Ecuador Birds with Juan Carlos Vindas

Come join Juan Carlos Vindas on a most productive, and practical tour. Air transportation to the capital city of Quito, is quite easy from Miami, and Houston serving as prime departure hubs.

Then we will spend 4 nights and 5 days in the world famous Mindo area. We will visit 3 of Ecuador’s finest bird photography lodges (the Amazon extension tour includes another wonderful lodge!). At each lodge, you will photograph a diverse number of hummingbirds and many other colorful birds, giving you the opportunity to create your own exclusive portfolio of neotropical bird images. Also, we will visit a few private gardens, where you will have the opportunity to photograph many more birds and hummingbirds coming to feeders; Juan Carlos will help you get the shot of your dreams by using natural-looking perches and smooth backgrounds! Juan will also provide all the necessary equipment for doing multiple flash photography at three different locations to maximize the number and diversity of species.

We will focus our efforts on photographing the amazing diversity of hummingbirds and tanagers that inhabit the cloud forest at various altitudes and life zones. Then later, we will travel to the eastern side of the Andes for totally new species of birds!

We will travel in an altitudinal gradient that ranges from 2000ft up to 13000ft on both Eastern and Western slopes of the Andes plus we will visit the Antisana and Cayambe-Coca Reserves, both world-famous for their unique ecosystems and bird species. Let me show you Ecuador from my perspective!
I will also be offering an extension to the Ecuadorian Amazon starting on November 12 until November 17.

Costa Rica with Jeff Parker

This Costa Rica Photo Tour 2020 is limited to SIX (6)

Explore & photograph three (3) unique ecosystems — Osa Peninsula, cloud forest & rainforest — during this wildlife-packed all-inclusive Costa Rica in Focus Photo Tour ~ 2020.

Think: multi-flash hummingbird photography, Resplendent Quetzal, King Vultures, Scarlet Macaws, tanagers, motmots, toucans, parrots & LOTS more.

In addition to the birds we’ll photograph butterflies, frogs, flowers, monkeys (4 species on the Osa Peninsual!), coatis, peccaries… the list goes one.
LIMITED TO SIX (6) TRAVELERS ~~ all-inclusive (double occupancy — single is available for an additional cost)
More info: https://exploreinfocus.com/joinme/costa-rica-in-focus-photo-tour/

Costa Rica Birds and Wildlife with Charles Gangas

Join Chuck Gangas for this 13 day photo tour which features the best lodges and locations for bird photography in Costa Rica. You will photograph toucans, tanagers, curassows, parrots and King Vultures in the Northwest, beautiful poison dart frogs and roosting owls in the Sarapiqui Valley. We do multi-flash hummingbird photography at 2 different lodges at both mid level and higher altitude elevations to get a lot of different species. We spend a day and a half photographing the majestic Resplendent Quetzal and we will go on a river cruise where we photograph raptors, herons and crocodiles up close. And those are just the highlights of the tour.

Trinidad and Tobago Birds with Charles Gangas

This photo tour focuses on photographing the spectacular birds of Trinidad and Tobago. Both of our lodges, Cuffie River in Tobago and Asa Wright Nature Center in Trinidad are excellent for bird photography. It includes multi-flash hummingbird photography, photography of motmots, tanagers and others coming to fruit feeders, boat trips to photograph Scarlet Ibis and Red-billed Tropicbirds and much more. Your leaders Chuck Gangas and Cyril Coomansingh now the best spots and strategies for photographing all of the specialty species of Trinidad and Tobago – Tufted Coquette, Ruby-topaz and White-tailed Sabrewing Hummingbirds, Scaret Ibis, Red-billed Tropicbird, Bearded Bellbird, Oilbird and many others.

Waterfalls of Costa Rica with Scott Setterberg

Join us February 3-8, 2020, on this exceptional, all-inclusive, 6-day, 5-night, travel photography tour and photograph 12 of the best waterfalls in Costa Rica; stunning landscapes; tropical sunsets; and hundreds of species of birds, butterflies, flowers, frogs, jungle cats, monkeys, sloths, and other Costa Rican wildlife.

Improve your photo skills with personalized, professional photography assistance, and relax in luxurious award-winning hotels. Enjoy delicious traditional Costa Rican and gourmet international cuisine and travel in comfort with private and spacious transportation. Learn about the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica from our professional English-speaking nature guide, and pamper yourself with revitalizing massages and spa services courtesy of ColorTexturePhotoTours.

This photo tour is perfect for those with limited time or those who want to do a short photo tour and then continue exploring Costa Rica on their own.

Availability: Only 4 spaces available!

Locations: Bajos del Toro, Las Gemelas, La Paz, Rio Celeste, La Fortuna, Danta, Lake Arenal

Weekly Wow! Week of July 22, 2019

All of this week’s Weekly Wow! images can be seen in the slideshow on the NANPA homepage at nanpa.org.

Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: Mr. Turtle, Palau, Macro/Micro/All Other © Peter Nestler.

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, July 22, 2019.  To view all of the top 250 photographs from NANPA’s 2019 Showcase competition, see the photo gallery on the NANPA website.  The period for entering your best shots in this year’s Showcase starts in August.  What are you waiting for?  Let’s get shooting!  Your best shot might be your next one.

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Weekly Wow! Week of July 15, 2019

All of this week’s Weekly Wow! images can be seen in the slideshow on the NANPA homepage at nanpa.org.

Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: "Bald Eagle," Birds © Mollie Isaacs.

Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: “Bald Eagle,” Birds © Mollie Isaacs.

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, July 15, 2019.  To view all of the top 250 photographs from NANPA’s 2019 Showcase competition, see the photo gallery on the NANPA website.  The period for entering your best shots in this year’s Showcase starts in August.  What are you waiting for?  Let’s get shooting!  Your best shot might be your next one.

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Showcase 2019 Winner Profile – Laura M Eppig

Showcase 2019 Birds, Judges' Choice: Ruby-throated Hummingbird Catching Gnat © Laura M. Eppig.

Showcase 2019 Birds, Judges’ Choice: Ruby-throated Hummingbird Catching Gnat © Laura M. Eppig.

Bio:

Laura M. Eppig is a mostly self taught Nature Photographer who learned on slide film in the late ’80’s. She was invited to join a Camera Club in order to learn Bird Photography and was mentored by 3 of the founding members.  While Laura shoots the majority of her images close to home, she has been known to travel far afield in search of certain elusive subjects, specifically Owls.

Laura finds that she can combine most of her interests through photography. Hiking and bird watching are two of her passions that nature photography encompasses. Macro photography is one of her special interests, especially shooting insects and spiders.  Library Exhibits, as well as other types of displays, and Photography Classes keep her busy in addition to photographing whenever possible.

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Weekly Wow! Week of April 8, 2019

All of this week’s Weekly Wow! images can be seen in the slideshow on the NANPA homepage at nanpa.org.

Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: "Plains Zebras Fighting, Etosha National Park, Namibia" © Carol Grenier.

Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: “Plains Zebras Fighting, Etosha National Park, Namibia” © Carol Grenier.

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, April 8, 2019.  This is the final Weekly Wow from NANPA’s Showcase competition.  To view all of the top 250 photographs from NANPA’s 2019 Showcase competition, see the photo gallery on the NANPA website.  The period for entering your best shots in this year’s Showcase starts in August, so let’s get shooting!  Your best shot might be your next one.

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