Discuss this workshop
Arrive Sunday July 17, 2015
Depart Saturday July 23, 2015
Seven Days and Six Nights
Nikonians will have their own private boat to find Humpback and Killer Whales, seals, and other marine mammals, and to take us to a remote area to photograph the largest of the grizzly bears, the Alaskan Brown Bear. With instructions from a professional wildlife photographer we will fill our cards with images that will astound our friends, family, and other Nikonians.
Non-photographers enjoy this as much as photo enthusiasts which makes this the perfect workshop to bring your spouse.
But wait, there’s more! Bald Eagles pose on every tree while some soar above our heads. We will hike to the Mendenhall Glacier where photo opportunities abound. Evening shoots for whales and sunsets from the water and from the top of Mount Roberts leave us breathless and our images prove that this is an amazing place.
We’re not done yet! Our captain maneuvers his craft cautiously up Tracy Arm Fjords until we can almost touch the ice floes. We are so close to calving glaciers we can hear them! The Tracy Arm Fjords are some of the most amazing scenery in all of Alaska and we are there. Seals and their pups have hauled out on the ice floes and we have ample opportunity to get great images.
Jim is eager to share his knowledge from 30 years as a professional wildlife photographer and his countless trips to Alaska. He will teach his 3 Keys to Great Photos, and how to get those stunning images of wildlife while using ‘low impact field techniques’.
Our entire workshop will be based out of Juneau in the Goldbelt Hotel. Each day we’ll depart on adventures to photograph Alaska’s spectacular wildlife, scenery and landscapes.
$3,495 per person double occupancy
$700 for single occupancy supplement
$1,000 down payment due at time of signup. Remainder to be paid 90 days before departure.
Wildlife Species Most Likely:
Killer Whale (Orca)
Wildlife Species Possible:
Sitka Black-tailed Deer
Other Opportunities Include:
(subject to adjustments)
Sun. July 17
Arrive JNU - Transport to hotel
Evening Welcome and Orientation and a special presentation ‘The Theory of Rhythms’
Fri. July 18
9 AM Whale Shoot Boat (Box Lunch)
6 PM Evening photo shoot
Sat. July 19
8 AM Mendenhall Glacier Shoot and Hike (Box Lunch)
4 PM Evening Whale Shoot Boat
Sun. July 20
9 AM Boat to Brown Bear Shoot (Box Lunch)
Flight return over ice fields.
Mon. July 21
Free Day - Optional Tours Available
6 PM Mount Roberts Tram Sunset Photo Shoot
Tue. July 22
8 AM Tracy Arm Cruise (Box Lunch)
6:30 PM Special Farewell Dinner
Wed. July 23
Transportation to Airport
We will base out of Juneau, AK.
Airport code is JNU. You will take a Taxi to the hotel when you arrive and back to the airport when you departure.
All transportation during the workshop is included. Boats for whales and bears, float plane, tram ride to top of Mt. Roberts, bus to Mendenhall Glacier and other hikes, Cruise to Tracy Arm, and all fees associated with the workshop are included in the workshop cost.
What is not included:
Airfare to Juneau and return
Meals and drinks, unless otherwise specified.
Tips for hotel, local guides, drivers, and our boat captains.
Any optional tours. (see itinerary)
(There may be some free time for optional tours, shopping, or photo ops.)
Member prices are only applicable to Nikonians Silver, Gold and Platinum Members. Non-members can register as Nikonians members here. Nikonians Basic members can upgrade the membership level here. Membership payments help sustain the growth of the Nikonians community and its services such as the Nikonians Academy.