Costa Rica with Cathy and Gordon Illg

Birds galore as well as wonderful locations. We run this one in conjunction with Strabo Photo Tours Collection (also a NANPA member). We’ve been multiple times, have a great itinerary and never tire of it!

Antarctica with Cheryl Opperman

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT: SIGN-UP BY OCTOBER 15, 2019 AND SAVE $1,000 PER PERSON!

In October of 2021, Opperman Photographics Inc (“OPI”) will be joining one of the best tour operators in Antarctica for an unforgettable journey to South Georgia Island and the earth’s southern most Continent. While we will be aboard a 100-passenger ship, award winning photographer Cheryl Opperman will only be responsible for guiding a limited number of passengers that sign up with OPI.

OPI South Georgia and Antarctica Photography Tour passengers will still have access to the 15 other polar specialists, naturalists and photographers aboard, but will have exclusive access to individual sessions, instruction, and guided walks with Cheryl at absolutely no additional cost. By signing up with OPI, you pay the same rate as other passengers, but get more individualized attention.

During this 23 day photography tour, we will spend six full days in South Georgia and six full days in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands photographing dramatic scenery and diverse wildlife including five penguin species, seals, whales, albatross, and seabirds. It’s sure to be the trip of a lifetime!

Kenya with Jeff Wendorff

Africa, what a place! I’ve been visited 17 times and last year I spent more days in Africa than I did in my apartment, and she never disappoints. If you are like me; you grew up watching Tarzan, loved the circus and the zoo, Marlin Perkins was a hero, Hatari was an incredible movie, and you dreamt of being in Africa. I can assure you that the real thing is even more amazing than you have imagined. I love this Kenya Safari! I’ve done this exact safari 4 times and can’t wait to share that with you! Once you experience a Kenya Safari, you will love it too! And of course, You Will Be Amazed!

I am so excited to be going back for a Kenya Safari in the “green” season. It is the most beautiful time of the year and the plains are a verdant green and not the browns of fall. We will visit the stunning Amboseli National Park, and if the “shy mountain” Kilimanjaro allows, we’ll see vast herds of elephants along with that iconic peak. From there we continue our safari and explore the fabulous Masai Mara National Park. We’ll be looking for the Big Five (elephant, rhino, leopard, lion, and buffalo) and everything in between. And that is just the highlights!

Kenya Safari Highlights
12 Nights and 13 Days
Two Private Safari Vehicles
Small Group – 6 Clients MAX
Masai Mara, and Amboseli Parks

$9010 for single occupancy or $8084 for double.

Costa Rica Wildlife with Juan Carlos Vindas

Join Juan Carlos Vindas on a photo tour of a life time! enjoy taking dramatic pictures the beautiful species found in Costa Rica. We will be focusing primarily on birds but there will be also native and colorful frogs, snakes and mammals but don’t forget to bring your wide angle lens as there will be opportunities to take some landscape images!
We will visit some of the most enchanting locations where the number of species will blow your mind. Let me show you the northern plains, the caribbean lowlands, the high mountains and the wild Pacific of Costa Rica. Travel with a local Costa Rican naturalist, bird watcher and professional wildlife photographer with over 20 years of experience leading tours in the country.

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.

South Africa with Chuck Gangas

Join Chuck Gangas on this photo tour which visits Zimanga Game Reserve, a photo reserve that has specialty blinds for bird and mammal photography where many award winning photos have been taken. It also encompasses the Garden Route of South Africa from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. On this tour we should have excellent photo opportunities with Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Hippo, Meerkats, several species of Antelope and a host of bird species including Knysna Turaco, Blue Crane, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, Penguins, Cape Sugarbirds and several species of stunning sunbirds. Wild Dogs, Cheetahs and Leopards are all possible as well. We start out in Johannesburg, fly to Durban, spend 4 nights at Zimanga, then fly to Port Elizabeth and work our way back from there to Cape Town over the course of a week. The accommodations are comfortable, the food is very nice, the scenery beautiful and the photo opportunities should be spectacular.

Pantanal with Juan Carlos Vindas

Join me in the land of superlatives!

The Brazilian Pantanal:
Home to the world’s largest fresh-water wetlands, the Pantanal is ten times the size of the Everglades, covering about 200,000 square kilometers mainly in the southeastern Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul.
Many targets to number but top 5 are the Brazilian Tapir, Ocelot, Hyacinth Macaw, Giant Otter and the largest feline in the American Continent, the jaguar.

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/

Sabi Sands South Africa with Karen Blackwood

I invite you to come on our 5-day Big 5 wildlife safari in Sabi Sands, South Africa, famous for incredible, relaxed leopards. We are in the home of the Big 5 and adjacent to Kruger National Park in South Africa without fences between. 13 leopards call our traverse area home, as well as 3 lion prides. Elephants, buffalo, rhino, wild dogs, zebra, giraffe, cheetah–they are all frequent visitors to the water hole and we’ll see them going about their daily lives in the bush on game drives. You’ll go home with once in a lifetime memories, and one in a million shots.

Our Luxury Lodge offers spacious private bungalows with indoor/outdoor showers, a spa, pool, wine cellar, full bar, delicious meals (you were warned–bring roomy pants!), and a caring staff.

Day 1: Arrive in time for lunch, then hop on the vehicle for that perfect afternoon and evening light. We’ll stop for a Sundowner Cocktail, then we’ll do some night shots, working with other vehicles for soft sidelight and backlit shots. When we return to the Lodge after our 3 hour drive, we’ll have a cocktail and discuss the day’s sightings before we dine at candlelit tables around the blazing fire.

Day 2-4: We’ll be up early to chase that gorgeous African Golden Light on our morning drive, complete with a coffee stop at a picturesque spot. We’ll return to the Lodge after our 3-hour drive to be met with a made-to-order breakfast overlooking the waterhole. After our bush walk, we can work on Lightroom editing and photography techniques together. After lunch, we’ll head out for the evening game drive, then have cocktails and dinner by the fire again.

Day 5: We’ll say goodbye after our morning game drive and breakfast, but you’ll be back. Sabi Sands and our African wildlife will pull your heart once you leave.

My partner and I are award-winning Africa Geographic, NatGeo Daily Dozen, Best of Africa, Nature’s Best published professionals. We emphasize fun, education, and fantastic photos of wildlife. We lead every safari ourselves. We love coaching photography and helping people improve or perfect their skills.

We will take only 6 people per safari vehicle on this Big 5 safari, and we rotate between vehicles. That guarantees that everyone gets an end seat in the safari vehicle for a great view, and access to our skills, knowledge, and insight.

Our prices are in Rand. This safari is R 40,000 (about $2600 but the exchange rate varies, please check!)/per person, double occupancy. We can accept solo occupancy as well. Please ask for prices at info@EagleEyeSafaris.com.

15% deposit due at time of booking, and you can book securely with a credit card. Balance is due 60 days prior to Safari. We also offer complete transportation assistance to get to the Lodge, including a no-worries package—just ask!

R 40,000 (price in Rand)

Namibia with Jennifer Leigh Warner

Namibia is packed with photographic potential. The oldest desert in the world, the Namib, dominates the country’s landscape. Take time to capture images in surrounding safari areas with exquisite flora, towering red dunes, bush country, and fascinating geological formations. Game drives in Etosha National Park include the “Big Five”—elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards—as well as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, antelopes, and more. Plus, learn about the conservation of cheetahs with the Cheetah Conservation Fund and about Namibia’s cultural history.