12 Day Botswana Photo Safari

  • Botswana sunset

BOTSWANA – LAND OF GIANTS

NEW

12 Days / 11 Night

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19

THIS PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARI IS PART OF THE 'PHOTO VOYAGES' SERIES PRESENTED IN 2021, IN CONJUNCTION WITH AUSTRALIA'S LEADING AFRICAN SAFARI SPECIALISTS, ENCOMPASS AFRICA

Nothing beats the magic of sitting around the campfire of your private mobile camp, listening to the far-off grunt of a solitary lion and the soft incessant call of a Scops owl. Each night after an epic day of photographing, you'll fall asleep under a sky filled with a million stars.

Price:

USD$7,900 per person (twin share). USD$630 Single supplement is available.

Minimum 6 guests, maximum 8

Elephant

Join us for an epic 11-night adventure through Botswana, enjoying private mobile camping to get you away from the crowds and closer to action, plus time on both land and water for stellar wildlife and wilderness shots.

We'll start the adventure with a doors-off scenic helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta for 45 unforgettable minutes. Then you'll be off on the adventure of a lifetime, on a private mobile safari through Botswana's Moremi National Park, Khwai Concession and Savute National Park.

The finale to your photo voyage in Botswana will be Chobe National Park, where you'll stay at a safari lodge with superb facilities for editing and presenting photos – all part of the workshopping component of this exceptional voyage.

Hornbill

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Includes:

  • VIP meet and greet on arrival into Johannesburg and assistance to connecting flight (flights not included)
  • Fully accompanied tour with professional photographer and tutor, Michael Snedic
  • All road transfers
  • 1-night accommodation in a standard room at Thamalakane River Lodge with dinner and breakfast
  • Welcome night briefing and Elephants for Africa presentation
  • Scenic 'doors off' helicopter flight (45 minutes) over the Okavango Delta
  • Fixed-wing light aircraft flight into the Delta
  • 8 nights mobile camping safari with professional guide, camp crew and tented accommodation with ensuite facilities, all meals and local drinks provided
  • 2 nights Chobe Pangolin Hotel with meals included and local drinks
  • Safari activities as per itinerary

Excludes:

  • International and regional flights
  • Meals and drinks not listed
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance (compulsory)

Cape Hunting Dog

Itinerary:

Note: The daily programs can be subject of changes.

Visit Encompass Africa's VIRTUAL itinerary

Day 1 : Maun

“Dumela / Hello! Welcome to Botswana!” We will be there to give you a warm Botswana welcome when you land at Maun Airport.

There will be a welcome night briefing with Michael Snedic and possibly meeting researchers from Elephants for Africa (pending availability)

Spend 1 night at Thamalakane River Lodge in a standard room with dinner and breakfast included. Tonight as a group you will catch up for a briefing and meet the wonderful team from Elephants for Africa, a local charity doing brilliant work with the giants of the bush.

Botswana aerial view

Days 2 - 9 : Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Community Area, Savuti - Chobe National Park

DAY 2: After an early breakfast, it's time to pack up and head to the helipad! You're off on a wonderful scenic adventure over the Okavango Delta. With the doors off, you get the ultimate aerial perspective of this water wonderland.

You'll return to Maun and then together head over to the airport.

You will meet your pilot for your stunning light aircraft scenic light aircraft flight over the Okavango Delta and Chief’s Island. This flight gives you a fish eagle’s eye view of this amazing ecosystem with the doors on this time!

When you land at your remote bush airstrip within the Moremi Game Reserve, your guide will provide you with a snack pack on arrival and will be waiting to transfer you to your mobile camp with a game drive en-route. The friendly, attentive staff will help you feel immediately at home and brief you on what to look forward to on your safari. The magic of a mobile camp becomes apparent as the sun sets and you enjoy drinks around the fire before a starlit dinner and a great night’s rest after falling asleep to the sounds of the African bush.

Spending our first two nights camping in the Xakanaxa / Third Bridge area, we explore the surrounding wilderness on game drives during the day. The Moremi Game Reserve protects around a third of the entire Okavango Delta ecosystem – some 5 000km2 (1 930 square miles).

