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Iceland Photography Adventure with Nature Photography Adventures

July 8-17, 2020 - Space Available

Iceland –

A photographic paradise!

 

2020 Prices

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

$1,000 Deposit
$2,000 Payment - Nov 30 2019
Final Payment - March 15 2020

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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 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.

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, 2018.

  • 2020 Prices - $8,640 Double Occupancy/$9,730 Single Occupancy
  • Deposit: $1,000 per person
  • Second Payment by November 1, 2019 - $2,000
  • Final Payment by March 15, 2020
  • 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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2019

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.
Full
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?
Full
Oct 6-13

2020

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!
Space Available
Jan
12-22
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!
Full
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!
Two
Spaces Available
(1 Cabin)
Apr 12-25
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
Jun 20-27
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
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
Let's explore Belize and Guatemala on a Wild Adventure. This time we'll be working as a team to go deep into wild caves to light up special formations and artifacts with multiple flashes. We'll ascend pyramids in ancient Mayan cities. We'll explore collapsed cave systems. We'll find wild birds and animals in Belizean and Guatemalan rainforests. Are you wild enough? Contact us if you are interested!
Limited Space Available
Nov
11-21

2021

Patagonia!

Patagonia! Torres del Paine! Fitzroy! Perito Moreno Glacier! Condors and Guanacos. Gauchos! The list goes on and on and on! Join us for a photographic exploration of this magic region in southern Argentina and Chilé! We've done the homework to get you to the right places and the right times to make incredible images!
Space Available
Jan 25 - Feb 6
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
17-28

Botswana Photography Safari

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 5-17
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

Pantanal Photography Safari

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!
Full
Aug 21-30
Winter brings out the "ice" in Iceland. Glaciers photograph with strong blues. Waterfalls are often ice encrusted or even frozen solid. Ice, stranded on the beaches is in a better position for backlight - and looks much more dramatic in close-ups. And, Iceland presents an outstanding opportunity to compose great images of the Northern Lights at nigh! We'll also take time to explore an ice cave!
Space Available
Nov 4-14
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.
Space Available
Dec 3-12

2022

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!
Space Available
Mar 5-17
For 2022, 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 10-23
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!
Space Available
Aug 21-30