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Late January 2016

Penguins of the Falkland Islands Photo Workshop

(with optional scout trip to Torres del Paine)

About $4,795
Single Supplement - $300

Flight Destination: Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands

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Get ready for your once in a lifetime trip. It's summer in the Falklands and the penguins are nesting, thousands and thousands of them. And just outside the door of your accommodations. No matter which island and penguin colony you visit, you're sure to find a lot of activity as parents feed young and young learn to swim. It won’t take long to realize you made a good choice to venture all the way south to see and photograph a wide variety of penguins.

Find yourself sitting amongst a group of penguins just feet in front of you on this one of a kind Falkland Islands photo workshop. Sit still long enough and a curious penguin will walk right up and almost climb onto your lap as these birds have no fear of humans.

The Falklands are home to one of the richest concentrations of wildlife left in the world and include four different species of penguins - Rockhopper, Magellanic, King, and Gentoo. On one island sightings of Macaroni penguins might also be found to increase the number to five.

The trip has been timed to be at the peak of breeding season so there will be lots of action in the colonies with adults and young at various stages from very small to learning to fly (cormorants) or swim (penguins).

The unspoiled beauty of the Falklands is matched only by wonderfully long days to offer more than enough shooting opportunities at three of the best locations among the numerous islands. These spots have been chosen based on previous trips here.

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While penguins are the stars of this trip, a large colony of black-browed albatross as well as plenty of other bird species such as striated caracara, skua, pied oystercatchers, upland geese, kelp geese, Falklands flightless steamer ducks, black-crowned night herons, and dolphin gulls can also be photographed.

The workshop starts upon arrival at Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands, where we will transfer to a small plane and be taken to our first destination. Once in the Falklands, flights to the islands are included in the price as well as all meals.

Some of the potential island destinations include three of the following:
Saunders Island - The Neck (a definite stop)
Sea Lion Island
Carcass Island
Bleaker Island

Sign up early to make sure you get a spot on this incredible opportunity.

The way the flights work, you will need to spend a night in Chile on either end of the workshop.

Before the trip, I hope to be stopping off to spend four or five days in Torres del Paine as a scout trip for a full workshop in 2017. The cost of this will be a split of expenses between particpants. Contact me if interested in joining this extra excursion. Open to all.

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* Hotel, ground transportation and all meals included in cost
* Pick-up and drop-off from designated airport
* Hands-on help in the field and in-room digital instructional programs
* Hand-outs related to the particular trip as well as other photo tips and information
* Our aim is to help you capture great images in a relaxed atmosphere and teach
material that will help you take better photos the next time you go into the field

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