Category Archives: Photo Tours

May/June 2021 Heron Rookery Photo Project


May/June 2021- Heron Rookery Photo Project  From 24 April until 18 June 2021 I was on the road.  One of my projects involved documenting the activity in a heron colony populated by a variety of wading birds–Great and Snowy Egrets, Black-Crowned Night Herons, Tri-color & Little Blue Herons, and a few…  
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Falll 2020 – Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge – Photo Workshop Location


 Trip Report, Chincoteague NWR, November 2020  Nature Photography Chincoteague NWR is located on the southern Virginia end of the barrier island of Assateague.  In the fall, the refuge attracts large numbers of snow geese along with ducks, swans, herons, ospreys, shorebirds and other migrants. It is also the home to…  
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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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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)…  
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The Pantanal of Brazil


Ringed Kingfishers are frequently seen in the Brazilian Pantanal.

The Pantanal of Brazil is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Why is it unique? The majority of the Pantanal is located in Brazil with smaller portions in Bolivia and Paraguay. It covers 81,000 square miles, with the Bazilian portion in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul The Pantanal…  
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More Thoughts on Autumn Photography


Two of my favorite locations for autumn photography are the mountains of West Virginia and the Canadian Rockies. With the arrival of fall, to the delight of photographers, leaf color changes, birds migrate, and animals move from the high country to lower elevations. But also rain and overcast skies often…  
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West Virginia Fall Foliage Photo Tour


Photo tour of WV should include Dolly Sods.

West Virginia Fall PhotoTour (Trip Report) Blackwater Falls State Park is situated in the West Virginia mountains near the town of Davis and is approximately a 5 hour drive from my home on the East side of Baltimore. Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Canaan Valley State Park are only…  
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Photo Tour of the Canadian Rockies


Photo Tour of the Canadian Rockies – a brief trip report of our adventures This is far from a complete review of the photo opportunities in the Canadian Rockies. Just some highlights from my recent trip this fall. Summer is the high tourist season and to my mind, not the…  
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Registration just opened – Creative Approach to Garden Photography Workshop @ Norfolk Botanical Garden, VA


  CREATIVE APPROACH to GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY @ Norfolk Botanical Garden, VA 12-14 June 2015 Designed for those who wish to advance their photographic skills, creating images that are more imaginative, distinctive, and visually exciting.  Classroom discussions include subject selection, equipment, camera settings, composition, lighting, spatial relationships, and utilization of graphic…  
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