AMAZON WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, PERU

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A Wild Photography Adventure in the Amazon Rainforest

Photograph jaguars, monkeys, caiman, and many bird species during a wild photography adventure

Venture into the depth of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest for wildlife photo tour! It’s an opportunity to explore this magical jungle through your lens, to improve your skills through professional tutoring, and to build a varied portfolio of wildlife images. You’ll stay in a lodge in rainforest, surrounded by lush vegetation and animal sounds; the perfect starting point for daily photography missions. The photographic opportunities will be abundant and varied, as they’ll include large predators, tiny creepy crawlies, stunning reptiles, and tropical birds. We’re running two workshops back to back in August, and applications are now open for both workshops!

QUICK FACTS
Peru, Amazon Rainforest
TBD
Wildlife Photography
Leader: TBD
Group Size: Max. 6
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 a professional wildlife photographer 
  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
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!

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 a professional wildlife photographer who 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.

Joining this workshop will also allow you to support wildlife conservation causes in the Amazon. You’ll have the chance of donating a selection of your images to publications that raise awareness of the need to protect the Amazon’s flora and fauna, and that call for action and donations. You’ll still keep the copyright to your images, so it’s an easy and cost-free way of making a positive impact to this stunning rainforest.

WORKSHOP DATES

2023: 
TBD

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
Peru, Amazon Rainforest
TBD
Wildlife Photography
Leader: TBD
Group Size: Max. 6
All Photography Levels

£ TBD

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All transport and activities as per the itinerary
  • All meals
  • Clean drinking water, coffee, tea, fresh juice, snacks
  • Running water
  • Electricity: 2 hours in the afternoon, and 5pm-9:30pm

EXCLUDES

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

We’ll send you further details once you book!

WORKSHOP LEADER: TBD

TBD

£ TBD

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All transport and activities as per the itinerary
  • All meals
  • Clean drinking water, coffee, tea, fresh juice, snacks
  • Running water
  • Electricity: 2 hours in the afternoon, and 5pm-9:30pm

EXCLUDES

  • International flights
  • Sodas and alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance

*We do have single rooms available at an additional cost – please enquire for rates and availability.

WORKSHOP LEADER: TBD

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