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The 2008 Workshop was a success
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I'm now accepting reservations from photographers
Ecuador Photo workshop in Baņos! This
is your chance to capture images of unusual and
threatened Amazon species such as jaguars, ocelots,
spectacled bears, Andean condors and much more!
Last year was fantastic and I believe this year will
be even better! Fill out this
FORM for more information!
23 - Aug 30th,
2008 - 2009 dates TBD
Now $2250 (including fuel adjustment surcharge for
airline) - 2009 Price TBD!
airfare from Miami to Quito, Ecuador
Round trip van or bus
to San Martin in Baņos
van or bus for the Amazon basin day trip
while in Ecuador
and dinner everyday
Not included: Lunches, personal expenses (shopping,
etc.), travel insurance, airport exit fee (approx
The San Martin Park houses many species of animals
found in the Sierra and Orient regions of Ecuador
(spanning diverse habitats: grassy highlands, cloud
forests, and Amazonian rain forests).
The mission is to conserve and rehabilitate
animals, and when possible to release them back into
the wild. For the past thirteen years, it has
provided care to sick wildlife, shelter for
endangered species rescued from the international
pet trade, and rehabilitated hurt animals brought to
the park by local people. Current efforts underway
move it toward becoming a Biodiversity Center for
central Ecuador: the building of a conference center
(hostel and meeting rooms now complete); the
building of a biodiversity library (under
construction); the building of an animal clinic that
will service the community. The International
Biodiversity Conference is held here each year and
will take place in early August this year.
San Martin is an educational facility for both
Ecuadorians and visitors to Ecuador: providing vivid
lessons in vital concepts like habitat and the value
of biodiversity. San Martin plays a role in
reshaping attitudes about hunting, deforestation,
ecology, and man's role as part of nature.
The San Martin Zoological Gardens are located
approximately four hours from Quito, in the town of
Baņos, known as a gateway to the Amazon. Situated at
the base of Tungurahua, at an altitude of
approximately 6,000', the facility is physically
located within a series of canyon walls next to the
This is not only a great chance to add images of
Amazon wildlife to your collection, but also
landscapes, and we are also planning a trip to an
indigenous marketplace. Most evenings we will be
presenting Photoshop sessions and photography
sessions in the conference center. There are also
hot spring spas, zip lines, waterfall tours, and
lots more to do with your free time!
For photo equipment, since we will be up close and
personal with the animals, long lenses are really
not necessary. A 200mm to 300mm is more than
enough! A flash is recommended and you may want a
tripod or monopod. Although September is one of the
driest months, it can rain at any time so some sort
of weather protection for your equipment is
recommended. Physically, the trip is very easy -
limited hiking and the hostel is located right on
the grounds of San Martin.
Don't miss it, sign up now! Space is limited!
Contact me by filling out this
or call 727 771-9686 for
Please note that this trip is being made with
special arrangements through NOVA University out of