Hi! My name is Cristina and my first tour with Natural Exposures was on the Canadian Rockies Fall Tour. It was awesome. I live in Massachusetts and spend my free time planning trips, traveling…Show more »
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- 2014 Canadian Rockies Fall Photography Tour
Posted Nov. 27th, 2014 (3 years ago)
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Great trip, was able to bring along three of my very adult children, so it was a family affair! We were in country at the right time, not too many other tours, weather was nearly perfect and the animals cooperated and made their presence known. Dan and Tanya did a phenomenal job of setting things up and keeping us on track. Thanks so much!
The Natural Exposures Katmai Boat Tour was amazing. Our first trip to Katmai, but definitely not our last. Accessible only by plane or boat, Katmai is remote but teeming with wildlife. We had great photo opportunities to capture mother bears nursing cubs against a backdrop of fireweed, lone boar snoozing in the tall grass (pay attention Dan!) and second-season cubs knocking each other around. Other species included Bald Eagles, Seals, shorebirds and the elusive Sea Otter (shooting them is like playing Whack-a-Mole!). The “all-women” fishing excursion with Captain Chuck onboard the intrepid skiff: wine + women + fishing = epic fun. This tour should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Awesome Salmon Run at Lake Clark National Park, and we never seem to get enough of it. Year after year we have the audacity to sign up for this trip, not only for the awesome bear (and birds – raptors or otherwise, and rare wolf tracks, etc) photography but for the privilege of spending time with friends made over the years, who are now family. Dan and Tanya put on a wonderful trip. The Guides know their bears and will make sure you are in the best position to capture them photographically. The food at the Lodge is simple yet elegantly made. And of course there are the Corays who will make you feel at home. It is a perfect storm of amazing from beginning to end. Natural Exposure’s Salmon Run trip to Lake Clark should be on your Bucket List.