12-17 Feb 2023 FL Gulf Coast Birds
05-10 Mar 2023 Northern Lights
19-24 March 2023 Kites & FL Birds
26-31 March 2023 Blue Cypress Lake, FL
09-14 April 2023 Bolivar Flats, TX
04-09 June 2023 St Mary’s Birds
22-27 Oct 2023 Yellowstone Fall Adventure
04-09 Nov 2023 Caddo Lake, TX
12-17 Nov 2023 Yellowstone Wolf Adv
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 here 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.
You can get an idea of some of the photos we’re able to capture while out on an Adventure heading to my Adobe MyPortfolio pages. We work hard to put your in front of interesting things in the best light.
FL Gulf Bird Adventure
12-17 Feb, 2023
We’ll be highlighting shorebirds, waterfowl and fingers crossed, a morning boat trip to the Roseatte Spoonbill rockery. Many species will be nesting like the spoonbills, GBH & Wood Storkes and all will be on our target list of stops. We’ll go from lying on the beach having fun with Oystercatches and Skimmers, sandpipers to cypress forests with Pileated Woodpeckers and Owls. There are over eighty species of birds and we’re going to try to at the very least, see them all!
The price is $2350 which includes all transportation once you land in Tampa, Tampa Bay Boat Tour, instruction and entertainment. We’d love to have you join us. I’m limited to just 5 shooters (could be just 4). If you can be one of those, please give my give Sharon a call 406. 240. 3503 (9-5 M-F MST). 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!
05-10 March, 2023
When the heavens dance, ya simply gotta howl! Northern Lights are just cool, unpredictable and an experience you all must enjoy at least once in your life and I hope I can be your guide. I’m heading back to Fairbanks for a week of northern exposure and fun. We spend the daylight hours we have exploring and scouting. We look for critters like Moose and Alaska-cona while finding locales for the evening show. Once it’s dark and the lights come out, we’re out photographing them as long as they last. I would love to share this with four shooters and the price is $2250
If you would like to join me in the field for this Adventures or any others, please give the lovely Ms Sharon a jingle at 406. 240. 3503
19-24 March, 2023
The fact that we saw 48 species of birds in our four days is only a small indication of how amazing the area is. Even I got a new lifer on the trip. The fact that one shooter shot 45k in nine hours speaks of it as well (along with he was shooting with a Z 9). Florida’s Snail Kites are an amazing bird. We had such fantastic shooting with them, it’s truly beyond verbal description. I want you to experience the same thing! I have secured an airboat to take us out for 3 hours each morning (wx permitting) to photograph these incredibly cool birds. This is a Mutual of Omaha kinda adventure where we’ll be on an airboat with Cpt Mark going out to see and photograph for ourselves the amazing life on the Everglades.
The price is $2900 which covers the airboat, instruction and transportation once you arrive in Orlandi, FL. There is room for four shooters on the boat. If you would like to join me in the field for this Adventures or any others, please give the lovely Ms Sharon a jingle at 406. 240. 3503
Blue Cypress Lake Ospreys 26-31 March, 2023
As soon as you step off a plane in Florida, one of the first birds to greet you are Osprey. Once on the verge of extinction, their comeback is nothing short of remarkable. We’ve had the opportunity on many of our Adventures to photograph Osprey, but we’ve never had an Adventure just for Osprey. Well, that’s changing in 2023 as we’re taking our cameras and passion to the legendary Blue Cypress Lake!
We have a private boat with Blue Cypress Lake Osprey for four morning of photographing Osprey. Located on a gorgeous lake, these folks have been taking photographers out for a long time to photograph the cast population of nesting Osprey. Nesting on Cypress Trees, our timing is set for when the chicks hatch. From a large platoon boat, we cruise the lake at sunrise to photograph all the activity at all the nests. Some are high, some are low, some have 1 chick, some have a lot more. From flight to fishing to feeding to fun, we’ll photograph Osprey like we have never done before! This is another two lens Adventure, Z400f4.5 & Z24-120. And after we get off the lake, we will be right back out after Breakie photographing more FL Birds! The price includes transportation once you land in Orlando until you’re taken back, boat and captain/guide, education, preAdventure Packet and entertainment is $2850. I am taking four – five shooters, all the seats we have on the boat. I look forward to sharing this great Adventure with you! Half is do upon registration, the balance is due 30 days prior. To register, give Sharon a call 406 .240 .3503 (9-5MST). Look forward to shooting with you!
