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May 20, 2015

Spotlight on Adventure - Jim Stamates leads the way


This week we shine the Nikonians Academy faculty spotlight on Jim Stamates. Jim will be leading groups of intrepid shooters to the wildlife hotspots of Grand Teton NP, Yellowstone NP and Alaska in the coming weeks. 

These shooters will be learning professional field techniques for capturing fleeting wildlife moments from a recognized master in the field 

The Grand Teton in the Spring dates are May 25-28, 2015, followed by Yellowstone, June 1-4, 2015.

The seven-day Alaska - Whales, Bears, and Ice Fields Wildlife Photography Adventure starts July 17. This trip is special as we travel on boats and planes to photograph Alaska's amazing bounty.


Nikonians will have their own private boat to find Humpback and Killer Whales, seals, and other marine mammals, and to take them to a remote area to photograph the largest of the grizzly bears, the Alaskan Brown Bear.

Jim has been creating photographic images for more than 35 years. He majored in photography at college and after a short stint as a commercial photographer in San Francisco, where he photographed Janice Joplin, The Jefferson Airplane, and Richie Havens, he moved to Lake Tahoe and focused his talents on the photography and preservation of our natural surroundings. His respect for wildlife takes precedence over "getting the shot."

He has been highly commended by the Natural History Museum, London, England through the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. 

His award winning images have been published in over 30 countries. His fine art prints are sought after worldwide and are hanging in homes, offices, and galleries throughout the U.S, Japan, Australia, and Europe.




Join Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen for a wildlife photography adventure in Galapagos this September.

We'll be traveling on a 78-foot expedition yacht and photographing land and marine wildlife with our national park guides. This trip is great fun and the food is incredible. Mark your calendar for September 13-20, 2015.

This is the perfect trip for couples to participate in a safe, yet intrepid adventure together. If you've been looking for a time to check Galapagos off your bucket list, then this is it.

Check out Mike Hagen's Instagram feed (@MikeJHagen) for daily photographs from this diverse and alluring wildlife location.

You will also want to check out Mike?s article in The Nikonian eZine #58 on photographing in the Galapagos. Read the article, then think about joining him this September.


Posted by flashdeadline at May 20, 2015 1:56 AM