2017 Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Tour – $300 discount

If you like Bald Eagles and dream to capture outstanding fishing and flying photographs, check out my 2017 Alaska Bald Eagles photography tour! I am now offering a $300 discount, making this exceptional tour one of the most affordable at this unique location. The action takes place in a fishing town, where the eagles are very used to picking up scraps from the fishermen nets. This creates a unique scenario for bird photographers:

Alaska Bald Eagle fishing - Photography Tour

It is truly amazing to have the opportunity to create action photographs of what Bald Eagles do best: fishing! Bird photography is all about being at the right place, at the right time. This is exactly where I will take you in 2017 to create an amazing Bald Eagle portfolio!

Bald Eagle banking in flight - Alaska Photography workshop

The timing was chosen to increase our chances for snow in the background. With the climate warming up, it becomes more and more difficult to narrow the best time. For instance, the last two months of March have had very little snow falls. The very end of January / early February will maximize our chances!

Alaska Bald eagle in flight - photography tour

Believe it or not, but the Bald Eagles come very near the fishing boats and it is possible to create breathtaking action photographs with lenses in the 200-400mm range. This means, that a simple 70-200mm would work quite nicely and there is no need to have the most expensive equipment such as 500mm and 600mm to do very well during this tour!

Alaska Bald Eagle photography tour – now $3600

February 13th-17th 2017 / limit 5 people – 2 open

Note that there is a $300 price reduction here (from $3900 to $3600), making this tour quite competitive given the location and the service! The very best Bald Eagle tour hands down! 10 boat rides across 5 full days. Contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com for questions and reservations. $1,000 refundable deposit to book your spot.

Alaska Bald Eagles photography tour

Florida Spoonbills photography tour – $1150

March 25th-26th 2017 / limit 6 people – 1 open

3 boat rides to the Spoonbill rookery and 2 working lunch sessions with lunch included. Contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com

Florida Spoonbill photography tour

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Steven

Martial Eagles and more at Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana

The Nxai Pan National Park is a dried salt Pan in the Kalahari desert in Botswana. During the dry season, it is possible to witness amazing animal gatherings around the water holes. In fact it is then very common to gaze at a pair of Impalas crossing a Lion’s way very close by. The open savannah is an ideal hunting ground for raptors, and it is not uncommon to spot Martial Eagles, Fish Eagles and Bateleur Eagles.

Martial Eagle - Nxai Pan, Botswana

Martial Eagle resting at the water hole. This photograph was created at the Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana.

ISO 500 | f/7.1 | 1/500 | Av Mode no manual exposure compensation | AI servo rear focusing
This photograph was created with the Canon 300mm f/4 L IS USM lens (Canon 300mm f/4 L IS USM review), the Canon EOS 5D mark II resting on the vehicle side mount. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

 

The Martial Eagle photograph above was create early in the morning, while the bird was drinking at the water hole. In fact that morning, there was a pair of Martial Eagles. This eagle is amongst the biggest raptors you might see in Africa and is truly impressive. If you come with me to Botswana and the Victoria Falls, you might also photograph Fish Eagles and Bateleur Eagles!

Plain Zebra running - Nxai Pan, Botswana

Plain zebras running a long with Impalas in the Kalahari desert. This photograph was created at the Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana.

ISO 160 | f/8 | 1/200 | Av Mode no manual exposure compensation | AI servo rear focusing

This photograph was created with the Canon 300mm f/4 L IS USM lens (Canon 300mm f/4 L IS USM review), the Canon EOS 5D mark II handheld. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

What a nice view! A multi-species herd running together. Those breathless spectacles happen every day in Africa. A photographer’s dream for sure 🙂

Spoonbills and shorebirds instructional photography workshop / $980 / limit 5 people / Mar 2014:

Don’t miss this great Roseate Spoonbill & shorebirds photography opportunity! This 3 day workshop will include three half days at the Fort Desoto Park. Fort Desoto is an extraordinary spot to photograph shorebirds and waders.
Photography workshop at Fort Desoto

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Steven