Three Peru Jungle Eco-Lodges Offer New Amazon Wildlife and Nature Photography Tours
Rainforest Expeditions http://www.perunature.com/, has announced the launch of 7-day / 6-night Rainforest Nature Photography Tours operating from its three jungle eco-lodges situated along the Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon. Shorter five-day programs are also available. The tour has been specifically designed to let clients experience what it is like to be a National Geographic wildlife photographer.
The all-inclusive photography tours include use of the most advanced professional cameras, lenses and equipment. While in the field participants may try out the latest high tech gear including Canon 600mm f/4 lenses, carbon fiber tripods, specialized macro lenses that can photograph in startling clarity the eyes of an ant, and robotic panorama cameras that can make photos of over 100 gigapixels. In addition to camera usage, workshops include topics on Photoshop, photography and ethics, the psychology of beauty and technical presentations on how digital cameras work. For a sampling of equipment for use see: http://www.perunature.com/wildlife-photography-equipment.html.
The per person double occupancy rate for seven days is $2,452; a single supplement is $315. Net rates are available to professional trip consultants and travel agencies. Photography equipment, lodging, meals, activities, jungle guides, photography instructor and transportation while on tour are included in the package. See: See: http://www.perunature.com/nature-photography-workshop.html.
Tours stop at each of Rainforest Expeditions’ three eco-lodges visiting the prime sites that each one has to offer. Sites include two 30 meter towers that rise above the jungle canopy, as well as visits to two ox bow lakes where photographs of Giant River Otters and Hoatzin birds are possible. The itinerary also visits the Tambopata Research Center, home to the largest Macaw clay lick in the world.
Rainforest Expeditions works in partnership with professional photographer Jeff Cremer to provide the same cameras, lenses and technologies that professional photographers employ to capture magazine-quality images.
“The use of this equipment gives people the chance to combine science, nature and technology to create art,” says Cremer, an award-winning travel photographer based in Lima, Peru. His gigapixel photography work was recently published in “EARTH Platinum Edition”, the world’s largest atlas. He also recently finished work on the largest photo ever taken in Peru, a 22,000 megapixel panorama of the Miraflores district of Lima. The image is also one of the top 20 largest photos in the world. He has documented his travels in Peru in a coffee table book, “People Of The Sun — A Journey Into The Heart Of The Inca Empire.”
Rainforest Expeditions’ string of three jungle lodges is accessed from Puerto Maldonado airport arriving from Lima or Cusco on daily commercial flights lasting 45 or 90 minutes respectively. A bus transports guests to the Infierno River Port to board motorized wooden canoes for a 45-minute trip to the first lodge, Posada Amazonas. Refugio Amazonas, the second lodge, is a 3.5-hour boat trip after departing the bus. The third and most remote is Tambopata Research Center, requiring a 4-hour additional upriver boat ride from Refugio Amazonas. Each lodge is only a few minutes on foot from the river bank. See: http://www.perunature.com/tambopata-jungle-lodges-puerto-maldonado.html
Photography courtesy Rainforest Expeditions.