DAY 4: Following an early breakfast, we pack up the camp and continue our journey to Khwai, stopping for a bush picnic lunch en route. The Khwai River forms the boundary between the reserve and the local Khwai Community Area. We spend the next three nights camping at a campsite in Khwai area of Moremi Game Reserve. You will also experience a 2½-hour mokoro trip (water level dependent), discovering channels and lagoons at a relaxed pace in a traditional dug-out canoe.

Leopard

DAY 7: We head further north en-route to Chobe National Park, where we spend the following three nights camping at a pristine bush campsite in the Savute region and exploring the dry landscape on game drives. Savute is an area that can change dramatically, with the character of the place changing completely depending on the flowing or drying up of the Savute Channel. In 2010, water from the Savute Channel reached the Marsh for the first time in three decades (after a long dry period during which resident lions learned to prey on elephants coming to drink at isolated waterholes). The presence of water can transform these dynamics and the only way to find out what will happen next is to visit Savute with us and see for yourself!

Days 10 - 11 : Kasane

Leaving this parched landscape, we continue our journey north to the contrasting Chobe region of the park. We spend the last two nights at the brilliant Chobe Pangolin Hotel. This place is geared for people like us - wildlife photographers and enthusiasts! We explore the Chobe River by custom built boat with awesome camera tripods and swivel chairs for 360 degree views. We will also have 1 game drive inside Chobe National Park - but the focus is the river!

Photo safari participants

Day 12 : End of Itinerary

After breakfast and morning safari activity, it's time to pack up and check out. We will transfer you to Kasane airport in time for your onward flight out.

Lion

Bookings and Contact:

To ask any questions you may have regarding this very unique photographic adventure, or to book one of the limited places, please contact Michael via the contact form or call +61 408 941 965

NB - COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY WHEN BOOKING THIS PHOTO TOUR

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Hippo with baby

12 Day Ethiopia Photo Safari

ETHIOPIA – FABLED LAND

NEW

12 Days / 11 Night

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19

THIS PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARI IS PART OF THE 'PHOTO VOYAGES'COLLECTION 2021', IN CONJUNCTION WITH AUSTRALIA'S LEADING AFRICAN SAFARI SPECIALISTS, ENCOMPASS AFRICA

Historically fascinating, culturally diverse and naturally spectacular. With no fewer than nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ethiopia is steeped in culture and impressive history.

Price:

USD$11,850 per person (twin share). Single supplement NOT available.

      NB: 8 guests required for this tour to proceed

Mountain Nyala

Prayer time Ethiopia

Ethiopian cultural treasures include the UNESCO World Heritage site, Lalibela, with its incredible rock-hewn churches and the unchanged tribes of the Omo River region in the deep south. Ethiopia was one of the first countries to officially adopt Christianity as its religion back in the 4th century, and it’s awash with fascinating religious history and Orthodox Christian churches.

It’s also full of natural wonders. Ethiopia’s diverse landscapes will take you by surprise on this tour as we trek more than 3,000m above sea level, in the Simien and Bale mountains. There’s also incredibly underrated wildlife, including rare and endemic species we will photograph such as the Ethiopian wolf, the gelada monkey, and the Walia ibex, plus some of the best birdwatching in Africa.

Simien Mountains National Park

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Inclusions:

  • All road and air transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as listed
  • Private guide and vehicles
  • Activities as listed
  • Exclusive use mobile for last 2 locations
  • Scheduled and charter flights to avoid long road transit time and lost days on bumpy roads!

Exclusions:

  • International airfares
  • Visa
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tipping
  • Laundry
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance (compulsory)

Ethiopian tribe

Itinerary:

Note: The daily programs can be subject of changes.

Visit Encompass Africa's VIRTUAL itinerary

Day 1 : Addis Ababa

Welcome to Ethiopia and its capital, Addis Ababa. On arrival clear immigration (visa required) and collect your bags. Proceed to arrivals and meet our driver. Transfer to your accommodation.

If you have enough energy after the long flight, you can visit the National Museum of Ethiopia and photograph the skeleton of Lucy, a hominid that dates from 3.2 million years.

Dinner at the hotel with the entire group. Spend one night at the Radisson Blu with dinner and breakfast included.

