I am a rocket scientist (really) by day and hack photographer who loves to fly-fish otherwise. I live with my wife Laura in Elkton, MD. We loved our first trip with Natural Exposures because…Show more »
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- 2019 Winter in Yellowstone Photography Tour II
Posted Mar. 10th, 2019
- 2018 Bosque del Apache Bird and White Sands Photography Tour III
Posted Feb. 18th, 2018 (1 year ago)
- 2017 Camargue and Provence France Photography Tour II
Posted Jul. 28th, 2017 (2 years ago)
- 2017 Kenya Photography Tour
Posted Apr. 15th, 2017 (2 years ago)
- 2015 Patagonia Photography Tour
Posted Mar. 22nd, 2015 (4 years ago)
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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.
Winter in Yellowstone is my new favorite season. The park was so beautiful with flocked trees and pristine carpets of snow. Feeling lucky to have made it given the snowy conditions. Thanks to Janette for safely getting us there. Photographing animals in snow has its challenges but bountiful rewards. The happy bag came in handy during times our chariots got stuck in the snow. This trip was well worth it with new friends and the usual excellent service of Dan and Tanya.
Madagascar is the most third world country I have visited. Poverty is everywhere however I have never seen such happy children. They love to have their photos taken and when you show it to them they squeal with delight. The variety of Lemurs is vast and the photo opportunities are endless. Catching Lemurs in flight is a challenge for any photographer. The cutest image is of a one week old Lemur buried in its mother’s fur with the head barely visiable (see last image). Another Dan and Tanya trip of a lifetime.