Nature and wildlife photography workshops focus on landscapes, flora, fauna and animals in their natural habitats.

Highlights escape to Monterey Bay for a fun and informative day photographing local wildlife private boat charter for only us (on a large boat that normally seats over 20 passengers) a rare and special opportunity to receive 8 hours of private, one-on-one instruction from a working professional wildlife photographer custom dates to suit your schedule, available year round Suzi’s extensive knowledge of local wildlife and hot spots ensures rare opportunities for world-class photography suitable for all levels of nature photography, from absolute beginner to serious advanced one-day courses for 1-4…

HIGHLIGHTS We’ll use only exclusive, private game reserves that are free of crowds, allow off-road travel, and have luxurious accommodations. We’ll visit we’ll visit both Timbavati and the Sabi Sands, both known for being the best places in South Africa to photograph predators, as well as elephants, rhinos, and other big game. In Timbavati, there are regular incredible sightings of lions, leopards, and also a good chance of wild dogs and occasionally cheetahs.  In Sabi Sands, we’ll stay at Londolozi – recently recognized as the #1 Hotel in the World…

Botswana is known for being the VERY best place in Africa for willdife photography and we’ll use only exclusive, private concessions that are free of crowds, allow off-road travel, and offer luxurious accommodations. Our concessions include “predator meccas” that offer unparalleled photo opportunities of lions, leopards, cheetahs, and wild dogs, as well as elephants, other classic game. We’ll also have close, intimate encounters with the most habituated meerkats in Africa, as well as the Kalahari bushmen they share their home with. While many photo tours avoid the best concessions to…

The Birds of High Island Photography Workshop will consist of three days of long lens photography in one of the highest concentrations of birds migrating through the Golden Triangle, which is a part of the Central and Mississippi Flyway.  Consider this a crash course! We will be going to all the hotspots and focusing on the best ways to photograph  for documentation, fine art, b/w or color.  We may have time to photograph flowers learning new creative techniques. This is for intermediate photographers or those familiar with their camera settings in manual or shutter priority mode, exposure,…

Myakka River State Park Photography Field Trip This 3-Hour field trip will guide photographers through the natural beauty of Myakka River State Park. Participants will have the unique opportunity and expert guidance to take fabulous wildlife, landscape, and macro shots. This workshop is limited to 6 people to guarantee personalized, individual attention while conscientiously exploring Florida’s natural habitat. Park entry fee is included. November 20, 2019 8AM-11AM November 23, 2019 8AM-11AM January 21, 2020 8AM-11AM January 25, 2020 8AM-11AM February 04, 2020 8AM-11AM February 07, 2020 8AM-11AM February 20, 2020…

Chris Bray Photography runs exclusive Photo Safaris to a variety of locations across the world. Being an Australian company and Australia’s largest Photo Safari operator, CBP also prides itself on conducting luxurious trips to a variety of Australia’s iconic locations (as well as to some of Australia’s best kept secrets), sharing with you the best that Australia has to offer. Under the guidance of professional photographers helping YOU get the best shots, with special access to the best locations, there’s simply no better way to master your camera, meet new friends…

Experience the best of the Galapagos (giant tortoises, tropicbirds, nesting frigate birds, boobies, penguins, crabs, marine & land iguanas, and snorkelling with playful sea lions and turtles) followed by a canoe trip into the Amazon Rainforest for three amazing nights at the renowned Sacha Lodge photographing monkeys, toucans, macaw parrots, frogs, caimans and more! The trip concludes in exclusive luxury at the San Jorge lodge overlooking the cloud-forest of the Andes buzzing with dozens of hummingbird species and other amazing bird life. Improve your photography with professional instruction and the…

Join Muench Workshops pro Greg Vaughn and photographer Tom Kirkendall, as they show you some of the magnificent old growth redwoods along the Redwood Highway. You’ll photograph various groves in the Redwood National and State Parks region including the Del Norte, Prairie Creek, and Jedediah Smith areas. Late May and early June is the best time of year to capture the fog as it rolls inland and creates mist in the forest. It’s also a great time of year to photograph the rhododendron flowers that bloom in and around the trees.…

When most photographers and naturalists think of the New World tropics, they rarely envision Argentina. And yet, that region of South America is home to two of the finest locations for tropical landscapes and wildlife: the Ibera Wetlands and Iguazu Falls. The Esteros del Ibera are ancient oxbow lakes of the Parana River. Isolated from the river, the lakes are now the centerpiece of an enormous mosaic wetland of marshes, tropical fens, open water, and patches of tropical woodlands. The diversity of habitats results in abundant wildlife. Hundreds of species…

