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Join us in Alaska with a discount of £500

We have one place that has become available for the November trip to photograph the Bald Eagles of Alaska, due to the manner in which the space has become available, we are able to offer a discount of £500 off the trip.

An Alaskan Bald Eagle perches in a tree above the snow & ice of an Alaskan plain

This offer is for the main trip, the supplement for single person accommodation & an extension for several days at the end of the trip to photograph other Alaskan Wildlife – the total for this is £3500 – but you can join the trip for £3000 – a discount of over 15%!

What the Bald Eagles of Alaska Photography Holiday includes

  • 6 days filled with Bald Eagle photography opportunities.
  • Photograph Bald Eagles perched in the trees, diving & fighting for fish or sitting within the landscape.
  • We hope to photograph a wide selection of images; both portraits & closeup shots of perched eagles, eagles calling, flying, diving & fighting for fish; plus wider bird in the landscape images to show the habitat that the birds live within.
  • The timing of the workshop is deliberate so that we can observe the bald eagles who gather for the late salmon run.
  • Bed & breakfast accommodation & transportation within the Haines area included.
  • 10 nights Accommodation in a comfortable hotel in the Haines area of Alaska
  • Based on non-shared rooms.
  • Extension to photograph Alaskan Mammals for two days at Kroschel Wildlife Centre.

Bald Eagle flies across a snow covered Alaskan plain

If you would like to join the trip, there is only one place available with this discount, please fill out the booking form here to secure the place at the special offer …

One place left to join me in a Winter Wonderland

A blanket of white as far as the eye can see. Fat flakes lazily tumble down to create the illusion that you are actually sitting inside a snow globe. Across a land that lies heavy with tradition, an abundance of wildlife thrives. Snow monkeys bathing in the onsen, beautiful red crowned cranes seem to dance in the air, while Steller’s Sea Eagles & White Tailed Sea Eagles drift on pack ice. See it all with the NaturesLens Japanese Winter Wildlife Holiday.

One of the Steller's Sea Eagles photographed on the NaturesLens Japanese Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

The headline features of the NaturesLens Japanese Winter Wildlife Holiday, are as follows:

  • To be conducted between the dates of February 11, 2017 – February 24, 2017.
  • Lead by David Miles.
  • Capture images of the Red Crowned Cranes, Snow Monkeys, Stellers Sea Eagles, White Tailed Sea Eagles & Whooper Swans! 
  • Three days of photographing the impressive Stellers & White-Tailed sea eagles, with a 5am & 9am cruises each day whilst on Hokkaido.
  • Photography at a sea eagle feeding site on a frozen lake, this provides some amazing opportunities for shots of interaction between the sea eagles of both types, plus black-eared kites
  • Like most of our tours – No single supplement!
  • Easy flights into & out of Tokyo.
  • All airport transfers, accommodation, meals on a half-board basis & activities whilst in Japan are included.
  • Tuition on an as-needed basis from David.

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Join our Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday with £250 discount

After being declared a national park in 1968, & with numerous conservation efforts going on in the area, Bandhavgarh has fast become one of the best reserves in the world for nature & wildlife photography. Join us in 2017 to experience Bandhavgarh for yourself & better still, there are 3 places available on our 2017 Tigers of Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday with a £250 discount – which means you’ll pay £3049 instead of £3299. These places are limited however, once they are gone, they are gone! The headline features of this photography tour, which is has a special price of £3049, are as follows:

  • To be conducted between the dates of April 18, 2017 – April 26, 2017.
  • Lead by Pui Hang Miles.
  • 11 morning & afternoon safaris providing photography of the Bengal Tigers & other wildlife of Bandhavgarh National Park!
  • Included all day safari, which is an opportunity to explore the park & capture images at a time when the park is not open to the public.
  • Like most of our tours – No single supplement!
  • Easy flights into & out of New Delhi.
  • All meals, airport transfers, accommodation & activities whilst in Bandhavgarh are included.
  • Tuition on an as-needed basis from Pui Hang.

A Bengal Tiger Cub photographed on a NaturesLens Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday in India

Our Bandhavgarh Photography Holiday is lead by photographers, drivers & guides experienced in the park & the region as a whole to help you extract the maximum creativity & photographic opportunities from the experience.

