Workshops and tours
Oceanic Society Expeditions
The Oceanic Society is a non-profit dedicated to conserving the world's oceans by connecting people to nature. Since 1969, the organization has guided tens of thousands of travelers on life-changing journeys to explore the natural world. Oceanic Society knows how to plan an epic adventure, and I am lucky enough to count myself among the tour leaders, teaching participants about photography as we adventure through beautiful places.
San Francisco Bay Area:
Coastal Wildlife Tours
2017: **FULL** October 14–15. From $750 per person.*
Group limit: 6
Take advantage of our extensive network of naturalists and conservation partners on a 2- to 3-day guided nature program in the San Francisco Bay area. Enjoy a whale watching trip to the incredible Farallon Islands (available May through November) for the opportunity to see feeding humpback and blue whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions, and the largest seabird rookery in the contiguous United States. We’ll also visit the River Otter Ecology Project to learn about their research on the little-known river otter population in northern California and to look for wild river otters, and we'll explore Point Reyes National Seashore, a breathtaking natural area home to tule elk, bobcats, coyote, raptors, elephant seals, and more.
I offer one-on-one photographic instruction during the program. An optional third day may be added dedicated to wildlife and nature photography, guided by me and suited to your particular interests.
Custom activities, dates, and program lengths are also available to suit your interests and timeframe—contact us to discuss your needs.
* Trip price includes arranged activities and local naturalist guide only. Total group size will affect final pricing as follows (1-2: $1,000/person | 3: $800/person | 4-6: $750/person).
From Hyenas to Humpback Whales
2018: July 22 – August 4. $7,400 per person + $850 in park fees
Single supplement fee: $1,990
Named a 2014 National Geographic Traveler "Tour of a Lifetime," our two-week Kenya travel program combines peak wildlife viewing on land with opportunities to snorkel and see whales along the coast, and gives an insider's look at local conservation efforts.
Our departure is timed to match the peak of wildebeest migration in the Mara, and includes opportunities to see Africa's "Big Five" (lions, elephants, cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros).
We'll visit the idyllic eco-tourism haven of Watamu along the coast for opportunities to snorkel, see migrating humpback whales, and learn about ocean conservation efforts.
Our educational, conservation-focused itinerary also includes visits with community conservation leaders and artists including members of the Ocean Sole program and of the mobile medical clinic, Community Health Africa Trust (CHAT), the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Center.
This program is designed to create a life-changing experience allowing the traveler to come away with not just pretty pictures, but also first-hand exposure to how local community needs and ingenuity play a role in modern day conservation of predators and marine resources in Kenya.
Kenya, Africa - July 2017
An Oceanic Society Expedition to Kenya showed us the country. We explored the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Center, Ocean Sole and other conservation destinations in Nairobi; witnessed wildlife unique to northern Kenya during our stay at an eco-lodge in Laikipia; took in the wonder of the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara; and cooled off at the coast while whale-watching, snorkeling and exploring the vibrant village life of Watamu. This unique safari gives travelers an inspiring view of the country, culture, wildlife and ecosystems of Kenya!
Southeast Alaska - July 2016
An Oceanic Society Expedition to southeast Alaska took us off the beaten path through Glacier Bay National Park and the Inside Passage, where we enjoyed miles of pristine coastline by boat, by kayak, and by foot.