Black Bears and Pelicans, 2022
May 18th-23rd & 25th-30th, 2022
(6 days shooting)
Session 1; Arrive 17th, workshop ends afternoon 23rd. (2 spaces)
Session 2; Arrive 24th, workshop ends afternoon 30th. (Full)
Workshop limited to a maximum of 8 participants, includes 4 full days with black bears, 2 amazing days with white pelicans.
This year we have included 2 additional days at the end of the session to photograph white pelicans in a unique setting. Weather permitting we may choose to take an afternoon pontoon boat ride on Pelican Lake for loons, grebes, eagles, pelicans, terns and more. (additional fee of $50 per person) Bears and lots of them, plenty of interaction along, with spring cubs and yearlings of all sizes. This will be our 14th year and 28th visit with the black bears, knowing their behavior translates into better imagery. Spawning sturgeon can often be photographed up close with wide angle lenses.
While black bears are the primary focus, the various habitats of the Sanctuary are home to a variety of fauna and flora, including - pine martin, woodchuck, chipmunk, and red squirrels. Songbirds are particularly abundant in May. The sanctuary is closed to the public at this time, and we have it entirely to ourselves. Through an exclusive arrangement, experience and photograph the behavior and secretive life of the normally reclusive black bear. Gain first hand valuable insight about bear biology, ecology, and habitat. We are proud to offer this Photographic Workshop at this unique Sanctuary.
This is one you will not want to miss. This workshop provides you with an amazing in-field photographic experience. Our primary focus in May will be cubs born in January or February; fur-balls of energy, inquisitive and playful they are sure to delight even the most accomplished wildlife photographer. With many bears present this is a great time to capture behaviorial interaction, and portraits, along with cubs of all sizes.
Lodging recommendation - inquire with our office
Fee $3895 includes; photographic instruction, 4 days with blk bears, all sanctuary fees, 2 days with white pelicans.
Not included: accommodations, meals, transportation.
Terms: A $1500 non-refundable deposit is required. The balance is due 60 days before the date of the workshop and is then non-refundable unless the tour sells out. If we do not receive your check for the balance on or before the due date, we will try to fill your spot off the waiting list. If your spot is filled, you will lose your deposit only.
Deposit methods accepted; check made payable to Shoot the Light (address below), Pay Pal to email@example.com, and credit card via a phone call to our office.
Please review our Booking and Refund Policy To sign up contact us at; office 828-891-4082 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org