"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
"AWESOME trip (Costa Rica). Great locations, great accommodations, great people, great food, and wonderful photo opportunities."
Lois Settlmeyer, Washington
"Natural Exposures is a fantastic company, Dan and Tanya make you feel welcome from the very beginning. Between Dan's great hands on teaching methods and Tanya's warm and welcoming personality, they make a very dynamic duo. My first trip (and definitely not my last!) with Natural Exposures was an amazing trip to Costa Rica. The wildlife, flora, fauna, guides and accommodations were above and beyond my expectation and worth every penny. I can't wait to go on another adventure with Dan and Tanya! Thanks for everything."
Trista O'Neil, Alberta
"As always... a roaring TanDan extravaganza. Fun to reunite and unite. Fauna and flora at the very best. A true people trip with accents of delicate orchids, clowning monkeys and jetting macaws ..."
Maud and Leon Soriano, Florida
"Wow - what a great adventure! We saw so much - cloud forests, mountains, valleys, coastal regions, more birds than ever imagined, sloths, and every type of monkey. Fun travel companions, top notch accommodations."
Rhonda Handley, Ontario
"Our trip to Costa Rica with Dan and Tanya couldn’t have gone smoother. Dan’s timely photography advice was a perfect addition to the great wildlife, accommodations, and food. Dan is such an asset to photographers of any level and an unmatched resource."
Steve Webster, Massachusetts
"What a trip. It was grand in every respect. The planning, sites, hotels, meals all were outstanding. Esteban added to our understanding of the country. Your leadership was truly the guiding hand that made it so much fun and a rewarding experience."
Peter Hellman, Ohio
"I thought our trip to Costa Rica was terrific! The places you selected for us to visit were interesting and photogenic. The local guides were superb—especially Esteban. Tanya, you were always helpful and pleasant. Dan, you were generous with your knowledge of photography and computer-related subjects. Many thanks for a wonderful trip."
Charlotte Kidd, North Carolina
"It’s February 9th and I can’t believe that Cathy and I have been home for two weeks already. Our experiences in Africa are so fresh it seems as though we were just there. I’ve enjoyed blogging about our experiences over the past 10 days, hoping to share with you just a tiny flavor of what it was like. It truly was a powerful experience and we hope to go back some day. Perhaps to Botswana or Namibia.
There are many things that made this a wonderful experience. At the top of the list are Dan and Tanya Cox. We have taken two tours now with Dan and Tanya and both were extremely enjoyable. Tanya is a magnificent organizer and makes sure that all of our needs are met. The tours are designed to place you in the best locations and give you the best opportunities for capturing great photographs and having great experiences. These tours are not highly structured photography teaching sessions but more informal learning opportunities."
Cathy and Mark Pemberton, California
"Traveling with Dan and Tanya is a truly special and delightful experience! Dan's incredible expertise in all things photo and Tanya's exceptional attention to details and sensitivity to needs (be those of guests, guides, or the environment, cultures and wildlife you are going to see) makes for an amazingly well balanced team! Our recent trip to Kenya was just AWEsome - - in the true spirit of the word! The wildlife viewing was fantastic! In spite of heavy rains creating tall grasses, our exceptional guides (hand picked by D and T) consistently found not only wonderful wildlife sitings, but fabulous photographic opportunities! Along with exceptional accommodations and delicious and plentiful food the overall Kenya experience was absolutely incredible! Thank you Tanya and Dan for creating SUCH a wonderful and memorable experience!!"
Christine Crosby, Oregon