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Sea Otters & Bald Eagles of Alaska

March 9, 2024 - March 18, 2024

£5499
A Bald Eagle prepares to dive from the sky the type of image that you will be able to capture during the NaturesLens Bald Eagles Otters of Alaska Photography Holiday
  • Sea Otters & Bald Eagles

    of Alaska

    Join David Miles, one of the co-founders of NaturesLens, in Anchorage before travelling to Homer for this 9-night photography trip within Alaska.

    Snow-capped mountains form the perfect backdrop to enable you to fill your portfolio with images of the eagles in flight, feeding, diving or fantastic portraits.

    9th - 18th March 2024

    £5499 per participant

    £500 deposit required to secure a place

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

    Bookings close: December 1, 2023

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    Sea Otters & Bald Eagles of Alaska - £5499 per participant

    When
    9th - 18th March 2024
    Cost
    £5499 per participant
    Availability
    places available.
    £5499 per participant - places available.
  • In winter’s grandeur, thousands of Bald Eagles congregate along the shores of Alaska in pristine wilderness. Here, the scenery is stunning, & the birds are approachable.
    Our Sea Otters & Bald Eagles of Alaska tour is the ultimate Bald Eagle photography holiday with opportunities to capture dramatic fishing & flight shots, dynamic portraits, close up fly-by’s, incredible territorial battles, & congregations in snow-covered trees characteristic of only the Pacific Northwest.
    Based in Homer, Alaska, we will spend six full days of two daily action-filled excursions to photograph the Bald Eagles of Alaska. We will be photographing in various winter conditions: heavy & light snow, cloudy or sunny days. This variety of weather, landscape & lighting conditions will provide you with the opportunity to create a diverse, creative & professional portfolio of this species.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of Bald Eagles of Alaska, in United States, during the Sea Otters & Bald Eagles of Alaska photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 9 night/10 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £5499 per participant.
    During the boat trips on our privately chartered boat, there will be opportunities to photograph Bald Eagles at eye level taking fish off the water. We will also look for & photograph Sea Otters.
    Some of the most well-known bald eagle photos ever created have come from the Kenai Peninsula, simply because photographers are able to get so near. While a long prime lens always helps, a focal length of around 300mm is sufficient to get excellent shots. If the skies are clear, you can reduce ISO considerably to help minimize noise.

    Accommodation is on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis in a hotel located on Homer Spit itself, meaning the eagle action is literally on the doorstep. Group size is a maximum of 6 guests to ensure that there is plenty of room for everyone on the boat.
    While not all of the wildlife found on the Kenai Peninsula will allow you to photograph them from within an arm’s length, it’s worth the journey when factors work & things come together.
    Snow-capped mountains can be seen on a clear day in this location, providing some of the most scenic backgrounds you’ll ever witness.
    Making the eagle part of the landscape helps to give scale & adding depth to the scene.
    For photographic direction, David & Pui hang will be on hand, leading the trip & spending time in the field to ensure that you get the most from this holiday.
    Photographable Species: bald eagle, harbour seal, sea otter

    Sea Otters & Bald Eagles of Alaska Itinerary

    day 1

    assemble in anchorage - overnight in anchorage

    day 2

    transfer from anchorage to homer - late afternoon eagle photography on beaches - overnight in homer

    day 3

    boat trips - eagle photography on beaches near homer or the homer spit - overnight in homer

    day 4

    eagle photography on beaches near homer or the homer spit - boat trips - overnight in homer

    day 5

    eagle photography on beaches near homer or the homer spit - eagle photography on beaches near homer or the homer spit - overnight in homer

    day 6

    eagle photography on beaches near homer or the homer spit - boat trips - overnight in homer

    day 7

    boat trips - eagle photography on beaches near homer or the homer spit - overnight in homer

    day 8

    eagle photography on beaches near homer or the homer spit - eagle photography on beaches near homer or the homer spit - overnight in homer

    day 9

    eagle photography on beaches near homer or the homer spit - transfer from homer to anchorage - overnight in anchorage

    day 10

    return flight to uk

    A Bald Eagle lands on a fallen tree the type of image that you will be able to capture during the NaturesLens Bald Eagles Otters of Alaska Photography Holiday
  • 10%

    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
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Workshop Leader
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • 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

    • Alan - Calera - 2017

      Always good trips, with great photographic opportunities, & lots of camaraderie. Recommended!

    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 Sea Otters & Bald Eagles of Alaska photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 9th - 18th March 2024 & costs £5499 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £500 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 would recommend that you have available, an array of lenses from an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 100-400mm, which is extremely versatile, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. A wide-angle would also be useful for capturing some eagles in the landscape images.

    If you own a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 within the recommended focal length, bring it! These will allow you to focus on your subject faster & will also be useful in low light conditions.

    You should also pack a beanbag to help steady your lens while you are on the boat & on the shoreline. A tripod could be useful on the shoreline depending on the type of shot you are hoping to capture.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, we recommend that you pack plenty of warm clothing as the mornings on the boat will be quite cold. Layers of thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers will help you adjust to the various conditions easier since you can remove items of clothing as you start to warm up. For your lower half, thermal leggings & winter lined trousers would work best.

    Silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm will help to keep your hands warm. Silk gloves are great for wicking away moisture from your hands, leaving them dry & therefore lovely & warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute.

    The boat may be a bit damp so please bring a warm waterproof jacket & waterproof over trousers. Don't forget to pack sensible waterproof walking boots & a warm hat to protect your head in case it is windy.

    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

    Sea Otters & Bald Eagles of Alaska Summary

    The Sea Otters & Bald Eagles of Alaska photography holiday is a photography holiday of 9 night/10 day duration, that costs £5499 per participant

    & takes place in Homer in the United States, between the dates of 9th - 18th March 2024. It is ideal for photographing bald eagle, harbour seal, sea otter & more. This photography holiday is led by 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 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 Anchorage, Alaska. Transfers between Anchorage, Alaska & Homer are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £500 to secure a place.

    Sea Otters & Bald Eagles of Alaska Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £500 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: December 9th, 2023*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: December 1st, 2023.
    • 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

    Start:
    9th - 18th March 2024
    Cost:
    £5499 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk/

    Location

    United States
    Homer,AKUnited States

    Guide

    David Miles
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk