There is still time and there are still a few spots left on this incredible adventure, as shown in my TV series Travels to the Edge.
The Pantanal offers a wetland environment like no other on the planet. At 54,000 square miles you could hide the whole of the Florida Everglades in the center and never find them. It’s no secret that I love photographing wildlife and the Pantanal offers some of the best avian photography anywhere. While the Amazon rain forest may be larger, the Pantanal has a concentration of wildlife that allows you to see (and photograph) 100 times more birds and animals than you ever would in the Amazon. I chose the Pantanal for my TV show for this very reason.
You will have the chance to photograph capybaras and caimans and many of the 400 species of birds that live in the Pantanal. Nearly a quarter of these birds weighing in at over a pound (1.6kg) – which is a pretty big bird when you stop to think about it. We may even get to see Giant Otters (big as a grown man) and Giant Anteaters. If you’ve seen the episode of “Travels to the Edge” from this region you have some idea of what you’ll be in store for. But don’t worry, when it comes to the caimans, we’ll keep a respectful distance (this time).
Through traveling to photograph wildlife, I have been blessed with getting to know some of the most interesting and diverse cultures around the world. For this tour, I have scheduled visits to two working Brazilian ranches so we can get a taste of what it is like to pull a living from this land and call it home. To visit a country without getting to know the people is an incomplete story for me. There is so much to be learned from others who share this earth with us but have different perspectives and unique viewpoints. Seeing the challenges they face can bring a new perspective to our own lives.
And if you’re not hooked yet… on my previous trips I have stumbled across a very remote corner of the Pantanal where there is an incredible opportunity to see Jaguars in the wild. This particular group has become habituated to seeing people much like some of the lion troops you would see on safari in Africa and they no longer instinctively retreat and hide in the dense forest. It may take a while to swallow your heart back down from the middle of your throat, but seeing a Jaguar in the wild is a experience you will never forget.
11 days/10 night Photography Expedition led by Art Wolfe
Change is coming quickly to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. New elections have brought the hope for democracy, Nobel peace laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is in parliament, and now is the time to travel to this fascinating country!
Explore the ancient cities, Buddhist temples, and vibrant culture of this country just opening up to the outside world.
Begins at the birding paradise Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary, winds through a truly dazzling array of bazaars and ends at one of the oldest continously inhabited cities on Earth, sacred Varanasi on the Ganges.
(http://denisglennon.com/art-wolfe-in-australia-2012/ & http://www.c4images-safaris.co.za/index.php?page=artwolfe2012), as well as some much anticipated shooting for his new Seattle gallery! Look here for new photos soon.
Art Wolfe Lecture Series – 10am to 4pm at Mt. Hood Community College – Gresham Campus
Art Wolfe is presenting his ever popular class “The Art of Composition”. This is a great learning tool for anyone wanting to grow their compositional skills. This is not a technical class, but an improved way of seeing and identifying ways of better expressing your artistic vision. >>More Info
Art Wolfe Oregon Coast Workshop – Cannon Beach, OR
Three days on the beautiful Oregon coast to immerse yourself in photography and learn to see what Art Wolfe sees and how he finds his subjects.
Art has some favorite spots on the coast that are waiting to be shared. >>More Info