"Proboscis monkeys leaping from 40-feet high trees executing a belly-flopper in the Sekonyer River. An orangutan swinging gracefully through the trees with its infant tucked under its arm. A giant komodo dragon reaching up on the trunk of a tree for succulent honey. Snorkeling with manta rays gracefully gliding beneath us. It’s just part of the photographic excitement that we experienced on Natural Exposures’ first adventure to Indonesia. The trip has some logistical challenges as we had to fly from Bali, to Java, to Borneo, to Flores Island to put us in a position to see these remarkable creatures in their own habitat. But, hey, you don’t get unique photos of wildlife in the wild by going to your local zoo! We highly recommend this outstanding adventure for a very special opportunity to photograph these creatures, meet the friendly people of Indonesia, and experience the richness of its culture."
Rainer and Julie Martens, Florida
“Three trips in one! Spending time in the jungles of Borneo is not something we would normally consider but our past experience with Natural Exposures made us very comfortable joining this tour and we are very happy we did. We visited three distinct areas of Indonesia and photographed the best of each area. The Orang-utans in Borneo, the dragons in Komodo National Park, and the Hindu temples and rice paddies of Java. Every day had new photography opportunities, great food, as well as the ever-friendly residents, hotel staff, tour guides, and fellow explorers who elevated the trip to another level. Not only did I pick up new ideas to improve my photography but the cooking class at Boroburdur was a great way to learn new food ideas. It is those little extras that make Natural Exposure trips special. Thanks to Tanya for putting this unique experience together and thanks to Dan for his always helpful photographic advice.”
Tom Stewart, Ontario
"This was my first time visiting the Asian side of the world. It was a very diverse trip with Temples, Komodo Dragons and Orangutans. From very luxury resorts to wave rocking boats this trip had it all. All the people we met from resort staff to village residents were friendly. We got to spend a lot of time in the muslim culture and that is a very positive eye opening experience. For the first time ever, we were asked to be photographed many times. Talk about reversing roles! Another plus is the fantastic food plus the best chocolate desert ever (unanumously agreed to by all of us) on the boat part of the trip. And of course I will never ever forget my very first and second massage at the SPA at Plataran Borodour given by Tari - wow. Dan and Tanya created another masterpiece of a journey and I highly recommend it."
Fred Kurtz, Indiana
"We just got home a few hours ago... First, let me say that this was the best trip we've taken in a long time !!!! So, kudos and many thanks to you and Dan and Luka for making this holiday such a treat !!! We always thought that Italy would always be our favorite holiday destination, as we've been there so often, but we may have to revisit that notion now that we've experienced Croatia !!! We had a such a wonderful time: you guys have created an optimal blend of photo tour with great meals, great walks and plenty of "free time" to allow everyone to do their own "thing" ... I've been on many other "photo tours" but this one was head and shoulders above the rest.... so thank you for that.... We look forward to future trips !!!!"
L. Chartrand, Alberta
"I just want to say thank you to both you and Dan for two plus wonderful weeks of photography, fun and friends. It was another Natural Exposures beyond first class adventure. Your planning was, as always impeccable and perfect. I enjoyed everyone's company and I'd travel with any or all of them on any trip you plan."
Joel Kleiner, New York
"On a scale of one to 10, Natural Exposures Namibia / Botswana / Zambia trip is a 15! From the world's second largest canyon to gorgeous sand dunes to an abandoned diamond town to aerial flights by either helicopter / plane or ballon over the dunes to a living desert tour which was incredible to wonderful safaris in Botswana to amazing waterfalls in Zambia - this trip has it all. The ultimate highlight of the trip is a visit to the Himba people in their authentic village. No other trip is as diverse.
The complexities of organizing this trip with many internal flights to save time shows the amazing skills of Miss Tanya. She is incredible. And Dan’s photographic skills in teaching beginners and photographers of all skill levels is second to none. If you ever wanted to visit all the diversity Africa as to offer, this trip is for you."
Fred Kurtz, Indiana
"The most diverse trip I have ever taken. From deserts to rivers, we saw it all."
Pam Cote, Kansas
"That was seriously an amazing 2 1/2 weeks. I loved every minute and 100 times more than I honestly expected. The organisation was so perfect, all the little hops so exciting, the additional Cessna and helicopter flights magical. The dunes were SO spectacular, Tommy's safari so special and to finish with wild dogs beyond my expectations.
All I can do is say 'thank you' and then to have Dan's kind remarks today shows I even learnt something even with a lightweight camera!"
Sally Bruce, Wiltshire, England
"It was one of my best trips. Dan and Tanya did an excellent job — as usual. Our guide was fantastic. The lodging was good. And there were lemurs! So many at one time, so close, so many different kinds (20 by one estimate), and so very beautiful."
Carol Clark, Washington
"Madagascar has been on my bucket list for a number of years and the recent trip exceeded all expectations--up close and personal encounters with endemic wildlife of all kinds (those lemurs give new definition to cute!) combined with the signature Natural Exposures touches: seamless logistics orchestrated with a smile and patient coaching, if needed, for photographers of every skill level."
Freddy Gamble, New York
"Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Reserve is an amazing place where birds, such as the sandhill crane, migrate during the winter. Like clockwork thousands of birds arrive in waves during sunrise to a lake. Then after a bit, thousands of birds leave the lake in waves creating incredible photographic opportunities. Then at sunset the spectacle is repeated. And speaking of sunset, one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever witnessed happened our first evening of shooting. If you like to photograph birds this is the trip for you."
Fred Kurtz, Indiana