Ethiopia

Day 2 & 3: Simien Mountains National Park

We will take a scheduled flight to Gondar this morning. Upon arrival, our private vehicles will take us to explore Gondar so we can photograph the castles complex. We then head to the Simien Mountains National Park. After settling in to the lodge, the highest lodge in Africa at 10,700 feet [3260 metres], we will spend the next two days photographing the stunning landscapes of the park and the Gelada monkeys. It is also home to the Ethiopian wolf, Walia ibex, caracals and more than 50 species of birds with the impressive bearded vulture a favourite to photograph.

On day 3 we explore the Simiens getting great shots of the Gelada Monkeys. This fascinating primate will capture your attention and heart as they forage on the mountainside for food.

We'll enjoy two nights at Simien Mountain Lodge with meals included.

Gelada Baboon

Day 4 & 5: Lalibela

After breakfast, we drive back to Gondar and then fly over to the ancient city of Lalibela. Here we photograph the remarkable rock-hewn churches built in the 11th century. This place has been a pilgrimage for the Coptic Christians for 800 years. We will be able to go inside the churches as well as photograph priests in their colorful garb. Wide-angle lenses are perfect for capturing the amazing human effort and dedication it took built these impressive structures.

On day 5 after breakfast, we have another day photogrpaing the wonders of Lalibela. If time permits we will try to get out to the famed cave church called Yemrehana Cristos. This is the area of active churches and nothing beats getting involved in one of the services.

We will spend two nights in Mezena Lodge.

Ethiopian Wolf

Day 6 - 8: Ethiopia

After breakfast, we'll pack up and checkout. Then it's time to we transfer to the Lalibela airport to take a flight back to Addis Ababa. From here we connect with a charter flight to the Bale Mountains.

This is the first of two locations where we are going to be in a private mobile luxury camp to afford the very best experience away from crowds.

On day 7 we explore the wilderness of Bale Mountains and photograph its endemic wildlife. We can focus on Ethiopian wolf pups if we are travelling in January/February.

On day 8 another day exploring!

We transfer to camp and enjoy three nights at Webb Valley Tented Camp with all meals included.

Lion cub

Days 9 - 11 : Omo Valley

After breakfast, we head to the airstrip and fly on our charter flight down to the Omo Valley. We've got three nights here in our own private mobile camp away from the crowds once again.

This part of Ethiopia offers incredible photography that captures a moment in time in the ancient world of people who live peacefully and close to nature in one of the most far-flung and spectacular stretches of the world. If only we could return to this basic beauty ourselves... you'll have the priviledge of photogrpahing their daily lives and capturing epic and enthralling portraits of local people.

Honey Badger

Day 12 : End of Itinerary

If time allows, we may have one last early morning photo opportunity before driving to the airport for our charter flight to Addis Ababa. This flight avoids 2 long days of driving over extremely rough dirt roads.

We arrive into Addis Ababa where all arrangements end. Depending on your flight times, we can assist with a day room in a hotel or another night or two if you need.

Bookings and Contact:

To ask any questions you may have regarding this very unique photographic adventure, or to book one of the limited places, please contact Michael via the contact form or call +61 408 941 965

NB - COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY WHEN BOOKING THIS PHOTO TOUR

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Zebra with calf

11 Day Kenya Photo Safari

  • cheetah kenya africa

KENYA – OUT OF AFRICA

NEW

11 Days / 10 Night

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19

THIS PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARI IS PART OF THE 'PHOTO VOYAGES' SERIES PRESENTED IN 2021, IN CONJUNCTION WITH AUSTRALIA'S LEADING AFRICAN SAFARI SPECIALISTS, ENCOMPASS AFRICA

Kenya is known as the original safari country and the ultimate Out of Africa romantic safari destination. Here you can photograph some of the biggest prides of lions in Africa, witness impressive herds of elephants, experience colourful cultures and so much more. The photographic opportunities are endless.

Price:

USD$10,855 per person (twin share). Single supplement available for USD$1,050

 

       Minimum 5 and maximum 8 guests (window seat guaranteed)

Masai Warriors

On this nine-night luxury Kenya photo tour we'll take in the impressive Amboseli National Park, where great elephant herds roam with the towering Mount Kilimanjaro looming in the background – this is the shot every photographer wants to take.

