Join Arctic photography specialist Chris Linder and myself for the trip of a lifetime to photograph puffins and other birds in Iceland next summer.
Iceland’s steep, rocky coastline explodes with life in the summer months. Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Northern Fulmars, murres, and kittiwakes all raise their chicks here before returning to a life at sea. Our primary subject will be the colorful, charismatic Atlantic puffin, and we will be visiting some of the best locations for puffin photography in the world. In addition to Iceland’s cliff-dwelling seabirds, we will also spend time looking for tundra breeding birds including Red-throated Loon, Tufted Duck, Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, European Golden Plover, Red-necked Phalarope, and Redshank.
The itinerary has been carefully crafted based on Chris’s numerous assignments to photograph Iceland’s puffins with Icelandic bird researchers, and includes some unique locations you won’t find on any other Icelandic photography tour. The expedition was developed with the focus of puffin chick-rearing in mind; mid-July is the best time to capture images of puffins bringing bill-fulls of spaghetti-like sand eels back to their burrows.
Our small group will travel in comfort in a specially customized bus with room for everyone to have a window seat, complete with Wi-Fi and numerous power outlets to enable us to edit our images while we’re on the road. When traveling to the next location, we will take advantage of photogenic opportunities of the Icelandic landscape. Chris and Gerrit scheduled exceptional locations for more instruction inland, such as tiered waterfalls, and will look out for serendipitous moments as the bus rolls onward.
Dates: July 7-16
See the Visionary Wild website for the full details and intinerary.