Nature Travel Peru: Photo Workshop Macro
When joining this course photography enthusiasts are able to discover the flora and fauna of Peru’s Amazon rainforest and expand their knowledge of wildlife and conservation photography.
A group of monkeys in the highest treetops, a bird in flight or a frog taking a sunbath in the Amazon – not only do you learn to capture moments like these, but you also practice animal observation, species identification and essential orientation and navigation skills in the jungle.
Designed for a team of max. four people and tailored to your interests, the programme focuses on the field of macro photography. A professional photographer and experienced natural scientist will support and instruct you.
- Join a unique photography workshop in the Amazon rainforest
- Gather valuable knowledge in macro photography
- Be instructed by an experienced photographer and naturalist
- Acquire skills in species identification and rainforest navigation
- Experience the breathtaking biodiversity of Peru’s Amazon rainforest
Workshop in Peru: Macro photography
As a participant in our photography course in the Peruvian jungle you acquire important wildlife photography knowledge and become familiar with essential techniques in animal observation, species identification and rainforest navigation.
Arrival and orientation in South America
You will arrive at Puerto Maldonado International Airport, be picked up and taken to a hotel in the city, where you will spend the first night. The next morning and a after a boat ride on the Madre de Dios River you will reach your course accommodation, a research station in the middle of the Peruvian jungle.``
Activities during the macro photography course
As a participant of this workshop you will get to know small rainforest inhabitants from up close and gain advanced knowledge in macro photography. You will learn how to work under low light conditions and minimal depth of field and how to use appropriate photography gear like extensions tubes properly. While acquiring valuable new knowledge you will explore the Peruvian rainforest and its fascinating flora, its diverse ecosystem and its unique wildlife – in particular insect and herpetofauna representatives in an extraordinary way. Additional nocturnal hikes, excursions to different ecosystems and tree-climbing make sure that this course will be an unforgettable nature and wildlife experience.
And experienced photographer and nature scientist supervises you and your team throughout the entire workshop, familiarises you with the depths of the Amazon rainforest and provides you with important skills. The workshop does not only aim at teaching you how to be a better nature photographer, but also at providing 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.
Accommodation in Peru's Amazon rainforest
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 will spend a night in a hotel in Puerto Maldonado before arriving at/leaving the station. During your hotel stay you are in charge for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In the research station, you are either accommodated in shared rooms with a communal bathroom, in a double room with en suite facilities or in a double room in a single house with its own bathroom. You are provided with three daily meals.
Leisure time during your stay abroad in Peru
We recommend you bringing some movies, TV series and books as there is always time for own activities in between. Relax together with other course participants or simply enjoy the nature that surrounds the station.
Arrival in Puerto Maldonado
Transfer to the research station
Macro photography in Peru: A typical day
Last day in the photography course and departure
FAQ – Learn more about this trip
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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.
Background of the photography workshop 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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