Next is the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in the Laikipia region. These 36,400 hectares of wilderness are home to the country's largest population of black rhino, and a number of the rarer northern species such as Grevy's zebra, Jackson's hartebeest, and beisa oryx.

massai guides kenya

Our safari finale is private mobile luxury camping in the world-famous Masai Mara, a land of great plains, big cats and adrenalin-fuelled wildlife action. We like to avoid the main national park (and the crowds), and go somewhere remote that only a few people have discovered. Here you'll be guided by authentic Maasai people who will get you close to all the big cats and plains game action – and great photo opportunities.

Leopard

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Inclusions:

  • Nairobi airport/airstrip transfers,
  • Domestic flight (Wilson/Ambo, Ambo/Nanyuki, Nanyuki/Mara, Mara/Wilson)
  • Accommodation and meals as indicated
  • Sole use of vehicle for game driving in (open-sided) 4WD vehicles with English speaking guides
  • Guided bush walks
  • Conservancy & park fees (Amboseli, Ol Pejeta, Olare orok conservancy)
  • Sundowner drinks/bush picnics
  • VIP meet & greet at JKIA
  • Laundry

Excludes:

  • Kenya visa
  • Travel & medical insurance (recommended)
  • Personal items (telephone, shop, spa ...)
  • Gratuities
  • Extra activities (cultural village entry fees, ballooning, ...)
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Visits into the main Masai Mara Reserve (Park fees payable locally US$80 per person per night subject to change without notice)

Crowned Crane

Itinerary:

Note: The daily programs can be subject of changes.

Visit Encompass Africa's VIRTUAL itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi

Welcome to Kenya! On arrival clear immigrations (visa required, attainable in advance), collect your bags and meet our driver in the arrivals hall. Transfer to your accommodation.

Spend one night at Ole Sereni with breakfast included. You will meet as a group and chat about the trip over dinner (own expense).

sunset kenya

Days 2 - 3: Amboseli National Park

After an early breakfast, it's time to check out and head to Wilson Airport in time for a morning flight to Amboseli. On arrival into the Amboseli airstrip, disembark and collect your bag. Meet the guide from camp who will assist you into the vehicle. Road transfer to your accommodation.

Spend two nights at Tawi Lodge with all meals, park fees and morning and afternoon private game drive included.

mboseli is at the base of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro and at the heart of a huge semi-arid ecosystem lies this small national park. Amboseli is home to some of Africa's greatest and last remaining tusker elephants. It is really one of the best places in the world to observe and photograph African Elephants. We’ll spend time tracking and finding the elephants then photographing their daily activities, their social interactions, and behaviours. Their lives will unfold before our eyes and cameras, with the amazing backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro and the bare and dusty plains of this amazing area of Africa.

There is plenty other wildlife to witness too from lion, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, hippo and more!

hippo kenya

Days 4 - 6 : Laikipia

After breakfast, we depart by road to Amboseli airstrip in time to catch the morning flight to Wilson Airport and onwards to Nanyuki. We will arrive before lunch and transfer to our accommodation. On arrival, a warm welcome awaits and a hearty lunch. It's then time to venture off on our first afternoon safari in the spectacular Laikipia.

We will spend three nights at Kicheche Laikipia with all meals, local drinks and activities included.

Each day we have a wonderful morning and afternoon safari experience and down time in between!

Cheetah encounter - Kenya, Africa

Days 7 - 10 : Olare Motorogi Conservancy

After breakfast, we will pack up and head off with the group to the airstrip in time to catch the morning flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival into the airstrip, we'll disembark and load into a safari vehicle with our guide. Road transfer to camp game viewing along the way.

We will arrive and check-in at Kicheche Bush Camp for four nights with all meals, local drinks and activities included.

Amazing elephant experience - Kenya, Africa

Day 11 : End of Itinerary

After breakfast, we pack up and head off to the airstrip game viewing along the way. We catch the morning flight so we get back to Nairobi around lunch time so guests can connect with outbound international flights.

Please note we can organise another night of accommodation if required or any other onward arrangements to keep your adventure going.

