1-8 December 2019

Join Henry and Dave as we venture to the bird photography paradise that is Lord Howe Island!

Our Wild Lord Howe Bird & Nature Photography Workshop will be a unique opportunity to flock together to hone your skills and capture some breathtaking images.

Lord Howe Island is an island paradise 600km off the east coast of the Australian mainland. Dominated by the iconic mountain skyline of Mts Lidgbird and Gower to the south, and fringed by the most southerly coral reef in the world, this truly is a magical place.

It is home to the endangered endemic Lord Howe Woodhen, as well as numerous breeding seabird species such as the angelic White Tern and noisy red-tailed Tropicbird.

 
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at a glance

Flights to and from the island (ex Sydney) are included, and we'll be spending 7 nights together staying at Blue Lagoon Lodge.
Blue Lagoon is perfectly situated between the lagoon and Ned's Beach, and also a stones throw from the wonderful Anchorage cafe/restaurant (mmm coffee...)

Obviously we'll be capturing plenty of bird images! We'll also have some fun doing time-lapses and a bit of landscape photography. And don't forget your GoPro or underwater camera as there will also be opportunities for snorkelling the reef and looking for turtles!


all skill levels

You don't need to be an expert photographer with a super telephoto lens to enjoy this workshop. A lot of the species we will encounter can allow a closer approach, so whatever camera you have there is no doubt that you will still learn a lot and have great fun doing it!

Thank you Dave and Henry for your easy going and considerate natures.

As over 60’s both my sister and myself were concerned that our abilities to get to where we had to go with a small group of birders was going to be difficult but Dave and Henry both assisted us and understood that we had limitations that younger people did not. Not only that, but we were complete novices when it came to photography and again patience and understanding was freely given. Their help and explanation/demonstration on how to operate our not real flashy cameras was fantastic. Our trip to Lord Howe Island with this tour group was the best and we achieved some pretty good photos because of it. I for one would highly recommend any tour that Flock Wildlife hosted. The combination of the professional photography of Dave and Ecologist and general wildlife knowledge of Henry made this tour fun, informative and an experience I for one will not forget.

Again, thank you Dave and Henry
— Kate Taylor
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pelagic trip

Weather permitting, we're planning on a boat trip to the imposing Ball's Pyramid with local legends Jack Shick and Ian Hutton.

A great opportunity to test your sea-legs and bird in flight skills as we target petrels, shearwaters, and storm-petrels.


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HIGHLIGHTS

* 7 Nights Accommodation at Blue Lagoon

* Return Qantaslink flights ex Sydney

* Expert Photographic and Ecological Tuition

* Morning and Afternoon outings focussing on different birds & techniques including wide-angle and super telephotos, birds in flight and more

* Classroom sessions on Photographic techniques, composition and Post Processing

* Practical Sessions on Landscape photography - long exposures, time-lapse, and Wildlife cinematography!

* Boat trip to Balls Pyramid with Jack Shick & Ian Hutton (weather permitting)

* Glass Bottom boat cruise & Snorkelling at North Bay

* Airport transfers on Lord Howe Island

* Welcome Dinner

* Farewell Dinner

* Bike Hire

$5595.00 PER PERSON*

*Twin Share. Price subject to availability at time of booking. Single Supplement cost available on request.

Ask us about our non-photographer partner rate

 

NOTES

* The only meals included are the Welcome & Farewell Dinners. All other meals, drinks, snacks are your responsibility, however we will organise to eat together at various venues around the island.
* It could potentially be hot over there so be prepared with hat, sunscreen, appropriate clothing including wet weather jacket. 
* As with any tour, unfortunately we cannot control the weather or indeed the wildlife. The itinerary will be flexible to make the most of the weather - especially in regards to boat trips.
* The boat trip to Ball's Pyramid is dependant on the weather conditions and will be decided on by skipper Jack Shick.
* Ensure that you have relevant sea-sickness medication. Contact us for tips.
* A reasonable level of fitness is required to walk up Malabar Hill and some other walks. We will certainly be taking our time and not rushing though.

 

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