!  And it sits over its own Iceland hotspot.  All that combines to make this a very, very active volcanic region.  We’ll have the opportunity to photograph craters – and crater lakes.

Landscapes.  We’ll find volcanic features everywhere we look!  Basalt columns, lava flows, hot springs, and old islands stranded by volcanic debris which displaced the sea around them!

Those volcanos and the features they have spawned combine with snow and ice and vibrant greens in ways that absolutely demand photographic attention.  Oh and don’t forget that we’ll work a number of compositions, both close up and at infinity, of the famous black sand beaches!

Old Geysir is not so regular these days.  But we’ll pay homage.  And just a few feet away Strokkur begins its eruption unlike any geyser we have photographed anywhere else in the world!  You have to capture some of these images – it’s just something you have to do in photography!

Iceland tourism has grown slowly, and is finally beginning to take off.  For years, we held off offering an Iceland Photography Adventure because we couldn’t offer you an appropriately sized vehicle, decent dining, and rooms with private facilities.  Now, things are falling into place and we have a great combination of logistics to support our adventures.

And, the company we are working with has consented to build the tour “our way”, which is to scrap the notion of a fixed itinerary (the weather was going to change it anyway) and set up well-situated base camps where we can watch the weather and make a daily call on what will be performing best!  We’ll weave together a set of photographic outings to give you access to most or all of the great photography opportunities noted above – when the weather conditions are likely to support great photography.

We are keeping this group small – 5 to 10 participants and one or two of us as photography guides.  And our Iceland driver guide is, himself, a fine photographer. 

 

  • 2023 Prices - $8,640 Double Occupancy/$9,730 Single Occupancy
  • Deposit: $1,000 per person
  • Second Payment by November 1, 2022 - $2,000
  • Final Payment by March 15, 2023
  • Payment can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal - there is a slightly higher charge for credit card and PayPal payments
  • Adventure begins and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Cost includes instruction, daily outings, lodging, most meals, entrance fees, adventure materials, related transportation .
  • Minimum group size: 5, Maximum group size: 7

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2022

Belize and Guatemala was ground zero for the ancient Maya civilization - which was engulfed by a tropical rainforest after its collapse. We'll visit Mayan sites, explore caves, photograph birds and monkeys, and work macros of butterflies, ants and colorful plants in this beautiful and inspiring region.
Full
Dec 3-12

2023

Venture out into the wilds of Rwanda with a small group, often on foot, to experience photographic encounters with wild gorillas, chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, golden monkeys, and much, much more. We are building custom groups of travelers we have field experience with. Ask if you fit this group!

Full

Jan 6-18

Frogs and waterfalls. Cloud forest canopy trails. And many hours on boats photographing exciting birds and monkeys. This is a great adventure for working on bird and wildlife techniques, mastering the challenging light of the rainforest, macros, and landscapes. Hummingbirds with flashes and night photography with LED lights!
Full
Jan 7-15
Torres del Paine! Fitzroy! Perito Moreno! The third pole. Condors. Gauchos. Guanacos. This is wild country with abrupt peaks, glaciers, wide open spaces, and gorgeous waterfalls. We've done the homework to put you in the best spots, at the best time, for the best light. When the early morning sun lights up Fitzroy and its neighbors, you'll know you are where you are supposed to be! When the clouds dance among Las Cuernas, you'll be glad you are with us! Join us!
Full
Feb 1-13
Let's get wilder... deeper into Africa... away from the crowds... and find wild dogs and many hippos, elephants in great herds, glorious towers of giraffes, hundreds of species of birds and exciting primates. Some of the most exciting landscapes we've found in Africa! Rivers and mountains adorned with giant baobabs. We'll travel by plane, boat, safari vehicle - and by foot to put us in great places to make great images. Oh, and we've timed this for night skies! This will be one very special adventure!
Full
Feb 20 -
Mar 2
Botswana just after the rains. Swollen rivers and wildlife along the edges. Birds abundant and nesting. Animals fresh as tourism stops during the rains - we'll be the first groups in and we are going places no one else will go. Count on great opportunities with hippos and elephants, antelope, zebras, wildebeest, cats and dogs. Small group by design. Read the itinerary and then contact us!
Full

Mar 3-15

Custom Pantanal Photography Safari Wild Adventure

The Pantanal, in Southwest Brazil, is probably the best place in the world to photograph jaguars. And that photography is largely accomplished from a boat. We have concocted a photography safari that will take you to the best spots at the best time with a great local operator. Jaguars are the object, but we'll also find giant river otters, ocelots, macaws, caiman, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, and toucans! This is one of our wild adventures - as we'll journey far off the grid and lodging is about positioning us rather than luxury!
Full

Jun 30 - Jul 10

The Pantanal, in Southwest Brazil, is probably the best place in the world to photograph jaguars. And that photography is largely accomplished from a boat. We have concocted a photography safari that will take you to the best spots at the best time with a great local operator. Jaguars are the object, but we'll also find giant river otters, ocelots, macaws, caiman, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, and toucans! This is one of our wild adventures - as we'll journey far off the grid and lodging is about positioning us rather than luxury!
Full

