Badands NP with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto & Sandy Zelasko

Once the site of an ancient sea, the South Dakota Badlands have been transformed over thousands of years into the land you see today with multi-colored cliffs and isolated buttes. At first glance, the land seems sterile, yet close examination reveals a variety of animals including bighorn sheep, mule deer, pronghorn, badger, coyotes, prairie dogs and more. Workshop timed when newborn animals are present. Two experienced pro-photographer leaders – Irene Hinke-Sacilotto & Sandy Zelasko. Great participant to instructor ratio. Small group. Great opportunities for landscape & wildlife photography. To register call Sandy @: 760-749-2174

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Channel Islands National Park – America’s Galapagos

Story and Photography by Jerry Ginsberg

 

Camping on Anacapa will allow you to capture a great sunrise from spectacular Inspiration Point at the island’s east end.  © Jerry Ginsberg

                               
We are accustomed to driving to our national parks. This is definitely not the case with Channel Islands National Park. This little archipelago of a half-dozen rocks jutting out of the Pacific Ocean a few miles off the coast of central California is reachable only by a short boat ride. This rather contradictory blend of remoteness and accessibility offers some unique opportunities for us photographers.

The Channel Islands are called America’s Galapagos – and for good reason. A wide variety of birds and pinnipeds are in plentiful supply. Western gulls find safety here. Continue reading

Badlands National Park

Story and Photography by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto

Hikers at Sunset © Irene Hinke-Sacilotto

A Scenic and Wildlife Photography Paradise

Badlands National Park is a terrific destination for landscape and wildlife photographers. It is the location of my June 2017 photo workshop, co-lead by Sandy Zelasko.   The park is a convenient hour drive east from Rapid City on Interstate 90. North of the Pinnacles Entrance lies the town of Wall where you can find accommodations and other amenities. Near Cedar Pass, at the eastern end of the park, there are campgrounds, cabins, and a few other places to overnight. Continue reading