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September 26 - October 10, 2020

Turkey!

Blue Mosque.  Haghia Sophia, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Suleymaniye Mosque, Sagalassos, Aphrodisias, and Troy!  Those words fill us with curiosity – and call us to bring cameras.

Turkey is a place to relish many many cultures – and to create photographic art from the remnants they left behind.

 

Itinerary

2020 Rates:
Double Occupancy: $6,995
Single Occupancy: $8,395
Deposit: $1,200
Second Payment: $1,500, 1 Sep19
Final Payment - 1 May 20

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We have, once again, called on our good friends in Istanbul to help us build an itinerary to share with you many of our favorite spots in Turkey!  You’ll come home with new knowledge about how this region impacted your own life, with a love and respect for the Turkish people, and with exciting artistic images that reflect the array of cultures which shaped this unique region.

We’ll spend time in Istanbul, once Constantinople, to photograph inside and outside iconic mosques…

To explore aqueducts and enter giant cisterns built by the Romans…

We’ll fly east and south to Cappadocia – a region of mythical fairy chimneys and underground cities – only they are real!

Here we’ll find that, starting at least a couple centuries back, people carved into deep layers of volcanic tuff to create spaces for living, commerce, religion, and more!

This is a region where early Christians hid in vast almost invisible communities – and where the realities of how they protected themselves look straight out of an Indiana Jones movie!

Then we’ll work our way westward toward the Turquoise coast, stopping along the way to visit impressive Greek and Roman sites of Sagalassos, Hieropolis, and Aphrodisias.  You’ll photograph inspiring original art, created by the best of the ancient masters of stone work, in settings that will inspire you!

We’ll hit the coast at Kusadasi, our base camp for exploring the famous site of Ephasus, important to Greeks, Romans, and early Christians!  It also presents an important lesson in how “progress” can cause environmental impacts that totally undo that progress!

From Ephasus, we’ll work our way north along the coast of the Aegean Sea, finding great photographic opportunities and learning experiences at the Acropolis at Pergamum.

 

Then it’s off to Assos, where we’ll visit the ancient site of that name and photograph the Temple of Athena as well as an amazing collection of sarcophagi.

Turkey is known for its incredible artisans - and we'll have the chance to see some of them in action - and photograph their processes.

We’re packing a lot into 14 days!  We’ll learn about human activity in this region over the past 10,000 years, including the arrival of the Turks, Greek and Roman times, early Christianity, the rise of the Ottoman Empire, and the exciting events and vision of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk that led to the creation of Turkey itself.  We will come home with insights and understanding of how the events that transpired in this region shape who we are and how we fit into today’s world!

Join us in September and October of 2020 for an exploration of Turkey, a true odyssey that will open your eyes ad enrich your life!  And we’ll create art that cannot be created anywhere else on this planet.

This adventure begins and ends at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul.Transportation inside Turkey is included, including a domestic flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. We'll have an English speaking guide for the entire time, and photography guides from Nature Photography Adventures. Most breakfasts and dinners are included - most lunches are at your own expense. All activities and entrances are included - except for an optional hot air balloon outing in Cappadocia. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

2020 rates:
Double Occupancy $6,995
Single Occupancy $8,395
Deposit with Application: $1,200
Second Payment, September 1, 2019: $1,500
Final Payment: May 1, 2020

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2018

 
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!
Full
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!
Full
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 7-16

 

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

Explore Yellowstone's winter wonderland by snow coach, capturing images of pristing winter scenes, abundant wildlife, and exciting thermal features... We offer the best itinerary, the best oversnow vehicles, and a balance between wildlife, landscapes, thermal features, waterfalls, and macro photography! Join us!
Space Available
Jan 6-12
Two
Spaces Available
Jan 13-19
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

Private Ecuador Bird Photography

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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.
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

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

Northwest Argentina's
High Desert

Imagine the US desert southwest on steroids! More colors (like green and purple), exciting cactus; rock formations similar to Bryce, Canyonlands, and Arches; salt flats. Then throw in camelids (relatives of llamas) and wineries - yes, they make great wine! All of this at high altitude! And country where you don't have to stick to set trails! Oh, and an archaeological site for the Quilmes - a people who resisted the Inca!
Space Available
Nov
12-20

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!
Four Spaces 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!
Four
Spaces Available
(Two
Cabins)
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
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