Jul 9-18

It's time to grab your spot on our Kenya Photography Safari. We have secured a set of logistics to put us in great positions to photograph great wildlife, superb landscapes, and some unique cultures. Your chance to create images of three kinds of giraffes, and several species not found in other southern and eastern Africa safari destinations. Our key destinations include Samburu, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Elementaita Lake, and the Masai Mara! And there is an exciting extension to Amboseli National Park September 9-13.
Space Available
Aug 28 - Sep 9

Private Madagascar

The word Madagascar evokes mystery and wildness. Madagascar is home to all of the world's lemurs, a branch of primates from the same roots that also spawned humans. There are scores of species of chameleons. Several species of baobabs. And most of the birds here are endemic. The size of Texas, Madagascar has numerous ecosystems - each with its own set of creatures - and a number of exciting landscape opportunities. This round is a private tour. Another round in 2024 - with limited space. Contact us if you want on the list!
Full
Sep

2024

Venture out into the wilds of Rwanda with a small group, often on foot, to experience photographic encounters with wild gorillas, chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, golden monkeys, and much, much more. Dates are tentative until we secure permits. We are building custom groups of travelers we have field experience with. Ask if you fit this group!
3
Spaces Available

Jan 6-18

Timed to meet the great migration in the Serengeti, our safari takes you to some of the great parks and protected areas in northern Tanzania in search of lions, zebras, giraffes, cheetah, hyenas... Of all our itineraries, anywhere in the world, this one has the best reviews - and is a real life-changing experience! If you'll only be making one photography foray into sub-Saharan Africa in your life - this is the trip!
Space Available

Feb
14-25

We're headed back to the Galapagos with a new yacht and new itinerary. Join us in 2024 - and we'll explore favorite haunts and add new landings and vistas. Giant tortoises, flightless frigates, 3 kinds of boobies, land and marine iguanas, sea lions and fur seals, flamingos, and the northernmost penguin in the world. The list goes on and on! Truly an inspiring experience - ties the Serengeti in client feedback as the "most life-changing" experience of their lives. Contact us now to reserve space - dates and prices coming.
Limited
Space Available
Apri19-29
Journey with us through Ecuador's Chocó Cloudforest Ecosystem to find exciting birds. We have choreographed an adventure to help you build an outstand collection of images of colorful and exotic birds - including a number of unique hummingbirds! And, we'll have our very own bird "whisperer" along to help us find them! Did we mention nightwalks for spiders and other creatures? And butterflies and waterfalls?
Space Available
Apr 30 - May 7
The Southern Oregon Coast is one of the most wild and dramatic coasts in North America - and presents great photographic opportunities if you know when to be where. We do. This was home for us. Join us as we take you to our secret places - and use our "local knowledge of tides and weather" to get you to great opportunities. Sunrises and sunsets. Tidepools. Dramatic breaking waves. Reflections. Sea caves and arches. And ancient forests!
Space Available
Jun 2-9
Join us on a jaguar quest that will yield so much more than jaguars. The Pantanal is the only place in the world where jaguars routinely hunt during daylight - and the jaguars of the northern Pantanal are "patient" with photographers! We'll journey by boat to seek jaguar action - but we'll also find giant river otters, caiman, capybara, and a wealth of birdlife including the jabiru stork - largest flying bird of the Americas.. You are likely to come back with images of birds with fish in their possesion. Great place to master flying birds. A must do photo trip!
Space Available
Jul 22-28
Join us in one of the largest wetlands and flooded grassland habitats on the planet as we work to capture images of anteaters, tamanduas, armadillos, and several kinds of macaws. Expect toco toucans close enough for detailed images. We'll visit two sinkholes that host the rare red-and-green macaws. We'll explore by safari vehicle and foot - and enjoy some of the best bird feeding stations in the Pantanal. Expect to be wowed!
Space Available
Jul 28 - Aug 4
The Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras reaches Tanzania's Northern Serengeti in late July or early August. Rains furthern north, in Kenya's Masai Mara beckon the herds - and the route involves crossing the treacherous Mara River where crocodiles await. We've timed this safari to put you at the right place at the right time to capture the drama - and so much more as we explore the areas around the Mara, the Central Serengeti, Tarangire National Park, and the fabled Ngorongoro Crater!
Space Available
Aug 19-30

It's time to grab your spot on our Kenya Photography Safari. We have secured a set of logistics to put us in great positions to photograph great wildlife, superb landscapes, and some unique cultures. Your chance to create images of three kinds of giraffes, and several species not found in other southern and eastern Africa safari destinations. Our key destinations include Samburu, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Elementaita Lake, and the Masai Mara! And there is an exciting extension to Amboseli National Park September 13-17.

Space Available

Sep 2-13

Join us on a photographic journey to special ecosystems on the mysterious Island of Madagascar!. All of the world's lemurs are endemic here - 110 species and counting. Chameleons - 160 species! And more kinds of baobab trees than anywhere else on earth. Wet forests, dry forests, endemic plants and animals everywhere. We'll photograph during the day and again in the darkness! And an extension to Tsingy - a land of razor-sharp limestone blades and pinnacles!
Limited
Space Available

Sep 21 - Oct 2

Ice Caves. Glaciers exhibiting their winter "blues". Frozen Waterfalls. Outstanding icebergs and bits on black sand beaches and floating in both fresh and salt water. Unique ice formations. And, the opportunity to photograph the Northern Lights with great foregrounds. This is an adventure you don't want to miss. Join us!
Space Available

Nov 5 - 14