St. John’s River FL with Mike Army

The ‘Florida Spring Break Tour’ is a private all inclusive tour for individuals who are looking for a unique experience by boat in the pristine back waters of the Ocala National Forest that can be booked by the day or by the week. This is an annual tour I have been conducting each spring since 2001 at this location. I have been exploring this area since the late 1960’s as my Grandfather lived in Ocala and first showed me the beauty and wonders that the Ocala National Forest has to offer to anyone that appreciates Nature, Wildlife and the excitement of the pristine Florida Wilderness. This is not a tour of a national or state park in a group taking standard pictures at standard locations that are available to anyone. This is an expedition into unspoiled wilderness environments only accessible by boat where not seeing another person all day long is common. I conduct the tour for 5 weeks from a rental house with a private dock on the St Johns River that is our base camp for the duration of your stay.

Photography Fundamentals with Trent Sizemore

This workshop will teach you how to take control of you camera so you can focus on improving your creativity in the art of photography. Topics will include camera settings, creative art and design, and post-processing with Adobe Lightroom. The content expands on lessons in the online photography courses you will receive when registering for the workshop.

It will be a very friendly, open format, answering your questions as we move along so you don’t feel left behind on anything. In-field instruction is also available each day, but will be limited to the first six registrants due to group size limitations.

The workshop will be based out of Apalachicola, Florida at the Water Street Hotel. This “forgotten coast” location is surrounded by several national forests, state parks, and national wildlife refuges with miles of undisturbed beaches. While in the area, you will be able to photograph great beach sunrises, sunsets, and various species of shore and prey birds.

Each day will consist of 6-8 hours in the classroom, broken up before and after lunch. Those joining us for in-field instruction will be meeting to shoot mornings and evenings, before and after the classroom sessions.

Everglades and Florida West Coast with Tom Mace

Join us as we take you on an exciting photography journey through some of the best locations to photograph Birds, Alligators, Land and Seascapes Florida has to offer. We have seasonally visited many of these South Florida hot spots for wildlife while living in South Florida for 2 years. The mild winter weather in Florida at this time of year is amazing. Hundreds of photographers each year flock to Florida to chase the huge populations of birds migrating and nesting in this warm climate wonderland. If you are looking to escape the chill of winter in what many believe are the best birding photography locations in the country, then this is the trip for you. Due to the popularity of this adventure, we are offering two back to back trips to accommodate demand. This trip is all inclusive, all ground transportation, lodging, meals, park fees, and all the little things are taken care of. See our site for more details
This trip starts in Fort Meyers, FL
We are authorized park permittees in all government regulated locations, this includes National Parks and Wildlife Refuges.
3 key destinations.
Everglades National Park
Naples, FL, and refuges in the area
Ft. Meyers, FL and refuges in the area.

Everglades and Florida West Coast with Tom Mace

Join us as we take you on an exciting photography journey through some of the best locations to photograph Birds, Alligators, Land and Seascapes Florida has to offer. We have seasonally visited many of these South Florida hot spots for wildlife while living in South Florida for 2 years. The mild winter weather in Florida at this time of year is amazing. Hundreds of photographers each year flock to Florida to chase the huge populations of birds migrating and nesting in this warm climate wonderland. If you are looking to escape the chill of winter in what many believe are the best birding photography locations in the country, then this is the trip for you. Due to the popularity of this adventure, we are offering two back to back trips to accommodate demand. This trip is all inclusive, all ground transportation, lodging, meals, park fees, and all the little things are taken care of. See our site for more details

We are authorized park permittees in all government regulated locations, this includes National Parks and Wildlife Refuges.
3 key destinations.
Everglades National Park
Naples, FL, and refuges in the area
Ft. Meyers, FL and refuges in the area.

A wastewater wonderland

Story and photography by Budd Titlow

Do you want to knock your birding and photography socks off without busting your bank account? And—in the process—get to witness a prime example of sustainable water management for wildlife habitat enhancement and climate-change control?

If so, just grab your binoculars and camera gear and head to the Brevard County Wastewater Treatment Plant located in the east-central Florida town of Viera, Florida—just 2.5 miles west of I-95. There you’ll find 200 acres of constructed wetlands that are supported and nourished by advanced treatment outflow from the treatment plant. You’ll also find some of the best and easiest wild birdwatching and photography you’ve ever experienced. It’s called the Viera Wetlands.

Typical view of habitat provided by Viera’s sewage-treatment wetlands.

Establishment of the Viera Wetlands has been a phenomenal success. These created aquatic habitats now provide living spaces for more than 160 species of birds, but—perhaps best of all—the birding and photography access is as easy as pie. A network of 2.4 miles of one-way, 10 mph gravel roads—perched atop the earthen berms—allows superb opportunities for virtually every square foot of the sanctuary. Continue reading