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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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Nature Photography Adventures Calendar of Adventures


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!
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! Full Aug 1-8
We're off to Spain to explore the wineries of La Rioja and Ribera del Duero with cameras - and tastings. Our journey will take us through vineyards to old castles and cathedrals and even Roman ruins! And underground into very old wine cellars and tunnels under historic communities! A big focus on pairing wines with excellent cuisine! Full Sep 2-12
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! Full 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
Build the exposures that support the designs you intend in your images! Meet us a day early 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
Nov 29
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
Nov 29 - Dec 9



in Winter

Explore Yellowstone's winter wonderland by snow coach, capturing images of pristing winter scenes, abundant wildlife, and exciting thermal features... Limited
Space Available
Jan 14-20
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Jan 21-27
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! Full Apr 8-18

Morocco Photography Adventure

Morocco is a true crossroads of history. There are footprints here from the Phonecians, the Romans, the Moors, and the Berbers - and more recently, the French and Spanish. All of these influences have impacted architecture, local culture, cuisine - and our photography opportunities. Join us in Tangier, Rabat, Fes, Casablanca and Marrakech - and for an exciting extension across the Atlas Mountains to Ourzazate and the Sahara! Limited
Space Available
May 1-9
May 9-13

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.
Space Available
July 10-19
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
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!
Space Available
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!
Nov 7-17


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! Hummingbirds with flashes and night critters with LED lighting.
Space Available
Feb 16-26