"Thanks for getting some pictures of us, those are always in short supply when I get back from a trip and my kids aren't really going to believe the stories without a picture to prove I was there.....Dan, thanks for a great trip. It was an adventure in many ways, and as always, I really appreciated and enjoyed your leadership and help along the way. Hope you have recovered at home and you don't have too heavy a lecture circuit. Look forward to seeing you both again in Patagonia."
Lynda Sanders, California
"Tanya and Dan’s logistic skills provide a seamless photo tour where one can truly enjoy the experience. With unlimited photographic opportunities Dan’s instruction has taken my photography to a higher level."
Linda Henry, Oregon
"It was so nice talking with you this morning. I did not say, what I have been meaning to write, thank you so very much for such a wonderful introduction to Yellowstone National Park. You certainly made the trip an unforgettable experience. Dan's love of the park and photography and your attention to detail are an unbeatable combination. We will follow you anywhere."
Linda and Steve Henry, Oregon
"I just wanted to again thank you for a wonderful week of photography and relaxation away from the office. It was a really a good group."
Sue Wolfe, Texas
"First, I want to repeat again how special the Yellowstone trip was. It was a picture perfect trip (pun intended) and in my mind will be a trip of a lifetime. A big thanks to you and Dan for putting on such a wonderful experience. Yellowstone in winter was unexpectedly the most beautiful place I have ever witnessed. To steal a line from Sue, you, Dan, Art and Sue really feel like family now. The four of you couldn’t be nicer to be with and travel with."
Fred Kurtz, Indiana
"The Yellowstone trip was exceptional. Your careful attention to detail was a big reason. Thank you for the wine and all the other "in room" surprises and treats. Thank you for dinner and pizza. Thank you for the custom lunches and in between meal snacks. Thank you for the huge job of getting luggage from West Yellowstone lobby to the Hilton room!! Thanks for the patience and the smiling faces."
Art Simmons, Texas
"Thanks again to you and Tanya for a wonderful experience in Costa Rica. In addition to being a great photo tour, the trip was a fun, relaxing vacation. I enjoyed the other people in our group (and the gracious Costa Ricans, of course), the amazing food and accommodations, the thoughtful, useful gifts and extra touches (headlamp, chocolates, wildlife-identification folders, et al.). And I'm very pleased with many of my photos.. The reactions of my appreciate friends has been gratifying. I'm looking forward to another great trip to India in 2012."
Niel Lieurance, Washington
"From the welcoming handmade chocolate to the last good-bye hug, the Costa Rica trip was amazing. All the senses were aroused. The smell of the Rain Forest, the wonderful taste of the Costa Rican food, the touch of a spider monkeys' fur, the cacophony of birds sounds waking us each morning and constant greens, reds, oranges of the landscape, birds and reptiles to enjoy and photograph. Once again, Tanya's attention to every detail and Dan's gentle nudging to move my photographic skills ever better than the last trip, thank you is not a big enough word."
Till next time,
Linda Henry, Oregon
"I had SUCH a fantastic time with Dan and Tanya in Costa Rica and the macro opportunities were especially a highlight!! I learned SO much and am super excited to apply what I learned practicing when I get home! You guys are the BEST and I so enjoyed the opportunity to travel and learn with you!"
Christine Crosby, Oregon
"Have you ever been to Costa Rica? If not, go with Natural Exposures. What a wonderful way to experience the world. First class people with first class style. NE makes your trips memorable and special. No one goes the distance to make sure their clients are happy. I recommend NE 150%."
Michelle Duggan, Massachusetts
"Costa Rica was my second experience with Dan and Tanya. Like the first one, my expectations were far exceeded. The entire trip was well thought out and very well-managed. There was certainly no shortage of wildlife to photograph and thanks to Dan, I came home with improved photographic skills. Costa Rica was a memorable trip on all levels.
Secondly, I would like to say that Esteban did an absolutely terrific job. I certainly appreciated his extensive knowledge of flora and fauna that he shared. I was very impressed! It also seemed to me that he made it a point to take an interest in each person on the tour. We had a great time on the extension and felt comfortable enough to kid each other a good natured sort of way. He has quite the sense of humor!
Perhaps it was because we were a larger group prior to the extension that our drivers seemed to keep to themselves more. On the extension, our driver was Felix was very personable and he joined in on our conversations at meal times. Michelle and I really enjoyed talking to him. He practiced English and helped us improve our Spanish. Meeting him left me with an even better impression of Costa Rica.
I am so glad that I had the opportunity to do the extension. The countryside was a little different than what we saw further south so I felt I came home with a better overall view of the country. The Arenal Observatory Lodge was beautiful and I got my best bird photos there. They were more exposed so it was easier to get a clean shot. I could easily have spent more time exploring their garden area. I also loved the organic farm where we had lunch and the little place we had lunch on the last day. A simply wonderful experience overall.
Thank-you so very much for all your hard work to put this trip together and for your efforts to keep things running so smoothly. I hope to be able to do another trip in the future although I am not sure when or where that will be!
Judy Edgar, Colorado