No where on earth is there a movement of animals as immense as the great migration, when one and a half million wildebeest, accompanied by vast numbers of zebra and gazelles make the long and trecherous trek from the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania, northwards through the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Lines of animals stretch as far as the eye can see, but in their path is the Mara River, which the herds must cross to reach richer grazing. The river crossings are often dramatic events as thousands of animals wade, or swim frantically to the far bank with the ever present threat of predation by Nile crocodiles.
The thrill of photographing the world renown Wild White Horses of the Camargue running through the shallow waters of the marshes, and galloping in the surf of the Mediterranean Sea is a dream come true for any photographer passionate about wildlife; however, the excitement does not stop there, as in addition to a variety of shoots with the horses you will also photograph a herd of imposing Black Camargue Bulls being driven by a team of Gardians and stunning Camargue birdlife, including flocks of Pink Flamingos as they take flight in formation at sunrise.
The concentration of wildlife in the South Luangwa Valley is among the highest in Africa; renown as one of the best places to encounter leopard, you will have the opportunity to photograph a wide variety of mammals, including lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, wild dog and several species of antelope, plus endemic species such as Thornicroft's giraffe, Crawshay's zebra, and Cookson's wildebeest. The region is also a haven for over 400 bird species, encompassing spectacular birds of prey, majestic cranes, as well as highly colourful kingfishers and bee-eaters.
On this unique expedition, which crosses the Arctic Circle, you will pass through the narrow Bering Strait, separating Russia from the United States of America to voyage along the wild North Eastern Siberian coastline, around the Chukotka region, in one of the last great undiscovered wilderness areas in the world. The itinerary will include spending four to five days visiting the isolated and pristine Wrangel Island, probably best known for the multitude of Polar Bears that breed there. The island also boasts the world’s largest population of Pacific Walrus and lies near major feeding grounds for the Gray Whales, while Reindeer, Musk Ox and Snow Geese can normally be seen further inland. A visit to the massive cliffs on nearby Herald Island, home to large seabird colonies is also planned.