Ein Frosch sitzt zwischen den Blaettern des peruanischen Regenwaldes

Your trip at a glance


  • 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


Amazon Rainforest
Eine Schlange auf einem Stein im peruanischen Regenwald
Ein Frosch sitzt auf einem Grashalm im peruanischen Regenwald
Eine Libelle auf einem Blatt im peruanischen Regenwald
Vogelkunde in Peru: Ein Nektarvogel sitzt auf einem Zweig im Regenwald des Amzonas
Ein kleiner Frosch sitzt auf einem Blatt im Regenwald Perus
Eine Suesswasserschildkroete zieht ihren Kopf in der Waagerechten zurueck
Die Unterkunft der Teilnehmer mitten im peruanischen Regenwald
Ein Schlafzimmer in der Unterkunft der Teilnehmer

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.

Das feuchtwarme Klima Perus sagt vor allem Amphibien zu

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.``

Vogelkunde im peruanischen Regenwald waehrend des Makrofotografiekurses

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.

Eine Suesswasserschildkroete zieht ihren Kopf in der Waagerechten zurueck

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.

Mitten im peruanischen Dschungel: Die Unterkunft der Teilnehmer

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.

Der Aufenthaltsraum in der Untekunft bietet viel Platz fuer jegliche Aktivitaeten

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.

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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 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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