Ein Teilnehmer macht eine Fotoaufnahme im peruanischen Regenwald

Your trip at a glance


  • Take part in a unique photog­raphy workshop in the rainforest
  • Gather valuable knowledge in photographing arboreal species
  • Get to know different camera trap techniques
  • Learn how to climb trees and install camera traps
  • Be instructed by an experi­enced photog­ra­pher and nature scientist
  • Acquire skills in species identi­fi­ca­tion and rainforest naviga­tion
  • Experi­ence the fasci­nating biodi­ver­sity of Peru’s Amazon Basin


Amazon Rainforest
Die Teilnehmer versuchen sich von einem Holzplateau einen Ueberblick zu verschaffen
Ein Boot faehrt ueber den Amazonas und durch den Regenwald
Ein Kapuzineraffe sitzt in einem Baum im peruanischen Regenwald
Die Teilnehmer erklimmen einen Aussichtsturm in Peru
Zwei Teilnehmerinnen beobachten das Geschehen im Regenwald mit einem Fernglas
Der Amazonas leuchtet in den Farben der Abendsonne

Photo workshop in Peru: Camera traps

In our photography course in the Peruvian jungle you acquire important knowledge in photographing arboreal species and in handling camera traps and become familiar with essential techniques in animal observation, species identification and rainforest navigation.

Ein Teilnehmer seilt sich von einem Baum, um Kamerafallen zu kontrollieren

Arrival and orientation in the rainforest

After your arrival at Puerto Maldonado International Airport you will be picked up, taken to the harbor and, after a boat ride, reach your course accommodation, a research station in surrounded by the Peruvian rainforest.

Ein exotischer Greifvogel wird von einer Kamerafalle im peruanischen Amazonas-Regenwald erfasst

Activities during the photography workshop in Peru

The workshop focuses on constructing, installing and analysing camera traps. Camera trapping is a crucial data collection technique regarding nature and species conservation. As a participant of this course you get to know different kinds of cameras and their installation, help construct them, practice tree-climbing and installing these devices at a variety of heights and deal with collecting and evaluating the photos taken. Surrounded by the Peruvian jungle you get the chance to get to know its fascinating biodiversity from up close – and by joining excursions to special places of the Amazon region you will learn how to capture it in a professional way.
And experienced photographer and scientist supervises you and your team the entire time, leads you into the depths of the Amazon rainforest and provides you with essential skills. The workshop does not only aim at teaching you how to be a better nature photographer, but also to provide you with valuable knowledge concerning the objects in front of your camera lens. At the end, you will be able to use your images to tell stories about the complex tropical ecology of the Amazon Basin.

Die Teilnehmer versuchen sich von einem Holzplateau einen Ueberblick zu verschaffen

Accommodation as a photography student

During the workshop you will be accommodated in a research station, located in the Amazon rainforest at the foot of the Southern Andes of Peru. You are either accommodated in a shared room with a communal bathroom or in a double room with en suite facilities. You are provided with three daily meals.

Nahaufnahme eines Kaiserschnurrbarttamarins in Peru

Leisure time during your stay abroad in South America

We recommend bringing some books, movies and TV series as there is always time for own activities in between. Sit and relax together with other workshop participants or simply enjoy the nature that surrounds the research station.

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    1. Amazon Rainforest

    About 13% of the approximately 5,500,000 km² Amazon rainforest is located in Peru. As in other countries in South America where the Amazon rainforest is found, the Amazon rainforest in Peru is a real biodiversity hotspot due to its many endemic animal and plant species.

    The avifauna in particular is one of the richest in species worldwide. With over 1800 species, more birds live here than in Europe and North America together. But also large numbers of insects, reptiles and mammals can be found in the green depths and make the jungle of Peru an absolute must-see for all South American travellers and nature lovers.

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Background of the photog­raphy course in Peru

In the colourful and multifaceted rainforests of the Peruvian Amazon region various animal will run across your lens. Experience highlights such as nocturnal hikes, river journeys and the climbing of trees and feel the fascination of the flora and fauna of the Amazon. A workshop that combines education, adventure and an experience of nature.


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