Join Donna in the field in exciting locations as she shares her knowledge and years of experience. As an award winning wildlife photography being in the field and learning from Donna's expertise will help you on your photography journey whatever your level of skills. From understanding light, composing in the field, finding the right background and learning how to make a photo, these trips are designed to improve your photography skills.
WOMEN'S ONLY KATMAI BROWN BEAR TRIP, ALASKA
Dates: July 17 - 22, 2024
Spots: 8 SOLD OUT
Costs: $5500 USD
Leaders: Donna Feledichuk and Jennifer Hadley
Learn everything you ever wanted to about photographing brown bears in the majestic Katmai National Park in the heart of Alaska. From the moment you arrive and meet everyone at the welcome dinner to the second you leave and head back home, we are there to support, mentor and coach you both in and out of the field. These tours are about you! We want you to get the best shots ever and we will help you every step of the way.
Camping in Katmai National Park will allow for a truly immersive experience in which we will have unprecedented access to numerous brown bears throughout the day. In July bears are eating the sedge grasses and tend to be in the meadows from early morning to late evening. Bears are heavily concentrated in this area and our experienced bear guide is an established wildlife photographer and will ensure we will be in the best positions to take stunning photos. Accessible only by float plane, Katmai NP offers panoramic views that make for gorgeous photos and camping allows for continued viewing opportunities long after the last plane has left for the day.
About your tour leaders
Jennifer Hadley is an award-winning wildlife photographer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. From the Arctic to Africa, to the last frontier and beyond; she captures unique behavior-based images and film that tells the stories of the world’s wildlife. She has been featured in international publications and co-produced the award-winning documentary film, “Right of Passage”, highlighting the plight of the critically endangered red wolves. Additionally, she co-produced a short film called “For the Love of Red Wolves”, which has been introduced into the public school system in children's classrooms throughout North Carolina. She is currently working with her team in partnership with Wildlands Network on a conservation project that will increase public awareness and help counties apply for and fund critical wildlife crossing structures in North Carolina. Jennifer was the grand prize winner as well as the People’s Choice winner of the 2022 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. She also placed 3rd in the North American Nature Photography Association Showcase in the same year. Jennifer is committed to helping photographers improve their photography skills based on their own unique aspirations and feels the greatest reward is gaining new voices to tell the stories of wildlife and the challenges they may face.
With an undergraduate degree in sciences and a doctorate in Adult Education, I know biology and I know how to teach! An award winning instructor and an award winning photographer I have been a finalist in Nature Photography of the Year, Travel Photographer of the Year, NANPA, Share the View, WildArt POTY, Nature Canada, Remembering Bears and Nature TTL, included receiving special mentions, commended, Top 100 and Top 250 awards and winning the Grand Prize of Nature Canada's Photo contest in 2023 with a great gray owl photo taken right the region of this tour!
My works have been featured in print in both national and international publications, including the most recent Best Wildlife Photographers of 2023 by Canadian Geographic. Named one of the top 16 wildlife photographers in Canada this past year by influencer digest + I live in Northern Alberta, Canada and specialize in photographing the wildlife of the Boreal Forest. I am a member of the Canadian Conservation Photographers Collective and am committed to protecting wildlife in Canada and their habitat. I recently worked on the collective's Crossing Paths campaign highlighting the issues when various modes of transportation intersect with wildlife. I routinely mentor aspiring wildlife photographers and hope to inspire them to tell the story of the wildlife they experience from their own unique perspective and helps her students uncover their unique personal style.
JASPER IN FALL PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR, ALBERTA
Dates: September 26 - 28, 2024
Spots: 3 (2 left)
Costs: $1950 CDN
Leader: Donna Feledichuk
For more information email Donna at email@example.com