BOSQUE DEL APACHE PHOTO TOUR
December 31, 2017 - January 4, 2018
Airport: Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ)
**See itinerary below.
Why Take This Photo Tour With Us?
* FULL MOON!
*We miss the overcrowded time around Thanksgiving.
*Bosque is probably the best place in the world to practice flight shots, and we'll provide the instruction you need.
*We'll look at your images during the day to make sure you're getting the results you want.
*We've been photographing this area for more than 20 years, and we'll share everything we know with you.
Agriculture and burgeoning population centers, like Albuquerque and Santa Fe, put an end to the floods in all but the wettest years, and the cranes were hit hard. The refuge was created in the 1930s expressly to save the cranes, but the year it opened only 17 cranes wintered there. Today, more than 1,000 times that many cranes take advantage of this intensely managed habitat. Bosque del Apache is truly one of the Refuge System's greatest success stories.
There are quite a few places where photographers can use long lenses to capture wading birds and waterfowl, so what makes this place so great? Because of the light and the surrounding scenery, photographers can pretty much use any lens in their bag and come away with some great shots. It is the opportunities to use wildlife in scenic images--images with sunrises, sunsets and even moons--that make Bosque the special place it is. This is why photographers keep returning year after year.
Day 1: We’ll pick you up from Albuquerque airport/airport motel, drive to Socorro. Check into our motel, instructional presentation on what we’ll be photographing. Go Photograph! Dinner after we return.
Day 2, 3, 4: To Bosque for sunrise and blast-off. Drive the road for other photo opps. Late breakfast. Participant photo critique/sharing and rest/recharge time. Back to the refuge for sunset. Dinner after.
Day 5: One last chance for sunrise, blast-off. Pack, breakfast and back to Albuquerque.
+ Breakfast, dinner, snacks, water, lodging, critique and instruction as needed included.