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More Gorillas

© Diane Kelsay

Check out this video for a demo on what to do when you are a winner!

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Rwanda! Gorillas & More

Post 2 – Golden Monkeys, Volcanoes National Park

Gorillas aren’t the only ones who like to play. Golden Monkeys also like to do a lot of playing around and with lots of energy. They also like to eat!

© Diane Kelsay
Not only greens, but tasty insects. © Diane Kelsay
And they like to share. © Diane Kelsay
Easily crossed by ground, it’s so much more fun to fly. © Diane Kelsay
Do I really want to do this? © Diane Kelsay
Watch me! © Diane Kelsay

Crashing sounds in the bamboo forest, monkey after monkey making the leap into the thick bamboo. I never saw one land on a branch.

© Diane Kelsay
© Diane Kelsay
© Diane Kelsay
Curious and friendly, and not too shy. Fun times photographing them. And the colors and textures are beautiful. © Diane Kelsay
© Diane Kelsay

We still have space for one woman in January of 2023 and a couple people in 2024. Check out our Rwanda Gorillas webpage for details and to see more images.

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Northern Costa Rica Adventure

New places have been scouted and added to our itinerary! Up close and personal birds, monkeys and more along the Gulf of Nicoya. More trails in the highlands too!

All images copyrighted Bob Harvey & Diane Kelsay, Laura Mooney, Nature Photography Adventures. No copying permitted.

Join Diane and Laura in January 2022 for a fantastic opportunity to leave the cold winter behind and find fun critters to photograph. Learn some new techniques.

Link to our Costa Rica Photography Adventure

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Belize Caves

Join us in Belize December 3-12, 2022 for exciting cave photography. Learn multiple flash lighting and natural lighting, designing images of cave formations with Mayan artifacts, using cave openings to frame the green jungle beyond.

All images copyrighted Bob Harvey & Diane Kelsay, Nature Photography Adventures. No copying permitted.

We have a lot of cave photography on our itinerary, some well-known caves and some of our special secret caves we will have to ourselves. We also visit Mayan sites and other special natural areas.

Link to our Belize Photography Adventure

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New Places, New Friends

One of my favorite new places in Southern Tanzania is the Ruaha River and National Park. The staff and lodge and scenery are awesome. But there was more!

Welcome to Ruaha River Lodge, my name is Camp
© Diane Kelsay – shot through the screen with a cell phone, a bit of a surprise!
A camp owl
© Diane Kelsay
Kudus greeting us as we left for our first game drive.
© Diane Kelsay
Hippos were always in the river in front of us and liked to make noises in the night. Footprints were found off the deck the next morning.
© Diane Kelsay
Others visited in the night, only leaving prints.
© Diane Kelsay

More to come in the future from Southern Tanzania. And soon we will have a new itinerary for you to browse.

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Earth Month

As April winds down, I’m thinking how happy I was to see so many Earth Month and Earth Day events by individuals, organizations, businesses…

Let’s remember that every month needs the same attention. We still need to do our best to care for the planet, to keep it healthy and beautiful.

© Bob Harvey
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Nature Photography Adventures

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Iguazú Falls

The greatest waterfalls for photography.

© Diane Kelsay

Why? Spanning 2 miles from Brazil…

© Bob Harvey

To Argentina, this collection of waterfalls has everything from powerful roaring falls to delicate cascades.

© Diane Kelsay
© Diane Kelsay
© Bob Harvey
© Bob Harvey
© Diane Kelsay
© Diane Kelsay

From colorful rainbows to moody light, compositions and techniques abound.

© Bob Harvey
© Bob Harvey
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© Bob Harvey
© Diane Kelsay
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© Bob Harvey

We even photograph the falls by full moonlight. Join us for this adventure and use all of your photo skills, plus learn more.

Link to our Iguazú Falls Photography Adventure in March 2023

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Toucans!

Toucans are fun! To watch and photograph them is a real treat.

Toco Toucan, Brazil
© Bob Harvey
Toco Toucan, Argentina
© Bob Harvey
Crimson-rumped Mountain Toucanet, my personal favorite.
Beautiful colors and moves through the forest gracefully.
© Diane Kelsay
Crimson-rumped Mountain Toucanet, Ecuador
© Diane Kelsay
Pale-mandibled Aracari – the comedian. Ecuador
© Bob Harvey
Pale-mandibiled Aracari – tossing his catch in the air over and over. Ecuador
© Diane Kelsay
Collared Aracari – beak makes a nice landing platform. Belize
© Bob Harvey
Plate-billed Mountain Toucan, Ecuador
© Diane Kelsay
Plate-billed Mountain Toucan, Ecuador
© Diane Kelsay
Plate-billed Mountain Toucan, Ecuador
© Bob Harvey
Choco Toucan, Ecuador
© Bob Harvey

We find plenty of toucans to photograph in Central and South America, from Belize to Northern Argentina, our favorite location Ecuador. Join us on one of our adventures and we will introduce you to some toucans.

Link to our calendar

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The Great Migration

In Tanzania in February/March, millions of Wildebeest migrate to have their babies.  They follow the rains to the Southern Serengeti to feast on special grasses, rich in nutrition.

© Diane Kelsay

The predators are well aware of this and follow the migration.  The cheetah was awakened from a nap by wildebeest running by – food!

© Diane Kelsay

This cheetah is hungry and has a hungry little one to feed.  I’ve seen 2 cheetahs take down a calf, but this one is going alone to get an adult!

© Diane Kelsay

© Diane Kelsay

© Diane Kelsay

Defeated, time to look for something smaller.
© Diane Kelsay

She leaves her little one behind for another chase and gets lucky.

© Diane Kelsay

She carries the kill along while trying to reunite with the little one but can’t find the kitten.

© Diane Kelsay

Unheard of for fear of losing it, she puts the kill down and calls and calls while searching.  Finally reunited, they look for a safe place to enjoy their meal.

© Diane Kelsay

Looks good, time to eat.
© Diane Kelsay

They take turns eating while the other one guards.
© Diane Kelsay

We were all worried that the little one was lost.  It was stressful. They were miles apart from each other. We stood watch over the kill until they came back.  We all cheered when we saw them.

Link to our Tanzania Photography Safari, timed to intersect with the “birthing” of a million baby wildebeest and a host of predators!

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The Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta – a wealth of wildlife and scenery in waterways and savanna.

© Diane Kelsay

Lesser Jacana
© Bob Harvey

Carmine Bee Eater
© Diane Kelsay

Hornbill
©Bob Harvey

Bushbuck
© Bob Harvey

Serval, usually a rare find but promising here.
© Bob Harvey

Wild dog, also good chance to find here.
© Bob Harvey

Lion cub doing “cute Kitty”
© Diane Kelsay

Same lion cub practicing “fierce”
© Diane Kelsay

The cubs at play
© Bob Harvey

Daddy’s paw
© Diane Kelsay

© Diane Kelsay

Saddleback stork fishing
© Bob Harvey

© Diane Kelsay

Leopard at twilight
© Diane Kelsay

Link to our Botswana Photography Safari

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