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Namibia Photography Safari with Nature Photography Adventures
August 6-20, 2018 - Full

Namibia!  A photographer’s paradise.  Think dunes, desert elephants, big cats, watering holes, ghost trees, Etosha National Park, Damaraland, and the Himba, a nomadic tribe still clinging to the old ways.  And think big bold night skies with great foreground objects!  Join us for a photography safari that weaves together all of these – and more!

 

 

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Namibia is a large country with a low population.  It’s a dry country, home to the ancient Namib desert and parts of the great Kalahari, a place where animals and people are drawn to sources of water.  This is a place of sweeping vistas and towering dunes.  It’s also a place where the desert air and lack of human light sources bring the night sky closer to earth!

We’ll start with animals, basing at Andersson’s Camp on the south edge of Etosha National Park.  Andersson’s has a waterhole right off the dining area – and a hide that will enable us to get even closer to the animals.  We’ll split our time between capturing images right at the camp – and venturing into Etosha on game drives!  Think elephants and giraffes, lions and warthogs, kudu and oryx, and more!

 

 

Then we’ll work our way to the heart of Damaraland, where we’ll find a great lodge perched among weathered boulders!  From this base, we’ll explore petroglyphs etched into the rocks by ancient hunters and gatherers and the unique landscapes of Damaraland.  We’ll search out the desert elephants.
And we’ll dedicate a day to visiting the Himba!  This remarkable tribe has kept to the old ways, while others have adapted to changing times.  They are nomadic, matriarchal, and have some rather unique customs – all of which generate meaningful imaging opportunities.

Damaraland provides us an exciting opportunity to photograph the night sky with carefully flashed rock formations in the foreground!  This desert environment makes it feel like you could reach out and touch the stars!

 

We’ll change surroundings again as we move to the Okonjima Reserve and Africats.  This remarkable (and huge) private reserve and foundation are focused on preserving the future of leopards and cheetahs!  Our visit will help underwrite their conservation efforts – and it will enable us to approach and photograph big cats in several amazing settings.

 

We’ll track leopards and cheetahs with radio collars, finding them in their natural habitats!  These animals are protected on the reserve because they are too accustomed to humans to be safe in an environment where humans and cats collide.  But that also means they are less shy than other cats – and we will appreciate that as we walk near to them and compose unique images. 

We’ll also observe uncollared cats (lions, leopards, and cheetahs) in hides.  These animals are not ready to be released into the bigger reserve – and the hides enable us to be very close for some great animal images!

 

Now, for the grand climax, we’ll position ourselves deep in the Namib Desert southwest of Windhoek.  Here sand dunes tower over the snags of old trees in what has been described as the oldest desert on the planet.  We’ve arranged to be out in the dunes at sunrise and sunset – and to explore this unique environment at dawn by hot air balloon (conditions permitting).

Our photography safari in Namibia is timed for the beginning of Namibia’s winter – a time when temperatures are comfortable during the day to chilly at night, and when we have great opportunities for clear skies and dramatic light!

We have arranged great locations for base camps – lodges that are in the right places and are very comfortable to outstanding – providing all the necessities for a group of photographers that needs to download, charge, review images, and clean gear before heading back out on safari!

This is a great opportunity to improve your existing skills, grow new skills, experience once in a lifetime events, and come home with great images!  Join us!

 

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2018

 

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Full
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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!
Limited Space Available
Dec 2-12

2019

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One Space Available
Jan 6-12
One Space Available
Jan 13-19
Three
Spaces Available
Jan 20-26
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?
Limited
Space Available
May 18-25

Private Ecuador Bird Photography

Contact us about private adventures.
Private Adventure
Jun 8-16
Glaciers, waterfalls, puffins, geysers, volcanos, amazing landscapes, black sand beaches, and nesting sea birds! Join us as we explore Iceland, cameras in hand.
Space Available
Jul 8-17
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.
Limited
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!
Full
Aug 25 - Sep 7

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 frogs and spiders? And butterflies and waterfalls?
Space Available
Oct 6-13
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!
Space Available
Oct 27 - Nov 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!
3 spots Open
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!
Three
Spaces Available
(1 Cabin &
1 Shared Space
for a male)
Apr 12-25

Spain Wine and Photography Adventure

We are off to Rioja and Ribera del Duero in Spain in search of castles, Roman aquaducts, cathedrals, and great wines. We'll venture into centuries old underground wine caves, visit modern wineries, walk among the vines, eat gourmet meals, and taste excellent wines - photographing as we go.
Space Available
May 18-28
It's time to grab your spot on our 2020 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, Mount Kenya, Lakes Elementaita, Nakuru, and Naivasha, and the Masai Mara!
Space Available
Sep 6-18
Turkey! Where the East meets the West - Asia and Europe divide Istanbul at the Bosporus! Blue Mosque. Spice Market. Grand Bazaar. Cappadocia. Ephesus. Hierapolis. Sagalasos. Aphrodisias. The Acropolis. Temple of Athena. Assos. Troy! The list goes on! Throw in incredible artisans - and some of the best olives and olive oil on the planet - and a well executed photographic adventure itinerary! Let's go!
Space Available
Sep 26 - Oct 10