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NatureScapes Photography Workshops - Current Schedule
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Ultimate Iceland Summer Adventure - Iceland

July 2015 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Join NatureScapes founder Greg Downing along with world-renowned ornithologist and Icelandic photographer, Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson, on this once in a lifetime ultimate workshop in Iceland.

   

Hummingbirds and Toucans - Costa Rica

July 2015 - Instructor: Greg Basco

Led by Foto Verde Tours co-founder Greg Basco, this itinerary focuses on obtaining outstanding images of elusive toucans, various species of parrots and macaws as well as hummingbirds in flight and pollinating local flowers.

   

Madagascar - “The Eighth Continent” An Utterly Unique Island of Wonders - Africa

October 2015 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Iain Campbell

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world with over 80 percent of the plants and animals existing only on this island. Featuring over 150,000 endemic flora and fauna species it's one of the most incredibly biodiverse travel and photographic destinations in the world.

   

Ultimate Africa Experience - Tanzania, Africa

October 2015 - Instructor: Greg Downing

Join us as we travel to the east African country of Tanzania for one-in-a-lifetime safari. Featuring the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, this safari boasts the best of Tanzania in a custom small-group setting designed specifically for maximizing photographic opportunities.

   

Ultimate Primate Experience - Uganda, Africa

November 2015 - Instructor: Greg Downing

Join Greg Downing on a special primate adventure in the African rainforest. We'll travel to the Kibale National Forest for a unique and fascinating opportunity to visit and photograph chimpanzees, then onto the Kibale Forest for mountain gorillas and various other possible primate species such as Colobus Monkey, Blue Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey-cheeked Mangabey and more!

   

Bosque del Apache - New Mexico

December 2015 - Instructor: Nikhil Bahl

Bosque del Apache is one of the most spectacular National Wildlife Refuges in North America. Here, tens of thousands of birds including sandhill cranes, Arctic geese, and many kinds of ducks gather each autumn and stay through the winter. At dawn and dusk snow geese erupt in an explosions of wings, flight after flight of geese and cranes can be witnessed either going to the farm fields to feed or coming in to roost in the marshes.

   

White Sands National Monument - New Mexico

December 2015 - Instructor: Nikhil Bahl

At White Sands National Monument, great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield. Photograph this surreal landscape for 3 full days with Nikhil Bahl.

   

Quetzals, Toucans, Hummingbirds, and More! - Costa Rica

January 2016 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Greg Basco

Co-led by NatureScapes founder/professional bird photographer Greg Downing and Foto Verde Tours co-founder Greg Basco, this diverse itinerary offers the best Costa Rica bird photo opportunities possible. You’ll capture spectacular images of toucans, hummingbirds, honeycreepers, Green and Scarlet Macaws, and colorful frogs as well as some world-class landscapes.

   

Arizona DuckShop™ - Phoenix, AZ

January 2016 - Instructor: E.J. Peiker

Join NatureScapes' Technical Editor and widely acclaimed professional nature photographer, E.J. Peiker, for this exclusive Phoenix, Arizona DuckShop!™ This 3-day DuckShop™ will put you right where you need to be to walk away with breathtaking images of an array of ducks, waders and other species at some of the best hot spots in the U.S.!

   

Loons and More - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

June 2016 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Alan Murphy

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to photograph Common Loons, with chicks, at close range, as well as many other species that nest in the area. In an intimate small group setting you can expect to learn the techniques Greg and Alan use to capture captivating images of these birds.

   

Ultimate Iceland Summer Adventure - Iceland

July 2016 - Instructors: Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson, Nikhil Bahl

Join NatureScapes' workshop leader Nikhil Bahl, along with world-renowned ornithologist and Icelandic photographer, Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson, on this once in a lifetime ultimate workshop in Iceland.

   

Madagascar - “The Eighth Continent” An Utterly Unique Island of Wonders - Africa

October 2016 - Instructor: Greg Downing

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world with over 80 percent of the plants and animals existing only on this island. Featuring over 150,000 endemic flora and fauna species it's one of the most incredibly biodiverse travel and photographic destinations in the world.

   

Loons and More - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

June 2017 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Alan Murphy

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to photograph Common Loons, with chicks, at close range, as well as many other species that nest in the area. In an intimate small group setting you can expect to learn the techniques Greg and Alan use to capture captivating images of these birds.

   

Workshop Testimonials
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I highly recommend workshops with Nikhil Bahl and NatureScapes. The workshop was well organized and Nikhil has a love for the area, putting us at the best locations at the right time. I learned new techniques and now look at various shooting opportunities differently. I also have many great images to add to my portfolio.
Doreen M.
Springtime at Chincoteague Island - Virginia
Greg B. and E.J. were wonderful. The trip met all my expectations and I obtained most of the photos that I wanted. Greg is outstanding with his knowledge of Costa Rica and his friendship with many people that allowed us much better opportunities for outstanding photography. Also, we also could not have done this trip without Jóse, who is more than the bus driver. He is an integral part of the team and he has great photography skills also. This was my second trip to Costa Rica with Naturescapes/Foto Verde and this year outdid last year. I really did not want to leave!
Myer B.
Hummingbirds and More - Costa Rica
All in all the workshop was well organized and we were able to photograph bears at close range with the best light possible. I am very happy with my images from the trip. Greg did a good job instructing us, and made sure we where in the right spot to get the shot.
Bill R.
Coastal Brown Bears Adventure - Lake Clark, Alaska
I was very satisfied—it was amazing how much my photography improved from the beginning to the end of the trip! Piper and our guides really helped with knowing the proper positioning for morning light to golden light.
Roger L.
Best of Kenya - Kenya, Africa
I was very impressed with Nikhil’s knowledge and photographic skills. He has a very warm and caring attitude, is helpful, and an excellent leader.
James R.
California Coast - Big Sur and Monterey Bay
My first trip to Africa, and I am so glad we were able to experience it with Greg at the helm. The itinerary was good. We were able to see diverse habitat and animals, of which there were plenty! Greg is very good at showing me what to take photos of, especially guiding me to try more artistic shots as well. I found that exciting! Also, getting the habitat in the photo, not just concentrating on the animals filling the frame. I was so happy when Greg helped me! It got me excited about trying new ways to see and photograph my surroundings, because there were many times I experienced "sensory overload" with animals everywhere! What to photograph? Vast landscapes as far as the eye can see... how to capture that? Greg helped me. And he has a very calm and easy manner. In a nutshell, he's a very good instructor. And he was very knowledgeable of the area. He knew where to go and we kept going. At a good pace, I think. So overall, I can say it was fantastic! Thanks Greg!
Lorelei M.
Ultimate Africa Experience - Tanzania