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Ospreys of Blue Cypress Lake

April 16, 2016 - April 24, 2016

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    16th - 24th April 2016

    £2250 per participant

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  • An Osprey grasps a captured fish above Blue Cypress Lake in Florida - the kind of photographic opportunity that is available on the NaturesLens Ospreys of Blue Cypress Lake Photography Holiday  THIS EVENT IS NOW PAST – PLEASE VIEW THIS PAGE TO RESERVE A PLACE ON THE 2018 PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY

    Join NaturesLens in Florida for their Ospreys of Blue Cypress Lake Photography Holiday which is to be conducted on & around Blue Cypress Lake. This location offers amazing opportunities to photograph hundreds of ospreys nesting above a large lake each morning & evening.

    Blue Cypress Lake offers fantastic opportunities to photograph hundreds of ospreys nesting above a large lake. The lake’s name comes from the blue appearance of the cypress trees as the morning sun’s rays reflect off the water.

    The location for our Ospreys of Blue Cypress Lake Photography Workshop is the stunning Blue Cypress Lake in Florida, the combination of a beautiful shoreline full of Blue Cypress trees growing into the lake & over 240 Osprey nests in the trees makes an incredible photo experience.

    An Osprey with wings outstretched above Blue Cypress Lake in Florida - the kind of photographic opportunity that is available on the NaturesLens Ospreys of Blue Cypress Lake Photography Holiday

    Blue Cypress Lake is a large lake with very little developed shoreline. On the lake are hundreds of beautiful cypress trees that create a perfect nesting environment for Osprey.

    In the branches of these surreal looking trees are hundreds of Osprey nests. During April, these nests are home to osprey parents & their chicks, the parent birds fly across the lake & dive to fish for the bass to bring back to the young.

    The activities will run between April 17th, 2016 & April 24th, 2016 & costs £2250, which works out to £325 per day including boat trips, transportation & accommodation. Accommodation is booked between April 16th & April 24th 2016.

    The NaturesLens Ospreys of Blue Cypress Lake Photography Workshop does not include international flights & any meals other than those previously stated.

    An Osprey returns to the nest with nest building material on Blue Cypress Lake in Florida - the kind of photographic opportunity that is available on the NaturesLens Ospreys of Blue Cypress Lake Photography Holiday

    The 2016 trip is being run at a discounted rate as it is the initial year of NaturesLens officially running the trip – in subsequent years, the cost will be at least £500 more.

    All photos on this page are representative of the opportunities available should you join us on this holiday – Photos used on this page are used with the kind permission of Fabiola Forns.

    Ospreys of Blue Cypress Lake Highlights

    • Five early morning 2½ – 3 hour boat trips to photograph the ospreys on the lake plus several optional (at extra cost) early morning visits to rookeries for bird photography.
    • Photograph Ospreys on their nests at eye level, diving for fish or gathering nest material.
    • The timing of the workshop is deliberate so that we can observe the parents bring fish to their new offspring.
    • Photograph amazing & endangered species like Ospreys, Bald Eagles, Herons, Snail Kites & more.
    • Bed & breakfast accommodation & transportation within Florida included.
    • Accommodation is in a comfortable hotel in the Vero Beach area of Florida.
    • Based on Twin shared rooms – single supplement is available.
    • Non-photographer rate available – but must be accompanied by a photographer.
    • Also includes an optional (at extra cost) day visit to the Viera Wetlands Centre a haven for birdlife & an optional (at extra cost) day visit to an alligator farm with a large wading bird rookery – both offer great photographic opportunities.

    Group numbers are strictly limited to allow everyone to get a great position on the boats that we use during the osprey photography workshop to venture out onto the lake, whilst on the boat & during other activities, general advice will be given before the commencement of each element of the trip.

    This osprey photography workshop is most suitable for experienced photographers due to the need to react quickly to the movements of the ospreys as they dive.

    Ospreys are superb fishers & indeed eat little else, fish make up some 99 percent of their diet. Because of this appetite, these birds can be found near ponds, rivers, lakes, & coastal waterways around the world.

    NaturesLens guides will, if necessary, take you through camera control, ISO requirements & other settings prior to each element of the trip.

    If interested, please reserve a place on this workshop using the booking form below.

    Single Supplement

    Single supplement – waived if we can pair you up with another single traveller – £250.00

    Workshop Availability

    Maximum 6 clients – Space available

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    Additional Notes

    The past event itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens past events require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the past event may not go ahead. This past event has a minimum participant level of  plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a past event to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given past event. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
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    Ospreys of Blue Cypress Lake Summary

    The Ospreys of Blue Cypress Lake past event costs £2250 per participant

    & takes place in Vero Beach in the United States, between the dates of 16th - 24th April 2016. It is ideal for photographing & more. This past event is led by Sean Weekly for NaturesLens. Group size for this past event is a minimum of participants & a maximum of , plus Sean. We consider this to be an event of level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The past event starts & ends at . .

    Ospreys of Blue Cypress Lake Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £450 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: January 16th, 2016*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: January 16th, 2016.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

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    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault

    NaturesLens Limited is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with ''The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992'' all passengers booking with NaturesLens Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.

    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Limited.

    This insurance has been arranged by Towergate Chapman Stevens through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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    16th - 24th April 2016
    £2250 per participant
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    the United States
    Vero Beach, FL the United States + Google Map


    Sean Weekly