Valley of the Eagles - Alaska Nov 27-Dec 4, 2012 (Subject to minor change depending on Alaska Ferry Schedule) Haines, Alaska
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Witness the world’s largest gathering of more than 3,000 bald eagles along a five-mile stretch of the Chilkat River near Haines, Alaska. Eagles abound: perched in cottonwood trees, soaring in aerial acrobatics, snatching fish from the river, battling with each other over a catch. In the preserve, underground geothermal activity keeps a stretch of the Chilkat River ice-free, providing access to the unique winter run of spawning salmon where food supplies are otherwise exhausted.
Our small group of six participants travel to the preserve in the comfort of an SUV each day. They are challenged to capture the fascinating behavior of these amazing creatures, as well as the stunning vistas of snowy mountains and mystical sunrises.
Short days allow plenty of time for editing, critique, instruction and sharing to help you refine your nature photography skills on location.
We gather in Juneau, Alaska where we spend the night. The next day, we take on four hour ferry ride on the Alaska Marine Highway System to our base in Haines, Alaska. The ferry's are more like ocean liners than like a ferry. They are very comfortable and the trip provides magnificant vistas of the Alaskan countryside. The next five days are spent in the field photographing the eagles. After a good breakfast we drive the twenty miles or so to our photo locations each morning in time to catch the often spectacular sunrises. We provide beverages, sandwiches and warm snacks during the day. By 3pm the sun is setting and we return to a hot dinner and an opportunity to look over and crtique the days photography.
Price $2895 FROM JUNEAU. Includes: Hotel accommodations: 2 nights in Juneau, 5 nights in Haines. Ferry from Juneau to Haines, Transportation in Haines from hotel to shooting locations. Photo instruction and critique. SOLD OUT. Please contact us for future dates.
Itinerary is subject to minor change