Join us on this photographic adventure of a lifetime, to one of the world’s premier wildlife and landscape destinations, The Galápagos Islands. These islands have been preserved so well that they offer a unique window into the past, resulting in an ecosystem in which it will be as if you are invisible to the wildlife. You will find yourself in amazing close proximity to the wildlife! Naturalists will explain the animal behaviors while our two photography pros instruct you on the best techniques used for capturing memorable and meaningful imagery. We’ll…

  This amazing Panama photo workshop will include in-depth, hands-on photo instruction as we photograph reptiles and amphibians, monkeys, sloths, butterflies and, of course, birds. We will spend time photographing with special set-ups for hummingbirds in the gardens and around feeders. Landscape photography will also be explored as will photoshop skills and image workflow. The stars of our photo workshop, however, will certainly be the Poison Dart Frogs. We can photograph as many as six different species and, in the case of Oophaga pumilio, we could photograph as many as a…

Chincoteague NWR is located on the southern Virginia end of the barrier island of Assateague.  In the fall, the refuge attracts flocks of snow geese, swans, and brant along with ducks, swans, herons, ospreys, shorebirds and other migrants. It is also the home to wild horses, deer, raccoon, fox squirrels, muskrats, and other animals.  Used to being protected, the wildlife is unusually tolerant of humans and presents visitors with great photo opportunities.  The ocean, dunes, shells, workboats, harbor, and spectacular sunrises and sunsets offer workshop participants a variety of subjects…

https://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Olympic The Olympic National Forest, coastal, and mountain ecosystems combine to create a spectacular wilderness park. With its incredible range of precipitation and elevation, diversity is the hallmark of Olympic National Park. Encompassing nearly a million acres, the park protects a vast wilderness, thousands of years of human history, and several distinctly different ecosystems, including glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline. – National Park Service Come photograph the varied landscape of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula from the lush rain forests to high mountain ridges…

Location: Badlands National Park in South Dakota Dates: May 27-31, 2020, Wednesday at 7 pm – Sunday morning at 10 Cost: $1099 Details:Badlands National Park is a mesmerizing land of multi-hued rock formations and abundant wildlife. The expansive views in the park give way to roaming herds of bison and big horn sheep. In early June, the prairie grass is green and provides a vibrant contrast to roaming mammals.  Thunderstorms frequently rip through the park and create spectacular cloudscapes and lightning. Sunrise and sunset will be spent in the park…

Photograph one of Nature’s greatest spectacles – over a million wildebeest gathering in the world famous Masai Mara, shadowed by the biggest prides of lions in Africa and hopefully witness ‘The Crossing’ as they ford croc-infested rivers. Fly low over the Mara in our private doors-off plane, enjoy gourmet food, relax on our private island and other luxury accommodation where elephants walk through! With off-road photo permits to get you closer, tick off ‘The Big Five’ (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) and so much more! www.chrisbray.net

The world’s largest congregation of  shorebirds occurs each spring on the delta of Alaska’s Copper River, near the community of Cordova.  Each year in early May, millions of shorebirds come together in mind-blowing flocks, that swirl over the mud-flats and coastal wetlands near Cordova, Alaska. From a photographic perspective, it is unique, and spectacular. 5-days/4 nights, starting and ending in Cordova, Alaska. Trip Overview With daily flights to and from Anchorage, the small fishing town of Cordova, on the edge of the Copper River Delta will be our base for…

There are few places that can match the splendor and grandeur of Patagonia. From towering jagged peaks, sky-blue water, beautiful waterfalls to massive glacial ice, the views overwhelm the senses. Not wasting any time, we’ll start our adventure with a Tango dancers model shoot and a wonderful dinner/Tango show the day of our arrival in Buenos Aires. The following day we head to El Chalten and Los Glaciares National Park with its famous Fitz Roy region photographing around the magnificent views of 11,000 ft. Fitz Roy and its chain of…

Description: After teaching workshops in locations all over Costa Rica, Tom decided that the Crocodile Bay Resort is the most user friendly for photographers. National Geographic called the Osa Peninsula “the most biologically intense place on Earth”. On this deluxe tour you will spend a night in the Hilton-Doubletree in San Jose before taking a domestic flight to the town near our location. We will spend the next 6 days photographing birds, mammals, reptiles and landscapes, without having to change hotels. Have a spouse of friend who would like to join…