Bolivar Flats, TX
09-14 April 2023
Bolivar Flats is to spring migrating shorebirds as Magee Marsh is to spring migrating warblers! Located in TX, the shores that make up Bolivar Flats has historically been a major stopover for shorebirds heading to the arctic to breed. Along with gulls, terns and pelicans, thousand upon thousands of birds, a hundred variety with many rare visitors make land fall at Bolivar Flats first right after flying over the gulf. It’s a magical area that’s been at the top of my list to see and photograph.
The dates are 09-14 April, 2023. You’d fly in and out Houston (IAH) (in the 9th, out the 14th). We’ll be based out of the Galveston area and hitting the beaches of Bolivar Flats (yep, this is a lying in the sand kind of adventure). The price is $2150 which includes transportation once you land at IAH until your return flight, instruction, and entertainment.
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. Here’s a selection of photos from our 2019 St Mary’s Adventure.
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 $2750 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 406. 240. 3503 (9-5 M-F MST).
Yellowstone is a magical place anytime with certain seasons having a spark about them, fall is one of those! The big game are their most handsome with full racks, fat reserves and pelts. The wolves are on the move with spring pups near adult size learning their packs territory. The Bison, well they are just Bison with rut ending and gathering of herd starting. Then there is the landscape with the colors of fall doting valleys and rive bottoms, often the backdrop for a grizzly to amber through. The first snows have fallen and stuck on the mountain tops. That snap in the air signaling winter is rushing in greets you every morning. There is something very special about it all and I can’t wait to share it with you!
We’ll be closing the park again which means we basically have the park to ourselves. Yellowstone closes all its roads the beginning of Nov except the road to Cooke City. We will take advantage of this by ranging throughout the entire park looking for those critters and landscapes that delight our hearts to fill the viewfinder. The price for our 2023 Yellowstone Fall Adventure is $2150 which includes transportation once you arrive in Bozeman until your return to there, entertainment, education, inspiration and guiding. We will be based out of Gardiner, MT which is a ninety minute drive from Bozeman.
We will be taking just five shooters with us and we’d love one of them to be you! If you’d like to join in on this Adventure, please give Sharon a call 406 .240. 3503 to reserve your spot. I look forward to shooting with you in 2023!
WRP is a permittee of YNP
Located in Texas, Caddo Lake is literally like no other place I’ve ever been too. Caddo Lake is a 25,400-acree lake and bayou, a massive “man made” lake containing many wonders and that’s what we’re going to photograph. There are two shots I always wanted to have in my library, the one above and the one below. On our first visit to Caddo Lake, I was fortunate to get them both but I know I can do better. And there are so many new subjects I didn’t even photograph is why I’m going back and want to invite you to join me!
The dates 04-09 Nov, 2023 are for a number of reasons. The first are the birds, fall migrants are on the lake, waterfowl and wading birds galore. The second is fall color blankets the forests lining and IN the lake. The reflections are doing to be amazing! We explore this photo rich environments each morning for four hours with a great captain who has been exploring Caddo for decades. We’re on a great photo platform as we cruise the waters. The combination puts us in the right place at the right time like the sunrise photo above. Notice the water is a mirror and we’re in a boat. That takes skill! And in my mind, this is a two lens Adventure, Z400 & Z24-120. The price includes transportation once you land in Dallas until you’re taken back, boat and captain/guide, education and entertainment is $2750. I am taking four shooters only, all the seats we have on the boat.
Half is do upon registration, the balance is due 30 days prior. You get a sense of the photographic possibilities by heading here. To register, give Sharon a call 406 .240 .3503 (9-5MST). Look forward to shooting with you!
Yellowstone in winter is an entirely different place I so love and want to share with you!! This Adventure targets the wolves of Yellowstone and while we will see them, it is up to them whether we get to photograph them. There are no guarantees in wildlife photography. They are not the only photographic opportunity though. The big game are their most handsome with full racks, fat reserves and pelts. The Bison, well they are just Bison with rut over and cereal box eating in full swing. Then there is the landscape transformed by the first snows. There is something very special about it all and I can’t wait to share it with you!
The park roads are closed except the one we want so we basically have the park to ourselves. Yellowstone closes all its roads the beginning of Nov except the road to Cooke City. We will take advantage of this by haunting the road looking for those critters and landscapes that delight our hearts to fill the viewfinder. The price for our 2023 Yellowstone Fall Adventure is $2250 which includes transportation once you arrive in Bozeman until your return to there, entertainment, education, inspiration and guiding. We will be based out of Livingston, MT which is a thirty minute drive from Bozeman.
We will be taking just five shooters with us and we’d love one of them to be you! If you’d like to join in on this Adventure, please give Sharon a call 406.240.3503 to reserve your spot. I look forward to shooting with you in 2023!
WRP is a permittee of YNP
We can’t advise strongly enough the need to buy trip insurance (read our cancellation policy) 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!