Photograph Bald Eagles on the Coast of Washington State

Bald_eagle_WASB_2022_23Bald_eagle_WASB_2022_23A bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) takes off after catching a midshipman in Seabeck, Washington. Photo tour information:
Dates: May 23-28, 2023
Price: $425 per person per day
Deposit: Full payment due at registration
   (I recommend purchasing trip insurance.)
Participants: 6 per day, sign up for as many days as you would like

Join award-winning, professional wildlife and nature photographer and writer, Dawn Wilson, on a small group photo tour to capture action-packed images of bald eagles. 

Bald_eagle_WASB_2022_27Bald_eagle_WASB_2022_27A bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) soars acoss a sky of fluffy white clouds on a sunny day in western Washington. Who doesn't love photographing eagles, and what better way to do that than to have dozens of them right in front of you. This location west of Seattle attracts an abundance of bald eagles in May and June when spawning fish make easy targets. 

But it isn't just the eagles that congregate along this waterway. Great blue herons, gulls, American crows and other scavenger birds also join in the buffet. It is sure to offer a diverse selection of photos — from interaction between different bird species to bald eagles stealing food in midair from each other to beautiful flight shots of eagles set against the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula. 

Bald_eagle_WA_2022_1Bald_eagle_WA_2022_1Two bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) fight in midair over a midshipman on a sunny day in northwest Washington.

Shooting times and agenda varies slightly each day as the feeding frenzy is dependent upon the tides. I will provide a detailed itinerary for the days you purchase upon registration, meeting at a location near the shoot sight prior to setting up our camera gear.

How many days in the field is up to you. Choose one day or all six. I'd love to show you the details for a successful and fun experience while helping you improve your photos.

Why go with Dawn? Participating in a photo workshop with Dawn, recognized as a top-ten female nature photographer by Wild Planet Photo Magazine, provides the opportunity to get more personal attention from an experienced and passionate nature and wildlife photographer. Her goals for your photography include helping all participants with composition, teaching about animal behavior for better photos, instruction on how to create visual and emotional impact, and understanding camera techniques. Your photo workshop leader has a varied skill set and can provide a wide variety of photography instruction, including Bald_eagle_WASB_2022_12Bald_eagle_WASB_2022_12A pair of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) clash in midair as they fight over a fish on a sunny day in western Washington state. guidance for camera equipment (she shoots Nikon gear but has familiarity with Canon as well), creative photo techniques, Photoshop and Lightroom, and how to get the best photos of the eagles and scenery of western Washington state.

During down times and as desired by the workshop participants, we will download, edit and critique photos from the trip.

Cost for Bald Eagles of Washington photo tour includes:
- field instruction and guide services
- software instruction
- experienced bird photographer

Cost DOES NOT include:
- lodging in the area (Upon reserving your spot for this workshop, I will send you information about various lodging accommodations near out shoot site.)
airfare to or from home to Seattle, Washington
- car rental and/or transportation to shooting location
- meals, tips or drinks

To reserve your spot, click on the Buy Now button and then click on the shopping cart icon in the bottom right corner to finalize the reservation.

I look forward to having you join the group in Washington!

Dawn_Quandary_Peak_3Dawn_Quandary_Peak_3 About Dawn Wilson

As a 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 PhotographerColorado OutdoorsWyoming WildlifeDefenders of WildlifeNational Geographic Digital, MotorHome and Colorado Life. She was also recognized as a Top Ten Female Nature Photographer to Watch by Wild Planet Photo Magazine. Her next project, a book title 100 Things to Do in Estes Park Before You Die, will be published on March 15, 2023.



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