Over the years we've found that many of our clients & friends want to participate in one of our trips but the dates we've scheduled just don't work for them or they'd like a customized trip for their family or friends. Rather than mass produce trips for every date we've instead started to offer custom safaris for groups so that we can provide the same high-level of personal attention, guiding and instruction adapted to your schedule and dates. Read more »
In October, B&H will be partnering with Wilderness Safaris to announce an exciting new photo competition. I'm fortunate enough to be one of the judges, and will be in the B&H event space to talk about the contest and provide tips on what we're looking for in the contest, as well as sharing insights based on some of my award-winning images from other contests...Read more »
If you'd like to see some of the best Africa has to offer, consider our September, 2013 trip to Zimbabwe and Zambia.
I'm pleased to announce our next trip back to the magical wildlife photography of the Okavango Delta and Linyanti/Savuti areas of Botswana. Once again we've been able to secure accommodations at several of the very best camps in the country--on private concessions in prime areas for photo safaris. We've made the trip modular so whether you only have a limited time to spend with us or the luxury of an extended safari you can participate. And we've added a special discount for non-shooting or casual shooting companions who don't need as much room and weight for camera gear. Read on to learn more...
Southeast Asia is one of the world's most exotic destinations, and one of the most photogenic. The great monument sites of Southeast Asia are unique in their variety and scale. Taken together, sites in Siem Reap (the Angkor Wat temple complexand surrounding sites) in Cambodia, along with Yangon, Bagan, and Mandalay in Burma (Myanmar) offer the opportunity of a lifetime to discover the legacy of several of the important cultures which form the Southeast Asian mosaic and to capture stunning images of lasting interest.
The name Angkor Wat conjures up images of a lost civilization and a glimpse into the ancient history of man. Despite being one of the seven wonders of the old world, Angkor Wat is only one of many dozens of temples in the area near Siem Reap in Cambodia. Each year I lead a photo tour to the temples of Cambodia and onward to Burma. This year, due to the way people’s schedules worked out, the Burma portion of the trip is sold out, but I have four openings for the first part of the tour in Cambodia.
We’ll meet up in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where we'll spend nearly five days photographing Angkor Wat and some of the dozens of nearby sites and villages. These temples, constructed between the ninth and twelfth centuries represent the apogee of one of the most powerful and influential cultures in Southeast Asian history. The number of worthwhile sites and the opportunity for getting great images are almost limitless. Even if you've been to Angkor before we guarantee to show you new places and new photo opportunities. Read more »
We had so much fun taking a posse of B&H customers to the Bronx Zoo last year, that we’re doing it again this May. Just like last time, David Brommer, Deborah Gilbert, and a crew of B&H mavens will be there to be our official hosts and to help with the photo instruction. The event itself is free, but you need to purchase your own zoo ticket and register in advance with B&H (on their event web page). Read more »
Session 1: July 8-15 (cancelation, 2 slots open!)
Session 2: July 14-21 (sold out)
2013 shaping up as another great year for bears & Puffins
It seems like just yesterday, but 2013 will be my 14th year returning to the Cook Inlet in Alaska to photograph America's most spectacular animals. And even though I'm just on my way up for this season I'm already excited to announce I plan to head back again next year for July 2013. These trips fill up every year so if you want to hold a spot go ahead and get your deposit in as soon as you can and take advantage of the earlybird discount.
Spending a week [6 nights, giving us 5 full and two partial shooting days -- longer than other trips to the area] with Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears, often called Grizzlies, is truly a life-changing experience. Unlike the bears at Brooks Lodge in Katmai, which are stressed out and offer very limited viewing, we'll be able to see bears in their native and un-stressed environment.
One day the bears will be grazing on the nutrient rich grass and the next they'll be up to their shoulder digging in the mud for clams. Without question these are my favorite weeks of the year.
We're guests of an exclusive small lodge, catering to small groups and accessible only by plane, and the bears are right in the area, so our shooting opportunities are maximized.
Click on the bear above to visit our gallery of images from 2012,
or you can see some of my favorite images from past trips (some from our traditional photo safaris mixed
in with some from custom "family" trips we've put together to the same location):
Due to scheduling issues, we won't be doing this trip in 2013. If you're interested in coming along when we do offer it, please let us know by emailing us: safaris [at] cardinalphoto.com.
Two amazing places I really enjoy but aren't typical destinations -- Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe and the Busanga Plains in Zambia. I'm delighted to say the effort has paid off and come together for peak viewing season next September. We'll start with a great couple days getting acclimated while seeing spectacular Victoria Falls. Read more »
Burma (Myanmar) 13 days, 12 nights, plus optional extensions to Southern or Western Burma & Cambodia (Angkor Wat)
No country is evolving more quickly, and more positively, than Myanmar (for now, Burma to the UK & US governments). Thousands of years of Buddhist sites, history and culture are now open for tourism. Yet, limited infrastructure has meant that it is still a pleasure to visit, and no people loves Americans more than the Burmese -- we have been solidly on their side since WWII.
We will visit, explore and photograph amazing temples, colorful markets, and unique lifestyles throughout the country. Destinations will range from the massive golden pagoda of the Shwedagon to the hand-made wooden boats and "one-legged" rowers of Inle Lake.
For those who want to take advantage of the proximity of Angkor Wat and other Khmer temples, we'll have an optional "pre-trip" to Cambodia. Taken together, sites in Siem Reap (the Angkor Wat temple complexand surrounding sites) in Cambodia, along with Yangon, Bagan, and Mandalay in Burma (Myanmar) offer the opportunity of a lifetime to discover the legacy of several of the important cultures which form the Southeast Asian mosaic and to capture stunning images of lasting interest.
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