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)
Raptors Birds and Wildlife Details
Workshop Dates 2018
Arrive Toronto February 15, 2018 by 5 PM.
Depart Toronto February 24, 2018 after 3 PM.
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.
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.
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.
Snowy Owl Workshop
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!
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!
Shared accommodation ($350 Single Supplement) Dinner on day one, Breakfast at hotels each morning for attendees, Airport drop off via airporter or van.
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.
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
I enjoyed being a part of this workshop, it was great shooting with you. I look forward to working with you again!
If you feel that your photographic technique needs help, consider going with Jeff. He will help you with your technique and also will give you pointers about what makes a good picture. I can still hear him say “ears!”. If you want to know why, sign up with him. Plus he knows all the very good restaurants around there. After a light lunch, the nice dinners with our fellow attendees were welcome.
It is hard to describe the thrill of a mountain lion tearing through the brush and jumping into the water about 30 feet from you. This has been the best photography workshop I have attended. I look forward to returning to Kalispell in the winter next year.
Almost impossible to explain to others how great this workshop is – you just have to go experience it!
I had a great time at your workshop. You made it fun, easy-going and educational.
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.
Thank you for a great workshop. It provided an opportunity to get up close and personal with more animals in a smaller amount of time than otherwise possible. It would take a lifetime to see some of these animals, and most of them from too far away for a great photograph. You ran a great workshop and it won’t be the last that I attend!
I had a great time in your workshop at Triple D. I got some great images. I will keep in touch with you. Hope to see you soon on another workshop.
Thank you so much for a great workshop! You are very talented and it’s been a pleasure learning on your winter wildlife workshop.
I just want to say thank you! Your Baby Animal Photography Workshop is one of the very best I have ever attended. I learned so much from you that even after the first day my pictures were already much improved. Your sense of humor is much appreciated, and never gets in the way of your professionalism. You are such a good teacher, and your enthusiasm for the beautiful animals we photographed is contagious.