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NatureScapes Photography Workshops - Current Schedule
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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.!

   

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

March 2017 - 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.

   

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 photography 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.

   

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.

   

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!

   

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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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
For me the workshop was simply outstanding. I thought it was extremely well organized and the pace/schedule was just right. The photo opportunities were even better than I had expected and the informal and friendly atmosphere created by the two instructors was very conducive to learning as well as exceedingly enjoyable.
Keith K.
Costa Rica
We went to the Falklands for the wildlife and to be with friends with whom we had traveled. We shared an amazing adventure in a barren, little known and hard to reach part of the world. We got all of that plus clear and patient coaching from Greg on many aspects of photography, camera operation and maintenance, and the secrets of Lightroom! Besides being a great photographer, Greg is an attentive tour leader and an excellent teacher. Despite some privations and close quarters, our trip never stopped being an adventure and a great learning experience, thanks to Greg's positive personality.
Gordon & Sarah H.
Ultimate Falklands - Falkland Islands
I loved the location, the people, the photographic opportunities, the experience, and the personal teaching and instruction I received from Greg and E.J.

We have done several workshops with other various companies and we feel NatureScapes is one of the best. The attention to detail, planning, organization, and ensuring the participants are taken care of makes NatureScapes stand above the crowd. I feel I have learned a lot about photography from both Greg & E.J. which is something I feel I didn't get from some of the other group leaders whose workshops we participated in. Great work from the whole NatureScapes team!
Brent W.
Ultimate Iceland Adventure
I recently had the opportunity to travel to the Falkland Islands with NatureScapes led by Greg Downing. It was the trip of a lifetime for me and one that I had been dreaming about for many years. While I hoped for a great trip, this one exceeded my expectations by tenfold. We visited four islands, each one unique in its own right regarding birds, mammals, and the weather. Great, comfortable hiking opportunities, and we were able to observe and photograph every species that we had hoped for.

I have taken several workshops in the past but Greg Downing is now my go-to guy for the future. Highly professional, competent, organized, helpful and just an all-around pleasure to be with. It was truly a wonderful experience.
Jake J.
Ultimate Falklands - Falkland Islands
Greg was an excellent leader, working hard to get everyone the best possible photographic opportunities. He made himself always available for questions, instruction and constructive criticism. He ROCKS!
Lori R.
Coastal Brown Bears Adventure - Lake Clark, Alaska