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October 13, 2015

Academy sets viewfinders on Sri Lanka, Yosemite

Academy_SQ_Sri-Lanka_125.jpgNikonians Academy Instructors are preparing for photo adventures in Maine and California, USA.

Both destinations feature track records as Nikonians community favorites and both are led by instructors who have the distinct advantage of being intimately familiar with the terrain.

Les Picker leaves for his sold-out Acadia National Park workshop this week (October 15). We are looking forward to seeing the incredible photographs from this workshop to one of the east coast's photographic jewels.


Les Picker's next trip is scheduled for February 2016. His photo workshop to exotic Sri Lanka is the perfect blend of wildlife and culture.
This is a 12-day (11-night) exploration of the unparalleled photographic possibilities on an island nation located off the southernmost coast of India.
SriLanka_300.jpgSri Lanka is replete with some of the oldest Buddhist and Hindu temples in the world (many still in use), some of the friendliest and most photogenic people on Earth, and wildlife that rivals Africa's best locations; all at a fraction of the cost.
One of the highlights of the tour will be spending two days (four safari treks) in famed Yalla National Park, which boasts the densest wild leopard population on earth, along with bull elephants, crocodiles, water buffalo, monkeys and an incredible variety of colorful birds. We will also do safaris in two other National Parks famous for their wild elephant populations, monkeys, crocodiles, colorful birds, and other wildlife.
Don't miss it.


Yosemite-Winter_300.jpgMichael Mariant's Yosemite in Winter workshop scheduled for February 2016 is set to be an incredible adventure in this land of granite spires and stunning landscapes.
Few photographers know Yellowstone better than Michael Mariant. Since he knows the place so well, he's able to get photographers into the right place at the right time for unique images they'll be proud of.
This workshop will focus on the numerous locations in the Yosemite Valley that are complemented by the snow season as well as timed for one of the few rare scenes in Yosemite that happens only once a year for about 10 days in only the perfect conditions: the backlit illumination of Horsetail Fall by the setting sun, called "The Firefall" as immortalized by the original 1973 Galen Rowell photo.
All three sunset opportunities of the workshop will devoted to capturing this elusive visual phenomenon.


hagen_galapagos_2015_325.jpgMike Hagen just returned from a wonderful photo adventure to the Galapagos Islands.
Mike tells us:
"Wildlife photography this year was the best I've ever seen it in the Galapagos. We had hawks and owls posing for us just feet from our lenses, land iguanas in beautiful light, and sea turtles around every corner. We snorkeled with sea lions, marine iguanas, penguins, flightless cormorants, reef sharks, and manta rays just about every day. I can't wait to go back again next year."

Mike says that the travelers from this year's trip were from all around the world including Australia, Canada and the USA:
"We had such a great time together. Everyone had a blast photographing, supporting each other, learning photography, and enjoying the adventure."

Mike's 2016 international photo workshops are posted on the Nikonians Academy schedule and ready for signups.

? Iceland - July 17-24, 2016
? Galapagos Islands - September 17-25, 2016
? Czech Republic - October 9-16, 2016
? Tanzania - November 4-15, 2016

Posted by flashdeadline at October 13, 2015 10:52 PM