Wildlife, Landscapes and Birds of Prey Extension

Amazing Birds and Wildlife in a Winter Wonderland!

Are you interested in photographing birds of prey in winter settings? How about looking for fox, moose and perhaps even a wolf to photograph? We can do that!

This is an extension for the Snowy Owl Photography Workshop and not a stand alone workshop.

Raptors Birds and Wildlife Highlights

  • 3 Nights & 3 Days in Algonquin Park
  • 2 Nights & 2 Days with Raptors
  • Includes Lodging Local Transportation
  • Small Group – Max 6 Clients (4 Client Minimum)
  • Fee: $1495 (Double Occupancy)
Bald Eagle Skimming the top of the pond birds of prey and wildlife photography workshop.

Bald Eagle Skimming the top of the pond.

Raptors Birds and Wildlife Details

Workshop Dates 2018

Arrive Toronto February 15, 2018 by 5 PM.

Depart Toronto February 24, 2018 after 3 PM.

Workshop Details

Day 1
We will pick you up at the Toronto Airport or local airport hotel if you need to come in a night early at 5PM and we’ll make our way north to Algonquin Park. We’ll have a group dinner (included) and go over the plans to discover Algonquin Park.

Day 2
Today will be spent looking for Red Fox and Moose in Algonquin Park. Wolves are present in the park, and we may even find them, but no promises on those elusive creatures. Woodland birds like Grey Jays, Chickadees, and Blue Jays should also be possible. I know we are all very keen on wildlife, but there will be some landscape moments as well.

Day 3
We will take a cruise around the park in the morning to see what can photograph. Since we likely did not find the wolves yesterday, we’ll head to a local sanctuary and see if we can photograph wolves in a controlled setting. We’ll be heading back to Toronto after the morning shoot to join the rest of the clients for the Snowy Owl worksop.

Days 4-7
Snowy Owl Workshop

Day 8
After our morning with the Snowy Owls, we’ll break for lunch and say our farewells to those not staying for the extension. After the hugs, we’ll head over to the Raptor Center for our first encounter with the amazing trained birds at the raptor center. You can expect to photograph a variety of hawks, owls, and eagles on a broad range of natural perches. The best part is that most of these birds are ready willing and able to fly! We’ll have several flights from each bird giving you a plenty of opportunities capture the birds in flight. We’ll also be able to shoot from multiple angles and make the images you’ve been dreaming about taking. With about 30 species available, you are going to lose your mind at the number of killer shots you bring home!

Afterward, we’ll head to the hotel for a group download and review session. That will give us time to correct any problems that you may have missed while the adrenaline kept your finger on the shutter release!

Day 9
We will be up early for another photo session with the birds of prey. We will be done in time for you to make a flight after 3PM. We will either drop you off at the airport or the hotel of your choice.

This schedule is our plan and we may change the schedue and events to match the weather conditions. We will of course try to stick with the plan, but you know how that goes with wildlife and mother nature!

Red Fox prowling the forest edge - Winter Raptors and More Photo Workshop

Red Fox prowling the forest edge. Imagine this in winter!

Included/Not Included

Included

Shared accommodation ($350 Single Supplement) Dinner on day one, Breakfast at hotels each morning for attendees, Airport drop off via airporter or van.

Not Included

Dinners (unless noted), lunches, Items of personal nature, international airfare, travelers insurance, anything not listed as included.

Equipment and Gear

For the birds of prey, a fast 300mm would be an excellent choice. I had my 500mm this year, and it was almost impossible to get far enough away to use it.

In Algonquin Park, a 100-400mm or 80-400mm would be good choices. You can carry big glass if you like, but the only thing that you would likely photograph would be the wolves. The odds are not good that we will see wild wolves and so you might travel light and leave the long lenses at home.

Blue Jay on a birch log in Algonquin Park - Winter Raptor Photo Shoot

Up close with songbirds too

Ready to Photograph Raptors?

I’ve done a lot of photo sessions with trained birds, but I have seen one as good as this one. You’re gonna love it!

There is not better place to practice your birds in flight than with these amazing birds. You will be a better bird photographer after this workshop and in fact,  You Will Be Amazed!

 

People are Talking About Wildlife Workshops

The workshop was a great learning experience. Even though I have been photographing for a while, I still learned some great tricks and techniques, that can take a good image to a great image. That’s was exactly what I was looking for.

I had an art show last weekend that a showed a few of my new images from the workshop and already sold two of them. So that’s a great start.

Steve Doan

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