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Iceland Photography Adventure with Nature Photography Adventures

July 10-19, 2018 - Full

Iceland –

A photographic paradise!

2018 Prices
Double Occupancy: $7,990
Single Occupancy: $8,890
Deposit: $1,000

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Gallery of Iceland Images

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 2018 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.

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. 

Sign up early – there are only a few spaces and our costs/your fee increases for applications completed after August 1, 2017.

  • 2018 Prices: Double Occupancy: $7,990, Single Occupancy: $8,890
  • There will be an additional Iceland VAT tax - estimated to be under $150USD
  • Deposit: $1,000 per person
  • 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: 10

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Nature Photography Adventures Calendar of Adventures

2017

 
Build the exposures that support the designs you intend in your images! Meet us a day early for a one day intense classroom workshop that will give you the skills to take control of your camera. We make it simple to move to manual exposure - and give you the tools to understand what you are doing and how to do it. Most people we teach never look back because it is easier than letting the wizards in the camera make your creative decisions for you. Then, we'll spend some time looking at our workflow - and how you can take great exposures and follow them to final images in Lightroom or Photoshop.
Full
Nov 29
Frogs and waterfalls. Beaches and 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
Nov 29 - Dec 9

2018

 

Yellowstone
in Winter

Explore Yellowstone's winter wonderland by snow coach, capturing images of pristing winter scenes, abundant wildlife, and exciting thermal features... 2 Spaces Available
Jan 7-13
Full
Jan 14-20
2 Spaces Available
Jan 21-27

11 Day Galapagos Photography Odyssey

Join us in the Galapagos for a sailing to many of our favorite spots in these unique islands where we'll find birds, reptiles, and marine mammals that allow us to come close for photography. Our time centers on the return of the waved albatross - a time of courtship and nesting. This is one of those life experiences that makes you rethink your world views - and sends you home with thousands of images to inspire those around you! Full Apr 8-18

Morocco Photography Adventure

Morocco is a true crossroads of history. There are footprints here from the Phonecians, the Romans, the Moors, and the Berbers - and more recently, the French and Spanish. All of these influences have impacted architecture, local culture, cuisine - and our photography opportunities. Join us in Tangier, Rabat, Fes, Casablanca and Marrakech - and for an exciting extension across the Atlas Mountains to Ourzazate and the Sahara! Full May 1-9
Extension
May 9-13

Peruvian Andes
Land of the Inca

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacseyhuaman, Ollanteytambo, Chinchero, The Inca, Peruvian Andes! Come explore the land of the ancient Inca and the present day Quechua people. We have designed this Peruvian adventure around photographers, weaving in time and opportunities to create some outstanding landscape, cultural, and nature art! 2 Spaces Available June 4-12
Glaciers, waterfalls, puffins, geysers, volcanos, amazing landscapes, black sand beaches, and nesting sea birds! Join us as we explore Iceland, cameras in hand.
Full
July 10-19
Some of the world's most incredible dune photography, desert elephants, a tribe still clinging to the old ways, waterholes surrounded by wildlife, night skies in the desert, and an amazing set of experiences with big cats!
Space Available
Aug 6-20

Andalucia Spain Photography Explorer

Let's explore Andalucía, Spain together, finding exciting compositions among the remnants of past cultures - and amazing present day countryside. We will get you to great opportunities in Seville, Granada, Córdoba, and several small towns that are World Heritage Sites! And, we'll find ancient cave paintings and very old olive groves!
Space Available
Sep 29 - Oct 8

Iceland Aurora and Winter Landscapes

Iceland presents an outstanding opportunity to compose great images of the Northern Lights at night, while finding dramatic light on landscapes and waterfalls during the day! We'll also take time to explore an ice cave, visit a glacial lagoon filled with icebergs, and photograph icebergs on the beach! This is a Wild Bunch Adventure... please contact us to see if you qualify for an invitation!
2 Spaces
Nov 7-17

2019

Join us for a photographic exploration of the mountains, Pacific-facing rainforests, cloud forests, and coastal mangrove wetland forests - and all the great species that live there! Think birds, reptiles, monkeys, frogs, butterflies, leaf cutter ants - and more! Hummingbirds with flashes and night critters with LED lighting.
Space Available
Feb 16-26
Draped across the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguazú Falls has the largest annual flow of any waterfall in the world. The brink stretches for 2.5 miles, broken into a number of individual falls. Devil's Throat is perhaps the most powerful section of this mammoth waterfall. Join us for an exciting exploration, from both sides of the falls, including outings by full moon light! You will learn new techniques and photograph wateralls and rainbows like you never have before! We'll also delve into the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem!
Limited
Space Available
Mar 14-23

Yellowstone Spring Photography Safari

Spring in Yellowstone means babies. Little bison, with umbilicals dangling, learning to romp. Elk quietly giving birth away in secret places. Bears leaving hibernation with their young. All against a backdrop of new green grasses and wildflowers against peaks, still capped with snow. And water gushing down rivers and over waterfalls. Thermals, including geysers, performing for our lenses. Are you coming?
Space Available
May 18-25
This float plane-based adventure will take us deep into the Alaskan wilderness where we'll put ourselves in position for up-close and personal photography of bears fishing for salmon - and jostling with each other. This is a rugged adventure that will send you home with countless great images, both of the bears and of this great wilderness.
Space Available
Aug 3-10

Wild Bunch and the Mara Crossing!

When the great Serengeti Migration reaches the Mara River in the Tanzania/Kenya border region, the millions of wildebeest and zebras have to cross. In that river, crocodiles await. What follows is high drama. What a fitting safari for our Wild Bunch. Oh, and we'll weave in some other spectacular parts of Tanzania, including the predators of the Central Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and more! If you are wild enough, check with us to see if you qualify!
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Aug 25 - Sep 7

Yellowstone Fall Photography Safari

Fall in Yellowstone. Elk rutting, to see who gets to contibute to the genepool. Bears fattening up for winter. Thinner crowds and more directional light - better for waterfalls, thermal features, and other animals. Sometimes the first snow. Sometimes crystal blue skies. All a photographer's paradise if you know where to be, when - and we do!
Space Available
Sep 28 - Oct 5
         

2020

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 15-26
For 2020, we have woven together an itinerary that gets us to some seldom visited parts of the Galapagos, some of our favorite places, and the spots where we can photograph penguins, tortoises, flightless cormorants, all kinds of boobies, breeding frigates, marine and land iguanas and more! We have 10 nights at sea! Don't forget that this trip always fills early - you won't be able to join it in the 12 months before departure!
Space Available
Apr 12-25