AMAZON WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, PERU

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A Wild Photography Adventure in the Amazon Rainforest

PHOTOGRAPH JAGUARS, MONKEYS, CAIMAN, AND MANY BIRDS DURING THIS WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Venture into the depth of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest for wildlife photo tour.

QUICK FACTS
QuickFacts Place - Amazon Wildlife Photography Workshop, Peru Peru, Amazon Rainforest
QuickFacts Dates - Amazon Wildlife Photography Workshop, Peru August 3 – 13 / August 17 – 27, 2020
QuickFacts Photography Type - Amazon Wildlife Photography Workshop, Peru Wildlife Photography
QuickFacts Leader - Amazon Wildlife Photography Workshop, Peru Leader: Mark Fernley
QuickFacts Group Size - Amazon Wildlife Photography Workshop, Peru Group Size: Max. 6
QuickFacts Level - Amazon Wildlife Photography Workshop, Peru All Photography Levels
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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Photograph a wealth of wildlife

Enjoy the hugely varied wildlife photography opportunities of the Amazonian jungle

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Tutoring by professional wildlife photographer

Receive constant photographing tutoring by professional wildlife photographer Mark Fernley

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Stay at a lodge in the jungle

Stay at an eco-lodge in the middle of the rainforest, surrounded by wildlife

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Photograph large mammals

Photograph large mammals, such as jaguar, tapir, and capybara

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Photograph reptiles

Enjoy amazing photographic opportunities of caiman, lizards, snakes, and other reptiles

  1. Enjoy the hugely varied wildlife photography opportunities of the Amazonian jungle
  2. Receive constant photographing tutoring by wildlife photographer Mark Fernley
  3. Stay at an eco-lodge in the middle of the rainforest, surrounded by wildlife
  4. Photograph large mammals, such as jaguar, tapir, and capybara
  5. Enjoy amazing photographic opportunities of caiman, lizards, snakes, and other reptiles
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THE DESTINATION

During this wildlife photo tour, we’ll explore the depths of the Peruvian Amazon. The rainforest is teaming with life and a wondrous setting for wildlife photography. We’ll explore the jungle on foot, during adventurous photo walks, and on boat, which will offer a different angle of this wilderness. The wildlife in this rainforest is everywhere, from mammals such as jaguars, capybara, and different species of monkeys, to a huge variety of tropical birds, and plenty of colourful insects. Lovers of reptiles are in the right place, too, with great chances of spotting caimans, snakes, and frogs.

ACCOMMODATION

We’ll be staying at an eco-lodge in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. The lodge is surrounded by fruit trees and native flowers, which attracts a great amount of colourful butterflies, and birds, so there’s plenty of wildlife to admire just from your room. The bedrooms are thatched bungalows on raised wooden platforms, each with a private bathroom and a porch. It’s a comfortable base in a truly stunning setting!

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THE PHOTOGRAPHY

The wildlife photography opportunities on this photo tour are varied and plentiful. You can expect to photograph large mammals, tiny caterpillars, and many things in between. We’ll photograph river dwellers such as caimans, otters, and turtles, we’ll try to find the elusive jaguars and pumas, and we’ll focus on the small but no less photogenic frogs, spiders, and snakes that inhabit the jungle. You’ll be able to practice different types of photography, including macro photography, and you can expect to come home with an impressive portfolio of wildlife images.

YOUR WORKSHOP

You’ll be accompanied and taught by Mark Fernley, a wildlife photographer who lives in the Amazonian jungle for most of the year. Mark will offer photographic tutoring throughout the trip, both while you’re out photographing, and back at the lodge. Photographers of all levels are welcome, as you can learn at your own pace. You’ll have the opportunity to improve your technical photography skills, as well as composition and post production.

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YOUR 11-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival

You’ll fly into Puerto Maldonado, where we’ll meet you and drive you to our lodge for the night; a comfortable lodge overlooking the Madre de Dios River. That night, we’ll talk through the upcoming adventure, and we’ll have a health and safety briefing, following by a great dinner.

Day 2: Travel into the jungle

We’ll leave early to head towards our base for the workshop; a remote lodge in the middle of the jungle. We’ll mainly travel by boat, which gives stunning views of the rainforest, and potentially some great wildlife photography opportunities. If we’re lucky, we’ll spot capybara, caiman, turtles, and perhaps even a jaguar. You’re sure to see plenty of tropical birds. We’ll get to our lodge in the afternoon, and there will be time to settle in.

Day 3 - 5: Exploring the Amazon on foot & by boat

During these days, we’ll focus on exploring the jungle around us and searching for the best photographic opportunities. We’ll start each day early, and take a 30-minute boat ride down river to two oxbow lakes. Here,  we will photograph a wealth of animals at the stunning early morning light. You can expect to see giant river otters feeding on yellow bellied parana, monkeys jumping around in the trees, caiman on the river beds, and much more.

