2013 Alaska Bald Eagle Photo Tour

January 9th, 2013 by Carl D
A tight headshot portrait of an adult bald eagle near Haines, Alaska. Haliaeetus leucocephalus.
A tight headshot portrait of an adult bald eagle near Haines, Alaska. Haliaeetus leucocephalus. Please click on the image above to view a larger version of this photo.

Hey Folks,

Photographers, think about heading on up to Alaska in November, 2013 and join me for the bald eagle photo tour there. It’s a weeklong trip, based out of Haines, Alaska, all accommodation and ground transport included, and we’ll spend the week shooting the world famous bald eagle congregation. Every fall, as many as 3500 bald eagles may show up to the Chilkat River area to feed on a late salmon run. While most of the rivers in Alaska are freezing over by that time, warmer ground water from a couple of nearby springs keep parts of the Chilkat and neighboring rivers open, and the bald eagles drop by for a feast.

This photo tour is also, for those so inclined, a photo workshop, where I’ll teach and discuss some techniques to help improve your photography; particularly we’ll look at wildlife photography subjects, such as tracking and shooting fast moving and flying subjects. We’ll look at in the field practices that involve trying to maximize your shooting opportunities on the ground; how to be in the right place at the right time.

The bald eagles here offer us a variety of photo opportunities, from close up headshots and portraits to action shots of bald eagles fighting and fishing, soaring against spectacular mountain backdrops and trying to create some of those grand “animal in the landscape” photos.

The trip is scheduled for late November. The first week is Nov 16-23 (finishing around mid-day) and the 2nd week then runs Nov 24-Dec 01.

For all the details take a look at the webpage, and be sure to view the slideshow for the tour.



The video below I call “The Luckiest Fish in the World”; the eagle thought it was salmon-by-delivery, but luck didn’t quite play into his favor.

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