Three Masters of Nature Photography – Frans Lanting, Tom Mangelsen, and Art Wolfe – in partnership with Visionary Wild, bring you a unique, once-in-a-lifetime photography expedition to the Galapagos Islands, May 6–14, 2016, aboard a private luxury charter vessel M/V Eclipse. Part inspiring photo adventure, part first-class natural history tour, you will learn as you travel through the islands in style, with generous instruction and guidance by Lanting, Mangelsen, Wolfe, and Visionary Wild founder Justin Black. In addition, a first-rate team of local naturalist guides will provide a high standard of guest support. This is a rare opportunity to spend one-on-one quality time with each of these great masters of photography, both in the field and aboard while cruising comfortably through Darwin's living laboratory.
Daily excursions in this wondrous hotspot of evolution, will take us to close-up encounters with species found nowhere else on the planet, including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and Darwin's finches, with dramatic volcanic landscapes as scenic backdrops. We'll visit the underwater realm too, as many bays and coves along the way offer superb snorkeling. Aboard Eclipse, presentations by Lanting, Mangelsen, and Wolfe will inspire creativity and help elevate your photographic skills, while our expert naturalists interpret the amazing complexities of the Galapagos' natural history. Enjoy informal discussions and image reviews with the masters as well. Eclipse's spacious and luxurious staterooms, impressive amenities and relaxing public spaces, fine dining, and the services of an expert crew and our certified Galapagos naturalists make for a truly exceptional overall experience suitable for passionate photographers and nature lovers alike.
Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. The recipient of many honors, Lanting has been commissioned frequently by National Geographic, where he served as a Photographer-in-Residence. His mission is to create leverage for conservation efforts and to promote understanding about the Earth through images that convey a passion for nature and a sense of wonder about our living planet. For more, visit www.lanting.com.
Thomas D. Mangelsen's limited edition prints have been collected by more people than have those of any other living nature photographer. His images are known for their exquisite composition and for conveying a strong sense of place and a keen understanding of animal behavior. Sensitivity to his subjects and reverence for their surroundings is a defining mark of his work. Mangelsen has received many awards for his photographic and conservation work and has been profiled frequently on television. For more, visit www.mangelsen.com.
For four decades, Art Wolfe has worked on every continent, in hundreds of locations, and on a wide array of projects. His unique approach to photography is based on his training in the arts and his advocacy for the environment and indigenous cultures. Wolfe has published more than 80 books and is the recipient of numerous awards. His work has also been featured in traveling exhibits, galleries, and the award-winning television series "Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge." For more, visit www.artwolfe.com.
Justin Black is a nature photographer, writer, and photo workshops organizer, and an affiliate member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). Through both Visionary Wild and Galen Rowell's Mountain Light Photography (1999 – 2009) he has created inspiring and effective educational photographic experiences for thousands of passionate photographers. He is widely recognized as one of the world's leading photo workshops organizers.
A professional photographer since 1995, before founding Visionary Wild he served the ILCP as Executive Director, and for seven years was General Manager and Curator of Mountain Light Gallery. For more, visit www.visionarywild.com
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