Spring is a time of great change in Florida, and is marked by mating, nesting and birth of new life. Florida is a birders paradise, and the season brings opportunities for birding photos unlike anywhere else in the US. We will spend our time capturing birds and wildlife from the best nature preserves in the country to the lesser known birding hangouts. Join us for this spring photo workshop as we capture and experience Florida at its very best. INCLUDES 4-DAY PHOTO WORKSHOP INCLUDES Field sessions All park and preserve entry…

Winter is a magical time in Yellowstone, the worlds first national park. The boiling hot pools, steaming geysers, dense concentrations of wildlife, a little fog to add mood, and the lack of crowds make this, perhaps, one of the most extraordinary times of year to visit. Since the wolf reintroduction in 1995 winter visits to Yellowstone National Park has taken on a new exciting dimension.  Yellowstone is now the premier location in the world to view wolves and be able to witness natural behavior. Wolves hunt the large herds of elk…

During this “Ecuador Hummingbirds & More Photo Tour ~ 2020” the focus will be on the winged wildlife of this amazingly biodiverse little nation. We’ll visit as many different areas of Ecuador’s Chocó foothill’s region as time and travel distances allow so that we can create images of as many unique species as possible. The Chocó region is located in western Colombia and northwestern Ecuador. It is one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas. This photo tour is LIMITED to eight (8) travelers.  We’ll do lots of multi-flash hummingbird photography as…

Situated midway between continental Norway and the North Pole, the Svalbard archipelago plays host to an impressive array of wildlife: seabirds, reindeer, arctic fox, polar bears, whales, walruses, and other marine mammals. Seven national parks and 23 nature reserves cover two-thirds of the archipelago, helping to preserve the largely undisturbed arctic environment. More than half of Svalbard is covered in glaciers, and mountains rise above steep fjords. All in all, it is a nature enthusiast’s paradise, and we want to bring you there! Because it consists of a series of…

Join us on this photographic adventure of a lifetime, to one of the world’s premier wildlife and landscape destinations, The Galápagos Islands. These islands have been preserved so well that they offer a unique window into the past, resulting in an ecosystem in which it will be as if you are invisible to the wildlife. You will find yourself in amazing close proximity to the wildlife! Naturalists will explain the animal behaviors while our two photography pros instruct you on the best techniques used for capturing memorable and meaningful imagery. We’ll…

The ‘ultra-luxury’ Pico Bonito Lodge is one of Central America’s hottest rainforest destinations, a paradise that’s home to half of Honduras’s 700 bird species—from the brilliant blue Lovely Cotinga to the uncommon Keel-billed Motmot to an array of hummingbirds!. Situated between two fast-moving rivers—the Coloradito and the Corinto—the luxury lodge nestles in the lap of Pico Bonito National Park, where 270,000 acres of tropical rainforest rise from near sea level to the 8,000-foot peak that gives the park its name. Much of this land is unexplored and unexploited. Jaguars and Pumas…

Svalbard Polar Bear Photo Tour – In August 2020, we offer a photography expedition to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, located deep within the Arctic Circle. One of our main goals will be to find and photograph Polar Bears in its natural habitat out on the pack ice and Svalbard has historically been one of the most reliable places to photograph bears. Together with the captain and our expedition leader, we will decide upon the best strategy to find and photograph Polar Bears on sea ice along with other charismatic…

Details:  Established in 1872 as our first national park, Yellowstone is a natural wonder and photographer’s paradise.  Encompassing more than 3500 sq. miles, Yellowstone is the biggest national park in the lower 48.  The photography opportunities are stunning; turquoise thermal pools, geysers, roadside wildlife and towering waterfalls make this one of our favorite parks.  Yellowstone is special for its wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves and the largest herd of bison in the US. One of our favorite times to visit Yellowstone is May.  Spring bear cubs climb trees near their…

This remarkable expedition departs from the far southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina.  After a two day journey across the Drake Passage, we will come to the continent of Antarctica. For many, the last continent on their list to step foot on! YES, we DO make landfall and even have some very special items in store for you! THIS ADVENTURE IS TRULY INCREDIBLE! This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. Our route and exploration opportunities in Antarctica are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. Our experienced captain and expedition leader…

