Eagles in Alaska Part 2

25 mph winds with 50+ gusts and the 9-foot swell couldn't keep us from having an amazing and very successful third and final photo tour. Even in the worst weather possible, the opportunities were really outstanding, far and beyond the opportunities, almost anywhere else on the planet in perfect conditions. It's that good. Not convinced?

Where else on the planet can you photograph dozens of eagles at every shoot, in perfect light, in 100% natural surroundings, all while shooting with at less than 300mm focal length?

Bald eagle against a deep black cliff-side shadow. Nikon D850 with Sigma 150-600 Sports lens at 230mm 1/2500th sec at f/8 ISO 400 handheld and manual mode.

The rock wall that blocked the howling NE wind, also cast a deep black shadow that created the special lighting effect. The photo is 100% natural but people assume that it was Photoshop creation, not a real image.

Bald eagle top bank made with the camera held vertically (shoot in vertical orientation with the battery grip). Nikon D850 with Sigma 120-300 Sports lens at 250mm 1/4000th sec at f/5.6 ISO 400 handheld and manual mode.

By the last couple of days of the tour, our participants were happy, and more than satisfied from all the shooting, most had around 18,000 to 20,000 images, shot over 5 days of the tour.

The shooting was really spectacular with some really memorable moments. My image count, for comparison, was a little less than 20,000 images for all three tours! 

Bald eagle inverted bank. Nikon D850 with Sigma 150-600 Sports lens at 270mm 1/4000th sec at f/8 ISO 400 handheld and manual mode.

This inverted bank image was made with the camera pointed slightly upwards, when the eagle flipped upside down after a vertical climb, and right before they dive straight back down. 

Bald eagle juvenile top bank with its head turned back. Nikon D850 with Sigma 150-600 Sports lens at 270mm 1/3200th sec at f/8 ISO 400 handheld and manual mode.

To guarantee the best results on our eagle tour is to join us for both tours. This way you can relax and have plenty of time to learn the birds flight patterns and even get to know some of the individual birds. About 80% of my business is returning photographers or referrals. Some people have taken our eagle tour 4 or 5 times! 

Eagle peak. Nikon D850 with Sigma 150-600 Sports lens at 600mm 1/800th sec at f/8 ISO 400 handheld and manual mode.

Some photographers on the tour remarked that on the 3rd day of the 5-day tour they were already done. They had more images than they thought possible, at a level that surpassed their expectations. Being able to offer this tour that lets people experience something really unique and unforgettable in eagle photography, is really rewarding. 

Thinking about joining us in 2019? Let me know as soon as you can, the tour dates are already selling out as I write this. Drop me an email if you have any questions, or if you would like to join us next year. 

March 11-15th,  2019, 5 days $4000. Deposit $2000. 3 openings available

March 18-22nd,  2019, 5 days $4000. Deposit $2000. 4 openings available

Strict maximum of 6 photographers in each group

$500 Early registration discount until August 2018.

For detailed info on our 2019 eagle tours see this page on our site: http://www.robertotoole.com/eagle-tour/