Pin-tailed Whydah

Bookings and Contact:

To ask any questions you may have regarding this very unique photographic adventure, or to book one of the limited places, please contact Michael via the contact form or call +61 408 941 965

Carol-and-Laureen-Kenya

NB - COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE IS A NECESSITY WHEN BOOKING THIS PHOTO TOUR

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amazing bird kenya

20 Day Falklands – South Georgia – Antarctica Photo Expedition

With Michael Snedic

 
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19

On this 20-day photographic adventure we will explore the wildlife paradises of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands before visiting the amazing Antarctic Peninsula.

There will be a maximum of 9 photographers on this expedition, being led by professional nature photographer and tutor, Michael Snedic. Photographers of all experience levels are welcome. Michael will be guiding you and supporting your photography during the expedition. Not just in taking photographs in the field, but also in reviewing and critiquing your photos along the way.

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Ice formation

Participants photographing penguin in South Georgia

Your 
Experienced Photography 
Leader

On this expedition you will have access every day to professional nature photographer and instructor, Michael Snedic. He will be there to help you photograph the stunning scenery and wildlife we will encounter. Michael will be conducting a series of classes throughout the voyage, as well as being on-hand throughout the outings.

As a full-time professional, Michael is an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP). As well as being a professional wildlife and nature photographer, he is an experienced photographic tutor, with 18 years experience presenting photography expeditions and adventures across the globe.

Michael Snedic

Michael Snedic is an experienced (24 years) and widely-published photographer, writer and photo expedition leader. His photography articles and images have featured in numerous publications in Australia and across the world.

Michael is owner of WildNature Photo Expeditions and presents exciting photography workshops and tours to many extraordinary wild places across the globe. He is a Nikon School tutor and was the Nature Conservancy Australia Photo Competition Ambassador and Judge in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Michael loves sharing his photographic knowledge and passion with workshop participants, helping them improve their photographic skills.

Australian Institute of Professional Photography

Nikon School Tutor
Nikon School Tutor

quality tourism accredited business

Itinerary:

Our itineraries are always subject to weather conditions, but the basic plan is as follows:

Day 1

Begin your Antarctic adventure with an overnight stay in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.

Ushuaia is a relatively small city and is easy to find your way around. From Avenida San Martin, the streets run uphill and you can get a great view of the Beagle Channel from the top. If you arrive early you might also like to visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, which is located 11 km west of the city.

Day 2 – Ushaia – boarding ship

Today we board the ship and embark through the beautiful Beagle Channel in the afternoon, leaving Ushuaia behind you. The channel is rich in wildlife, so rug up and head out on deck. Michael will get everyone on his photo expedition together for a welcome and photography chat. He will also point out any penguins, cormorants, petrels and Black-browed Albatross in the sea and air, for you to photograph.

Close Penguin Encounter - Antarctica © Michael Snedic © Michael Snedic

Day 3 – at sea

On our way towards the Falklands, our day is full of preparatory activities aboard the ship. We will also be keeping our eyes open for wildlife such as albatrosses.

Days 4-5 – Falkland Islands

As you approach the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), see a treasure-trove of birdlife emerge. Kelp Geese, rockhopper penguins and Magellanic penguins are native to the area, so use your newfound knowledge to identify the various species you come across. Depending on the weather, daily Zodiac trips will take you to various landing sites around the Falklands. Hike up rocky beachheads and socialise with the friendly local residents in Port Stanley.

Icebergs - Antarctica © Michael Snedic © Michael Snedic

Days 6-7 – at sea

More shipboard presentations over the few days will prepare you for upcoming shore landings and possible Zodiac cruises along the coast of South Georgia. You'll know you’re in bona fide Antarctic waters when you cross the Antarctic Convergence – the biological boundary dividing Antarctica from the rest of the southern seas.

Over these two days at sea, Michael will be presenting an image critique session, an audio-visual plus helping out his participants one-on-one with photographic tuition geared towards their own particular skill levels.

