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Join our 2012 Glacier Bay Alaska Explorer, a nature photography tour, and capture great images of whales, bears, eagles, otters, puffins, sea lions, glaciers, icebergs, peaks, and the glassy smooth waters of Glacier Bay reflecting forest, mountains and that magic color of floating ice.

Alaska is a big place. The fjords of Southeast Alaska carve narrow channels amongst abrupt mountain ranges which often protect them from winds. When all is calm, you can hear the sounds of eagles screaming for miles. Spouting whales close to your boat create a tremendous sound - and great reflections.

The tidal change in Southeast Alaska's fjords is tremendous, opening a wealth of dining opportunties along the shoreline. Opportunities that draw black and brown bears to the edge of the water and within range of our cameras.

Those same tidal changes lure bald eagles to the shorline, the intertidal zone, and the tops of trees near the water's edge.

Glacier Bay National Park is home to the fastest documented glacier retreat on the planet. It was almost entirely iced over at discover in 1794 - and the glaciers had retreated 65 miles by 1916. They are still rapidly retreating - providing us with access to impressive tidewater calving glaciers! We will watch as huge chunks of ice fall away from an impressive glacial wall into the bay's waters.

And we will make art of the shapes, colors and reflections of icebergs and "bergie bits" floating in the water.

One of our favorite photographic opportunites amongst the fjords of Southeast Alaska is the way the clouds wind their way in and among the forested mountains near the water. The old growth forests of Sitka spruce and Douglas fir are revealed in windows in the clouds, an ever changing image that creates mood and composition.

In 2012 we have designed the adventure for the end of June, a time for great whale watching and less rain.

We'll base from Bear Track Inn, the finest lodging with access to Glacier Bay National Park - a lodge where you may see bear or moose on the grounds - and a lodge that has always delivered us exquisite dining.

We have built in a full day of whale watching in the calm waters of Icy Straits. Another day searching the intertidal zone for bears and eagles (and other wildlife and vistas). A full day excursion deep into Glacier Bay National Park (we've always photographed bears and calving glaciers on this outing)!). A day of remote forest trekking (we'll take a boat to a remote area to explore). And a full day in the Beardsley Islands of Glacier Bay - you'll be able to kayak as little or as much as you want and to make images from either your kayak or the support boat.

This adventure promises to be a virtual feeding frenzy of photography. When we're out amongst the whales, or find a bear in the intertidal zone, you'll be recording gigabytes of images in no time at all! And there will be plenty of opportunities for both serious landscape compositions and exciting macros.

We have dedicated space at Bear Track where we can get together to download and review images and have technical discussions in the evenings.

 

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2016

Morocco and Spain

Private photography adventure.
Contact us if you would like us to design one for you!
Private Tour
Sep 9-27
Build the exposures that support the designs you intend in your images! Meet us in Liberia, Costa Rica 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. 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.
4 Spaces Available
Dec 3

Northern Costa Rica

Frogs and waterfalls. Beaches and canopy trails. And many hours on boats photographing exciting birds and monkeys. Join us for the inagural run of our newest Costa Rica adventure.
4 Spaces Available
Dec 3-13

2017

 
Explore Yellowstone's winter wonderland by snow coach, capturing images of pristing winter scenes, abundant wildlife, and exciting thermal features... Space Available

Jan 8-14

Limited
Space Available
Jan 15-21

Wild Bunch Does
Yellowstone
In Winter

The wild ones are at it again. They will cross country ski, snowshoe, hike longer trails, and stay longer to make the most of Yellowstone in Winter! The Wild Bunch is a special group of Nature Photography Adventure Clients that is willing to push themselves further to get to great positions for photography opportunities. Are you Wild Bunch material? Contact us - let's talk!
Limited
Space Available
Jan 22-30  
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!
Space Available
Feb 10-20
Patagonia, that far southern region of the Americas that encompasses big parts of both Chile and Argentina... that includes the "third pole", a region of amazing icefields and glaciers... that is home to Mount Fitzroy (El Chalten) and Torres del Paine... a land of guanacos and condors... a photographer's paradise. Join this adventure - designed for photography!
Space Available
Mar 10-23
Build the exposures that support the designs you intend in your images! Meet us in West Yellowstone, Montana 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.
Space Available
May 20
Springtime in Yellowstone and the Tetons is all about baby animals, green grasses and wildflowers, reflections of snow-capped peaks and some of the best times to photograph thermal features, waterfalls, and wildlife! Join us!
Very
Limited
Space Available
May 20-27
Build the exposures that support the designs you intend in your images! Meet us in Eugene, Oregon 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.
Space Available
June 20
Tidepools, sunsets, sea stacks, arches and caves, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and huge old growth forests. Fall asleep to moonlight on the waves and the sounds of breaking waves. We built in a full day of waterfall photography for 2017. Read the details! This is one you won't want to miss!
Space Available
Jun 20-27

Alaska Bears and Salmon

When the salmon come upstream, the bears are there to meet them. And we'll be waiting to see and photograph the action! While this adventure begins and ends in Anchorage - the real action will be based in Lake Clark National Park and the Katmai Preserve! We'll base in the park and fly out in floatplanes daily to meet the salmon runs! Contact us for details! One
Space
Available
Aug 1-8
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
Sept 3-17
Monument Valley, Mystery Valley, Antelope Canyon and more - as we explore the red rocks and strong light of this magic land of Navajo and Anasazi! Limited Space Available Oct 3-8
Come see those huge stone heads on the beaches of Easter Island - and find countless landscape photography opportunites using the heads, the full moon, sea caves, petroglyphs, exciting coastlines, and the site of the Bird Man ceremonies. Limited Space Available Oct 31 - Nov 7

2018

 

Yellowstone
in Winter

Explore Yellowstone's winter wonderland by snow coach, capturing images of pristing winter scenes, abundant wildlife, and exciting thermal features... Space Available
Jan 14-20
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... Space Available

Feb 11-22

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! Limited
Space Available
Apr 8-18

Borneo Explorer

Orang-utans! Proboscis monkeys. Gibbons. Rhinos. Pygmy Elephants. Giant caves with bats. Tropical waterfalls. Rainforests with ground and canopy trails. Many many species of birds. Flowering forest plants. Carnivorous plants. End it all on an outstanding beach with snorkeling and kayaking in warm salt water. Contact us for details (bob@naturephotographyadventures.com) Space Available Apr 30 - May 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! Space 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.
Limited
Space Available
July 10-19
Monument Valley, Mystery Valley, Antelope Canyon and more - as we explore the red rocks and strong light of this magic land of Navajo and Anasazi!
Space Available
Oct 23-28

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!
Space Available
November

Belize and Guatemala

Our Belize and Guatemala Adventure explores Mayan sites, rainforest trails, and caves, capturing the Indiana Jones feel of the Mayan highland rainforest.
Space Available
November 10-18