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Arrive Friday July 18, 2014
Depart Thursday July 24, 2014
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)
Day 1 Arrive JNU - Transport to hotel Evening Welcome and Orientation and a special presentation ‘The Theory of Rhythms’
Morning - Special tour of old mine ruins
Afternoon - Whale shoot boat (box lunch)
Morning - Mendenhall Glacier Shoot and Hike (box Lunch)
Afternoon - Evening whale shoot boat
Boat to brown bear shoot (box Lunch)
Morning - Tracy Arm cruise (box lunch)
Afternoon - Free time
Morning - Road trip to Eagle Beach
Afternoon - Mount Roberts Tram Sunset Photo Shoot and Tea House for tea and Image Sharing!
Farewell Dinner (no host)
Transportation to Airport or extend your stay.
We will base out of Juneau, AK.
Airport code is JNU. We will greet you at the airport and take you to the hotel when you arrive and return you to the airport on departure.
All transportation during the workshop is included. Boats for whales and bears, sightseeing return flight from bear shoot, 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 will be one free day 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.