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2024 – Bald Eagles of Alaska Photography Holiday

November 3, 2024 - November 10, 2024

Example of the type of image that you may have opportunities to capture during the NaturesLens Bald Eagles of Alaska Photography Holiday
  • Bald Eagles

    of Alaska

    Witness the majestic annual convocation of hundreds of bald eagles thriving in their habitat with the NaturesLens 7 night wildlife photography trip to Haines, Alaska.

    Capture stunning images of the phenomenal natural spectacle of eagles soaring, diving, fighting & competing for food on the banks of the Chilkat River.

    3rd - 10th November 2024

    £3999 per participant

    £800 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 3 - 6 participants - places available..

    Bookings close: October 1, 2021

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    Bald Eagles of Alaska - £3999 per participant

    3rd - 10th November 2024
    £3999 per participant
    places available.
    £3999 per participant - places available.
  • Southern Alaska boasts some of the most beautiful & dramatic scenery to be found in all of North America; home to diverse wildlife species, both predator & prey, who thrive in its harsh climates & varied habitats. NaturesLens invites mid-level & experienced wildlife photographers to join Ian & David for photography challenge which involves navigating the waterside territory surrounding Haines, southern Alaska, to track & photograph the impressive bald eagle as it soars & settles within its beautiful natural habitat.

    The locations that will be made use of during the trip have been chosen carefully by Ian & David to give you the best possible eagle photography experience, as the Chilkat Valley is home to more than 3000 eagles as they feed on the abundant supply of spawning chum salmon. Over the course of this tour, you will have the opportunity to photograph eagles in flight & “in the environment”, giving you the chance to capture both wide-angle images & up-close shots. Group size is limited, book your place today!

    Join NaturesLens to capture images of spectacle of the Bald Eagles at their Council Grounds, in United States, during the Bald Eagles of Alaska photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £3999 per participant.

    Join NaturesLens on an exciting photography experience, based in the heart of Alaska’s mountainous south, capturing stunning images of the Bald Eagles of Alaska to add to your portfolio. The eagle is the national bird of the USA for a reason; they are strong, majestic & impressive. The ultimate predator of the sky, making them the perfect subject for adventurous wildlife photographers. Paired with dramatic snow-covered landscapes, there is no other setting & subject pairing for photography quite like this.

    Throughout the trip, you will have abundant opportunities to capture images of bald eagles perched in the trees, diving & fighting for fish, or soaring overhead as they scour the ground below for their next meal. Ian & David will lead you to the optimum positions from which to capture both close-up shots, highlighting their beady eyes & dramatic features, & wide-angle shots which take in eagles alongside other birds within the outstanding landscape which surrounds them.

    The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve was created by the State of Alaska in June of 1982. The preserve was established to protect & perpetuate the world’s largest concentration of Bald Eagles & their critical habitat. It also sustains & protects the natural salmon runs & allows for traditional uses; provided such uses do not adversely affect preserve resources. The boundaries were designated to include only areas important to eagle habitation. Virtually every portion of the preserve is used by eagles at some time during the year.

    The schedule for this trip has been designed to allow you to make the most of the photography opportunities available in the area. This includes six days of photography sessions specifically targeting bald eagles in the Chilkat Valley, with guidance available to help you tailor your technique to obtain the best images within a challenging environment. The eagles flock to this valley because an upwelling of warm water prevents the Chilkat, Klehini & Tsirku rivers from freezing, which encourages a salmon run this late in the year. The sight of hundreds of birds perched in trees that line the river waiting for their chance to catch fish is remarkable.

    There may be opportunities for some Astro or Aurora photography, however, these are dependent on clear conditions & aurora activity, but there is the chance that you will be lucky enough to witness this true natural wonder unique to remote areas of the northern hemisphere. Group size is strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

    Photographable Species: bald eagle, elk, moose

    Bald Eagles of Alaska Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1 - overnight juneau

    travel from uk to juneau, arrival in juneau & overnight

    day 2 - overnight haines

    early ferry to haines (4.5 hours), transfer to hotel followed by an afternoon of bald eagle photography

    day 3 - overnight haines

    bald eagle & other wildlife photography along the banks of the chilkat river

    day 4 - overnight haines

    bald eagle & other wildlife photography along the banks of the chilkat river

    day 5 - overnight haines

    bald eagle & other wildlife photography along the banks of the chilkat river

    day 6 - overnight haines

    bald eagle & other wildlife photography along the banks of the chilkat river

    day 7 - overnight haines

    bald eagle & other wildlife photography along the banks of the chilkat river

    day 8 - overnight haines

    bald eagle & other wildlife photography along the banks of the chilkat river

    day 9 - overnight juneau

    morning of bald eagle photography & ferry transfer back to juneau

    day 10 - travel to uk

    A Congregation Of Bald Eagles Photographed Within The Conservation Area Outside Of Haines   Photographed During The NaturesLens Bald Eagles Of Alaska Photography Holiday
  • 25%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable)
    • Airport Transfers
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a half board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guides
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Ian - Bald Eagles of Alaska - 2016

      Local contacts, guides & drivers are experienced, high quality, & know the best places to go to get the sightings. The 'tour leaders' are experienced photographers & can offer advice on settings & composition.

    Make a Booking Enquiry

    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Bald Eagles of Alaska photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 3rd - 10th November 2024 & costs £3999 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £800 to secure a place.
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    How to Book

    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected photography holiday, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.

    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we recommend that you bring along an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 100-400mm, which is extremely versatile, & your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. If the longest lens you own is a 300mm lens but you have a 1.4x or 2.0 extender this would also be suitable. In fact, you should pack your extenders as this will allow you to further vary your focal length.

    You should also pack a tripod to help steady your lens, especially when you are out photographing at dawn & dusk.

    Recommended Clothing

    On this photography holiday, you may experience extreme cold & even sub zero weather conditions so we recommend that you pack the following items of clothing for extreme comfort, or if you are susceptible to the cold.

    You will need plenty of warm & weatherproof clothing. Layering is key to keeping warm in extreme cold conditions so thermal underwear & undershirts coupled with thin jumpers, micro-fleece with a wind & waterproof down coat is best. For your lower half you will need thermal leggings & winter lined trousers coupled with good waterproof over trousers. Black salopettes would also work.

    To protect your hands, you should pack silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm under ski gloves will help to keep your hands warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute for ski gloves.

    If you don't have a hood on your coat, you should pack a warm hat to protect your head & a balaclava or snood to protect your face from the wind. We also recommend that you bring a good pair of snow or thermal boots with a good sole for walking on snow & ice.

    Additional Notes

    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 3 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. 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.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Bald Eagles of Alaska Photography Holiday Summary

    The Bald Eagles of Alaska photography holiday is a photography holiday of 7 night/8 day duration, that costs £3999 per participant

    & takes place in Haines in the United States, between the dates of 3rd - 10th November 2024. It is ideal for photographing bald eagle, elk, moose & more. This photography holiday is led by Ian Roberts & David Miles for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 3 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Ian & David. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Juneau airport. , although you may be able to travel on the same flights as David, if you are travelling from London. Transfers between Juneau airport & Haines are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £800 to secure a place.

    Bald Eagles of Alaska Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £800 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: August 3rd, 2024*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: October 1st, 2021.
    • 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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  • Details

    3rd - 10th November 2024
    £3999 per participant
    Event Category:


    United States
    Haines,AKUnited States


    Ian Roberts
    David Miles