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The last of the Dalmatian Pelican client images

A solitary Dalmatian Pelican floats serenely on the milky lake - photographed by Richard Coles during the 2016 NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday

This is, I think, the last series of Dalmatian Pelican images captured by clients on the January 2016 Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holidays, Richard Coles attended the second trip, that was lead by Richard Peters. It appears that Richard & the guests were blessed with mirror-like stillness on the lake for at least one of the mornings – resulting in some great captures as shown below, but first, above you can see one of Richard Coles’ images in the style that I personally like best, the ‘ethereal shot’, executed beautifully with the viewer’s eye being drawn to that flash of orange & the eye of the bird peeking out from it’s ‘crazy hairdo’. Continue reading

Still more client images of the Dalmatian Pelicans

A Dalmatian Pelican at dawn - photographed by Bob Pietrowski during the 2016 NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday

These came from Bob Pietrowski, who was on the trip that I had the pleasure of leading.

The way that the pelicans appear to waterski upon landing never ceases to amuse me & Bob caught the moment superbly.

A Dalmatian Pelican coming in to land on the lake in Greece - photographed by Bob Pietrowski during the 2016 NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday Continue reading

Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holidays client images

A gorgeous rear view of a Dalmatian Pelican - photographed by Jayne Bond during the 2016 NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday

The photo above was taken by Jayne Bond during this year’s Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday.

A number of the participants on the trip have contributed in some of the images that they captured, if you were wondering what kind of images our guests capture on this trip, then the below should show you the high quality of the captures. Continue reading

2017 Dalmatian Pelican Photography bookings now open

We are pleased to announce that booking is open for the 2017 season & since we started running this photography trip the event has expanded to include three full days of photography! Plus we do try to fit in one or two additional shoreline feeds to boost your portfolio of dalmatian pelican images.

Book here for January 12, 2017 – January 16, 2017 – £949 per person

Below is one of Jayne Bond’s stunning dalmatian pelican images captured during the event that we held in January 2016!

Dalmatian Pelican photographed by Jayne Bond during the 2016 NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday

Each of the three days will follow a similar format, in the morning we head out on the boat, travel down the lake, pick up fish for feeding, then feed the pelicans on the way back up the lake; the intent here is to draw the birds away from the shoreline, this is for a couple of reasons, firstly, so that the pelicans fly in towards us for some great flight and landing shots, secondly, to ensure that we have nice clean backgrounds.

Following this boat trip, we return to the hotel for lunch in the early afternoon: at about 3pm we head out for the afternoon shooting session, we drive down the edge of the lake to the location where we perform and capture images of a shoreline feed, we shoot literally until the light is gone. When the light is no more, we return to the hotel, clean up & have an evening meal.

The cost is £949 per person for 2017, with no single supplement & everyone having their own room – no need to share!

Although bookings have only just opened, the trip is already half full, so book a place now.

What’s Included in the Dalmatian Pelican Photography Holiday?

It’s worth noting that we include all accommodation, food, transport, boat trips, fish costs, permits & airport transfer costs in your cost, so all you have to pay for is any drinks & we stay in a lovely hotel about 10 minutes walk from the Lake in the northern area of the lake, no need to have a lengthy drive to the lake each morning!

Book here for January 12, 2017 – January 16, 2017 – £949 per person

Leopards of Kabini – One place remains available

A Leopard peers down from amongst atree within the Nagarhole Forest photographed on a Leopards of Kabini Photography Holiday

A Leopard peers down from amongst atree within the Nagarhole Forest photographed on a Leopards of Kabini Photography Holiday

We’ve got one place left on our photography holiday to photograph the Leopards of Kabini – it is held between March 12, 2016 – March 20, 2016 & costs £2499, everyone on the trip is getting their own single person accommodation with no supplement, that applies to this last place too – in Kabini, you’ll have your own tented cottage, single hotel rooms in Mysore & Bangalore. Flights are superbly priced at the moment – return was under £600 when we checked and booked earlier this week. Full details here.
A Leopard descends from one of the trees of the Nagarhole Forest photographed on a Leopards of Kabini Photography Holiday

More Leopards of Kabini Photography Holiday Details

After flying in to Bangalore & meeting the group, a transfer from the airport will see you spend six nights in the Nagarhole National Park, with ten safaris into the Kabini jungle, seeking the Leopards of Kabini, these safaris are all included in the price. Upon leaving Kabini, we will overnight near Mysore. Early the next morning, accompanied by our guides, you will photograph the blue-tailed bee eaters; the blue-tailed bee-eaters are rare, colourful birds which feeds on dragon flies & bees, the remainder of the day will be spent at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary; here the painted stork, Asian openbill stork, common spoonbill, woolly-necked stork, black-headed ibis, lesser whistling duck, Indian shag, stork-billed kingfisher, egret, cormorant, Oriental darter, & heron breed regularly. Upon leaving Mysore, the group will travel to Bangalore for an overnight stay, the following day will see the group transfer to the airport for the return flights.