Galapagos with Suzi Eszterhas and Tui De Roy

Travel by luxurious ship from island to island, wandering among animals that have no fear of people. We’ll photograph albatross, penguins, flamingos, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and more. Snorkel in emerald waters with playful sea lions, sea turtles, and brilliantly colored tropical fish.

While most tours offer only one-week at sea, this tour offers a full two weeks. Suzi has teamed up with legendary Galapagos photographer and expert, Tui De Roy to offer a unique experience that will put us on shore with wildlife at first and last light, when most other tour groups are noticeably absent.

We have chosen the coolest time of year in Galapagos, when the seas are most productive and many species are nurturing cute babies.

Patagonia Pumas and Peaks with Jeff Parker

Pumas & Peaks of Patagonia Photo Tour ~ 2019

Photograph wild pumas (called mountain lions or cougars in the U.S.) in their natural habitat on a private ranch situated against the breathtaking backdrop of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.

You’ll capture images of WILD, free-ranging animals — not captive cats, not game farm animals; the real deal in their authentic habitat.

We’ll also focus on landscapes images of the rugged snow-capped peaks & open grasslands within these dramatic environs.

So that everyone gets the best experience possible, this tour is limited to six (6) photographers. Due to popular demand I added this second Puma tour to my 2019 offerings.

More info: http://exploreinfocus.com/joinme/pumas-peaks-of-patagonia-photo-tour
or call Jeff at (512) 378-3355.

Limited to six (6) photographers / All-inclusive (double-occupancy) ~ Single occupancy is available for an additional $1215.00

Ecuador Birds with Jeff Parker

Winged Wonders of Ecuador Photo Tour ~ 2019

Join award-winning pro, Jeff Parker for his “Winged Wonders of Ecuador Photo Tour ~ 2019” and focus on the avian jewels of the Neotropics. Visit several elevations in Ecuador’s Chocó Region and experience different ecosystems & the special birds they harbor.

Hummingbirds are the highlight! In Ecuador, they come dressed in dazzling colors & a variety of forms — including the magnificent Booted Racket-tail & Sword-billed Hummingbird! During this Ecuador Photo Tour we could have the opportunity to photograph up to 40 unique hummingbird species!.

A big part of this trip will be multi-flash hummingbird photography. Jeff will provide the equipment & backgrounds & other items needed to get great shots. And by limiting the tour to just eight (8) participants everyone gets to utilize the set-ups as much—or as little—as they wish.

But hummingbirds are just part of what you’ll photograph. Tanagers, motmots, toucans, manakins, euphonias & the improbable looking Cock-of-the-Rock will also fill your memory cards.

This tour also includes a trip to an Oilbird roost where we’ll get the rare chance to capture images of the nocturnal birds while we have the light to do our photography.

LIMITED TO EIGHT (8) ~ All-inclusive; double-occupancy
More info at: http://exploreinfocus.com/joinme/ecuador-photo-tour/ ~ or call: (512) 378-3355

Yellowstone in Winter with John Slonina

Join us on a photo tour or workshop to photograph winter in Yellowstone. Photograph one of the world’s greatest snow covered ecosystems. Winter is magical in Yellowstone, when visitors are few and wildlife viewing is outstanding. In the chilled air, see bubbling mud pots and gushing geysers eerily veiled in steam.

World famous Yellowstone is one of the most exciting places in the world to photograph landscapes and wildlife. This is a must see on any nature photographer’s and wildlife lover’s list. Join us as we explore this winter wonderland and the surrounding areas. Discover the phenomenal photography opportunities of Yellowstone’s quiet season. Explore the park by snowcoach deep into the wilds of Yellowstone.

Great Smoky Mountain Fall with John Slonina

Majestic waterfalls, streams, wildflowers, mountain ranges, reflections. Home to black bears, turkey, elk, and deer and many other surprises.
This is the peak time for Fall color.

This workshop is led by professional nature photographer John Slonina who has been leading tours there for several years. Authorized permittee of the national park.

Small Group Size: 6 People

Transportation Provided from Hotel to Field Locations. You do not have to rent a car.

All skill levels

Jaguars in the Pantanal with Morgan Heim and Michele Westmoreland

You are floating quietly on a river in the dawn light. A chorus of birds fills the air, and then on silent paw, a jaguar, her pattern of gold and black spots, emerges from the jungle across from your boat. Your instinct says to take as many photos as you can before she disappears. But she doesn’t disappear. She has come to the river to swim, hunt, and give her young some playtime. You don’t have to absorb it all in a second. You can revel at the moments, be present, and come away with photos and a wildlife experience absolutely unforgettable in memory and reality.

I invite you to join me on this Visionary Wild adventure to Brazil’s Pantanal, where we are so assured to see jaguars that we designed the trip specifically around seeing these majestic big cats. You will get to see tons of other wildlife as well. The Pantanal is one of the most diverse, densely populated (in terms of animals), wildlife accessible destinations on the planet. Expect to see animals including hyacinth macaws, toucans and ocelots — occupants of the largest inland wetland in the world.

We’ve designed to trip to be intimate — only six slots per trip. That’s a one to three ration for instructor to attendee. You have two opportunities to get on board. I will be leading one trip with Visionary Wild founder Justin Black in early August, followed immediately by a second trip with the extraordinarily talented Michele Westmorland, another iLCP senior fellow. Both trips promise to be grand adventures! Sign up soon. Slots are filling up fast.

Dates: August 9-18 with Morgan Heim and Justin Black
August 18-27 with Morgan Heim and Michele Westmorland

Alaska’s Glaciers, Icebergs, and Wildflowers Up Close in Prince William Sound

A full day photo tour with on-location instruction with a small group of photographers on a privately chartered boat to one of the most spectacular places in Prince William Sound: Harriman Fjord where we will find and photograph tidewater glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and massive peaks.

With two planned beach landings, there will be ample opportunities to capture glaciers, mountain scenics, icebergs, sea lions, sea otters, birds, harbor seals, and other marine wildlife.

HIGHLIGHTS:

> A privately chartered boat (for our group only) with flexibility in itinerary
> 2 beach landings (conditions permitting) for land-based photography
> Timed to maximize potential to walk up to and among icebergs stranded on beach for unique photo opportunities
> Usually lots of fireweed in bloom
> Potential to see and photograph marine wildlife such as sea otters, harbor seals, orca whales and bald eagles
> Expert photography guidance by long time pro and successful Alaska photographer

NANPA Foundation Photo Tour: Photograph “the quiet side” of Ireland in 2016 with Ron Rosenstock

Magical light, accessible shoreline and community await prospective tour leaders.

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You’re invited on a 10-day tour of Western Ireland with veteran tour leader Ron Rosenstock, September 23 through October 3, 2016. The magical light, sacred sights and after-dinner conversation with fellow artists not only beckon you to expand your portfolio but also your career—perhaps becoming a photo tour leader yourself.

Rosenstock, retired photography instructor from Clark University in Massachusetts, has led more than 200 tours to worldwide destinations since 1967. He was first drawn to Western Ireland because of the light and extensive miles of accessible shoreline. “Being in the northern hemisphere, there are magical cloud formations daily, if not hourly,” he explains. “The light is silvery sifting through layers of cloud and sky.” Continue reading