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NatureScapes Photography Workshops
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Ultimate Falklands - Falkland Islands

November 2016 - Instructor: Greg Downing

Spend two weeks with Greg Downing in one of the world’s BEST locations for wildlife photography. The Falkland Islands host a variety of species of penguins, as well as albatross and other birds, seals and sea lions! We have painstakingly designed this itinerary to coincide with peak bird breeding activity and to put you in the best locations to capture dramatic images.

   

Bosque del Apache - New Mexico

December 2016 - 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 2016 - 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 2017 - 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.

   

Hummingbirds and More! - Ecuador

January 2017 - Instructor: Greg Downing

Join Greg Downing in the cloud forests of Ecuador in search for hummingbirds, tanagers and more! Greg has been a pioneer in multi-flash hummingbird photography and will share the tips and techniques he has learned for capturing these tiny jewels in flight and in action.

   

Winter in Yellowstone - Yellowstone National Park

January 2017 - Instructors: Nikhil Bahl, Juan Pons

Join NatureScapes' workshop leaders Nikhil Bahl and Juan Pons for a winter photographic wonderland in Yellowstone National Park. Strictly limited to only 6 photographers, our unique workshop is designed to maximize your learning and photographic opportunities in what are referred to as “The Serengeti of North America.”

   

Winter Landscape Photography in Yosemite - Yosemite National Park

February 2017 - Instructor: Nikhil Bahl

Yosemite is one of America’s most popular national parks with good reason. With stunning views, grand monoliths, and a few of America’s most recognizable icons, a visit to Yosemite is a visual treat! During this workshop, we will have a chance to photograph the icons of Yosemite Valley by day and night as well as explore less visited areas.

   

Bird Photography Workshop at Rio Grande Valley - Laguna Seca Ranch, Texas

February 2017 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Alan Murphy

Learn how to get stunning images of birds in all their glory at a private ranch near Edinburg, Texas. This workshop is limited to just five photographers per instructor, so each will receive personalized and focused attention.

   

Arizona DuckShop™ - Phoenix, AZ

February 2017 - 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.!

   

Southwest Florida Rookeries by Boat - Sarasota, Florida

April 2017 - Instructor: Nikhil Bahl

Join us as we photograph nesting wood storks, egrets, roseate spoonbills, pelicans, and more on this special birding by boat adventure! The locations and opportunities for photographing nesting wading birds in flight on this workshop simply cannot be beat. This workshop is strictly limited to 5 participants.

   

Osprey by Boat - Vero Beach, Florida

April 2017 - Instructor: Nikhil Bahl

Join Nikhil Bahl for 3 days of action-packed photography. Each year over 240 nesting pairs of osprey, many at eye level, have been counted on Blue Cypress Lake. We have reserved the most coveted dates at the peak of the osprey nesting season and arranged an exclusive photography tour by boat each morning and afternoon.

   

Rainforest Macro Photography - Costa Rica

May 2017 - Instructors: Greg Basco, Tom Whelan

Led by Foto Verde Tours co-founder Greg Basco and Tom Whelan, this instructional workshop takes you to some of the best places in Costa Rica for macro photography. We’ll photograph all manner of macro subjects, including poison frogs, tree frogs, insects, mushrooms, and orchids to capture outstanding images of the amazing colors and details contained in the small world of Costa Rica.

   

Ultimate Galápagos Sailing Adventure - Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

May 2017 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Jan Post

Join us for two full weeks on what is to be THE ultimate Galápagos tour aboard the only true sailing yacht in the archipelago! With Jan Post's ample knowledge of the islands and their wild inhabitants along with Greg Downing's photography expertise, we'll make sure that you not only walk away with a full portfolio of images but also with solid knowledge and appreciation of these unique islands and all they behold.

   

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.

   

Ultimate Iceland Summer Adventure - Iceland

June 2017 - 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.

   

Puffins and More Adventure - St. Paul Island, Alaska

July 2017 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Alan Murphy

This exciting adventure takes us to the tiny remote island of St. Paul in Alaska's Pribilofs. Situated in the Bering Sea, St. Paul Island attracts hundreds of thousands of seabirds to nest in its vertical cliffs, and the majority of the world's population of Northern Fur Seals to bear and raise young on its shores.

   

Coastal Brown Bear Boat Adventure - Katmai, Alaska

August 2017 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Carl Donohue, Chuck Keim

Join Greg Downing and Carl Donohue on a superb brown bear and coastal Alaska wildlife photo adventure. Supported by the best charter boat in the bear viewing business, Coastal Explorer, with renowned Alaskan captain Chuck Keim at the helm you will be hard pressed to find a better team!