After lunch back at the lodge, we’ll set off for a walk through the jungle, photographing animals such as squirrel monkeys, red howler monkeys, macaws, and toucans. We’ll also be on the lookout of large spiders, snakes, and colorful frogs. We’ll return to the lodge for dinner, where you’ll enjoy a three-course meal with views of the river.

Each night, there will be an optional night walk with opportunities of photographing sleeping birds, frogs, insects and more with and without flash. If you’re interested, you can learn the “painting with light” technique.

Day 6 & 7: Macro photography

For two days, we’ll predominantly focus on the macro photography opportunities the Amazon has to offer. We’ll head into the jungle on foot and learn about getting great close up shots of animal species such as frogs, spiders, snakes, and lots of small creepy crawlies. At sunset on these days, we’ll take boat trip up the Tambopata River in search of puma and caiman. After dinner, there will be opportunity to do macro night photography during night walks into the jungle.

Day 8: Forest canopy

We’ll head over to a lookout tower, where we will spend most of the morning. From this vantage point, we’ll get excellent views of the many animals that move around in the canopy of the forest. You can expect to get close to different monkeys and a wealth of birds, including the stunning harpy eagle. After lunch, we’ll enjoy another photography walk through the forest.

Days 9 & 10: Photography hide

We’ll spend most of these days at a hide that offers brilliant photographic opportunities of animals such as red and green macaws and many different birds.

Day 11: Return to Puerto Maldonado on a scenic boat trip & departure

After an early breakfast, you will be taken on a three-hour boat journey down river, back towards Puerto Maldonado. There’s great chances of spotting wildlife and enjoying some last wildlife photography. In the afternoon, you can catch a flight home. (Or you can stay in Puerto Maldonado overnight and catch a flight the next day, if you prefer.)

QUICK FACTS
QuickFacts Place - Amazon Wildlife Photography Workshop, Peru Peru, Amazon Rainforest
QuickFacts Dates - Amazon Wildlife Photography Workshop, Peru August 3 – 13 / August 17 – 27, 2020
QuickFacts Photography Type - Amazon Wildlife Photography Workshop, Peru Wildlife Photography
QuickFacts Leader - Amazon Wildlife Photography Workshop, Peru Leader: Mark Fernley
QuickFacts Group Size - Amazon Wildlife Photography Workshop, Peru Group Size: Max. 6
QuickFacts Level - Amazon Wildlife Photography Workshop, Peru All Photography Levels

£2590

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All transport and activities as per the itinerary
  • Lunch & dinner on day of arrival (depending on time of arrival)
  • 3 meals a day (day 2-10)
  • Breakfast and lunch on day 11
  • Clean drinking water, coffee, tea, fresh juice, snacks
  • Running water
  • Electricity: morning, afternoon, and 5pm-9:30pm

EXCLUDES

  • International flights
  • Sodas and alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
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RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
  • DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • A range of lenses, ideally including a telephoto and macro lens
  • Solid camera bag
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WORKSHOP LEADER: MARK FERNLEY

photographer Mark Fernley

Mark Fernley is a British wildlife photographer with a passion for conservation. He spent four years studying and photographing migration patterns of elephants in Botswana, and several years photographing sea turtles and other wildlife in Costa Rica, before heading to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Based at a research station, Mark has been photographing for different conservation organisations, promoting wildlife conservation on an international level. Within recent years, Fernley has stamped his name all over the web with some of his unique photography projects, including macro photography of insects, scales of the Amazon, bats in motion, and his most publicized project, the Mirror Image Stimulation Study (M.I.S.S.) that focuses on the competitive recognition of Neotropical Big Cats in the lowland Peruvian Amazon.

£2590

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All transport and activities as per the itinerary
  • Lunch & dinner on day of arrival (depending on time of arrival)
  • 3 meals a day (day 2-10)
  • Breakfast and lunch on day 11
  • Clean drinking water, coffee, tea, fresh juice, snacks
  • Running water
  • Electricity: morning, afternoon, and 5pm-9:30pm

EXCLUDES

  • International flights
  • Sodas and alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
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WORKSHOP LEADER: MARK FERNLEY

photographer Mark Fernley

Mark Fernley is a British wildlife photographer with a passion for conservation. He spent four years studying and photographing migration patterns of elephants in Botswana, and several years photographing sea turtles and other wildlife in Costa Rica, before heading to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Based at a research station, Mark has been photographing for different conservation organisations, promoting wildlife conservation on an international level. Within recent years, Fernley has stamped his name all over the web with some of his unique photography projects, including macro photography of insects, scales of the Amazon, bats in motion, and his most publicized project, the Mirror Image Stimulation Study (M.I.S.S.) that focuses on the competitive recognition of Neotropical Big Cats in the lowland Peruvian Amazon.

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