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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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2014

Our Belize and Guatemala Adventure explores Mayan sites, rainforest trails, and caves, capturing the Indiana Jones feel of the Mayan highland rainforest.
Full
Nov 8-16
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!
Full
Dec 4-14

2015

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 18-24
Full
Jan 25-31
Tanzania Photography Safari

 

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...
Full

Feb 11-22

Morocco

Explore ancient cities, the Atlas Mountains, and the western Sahara Desert with Nature Photography Adventures. Casablanca, Fez, Rabat, Meknes, Ouarzazate, and Marrakech! Contact us for details.
2 Spaces
Mar 21 -
Apr 1
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
Apr 23 - May 2
Tidepools, sunsets, full moons, 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 - and rise to full moon set at sunrise - over a low tide extravaganza. This is one you won't want to miss!
Full
May 31 - June 7

Wild Bunch in the Amazon

Our Wild Bunch is at it again, this time venturing deep into the Amazon headwaters in Peru by motorized dugout to photograph this amazing ecosystem and the unique flora and fauna that live here. We're almost full - contact us if you want that last room!
Almost Full
Sep 8-15

Turkey Photography Odyssey

Join us for a mentally and creatively stimulating exploration of the past 10,000 years in Turkey. We'll visit the amazing Cappadocia region with underground dwellings, Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) and the land of Greek and Roman cities along the Agrean Sea! This is an excellent adventure to expand your knowledge of dynamic range management.

Limited
Space Available

Oct 23 - Nov 6

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!
Limited
Space Available
Nov 15-24

Costa Rica

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
Dec 4-14

2016

South Africa

South Africa presents a remarkable opportunity to pair a traditional safari with great photography opportunities in and around a huge canyon - and more in coastal wetlands. We'll find over 500 species of birds on this Safari, along with remarkable proximity to rhinos, hippos, cats, and primates! And, we'll have outstanding landscape photography woven into all three environments! Then join the extension to find penguins near Capetown and visit wine country!
Limited
Space Available

Feb 11-23

Extension
Feb 23-28

Our Extended Itinerary featuring 13 days in the Galapagos! This itinerary is to die for - or evolve from! Life changing experiences and many many great photography opportunities.
1 Spot
April 3-18

Wild Bunch
on the Inca Trail

They will climb over Dead Woman's Pass as the Wild Bunch treks the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru. Time along the way in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. We won't forget Sacsayhuaman and Ollantaytambo! Are you wild enough? Contact us!
One Room Available
April 29 - May 9

Namibia Photography Safari

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
May 23 - June 6

Iceland Photography Adventure

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
July 10-19

Botswana Photography Safari

Our new Botswana itinerary focuses on getting us to some great places to photograph animals in exciting habitat. One of our lodges sits right on top of a much-used elephant watering hole with endless opportunities to create art. The other is right on the edge of a branch of the Okavango Delta waterway - and we'll spend time in both safari vehicles and on boats!
Space Available
Aug 15-24

Southwest Sun, Shadows, Sandstone, & Slot Canyons

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 13-18

2017

 
Tanzania Photography Safari

Tanzania Photography Safari

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