During this workshops I will take You to the fantastic area of Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park, where we will try to find and ‘shoot’ ancient looking creatures called Muskox. If I have to estimate the chances of our success I would say – 90%. Open, vast area of Dovrefjell mountains is also perfect for landscape photography. We can also meet there other wild living animals like Arctic Foxes, Reindeers and many species of birds. ​ This trip can be just a fast and intensive one day hiking adventure as well as…

With over 500 species of birds and 160 mammals, northern Botswana is unquestionably one of the world’s great wildlife destinations. A vast area with few people, the region is home to the iconic Okavango Delta, an enormous wetland where rivers flow in, but never out, providing a literal oasis in the desert. Despite the natural wonders, it is uncrowded, and very frequently, we will be alone with the wildlife with few others nearby. Our trip, in the early part of the green season, means fewer tourists, more wintering birds, and…

Exploring Costa Rica’s Stunning OSA Peninsula – A Photography Workshop Linked To Conservation A landscape, wildlife, and documentary photography workshop in a coastal, rainforest region that National Geographic considers “the most biologically intense place on earth.” Morning photography excursions guided by OSA Conservation specialists in marine and rainforest conservation Midday workshop sessions to hone your photography skills:  focusing on light and shadow, color, composition, and depth of field. Group critiques in an inspiring, non-judgmental setting Stay and dine in the new Osa Verde Biolodge – intimate, rustic, a touch of…

Bosque del Apache, one of the prime sites to photograph migratory birds, is located in southern New Mexico about 90 miles south of Albuquerque. The preserve has over 50,000 snow geese, 40,000 ducks, 8000 sandhill cranes plus several other species. Sunrises and sunsets create a dazzling light show and you’ll enjoy photographing both birds and landscape. The riotous explosion of snow geese at sunrise is a sight to behold (and hear). We’ll be there in peak time too. So, it’s time to get out the big glass. We’ll shoot “early…

We combine our passion for photography with our enthusiasm for nature and will discover one of the world’s greatest wildlife and nature destinations, the Galápagos Islands. The tour is designed for everyone who loves nature, stunning landscapes and wildlife as well as photography beginners and enthusiasts. We will visit the most beautiful photo spots where you can master your photography level under the eye of our professional photo coach. Our national guide will give you all the insights on the country and local traditions during our tour. Not only will you…

The rolling hills of Alaska’s interior, the towering, glaciated peaks of the Alaska Range, and the rich life, and tide-water glaciers of Prince William Sound. This photography tour covers the best of Alaska, in one 9-day road-trip expedition! Trip Overview This epic photo tour begins in Fairbanks, in the heart of Alaska’s interior. We’ll meet on the evening of July 12, for a welcome dinner and hit the road the following morning. Fairbanks is a few hours north of the Alaska Range by car, but it’s a beautiful, winding drive…

DESCRIPTION This exclusive African photo safari is designed to provide the best of what a Tanzania photo safari has to offer: great plains brimming with legions of Big 5 game, spectacular landscapes, scenery that never seems to end, a welcoming population comprised of diverse ethnic groups and cultures, and luxury accommodations selected for comfort, knowledgeable and friendly staff, great food, and convenience to our locations for photographing animals in the African wild. This Big 5 game photo safari will bring you into the very center of the game herds as…

Details: If you are looking to take your wildlife photography to the next level, we have the trip for you.  Come join us for warm weather bird and wildlife photography from the amazing ranch blinds of South Texas. Photographing birds from a blind may change the way you plan your future photography trips. By setting up perches and using bird food to lure them in, the birds will come to you. South Texas is a mecca for bird photography blinds. On this trip we will spend several days learning to photography exotic South…

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most beautiful places at sunrise/sunset to photography for Sandhill Cranes, and Snow geese in the United States.  The brilliant colors associated with New Mexico, entice the soul of thousands each year. Enjoy learning one on one with  Maresa Pryor-Luzier, her experience alone in technical knowledge of equipment, wildlife behavior, and easy going teaching style will make this enjoyable for all in attendance.  This will be for photographers working on panning, birds in flight, reflections, and more … Each day we will work on…

This photo workshop celebrates Autumn in Southern West Virginia near the New River Gorge.  The program is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation of a 35 mm SLR digital camera with an interest in nature photography. Workshop emphasis is on improving photographic skills, creativity, and optimizing the use of your camera. The workshop includes an orientation PowerPoint program followed by photography in the field. Included is a critique/review of images taken during the weekend. Beginning and advanced photographers are welcome. Nestled in the mountains of Southern West…

