Author Archives: Osprey Photo Workshops & Tours

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore


Belted kingfisher

Photo Opportunities  Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge & Assateague Island National Seashore Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore Location & Management: Managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge covers 14,000 acres of beach, dune, marsh, shrub and forest habitats.  The majority of the…  
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Pebble Mine and Its Negative Environmental Impact


Brown bear with salmon

Pebble Mine and Its Negative Environmental Impact The following expresses my feelings and concerns about construction and operation of the Pebble Mine in Southeast Alaska and it negative impact on the environment and Bristol Bay ecosystem, spawning sockeye salmon, and the bears of Southeast Alaska. The construction of one of…  
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McNeil River State Game Sanctuary


McNeil Rivier bear.

McNeil River State Game Sanctuary McNeil River State Game Sanctuary.   I just returned from McNeil River State Game Sanctuary in Alaska, a location 100 miles from the nearest road system and the town of Homer.  It is reachable primarily by float plane when tides are favorable for a safe landing. …  
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South Dakota Badlands Photos and Tips


Sandhill cranes at Bosque del Apache, NM

South Dakota Badlands Photos and Tips The following blog introduces you to South Dakota Badlands Photos and Tips from my photo workshop this June. In early June, I conducted a photo workshop in the Badlands of South Dakota with co-leader Sandy Zelasko. It is a great location for dramatic landscapes with striped limestone…  
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Photography at Longwood Gardens


Poinsettia

Photography at Longwood Gardens in the conservatory and for similar conditions elsewhere as in a greenhouse Close-up Photo Tips Next photo workshop featuring flower photography – 14-15 April at Norfolk Botanical Garden.  For info, see my website www.ospreyphoto.com or http://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org  To register call (757) 441-5830 Introduction to Photography at Longwood Gardens A…  
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South Dakota Badlands Photo Opportunities


Chipmunk on the run

South Dakota Badlands Badlands National Park Article on Outdoor Photographer website by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Site of June Photo Workshop with Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto Badlands National Park is a terrific destination for landscape and wildlife photographers. It is the location of my June 2017 photo workshop, co-lead by Sandy…  
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Badlands National Park Spring Escape


Praire dog eating yellow flowers

Badlands National Park Spring Escape June 4 – 9, 2017 With trip leaders – Sandy Zelasko & Irene Hinke-Sacilotto SOUTH DAKOTA – Photography Tour sponsored by in conjunction with  INTRODUCTION  During this South Dakota photo tour, we will explore Badlands National Park and locations in the vicinity. On most days,…  
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Southern West Virginia Photography


Southern West Virginia Photo Opportunities On 14-16 October 2016, I held a weekend photo workshop in Southern West Virginia in the vicinity of the New River Gorge, using the centrally-located town of Beckley, WV as my base of operations.  Typically this is a good time to photograph fall color in…  
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Trip Report North and South Dakota, September 2016


Chipmunk on post along farm road in North Dakota

NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA BADLANDS, Trip Report, September 2016. While scouting locations with Sandy Zelasko and preparing for our spring workshop, we visited both the Badlands in North Dakota (Theodore Roosevelt NP) and the Badlands and Black Hills in South Dakota. The Badlands of THEODORE ROOSEVELT National Park (NP) in…  
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Brazilian Pantanal Photo Tour


Tiger Heron are found along the river banks in the Pantanal.

Brazilian Pantanal photo tour–sights, photo tips, equipment, challenges. I have been to the Brazilian Pantanal twice in the past, once on a scouting trip and most recently conducting a photo tour. In both cases, I worked with an excellent naturalist/guide/photographer who I have known for more that twenty years, Alejandro…  
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