Clowns of the Sea - Puffins! Breaching Humpbacks! Stunning Icebergs!

Newfoundland is an astonishingly wild and beautiful island in the North Atlantic. Newfoundland provides the nature and wildlife photographer a great trifecta of targets: birds, whales, and icebergs!

Newfoundland (new-fund-land) is a nature photographers dream. There are 35 million shorebirds (140 times the human population) and 22 species of whales including the largest population of Humpback Whales in the world to keep your camera clicking. The last of Newfoundlands photography trifecta is the icebergs. Newfoundland’s Iceberg Alley is the best place on earth to photograph the beautiful 10,000-year-old ice.

We invite you to join us on this exciting expedition on the eastern coast of Newfoundland for seven days as we photograph the natural wonders of the 16th largest island (150K square miles) in the world. During these seven days, we will photograph Newfoundland’s spectacular coastlines, lighthouses, icebergs, whales, puffins, gannets, and so much more.

You Will Be AMAZED!

Newfoundland Photography Workshop Highlights

  • 6 Nights and 7 Days
  • 3 Charter Boat Trips
  • Lodging and Local Transportation
  • Classroom and In-the-Field Instruction
  • Max Attendees: 6
  • 2 Veteran Pro Photographer Instructors
  • Max Attendees: 8
  • Tuition: $4295usd for shared, $4595usd for single room

Birds, Whales, & Icebergs Workshop Details

Newfoundland Workshop Dates

Arrive in St. Johns July 29, 2018
Depart from St. Johns August 4, 2018

Newfoundland Workshop Daily Schedule

Day One – July 29

Arrive in St. Johns, Newfoundland before 3pm and you will be picked up at your local area airport, or at the airport at 3pm.

We suggest staying at Holiday Inn Express at the St Johns airport if you are arriving a day early.

We will depart for our first destination at 3pm and arrive in time for dinner.

After dinner tonight we will head out to Bonavista where we will watch the sun set over the Atlantic at the lighthouse.

Day Two – July 30

Today is about the icebergs, the Bald Eagles, and the awe inspiring Humpback Whales. Whale watching is one of the most exciting activities you may ever experience but beware—you may get ‘hooked’ for life! You will be amazed by these “gentle giants” as we watch them feed, play, and migrate through our study area around the Bonavista Peninsula (the historical Heritage sites of Trinity and Bonavista are in the area). Jeff and Kevin are dedicated to showing you the best whales that our area has to offer including fin, humpback, sperm, minke, and pilot whales and, although rare, orcas too.

You may expect to see various species of dolphins and porpoises, eagles, and pelagic sea birds including puffins and northern gannets. It is our hope that you will walk off the boat feeling educated and enlightened by the experience with memory cards full.

All afternoon we will spend at the puffin colony in Elliston. Here you will sit on the edge of cliffs and photograph over 1,200 mating pairs of puffins.

In the evening we will head out on a private boat tour to photograph whales and icebergs as they converge on their northern and southern migrations.

Day Three – July 31

This morning we wake and head back out on the water for another boat tour. This time our focus will be the many bald eagles, with a secondary focus on the whales and icebergs.

After our boat tour we will return for breakfast before we depart for a return trip to the Puffins.

This afternoon we will spend time once again at Ellison to photograph the 1,200 mating pairs of Puffins

Sunset tonight will be along the shores of the Atlantic where the icebergs will feel so close that you can reach out and touch them,

Day Four – August 1

Today is a day to move locations. We will depart after breakfast with a leisurely drive towards Clarenville. Clarenville is ideally situation on the bottom of Bonavista Bay.

We will drop our luggage and depart for an afternoon and evening on the southern shores of Bonavista Bay. You will see, and photograph towns such as Hearts Delight, Hearts Content, Dildo (yes, that is not a typo) and ending with a sunset shoot on the shores of Cavendish.  

Day Five – August 2

After a leisurely breakfast we will head to Cape St. Marys for Canada’s largest colony of Northern Gannets. Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve is a wonderland for bird photographers and explorers alike. The sheer spectacle of the 25,000 gannets, 500,000 puffins, and 7 million storm-petrels, just to name a few is mind boggling. We suggest that you bring plenty of memory cards! This captivating area is one of seven seabird ecological reserves protected by provincial legislation. Its natural beauty makes it perfect for nature walks and family adventures.

Cape St. Mary’s is the most accessible seabird rookery in North America. Bird Rock is the third largest nesting site and the southernmost colony of Northern Gannets in North America. Cape St. Mary’s is also the southernmost breeding area for Thick-billed Murres in the world and the southernmost major breeding site for Common Murres in the northwest Atlantic Ocean. This site is overflowing with perching, diving, and scrambling birds from edge to edge—melding together into an awe inspiring moving, breathing spectacle of color and sound.

Day Six – August 3

Sleep in and depart late morning to Cape St. Marys for Canada’s largest colony of Northern Gannets. Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve is a wonderland for bird photographers and explorers alike. The sheer spectacle of the 25,000 gannets, 500,000 puffins, and 7 million storm-petrels, just to name a few is mind boggling. We suggest that you bring plenty of memory cards! This captivating area is one of seven seabird ecological reserves protected by provincial legislation. Its natural beauty makes it perfect for nature walks and family adventures.

Cape St. Mary’s is the most accessible seabird rookery in North America. Bird Rock is the third largest nesting site and the southernmost colony of Northern Gannets in North America. Cape St. Mary’s is also the southernmost breeding area for Thick-billed Murres in the world and the southernmost major breeding site for Common Murres in the northwest Atlantic Ocean. This site is overflowing with perching, diving, and scrambling birds from edge to edge—melding together into an awe inspiring moving, breathing spectacle of color and sound.

Day Seven – August 4

Departure Day. Flights begin departing at 6am for your convenience in flying home.

Birds, Whales, & Icebergs Workshop Inclusions

Included in the Workshop

Shared occupancy lodging throughout
All transportation including airport transfers
Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros
Image reviews, critiques and post-processing instruction
Fun, inspiration and a fantastic time!

Not Included in the Workshop

Transportation to/from St. Johns, Newfoundland
Items of a personal nature
All meals and Alcoholic beverages
Anything not specifically listed as included

Birds, Whales, & Icebergs Equipment and Gear

Expect lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s during our stay. You should be prepared for rain, sun, fog and everything else. The weather changes are frequent and unpredictable, so be ready for it all.

You will need a variety of lenses including a wide angle, a zoom of at least 300mm, tripod, remote release, big glass is OK, but not required. A lens such as the 100-400 (Canon) or 80-400 (Nikon) that you can hand hold for the whale photography will be helpful.

Ready to Join the Newfoundland Photography Workshop?

Dramatic coastlines, sweeping barrens, thick boreal forests, ancient rock formations, teeming seabird colonies, tiny alpine blossoms, and rich marine life are all part of the diverse natural heritage of Newfoundland! A true paradise for photographers, You Will Be Amazed!

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