ADVENTURES WITH CINDY
Most of my adventures are not just photography tours. Although they certainly revolve around taking great photos, we also typically learn about the culture and the people, as well as the natural history of the places visited. The participants are not only photographers of varied experiences, but also birders, biologists, artists, writers, and anyone who loves travel and the natural world.
My favorite destinations in Kenya are included in this Women's Connections Safari. Click on the title link for complete itinerary.
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November 3-10, 2017
While Cuba’s isolation has kept the socialist country clothed in tatters of its colonial past, its people are welcoming to those who venture in. Cuba is currently undergoing what many call a “silent transition” from socialism to a mixed economy. Havana, the heart of Cuba, is the largest city in the Caribbean and the country’s vibrant capital. We'll explore and photograph both "Old Havana" and the "new" Havana. Next, we'll travel to the sleepy village of Vinales, primarily know for its tobacco farms, it has some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Cuba. This 8-day exploration of Cuba will offer the unique opportunity to explore this fascinating country firsthand during this exciting historical transition.
April 4-14, 2018
The Galápagos Islands have been intriguing explorers for centuries. Discover firsthand the fascinating biodiversity, volcanic terrain, and geological history that make the islands so compelling. This 11 day program includes visits to landmarks like Pinnacle Rock, Sierra Negra volcano, Punta Espinoza, and the steep cliffs and dark beaches of Buccaneer Cove, plus the chance to see iconic and unusual wildlife. Accompanied by an expert naturalist guide, you’ll learn about the forces, both natural and human, that have shaped the archipelago through the years. Quito April 4 Upon arrival in Quito you will be met and escorted to your hotel. Arrival into Quito should be on a Wednesday for the Friday cruise departure. Overnight at Sheraton Quito Quito April
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Coastal Brown Bears of Alaska Photo Tour
Lake Clark is a photographer’s paradise and one of the hidden gems of the National Park System. Located 100 miles from Anchorage but accessible only by small aircraft or boat, the park is deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve at Silver Salmon Creek is the best destination to capture photos of grizzly bears in their natural habitat. The grizzly bears which live inside the wildlife preserve have never been hunted by humans, meaning that photographers can watch the bears acting naturally without adding any stress to these beautiful creatures, more naturally than any other setting. Although grizzly bears are still formidable wild animals that require respect, the bears inside Lake Clark National Park and Preserve peacefully live and let live. Unlike sites that have been overrun with tourists, Lake Clark Preserve sustains its pristine environment. The park doesn’t have any crowds, boardwalks or viewing platforms. The bears are at ease with our presence and act naturally. The excellent guides provided for us by the lodge know these bears individually from years of observation and that assures us of a safe and successful trip.
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Beginning Bird Photography