Close seal experience in Antarctica © Michael Snedic

Days 8-11 – South Georgia

South Georgia is a wildlife haven, as the breeding site for animals from all over the Southern Ocean. King and Gentoo Penguins, nesting albatrosses, as well as fur seals and the huge Southern Elephant Seals are all examples which we will be meeting on land, with multiple landings per day. More than half of the world’s Elephant Seals breed here, along with more than 100,000 King Penguins.

As well as its amazing wildlife, there’s a lot of human history on the island, including the remnants of sealing and whaling industries. Visiting the grave of the explorer Sir Ernest Shackelton at Grytviken is a highlight for many people.

Gentoo Penguins © Michael Snedic © Michael Snedic

Days 12-13 – at sea

Now we leave the subantarctic islands and wildlife behind. If conditions allow, the ship may attempt landfall on the South Orkney Islands, which are officially in Antarctica.

Days 14-17 – South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

You’ve arrived in Antarctica! Snow, glaciers, icebergs, mountains, penguins, whales, it’s all amazing. The scale of the environment is literally breathtaking, and you will take away photographs and memories you will never forget. We explore many islands as well as landing on the continent itself.

Sunset in Antarctica © Michael Snedic © Michael Snedic

Day 18-19 – Drake Passage

After more than two weeks of wildlife encounters, we start our journey home (depending on the weather we still hope to see birds such as albatrosses).

Day 20 (12 December) – Ushuaia and Buenos Aires

After breakfast we leave the ship, and have a little time to explore Ushuaia again before we take our charter flight back to Buenos Aires and your connections home.

Elephant Seal and Penguins © Michael Snedic

Health and Fitness

Anyone in normal good health can join us on this adventure. There are no special tness requirements, although we will be often climbing into and out of the in atable Zodiac boats, and walking on shore.

The ship has a doctor and basic medical facilities on board. If you have specific health concerns or dietary requirements these should be discussed with our booking sta .

Photographing in South Georgia © Michael Snedic

Our Ship

The Ocean Endeavour is a great expedition ship, with plenty of vantage points for scenic and wildlife photography from all around the ship. Along with our group the voyage will also have non-photographer passengers and while we will be mingling with them and sharing the ship and the general Antarctic experience, the photographic advice/instruction will be for our group.

On Zodiac outings we usually operate as a group with our own boat, where Michael will always be with you to provide photographic guidance. We work closely with the Quark expedition team throughout (and before) the voyage to optimise operations on both sides to help everyone.

The ship is quite spacious, and is very well appointed. You won’t be roughing it!

Ocean Adventurer

CabinEarlybird Price
Triple$25 100
Lower Deck Twin$24 055
Main Deck Porthole$26 605
Main Deck Window:$29 070
Superior$29 780
Deluxe$32 100
Suite$34 500
Owner's Suite$36 820

NB - These prices are in AU dollars per person, twin share. A 5% deposit is required to secure your place.

Prices

The trip is being put together with our partners at Peregrine Expeditions, and they take care of the bookings and travel arrangements for us, while we run the photography program. The ship has a wide variety of cabin classes, and your choice of berth type directly impacts the price of your ticket.

When you book a single berth in a twin cabin, we do try to allocate cabins so you share with another member of our photography group.

Inclusions

  • Photography tuition by Michael Snedic throughout the expedition.
  • Hotel accommodation in Ushaia on day 1.
  • Shipboard accommodation on the Ocean Adventurer
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners onboard.
    Coffee, tea, cocoa available around the clock.
  • All ship-based excursions.
  • Pre- and post-departure materials.

Exclusions

  • Airfares and other travel expenses to/from Buenos Aires.
  • Passport/visa expenses.
  • Personal/travel insurance coverage.
    Peregrine will discuss with you the required insurance coverage (due to the remoteness of our destination).
  • Onboard bar, laundry, and telecommunications charges. Limited internet access is usually available onboard.

Gentoo Pengion with chick - Antarctica © Michael Snedic © Michael Snedic

How to book

To reserve your place, to get onto the waitlist once it’s booked (there are sometimes cancellations in the long lead-up to these expeditions) or just to ask more questions about the workshop, contact Michael.

 

For more details, contact Michael Snedic either via his Contact Form or by calling +61 408 941 965.

Group shot - Antarctica South Georgia

Peregrine

3 Day Bird Photography Workshop – Lamington NP Queensland

Albert's Lyrebird

No Dates Currently Available

Get to know your digital camera in one of Australia’s most stunning natural environments!

