The haunting and seductive call of the loon beckons you upon your arrival in Northern Ontario for this bird photography workshop featuring the Common Loons and their adorable hitchhiking babies!
Canadian Province, Ontario, is home to the highest nesting population of Common Loons in the world. The crystal clear northern lakes provide the bounty of fish that attracts the loons in droves to these shores. The lakes are lined with Black Spruce and giant White Pines providing a picture-perfect backdrop as we photograph the enigmatic loon with their chicks.
The reason we are here is that it literally one of the best places in the world to see and photograph loons. We are here at this particular time of the year because it is when the loon babies are hatching. One of several unique features of the Common Loon is that the newborn chicks are often seen riding on the backs of mom and dad. It is hurt your eyes level of cute!
Our boat has been purpose-built specifically to be the perfect vessel for photographing loons.
The boat features comfortable swivel seats that can be lowered to enable photographers perfect eye-level photography opportunities. You’ll see the sparkle in the proud parent’s eys with this vantage point that is just over a foot off of the water.
The boat bottom is flat for stability with an outboard motor to reach our photography location. Then we switch to a silent electric motor to get us into range to photograph the loons.
For over 20 years, Michael has monitored 11 pairs of nesting loons on 9 different lakes. This has made it possible to offer photographers a 90% loon chick success rate.
Michael is a professional photographer, certified boat Captain, and he was born and raised in the region we will be photographing. His intimate regional knowledge will not only put us on the birds but will also guide us to different bodies of water with the right light, right subjects, and the right time!
Potentially we may also photograph mammals such as Moose, Black Bear, Beaver, and Muskrat. Birds abound in the marshes and bird species such as herons, egrets, kingfishers, ducks, and bitterns may be in your camera viewfinder as well.
The tuition for the Loon Photography Workshop is $2995 USD per person.
The deposit for this workshop is $750 USD. The deposit can be paid by PayPal, Credit Card, Wire Transfer or Check. Actually, if you have another way you would like to pay, I am open to new ideas when it comes to collecting money!
The balance of the workshop tuition will be due April 19, 2021 (90 days prior).
Ready to Go?
This is a special workshop and one that will be highly productive with plenty of opportunities to create some magical images. It’s a small group only 3 people so you will get plenty of attention from yours truly and our guide and boat Captain is also a pro photographer, you’ll be in great hands. Don’t delay though, it only take 3 to fill this workshop!
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