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Moose’s Photographic Adventures

05-10 April, 2021 Bryce
19-23 April 2021, Chicken & Grouse

07-12 May 2021, Texas Birds Adventure

21-26 June 2021, St Mary’s Birds
11-16 July 2021 AZ Hummer
18-23 Aug 2021 Monument Valley
06-13 Sept 2021 Australian Bird Adventure
04-08 Oct 2021 New Hampshire Fall Color

09-13 Nov 2021 Yellowstone Wolf Adventure

Moose offers a lot of different workshops from big, grand adventures to personalized one on one tutoring, from big game to the smallest rock. Our goal is pretty simple, help you make the most of YOUR photography. You can see a sample of the images taken on our workshops hear on my galleries. To learn about all the workshops we offer, here’s a quick description but call Sharon for the whole enchilada!

We are very excited to be offering All our Workshop / Adventure participants a full, one-year KelbyOne Pro Subscription (with paid registration starting July 2018). This is being made possible by our dear friends at KelbyOne, which we are incredibly grateful for. This provides you with ALL of the KelbyOne Classes (and their discounts on other products) including Moose’s Classes.

Bryce Nat’l Park 05-10 April, 2021 The HooDoos are calling us back and we’d love to have you join us! We’re heading to Bryce Nat’l Park 30 05-10 April 2021 when the park has few folks but enough snow bringing to life it’s gorgeous reds and oranges.

Bryce is a gorgeous place when the snow highlights the red, and the soft winter shadows give life to the unique texture of its formations. The cool temps and dates keep the public away so we will basically have the place to ourselves. It’s always a marvelous week of fun, processing, and photography. We can’t wait to share it with you!

The price is $1790 and covers transportation to and from the airport and for the week, instruction, entertainment, fun, and Sharon (but you can’t take her home with you!). If you’re interested, give Sharon a call 760.924.8632 (9-5PDT M-F). We will only be taking six-shooters.

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Greater Prairie Chicken captured by D5 / 800mm

Chicken & Grouse 19-23 April, 2021 Winter is giving way to spring, the grasslands of the midwest have an eerie and haunting sound floating over them as the sun rises. You can see in the faint light little bundles floating over the landscape, every so often colliding and bursting into the sky and then landing again. A right of spring that’s as old as the grasslands celebrating the longer hours in the day. A dance so celebrating new life it was imitated by Native Americans. I’m is heading to Nebraska to photograph Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed Grouse on their leks.

This very unique Adventure is all about birds. Besides the Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed Grouse, we work the Sandhill Cranes on the Platt and many other bird species of Nebraska. We might even stop for some amazing landscape scenes you’ll find nowhere else. The Adventure is limited to JUST 6 shooters for this four-day adventure. The price is $2795 which includes lodging, breakfast and dinner, transportation during the entire time once in NE, access to the leks and blinds as well as guide and photographic instruction. This will be an incredible shoot, can’t wait! To reserve your spot, give Sharon a call 760.924.8632 today!

Crested Caracara

Texas Birds Adventure

I’m really excited, really excited to offer a bird photography adventure back in the Texas ranch lands! Here’s some background. The majority of TX is privately owned, much is really dry. Some of the big ranches on the southern border have for over a decade have had bird photography blinds on water features they built. They suck in the birds from everywhere to the water in an otherwise dry world just feet away from the blind (you always have a 70-200 ready back in the day for this reason). We’re seating in covered blinds at basically ground level photographing the birds as they come in. What is truly amazing are the rare bird species that flock in. Birds seen nowhere else in NA are common at these blinds! Take a look at what I photographed at the ranch two years ago!

We have been able to reserve ALL the blinds at the ranch to ourselves for ONLY six photographers (one opening) 07-12 May 2021. You fly in and out of McAllen, TX. We stay in the bunkhouse at the ranch where we get fed, relax and sleep. The price for transportation to and from the airport, all food, all lodging (Dbl Occupancy) once at the ranch, blind rentals, guide, and instruction is $2950. This is four 1/2 days in the blinds.

You’ve not experience bird photography like this before. If you’re interested, give Sharon a call 406 240 3503 (9-5 M-F PST)

Northern Gannet captured by D5 / 180-400VR

St Mary’s Birds 21-16 June, 2021 Far out in the Atlantic the furthest piece of North America can be found. Yep, that’s where we heading. That’s because this is where you can find one of the most amazing pelagic birds can be found, one on my list for decades of birds to photograph and places to go. The Northern Gannet.

