If you like Bald Eagles and dream to capture outstanding fishing and flying photographs, check out the Alaska Bald Eagles photography tour! The action takes place in a fishing town, where the eagles are very used to picking up scraps from the fishermen nets. This creates a unique scenario for bird photographers:

Alaska Bald Eagle photography tour

Alaska Bald Eagle banking breakdown – South of Anchorage, Alaska
ISO 1250 | f/5.6 | 1/2000 sec. | Manual mode | AI servo rear focusing
This photograph was created with the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM lens (Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM review) at 400mm, the Canon EOS 1DX mark II hand held.

The image above is a stunning breakdown of an adult Bald Eagle banking in flight! Note the full wing span. It is truly amazing to have the opportunity to create action photographs of what Bald Eagles do best: flight maneuvering and fishing! Bird photography is all about being at the right place, at the right time. This is exactly where I will take you in 2017 to create an amazing portfolio of Bald Eagle photographs.

Alaska Bald Eagle portrait

Alaska Bald Eagle portrait – South of Anchorage, Alaska
ISO 3200 | f/5.6 | 1/1000 sec. | Manual mode | AI servo rear focusing
This photograph was created with the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM lens (Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM review) at 400mm, the Canon EOS 1DX mark II hand held.

The timing was chosen to increase our chances for snow in the background. With the climate warming up, it becomes more and more difficult to narrow the best time. For instance, the last two months of March have had very little snow falls. The very end of January / early February will maximize our chances! The eagles will let you get very close too… Keep in mind that Bald Eagles in Alaska are about 25% bigger than their counterparts in Florida, due to weather and diet.

Alaska Bald Eagle fishing - Photography workshop

Alaska Bald Eagle portrait – South of Anchorage, Alaska
ISO 800 | f/2.8 | 1/4000 sec. | Manual mode | AI servo rear focusing
This photograph was created with the Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM lens and the Canon EOS 1DX mark II hand held.

Believe it or not, but the Bald Eagles come very near the fishing boats and it is possible to create breathtaking action photographs with lenses in the 200-400mm range. This means, that a simple 70-200mm would work quite nicely and there is no need to have the most expensive equipment such as 500mm and 600mm to do very well during this workshop!

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