This is the experience I wrote about in the April 2018 issue of Outdoor Photographer. The area near and in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile is home to a healthy — and photogenic — population of wild pumas (called mountain lions or cougars in the US). We photograph WILD, free-ranging animals — not captive cats, not game farm animals; the real deal thriving in their own world. We will spend much of our time tracking the cats in their natural habitat on private property situated against the breathtaking…

Photographic Exploration of the Venice Rookery — A 3-Hour Hands on Photography Workshop Photographic Exploration of the Venice Rookery – In this class, students will capture powerful digital photographs by using the wide array of camera functions available beyond the automatic settings. Students will explore the aesthetics and principles of nature photography by thinking about the story they want to tell, how to frame the story (composition elements) and how to use light (exposure, shutter speed, aperture and ISO). Students will learn how to photograph birds in flight, as well as…

Two and half days photographing some of Florida’s iconic species, plus it’s baby time in the marshes of  Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Green Cay, and Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. In Loxahatchee, spring has sprung with butterflies, dragonflies, skimmers, as well as Purple Gallinules, Limpkins, and on the rare chance a Snail Kite.  Lastly will be Blue Cypress Lake.   This is a beautiful cypress lake with trees full of Ospreys nesting low in the trees.   Expect dramatic scenics and birds in flight shots.  Blue Cypress Lake is place for Osprey photography among…

Katmai National Park is rightfully famous for its bears. The big, brown bears of Katmai and elsewhere on the Alaska Peninsula, are abundant and easily photographed when you are in the right place at the right time. This trip will get you to the right place at the right time. With three days at the famous Brooks Falls in Katmai, one full day on the coast of either Katmai or Lake Clark National Parks (depending on bear activity), and a full day exploring the marine environment and looking for Black…

Dec 9-13, 2019 Situated along the Rio Grande River, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a major wintering ground for cranes and waterfowl.  To feed the large number of birds visiting the refuge, nearby fields are planted with corn, winter wheat, millet, and other grains. Loop roads transect the refuge’s marshes and fields where visitors can view and photograph wildlife. Waterfowl species that may be seen include shovelers, buffleheads, pintails, teal, widgeon, etc. Other wildlife found on the refuge include eagles, turkey, quail, roadrunners, coyotes, deer, and javelina. In December, large flocks…

A country beyond dreams and imagination. We will take you on a trip from the buzzing multi-million city of Tokyo to frozen macaques, cranes swept into mist, whooper swans bathing in hot springs and the giant Stellar eagle at sunrise. It’s a great experience to visit Japan in the winter, both for its mythical culture to world-class nature photography. Snow-covered landscape, diminutive cranes In morning light, then witness their breathtaking dance, Japanese macaques (snow monkey) or whooper swans that bathe in hot springs. To experience the “land of the rising…

Join us in the remote wilderness of the Nunavut Territory of Canada to photograph the tundra’s autumn colors, northern lights and herds of Caribou migrating. The male Caribou will be moving through the endless wilderness on a path, following instincts formed from thousands of years, usually in herds of 5 to 20. This is the time of year they shed their velvet, making their large antlers even more spectacular. Muench Workshops pros Andy Wililams and Kevin Pepper, assisted by our amazing local guides who know the routes of the caribou, will…

The Everglades ecosystem is one of the best areas for stunning landscapes and varied wildlife, so on this exciting workshop, we will focus on several iconic locations, but we will also discuss the use of filtration, and post processing, and shoot night landscapes & star pictures.  Winter is my favorite time of year in the Everglades, because there are cooler temps, no mosquitos, tons of migratory birds, and a great quality to the light! It’s the perfect getaway for us snowbirds. http://www.slatonworkshops.com/everglades

Namibia has everything a nature photographer could ask for: classic African megafauna in Etosha National Park, enormous flocks of wading flamingos at Walvis Bay, one of the largest seal colonies in the world at Cape Cross, the Quiver Tree Forest, the tallest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei, and of course the iconic desert ghost town at Kolmanskop. Join Muench Workshops pros Richard Bernabe and Juan Pons on a photo adventure to wild Namibia in southwestern Africa. You will learn about landscape composition and wildlife photography techniques, create incredible…