   

Pantanal Jaguars and More - Pantanal Brazil

August 2017 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Iain Campbell

The world-famous Pantanal, a huge seasonal wetland the size of Texas, offers some of the best wildlife viewing and photography in the world. We have timed this tour for the dry season, which is typically the best time to spot jaguar and also when birds are concentrated in the areas where there is still standing water. The feeding frenzies of hundreds of herons, ibis, storks, terns, screamers, and jacanas, vying with dozens of hungry caiman, offer truly amazing photo opportunities at nearly every turn.

   

Ultimate Africa Experience - Tanzania, Africa

October 2017 - 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, Tarangire National Park and the famous Mara River extension, this safari boasts the best of Tanzania in a custom small-group setting designed specifically for maximizing photographic opportunities.

   

Ultimate Falklands - Falkland Islands

January 2018 - Instructor: Greg Downing

Spend two weeks with Greg Downing in one of the world’s BEST locations for wildlife photography. The Falkland Islands host a variety of species of penguins, as well as albatross and other birds, seals and sea lions! We have painstakingly designed this itinerary to coincide with peak bird breeding activity and to put you in the best locations to capture dramatic images.

   

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

January 2018 - 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.

   

Bird Photography Workshop at Rio Grande Valley - Laguna Seca Ranch, Texas

February/March 2018 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Alan Murphy

Learn how to get stunning images of birds in all their glory at a private ranch near Edinburg, Texas. This workshop is limited to just five photographers per instructor, so each will receive personalized and focused attention.

   

Ultimate Galápagos Sailing Adventure - Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

April 2018 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Jan Post

Join us for two full weeks on what is to be THE ultimate Galápagos tour aboard the only true sailing yacht in the archipelago! With Jan Post's ample knowledge of the islands and their wild inhabitants along with Greg Downing's photography expertise, we'll make sure that you not only walk away with a full portfolio of images but also with solid knowledge and appreciation of these unique islands and all they behold.

   

Loons and More - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

June 2018 - 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.

   

Puffins and More Adventure - St. Paul Island, Alaska

July 2018 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Alan Murphy

This exciting adventure takes us to the tiny remote island of St. Paul in Alaska's Pribilofs. Situated in the Bering Sea, St. Paul Island attracts hundreds of thousands of seabirds to nest in its vertical cliffs, and the majority of the world's population of Northern Fur Seals to bear and raise young on its shores.

   

Coastal Brown Bear Boat Adventure - Katmai, Alaska

July 2018 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Carl Donohue, Chuck Keim

Join Greg Downing and Carl Donohue on a superb brown bear and coastal Alaska wildlife photo adventure. Supported by the best charter boat in the bear viewing business, Coastal Explorer, with renowned Alaskan captain Chuck Keim at the helm you will be hard pressed to find a better team!

   

Workshop Testimonials
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This was my first workshop with Greg and I really enjoyed my time with him. He is thorough and yet easy going. I have done a number of workshops with Alan and he never fails to provide the best opportunities for beautiful images, no matter the effort involved.
Barye H.
Loons and More - Kamloops, BC
Thanks to the both of you (Greg and Alan) for putting on such a good workshop. I think that all the folks regardless of ability level got something out of the workshop. Also, thanks for being so flexible in getting people to the places that they wanted to shoot. Alan thanks for the setups, a cursory look at my photos shows that I have some ones that I will like very much. I know that Judy and I enjoyed ourselves - thanks for the fun workshop!
John Sturtevant
Puffins and More Adventure - St. Paul Island, Alaska
The packet you all put together is incredible! I wish everybody who offered workshops was as detailed and informative as NatureScapes. Very, very impressive!
Karen S.
Ultimate Africa Experience - Tanzania
Nikhil was an excellent guide and instructor. I feel that I've learned a lot in the time spent with him. He has the patience to work with all levels of photographers.
Mary C.
Great Smoky Mountains - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Nikhil's enthusiasm, guidance, and assistance made this workshop a real learning experience for me. Nikhil was willing to share his knowledge and always had our interests as top priority.
Lynn B.
Bosque del Apache and White Sands - New Mexico
Great photographers are not always great instructors; E.J. Peiker is both. He offered suggestions and made himself available immediately to help with any questions or problems in the field. We felt he was there primarily to help the participants and provide a great experience.
Patrick P. & Carol G.
Arizona DuckShop™ - Phoenix