Take flight to Haines, Alaska to
photograph bald eagles in the Valley of Eagles

Bald_Eagle_Haines_14Bald_Eagle_Haines_14An adult bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) holds its wings up and feet out as he comes in for approach on the beach at Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines, Alaska Workshop information
- Price: $2,750
- Dates: November 15 to 21, 2015
- Deposit: $500

Join professional wildlife photographer and Master Naturalist, Dawn Wilson, in scenic Haines, Alaska to photograph bald eagles as they gather for one last run of salmon before the winter sets in along the coast of southeast Alaska.

We will meet in Juneau, Alaska on the evening of November 15 for a meet and greet.

On the morning of November 16, we will arrive in Haines, Alaska to check into the hotel for our four-night stay and then head out for the afternoon to find eagles congregating along the Chilkat River where a late salmon run brings 100-300 eagles to the area. We will cover natural history of the area, why the eagles gather in such large numbers, and why this unusual salmon run occurs along the Chilkat River.

For the next three full days we will spend our time photographing the eagles along the Chilkat River. We will also head out to a couple of Bald_Eagle_Haines_12Bald_Eagle_Haines_12A bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) flies directly towards the camera at the Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines, Alaska other areas to look for eagles in different settings and other wildlife, including mountain goats, Dall sheep, late season brown bears, American dippers and gulls in the nearby rivers, lakes and mountains. Opportunities exist to photograph landscapes with the high peaks of the surrounding snow-covered mountains and possibly photograph the Northern Lights if conditions are right.

We will head out one last time on the fifth morning to photograph eagles before heading back to Juneau in the afternoon of November 20.

This is an intimate group of no more than six participants, allowing individual attention for questions, instruction and image reviews. Each evening we will take a look at photographs from the day's shoot, review tips and tricks for post-processing, and get to know members of the group. Presentations will also be given covering bird photography and natural history of the area.

Bald_Eagle_Haines_18Bald_Eagle_Haines_18An adult bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) does the stealth maneuver to sneak in on a fish another eagle is eating at Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines, Alaska Workshop prices includes:
- lodging in Juneau
- lodging in Haines
- ground transportation in Juneau and Haines
- round-trip transportation to Haines from Juneau
- all meals
- instruction in the field and for post-processing
Price does not include alcoholic beverages or travel to Juneau from home location.

I look forward to having you join the group to visit picturesque Haines, Alaska.


About Dawn Wilson Aurora Over Haines HarborAurora Over Haines HarborThe Northern Lights filled the sky just as the moon came up over the mountains above the Haines Harbor in Haines, Alaska

As a full-time, professional wildlife photographer, writer and Master Naturalist, Dawn travels extensively throughout the Rocky Mountains and Alaska photographing the animals of high latitudes and high altitudes. These animals love the cold and remote regions as much as she does, and she enjoys sharing her stories and photos to encourage others to see and conserve these beautiful regions.

Her work has appeared in numerous publications, calendars and photo exhibits, including Outdoor Photographer, Colorado Outdoors, Wyoming Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife, National Geographic Digital and Colorado Life.

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