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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 Brazil Jaguar, Wildlife, and Nature Photography Tour - Brazil

August 2017 - Instructor: Greg Downing

Experience and photograph the best place to see jaguars in the wild. Join us for an unforgettable wildlife photography tour at the world-famous Pantanal in Brazil.

   

Best of Costa Rica: Birds, Wildlife, and Rainforest Photo Tour - Costa Rica

September 2017 - Instructor: Nikhil Bahl

Enjoy a Costa Rica photography tour with an itinerary that has the best of everything! Colorful birds and flowers, wildlife, landscapes, and more biodiversity await.

   

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.

   

Duck and Waterfowl Photography Workshop DuckShop™ - Phoenix, Arizona

January 2018 - Instructor: E.J. Peiker

This special bird photography workshop will put you right where you need to be to capture breathtaking images of ducks, waders, and other waterfowl species.

   

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.

   

Iceland Winter Photography Tour: Aurora, Ice Caves, Glaciers, Scenery - Iceland

March 2018 - Instructors: Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson, Nikhil Bahl

Join us for a beautiful winter wonderland photo tour to Iceland during the month of March, the best season for Aurora Borealis, ice caves, glaciers, and waterfalls.

   

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.

   

Macro Photography Workshop Costa Rica: Wildlife, Birds, Flowers - Costa Rica

May 2018 - Instructors: Greg Basco, Tom Whelan

In a small group setting, learn and capture outstanding images of amazing colors and fine details in the tiny world of Costa Rica’s biodiverse rainforests.

   

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!

   

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

January 2019 - 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.

   

Workshop Testimonials
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Greg is a great photographer and more importantly he is a fantastic person. He attends to everyone's needs and had a good rapport with each of the folks at the lodges. He knows how to bring people together and have them function as a cohesive unit under challenging circumstances. I will never forget the day at Sea Lion Island when the wind gusts were 85 knots (97 mph). We were both out there loving it, even though we had a hard time seeing each other from 20 feet away with the blowing sand and rocks. For craziness, I knew I had met my match with Greg. When we filled out the form for what we expected from the trip, I had asked for a tutorial on flash photography. Sure enough he not only had read what I had wrote but gave us an excellent tutorial on use of flash. This to me is the mark of a person who listens and who wants to please his clients. I highly recommend Greg, without reservation, for anyone interested in his workshops. I now consider him a true friend. Thanks!
John G.
Ultimate Falklands - Falkland Islands
The locations like Látrabjarg, Flatey and Floi were beyond my expectations as a birder, as was the simply stunning scenery at every turn. But apart from the natural wonders, it was also fantastic to meet such a great group of like-minded people.
Whayne P.
Ultimate Iceland Adventure
It was my first experience at an event like this. As a true beginner I learned a lot about my camera. I thought the instructors were excellent; patient and willing to do anything to help me in the field. I am definitely looking forward to attending another event.
Ross C.
Chincoteague Weekend Event - Virginia
The workshop was absolutely terrific—some of the best wildlife photography I have ever experienced. Greg was incredibly helpful in sharing ideas for compositions and opportunities for shots in the field. His help allowed me to capture some of my favorite and best images from the trip.

Greg is an exemplary tour leader and teacher. His organizational and people skills are terrific. He made a concerted effort to suggest photographic compositions and offer technical tips. He helped me capture images that I would not have obtained otherwise. It was one of the best workshops I have taken. Simply a wonderful experience.
Keith K.
Ultimate Falklands - Falkland Islands
I have participated in several photo workshops and this one is the best of them all. Instruction was mostly one-on-one, so appropriate to individual needs based on skill level and photo equipment. Greg Basco and Greg Downing are the greatest! Big bonus: participants were excellent photographers willing to share knowledge. Wonderful group of people.
Joy H.
Quetzals, Toucans, Hummingbirds, and More - Costa Rica
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