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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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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