This workshop is designed to teach participants skills in all facets of bird photography, including composition, lighting, exposure, aperture/shutter speed/ISO, depth of field and much more.

 Michael caters for all levels of experience and is very encouraging to beginners.  Lamington National Park is full of photographic opportunities and is home to a huge array of varied bird species. 

Michael’s extensive photographic knowledge and tuition skills means you will have an opportunity to learn plenty of valuable photographic tips, with like-minded people and in the most tranquil, beautiful surroundings.

Michael Snedic assisting Sir David Attenborough at O’Reilly’s, in Lamington National Park.
Michael Snedic assisting Sir David Attenborough many years ago,
at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, in Lamington National Park 

Where:

Lamington National Park/O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Queensland

When:

No Dates Currently Available

         Start: 10am Wednesday

          Finish: 12 noon Friday

Eastern Spinebill

Price:

TBA

Price includes:

  • Accommodation at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat for two nights
  • All meals
  • Free-flight bird show entry
  • Parks and Wildlife permits
  • Professional bird photography tuition by Michael Snedic.

Noisy Pitta

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Michael Snedic’s O’Reilly’s and Lamington National Park Experience:

Michael spent five years working as a nature guide for O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, in Lamington National Park and knows the area, and its natural fauna and flora, extremely well. Michael was also mentored here in photography by renowned wildlife and nature photographer and documentary-maker, Glen Threlfo. He has been presenting photo workshops and tours at O’Reilly’s and Lamington National Park for the last twelve years. Michael's years of local experience, plus 17 years as a professional photography tutor, will guarantee you will not only be shown the BEST bird locations in Lamington, but you will be shown the BEST ways to photograph them.

Michael instructing Jim

Testimonial

I have just completed Michael's Lamington National Park workshop. It was excellent, the retreat was lovely and then we had all the wonderful photography opportunities. We were able to visit some beautiful places, saw lots of different birds including the Alberts Lyrebird, the Satin Bower Bird doing his courting dance for the female and many others. Michael was very patient teaching us, I learnt how to successfully photograph in low light, I'm quite proud of a couple of my photos with water flowing. I tried macro photography which I haven't done before and was quite surprised by the results. Michael takes the time to explain how to set up your settings to achieve the best results for such a wide variety of subjects, time of day etc and is then happy to review the results and suggest things that can be altered to potentially improve when required. I would 100% recommend this workshop, in fact I'd like to do it again potentially the March one to see the difference in the wildlife and scenery at that time of year and build on my photography skills with Michael's help. Thank you.

Kerry Byrne - Grafton

Kerry Byrne - Grafton, New South Wales

Itinerary:

Session 1
Introduction, get to know the other participants and setting up your camera settings. This is extremely important as you need to know what gear and settings are needed for specific situations and subjects.

Session 2
Bird photography - rainforest trek

Session 3
Audio visual presentation on best bird photography techniques

Session 4
Bird photography - eucalyptus forest trek

        Session 5
Spotlighting session looking for nocturnal birds

Satin Bowerbird

Session 6
Before breakfast - early morning bird photography trek

Session 7
Session on best flash techniques for birds

Session 8
‘Birds of Prey’ flight show, where Michael will teach you how to best get photos of birds in flight.

Session 9
Visit to Luke's Farm

Session 10
Before breakfast - early morning bird photography trek

Session 11
Search for Albert's Lyrebird and Noisy Pitta

Session 12
Exploring Duck Creek Road for different bird species, followed by session on suggested gear for easier bird photography

Tawny Frogmouth

Inclusions:

  • Two nights accommodation at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park, Qld
  • All meals, as per itinerary
  • Parks and Wildlife permit fees
  • Free-flight bird show entry fee
  • Professional bird photography tuition by Michael Snedic

Lewin's Honeyeater

Accommodation:

You will be staying at renowned O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park, Queensland

Regent Bowerbird

How to book:

For more information on this workshop or to book your place, please contact Michael either by calling him or filling out the contact form

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Maximum 8 participants

This workshop is covered by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service permits.

Bird photography in Lamington

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