St Mary’s is a magical local where these birds with six foot wing spans that spend their entire life at sea, come to shore for a time in summer to raise the next generation. We’re talkin not one or two but forty thousand of them! I’m taking four photographers to this magical place to shoot and shoot and shoot. The price is $2300 which includes transportation once you arrive to St John, Newfoundland, instruction and more fun that you can imagine. If this somewhat hard core wildlife photography intrigues you, give Sharon a call 760.924.8632

Allen’s Hummingbird captured by D5 / 180-400VR

Arizona Hummingbirds 11-16 July, 2021 Down south, southwest nearly on the border is bird paradise in the summer. And if you’re into hummingbird, you’re going to the promised land! We had to Madera Canyon to a private shooting gallery to photograph as many as eleven hummingbird species and possibly up to seventy bird species all in five days! And you do this by barely walking ten feet from your canyon. It is simply, the best!

This is a very unique Adventure. We pick you up at Tucson airport and from there we do everything but sleep together. You stay in your own person cabin a stroll from the shooting gallery and food (one might be more important than the other to you) in the gorgeous Madera Canyon. The technique we use could be considered gear intensive so view the video about photographing hummers before signing up.

The price for this Adventure is $2595 which includes all transportation once you arrive in Tucson, all meals, instruction and fun. To register, give Sharon a call 760.924.8632

Australian Bird Adventure 06-13 Sept 2021
O’Reilly’s is a world-renowned birding location nestled up in Lamington Nat’l Forest of Australia. Birding and bird photography is simply beyond words here where they literally eat out of your hand! It has an elevated boardwalk taking you and your camera up into the canopy! The lodging is grand and the whole experience, well, is just so marvelous we’re going back for our third Adventure! Come on and join us!

We’re going to be there on 06-13 Sept 2021. That’s seven days of gorgeous photography (it’s an 80-400 / 500mm / 180-400 kind of bird photography, not 600mm or 800mm) I’m taking only five shooters for the seven days. Non-shooting spouses can come at no extra cost (but can’t be a part of our adventures but there is a marvelous spa). Lodging is about $150 ($29 more for spouse) a night and the meal package is $89 a day (the bar is up in the trees!). The price for instruction, guides, transportation (once at Gold Coast) is $3995. One half non-refundable deposit required at time of registration.

If you’re interested in a once in a lifetime photograph experience, give Sharon a call (who is also going back for her third time) 760.924.8632 (9-5PDT M-F)

We’re very pleased to be offering you a New England Fall Color Adventure 04-08 Oct, 2021. You’d fly into Portland ME on the 4th (and out the 9th) and we’d head up the globe to New Hampshire and a favorite of ours, Eagle Mtn House for the week. We’re located on gorgeous Mt Washington which offers some great fall color photography! This includes a ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad out of North Conway one day which is so much fun and a unique way to photograph fall color.

The price is $1925 which includes transportation once you arrive in Portland until you go back to the airport, instruction (that starts a month prior to departure), a ride on Conway Railroad, inspiration, and as always, entertainment. We’re taking just six-shooters on this adventure .

If you’re interested, give Sharon a call 760. 924. 8632 and she’ll get you all set to go. Sure hope you can join us!

Yellowstone Wolf, Big Game, Landscape Photographic Workshop
08-13 Nov, 2021

Our Yellowstone Wolves is an incredibly popular Adventure with 2020 being a highlight! So we’re going to offer it again this fall. While there are zero guarantees you’ll photograph wolves, we’ve not been without them yet as we explore the vast Lamar Valley. Wolves, grizzlies, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, coyote, fox, badger are just a few of the targeted critters during our week! Oh yeah, a landscape or two always seem to sneak in :-)

If you’d like to get an idea of the photos from our 2020 Adventure, you can view some of the images here (along with previous years). I work very hard to share and inspire you with my decades of biological knowledge and how to use it to get you the photograph. Come join me and six other shooters for a great week in the beauty of Yellowstone (four spots open at this time)!

We’ll be based out of Livingston, MT (flying into Bozeman, MT) and for $1900, you’ll be picked up at the airport and taken back, preworkshop packet, instruction, entertainment, and guiding is all included in the price (food, lodging, park entrance are not). If you’re up for the challenge and want to hear for yourself the most amazing sound in nature, give Sharon a call 406 240 3503 (9-5MST). She’ll be happy to answer your questions and get you signed up. (1/2 deposit due upon registration). I look forward to shooting with you!

We can’t advise strongly enough the need to buy trip insurance for all your adventures including those with us! It can just take the edge of booking your next trip knowing you have that in your back pocket!

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