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January 6, 2016

Nikonians Academy Spotlight ? Sri Lanka, Iceland, Tanzania

Lion_Safari_SQ_120.jpgNikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is highlighting his international itinerary as we begin the year 2016.

His first message of the new year points to three destinations with a popular track record of success.

We are looking for a few more intrepid souls to join us in Sri Lanka this March. Our trip is already a go, and we are really looking forward to photographing the incredible wildlife and landscapes in this island nation.

Join Les Picker on his photo tour of this enchanting land (March 12-23, 2016).

Sri Lanka Les5.jpgTravel guide book publisher Lonely Planet describes:
"Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, famous tea and flavorful food describe Sri Lanka."

We couldn't agree more.
Les' trip dives deep into the local culture and wildlife for a journey you (and your spouse) will remember for the rest of your life.

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. Most evenings we will have an optional image review and critique.

This workshop is limited to 12 participants.


hagen_iceland_hdr_300.jpgOur Iceland 2016 photo adventure is set to be an incredible journey. Workshop leader Mike Hagen and his co-leader Tim Vollmer, are Iceland veterans who have a proven track record of leading top notch trips. We travel during late July in order to maximize light and photograph during the best weather. These trips are beautiful.

Take a walk on the wild side with Mike as you hike into volcanic craters and explore the stunning country in private tour vehicles. Because you will be traveling as an independent group, your guides and drivers are dedicated to getting you to the best locations in the most incredible light.

Co-leader Tim Vollmer is a native of Iceland and has been running photo tours for years. He has one of the best reputations in the industry.

Get ready to photograph geothermal sites, glacial lagoons, birds, landscapes, volcanoes, lava fields, waterfalls, and basalt columns. Mike also included a photo tour of Reykjav?k that includes buildings and architecture.

This workshop is strictly limited to a maximum of 10 participants, and early reservations are highly recommended.


hagen_tanzania_250.jpgJoin the Nikonians Academy on a beautiful journey to Tanzania for a photo safari you'll never forget. Mike Hagen has led ten safaris to this region and knows it very well.
He's optimized every moment of this trip to take advantage of photographing local animal populations in diverse regions of Tanzania. This year's trip is planned to be the best ever with upgraded lodges, and luxury tented camps located inside the National Park Lands.

Mike leads his 10th safari to Tanzania November 4th-15th, 2016 and he would love to have you along. His photography trips to Tanzania are completely focused on maximizing the time we spend in the outdoors in the pursuit of stunning images.

Mike works with one the best guide companies in the country and has optimized the trip for the best experience possible. Join him to photograph leopards, lions, cheetah, the great migration, elephants, and everything else under the African sun.

This is definitely a bucket list opportunity you don't want to miss.

Check out the African wildlife photos he's been posting to Instagram here.

Posted by flashdeadline at January 6, 2016 2:29 AM