Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop

Come join me on an amazing adventure to Haines, Alaska to witness and photograph one of the largest gatherings of the American Bald Eagle on the planet. Every November, thousands of bald eagles descend upon the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in anticipation of the final salmon run in the region. If you have been hoping to get incredible photographs of bald eagles flying, fighting, fishing, feeding, and perched along a riverbank, this is absolutely the photography workshop for you!

Please note that a COVID-19 vaccine will be required to join this photo workshop adventure…

Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop - Photograph the American Bald Eagle in it's beautiful natural settings of Alaska with Colby Brown.

Trip Dates

Nov. 7th – 12th, 2021 (SOLD OUT)
Nov. 14th – 19th, 2021 (2 Spots Left)

Tuition Costs

$4450

Group Size

5 – 6 Max

Difficulty Level

Easy

Alaskan Bald Eagle in Flight - Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop - Photograph the American Bald Eagle in it's beautiful natural settings of Alaska with Colby Brown.
Alaskan Bald Eagle turning in mid-air - Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop - Photograph the American Bald Eagle in it's beautiful natural settings of Alaska with Colby Brown.

Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop

  • To join this workshop you will start your adventure by booking a flight on any major airline carrier to the town of Juneau, Alaska.
  • From there you will take the passenger ferry from Juneau up to the town of Haines, Alaska where I will meet you at the dock.
  • We have rented our own private house for the duration of the workshop, which allows us to stay safe and keep our distance from other travelers and photographers.
  • We will have a full kitchen, so cooking our own meal is an option for those interested in having more control over their meals.
  • Each day we will spend the bulk of the daylight hours out exploring the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve looking for Bald Eagles in action.
  • The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve covers 48,000 acres of land that include the Tsirku, Kleheni and Chilkat Rivers and has been in existence since 1982.
  • At night, if we have clear skies, there can be opportunities to photograph the aurora if presented with the right conditions.
  • Also, be sure to bring your laptop so that we can dive into the post-processing side of wildlife photography when we have some downtime from our daily activities.

  • There is a lot to see and experience in this magical region of Alaska.

    The group size is limited to only 5 people, so If interested, please sign up today for this amazing Photography Workshop in November!.
    American Bald Eagle standing along the shoreline - Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop - Photograph the American Bald Eagle in it's beautiful natural settings of Alaska with Colby Brown.
    An Eagle eating leftovers in shallow water - Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop - Photograph the American Bald Eagle in it's beautiful natural settings of Alaska with Colby Brown.

    What is Included?

    What is Not Included?

     

    Payment for Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop

    If the workshop is full and you wanted to be added to the waiting list, click HERE.
    Nov. 7th – 14th, 2021 (SOLD OUT)
    Nov. 14th – 19th, 2021 (2 Spots Open)

    Workshop Tuition:

    * please read the workshop F.A.Q. section on this page to learn more about visiting Alaska and check out our cancellation policies if you have any questions.

    The Alsakan Bald Eagle Soraing across the sky - Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop - Photograph the American Bald Eagle in it's beautiful natural settings of Alaska with Colby Brown.
    The beauty of a Bald Eagle banking is the air with a mountain is the distance - Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop - Photograph the American Bald Eagle in it's beautiful natural settings of Alaska with Colby Brown.

    While our main focus will be photography bald eagles along the Chilkat River there is a chance we could encounter other wildlife out in the area as well. It is possible to photograph bears, foxes, mink, coyotes, and moose. In terms of other birdlife, we could see downy and hairy woodpeckers, trumpeter swans, magpies, loons, and a variety of different gulls. However, most of these wildlife encounters will be based on chance as we look for as many bald eagle photographic opportunities as possible.

    Where in Alaska Are We Going?

    What Is In Colby's Gear Bag For This Trip?

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    A bald Eagle fishing for it's meal - Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop - Photograph the American Bald Eagle in it's beautiful natural settings of Alaska with Colby Brown.
    A Bald Eagle taking off, forcefull using it large wings to gain lift - Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop - Photograph the American Bald Eagle in it's beautiful natural settings of Alaska with Colby Brown.

    Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)
    For the Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop

    WHEN DOES THE WORKSHOP START?

    The workshop begins on November 7th in Haines, AK when the Ferry from Juneau arrives at 11:45AM in the morning. I will pick everyone up at the Ferry Dock.

    WHEN DOES THE WORKSHOP END?

    The workshop ends on November 12th, 2021 when the Ferry from Haines to Juneau leaves at 3:45pm. I will drop you off at the Ferry Terminal.

    WHAT AIRPORT DO I FLY IN & OUT OF?

    You will fly in and out of the Juneau International Airport (JNU). You will want to arrive in Juneau the day before the workshop starts so that you can catch the ferry to Haines on November 7th.

    DO I HAVE TO CATCH THE FERRY TO HAINES?

    Yes, you will need to purchase your own ferry tickets from Juneau to Haines and back again. 

    ARE COVID-19 VACCINES REQUIRED?

    Yes, Colby Brown Photography mandates that you have had a COVID-19 vaccine to join this workshop. You will be required to show proof of vaccine once you have signed up for the workshop.

    WHAT ARE OUR ACCOMMODATIONS LIKE?

    We have rented a private 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom house in Haines, AK for the duration of our workshop. Each room will have it’s own private bathroom and we will have access to a full kitchen to make our own meals when necessary.

    WHERE WILL WE BE FOCUSING OUR ATTENTION?

    Outside of exploring the area around Haines, AK the majority of our time will be focused on the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve located just outside of town.

    WHAT CAMERA GEAR IS NECESSARY?

    With the focus on wildlife photography, you will want to have a camera that is capable of shooting at high FPS (Frames Per Second). Additionally, using super-telephoto lenses will allow you to fill more of the frame with your subjects. Refer to the “Gear” section above on this page for more information.

    HOW DIFFICULT IS THE WORKSHOP?

    This workshop is not overly challenging in terms of physical activity involved. Most of the time we will drive our vehicles up to the Bald Eagle Preserve to photograph these amazing creatures along the banks of the Chilkat River.

    WHAT HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURE WILL BE IN PLACE ?

    My goal is to have each of my clients feel safe, healthy and comfortable throughout the workshop. As mentioned before, we require proof of a COVID Vaccine to join the workshop. Additionally, we will wear masks when indoors and surrounded by other photographers, tourists or locals that are not part of our group. When we are outside photographing Bald Eagles, clients are free to choose to wear a mask or not based on their health and comfort level.

    The ruffled feathers look of an American Bald Eagle - Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop - Photograph the American Bald Eagle in it's beautiful natural settings of Alaska with Colby Brown.
    Catching a pair of Bald Eagles perched - Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop - Photograph the American Bald Eagle in it's beautiful natural settings of Alaska with Colby Brown.

    Meet Your Instructors & Guides

    Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author

    Colby Brown

    Owner/Photographer/Author

    Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the four corners of the globe and all 7 continents. Not too long after picking up his first digital camera in 2006, Colby was leading workshops for National Geographic in South America, further spurring his love for both travel and photo education. In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, an organization that blends photo education with support for various non-governmental organizations (NGO) and causes around the world, such as child education, clean drinking water projects, and women’s rights.

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    Cancellation & Refund Policy

    No one wants to miss out on a trip of a lifetime…but things do happen. In those situations, the following applies…

    All cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge. In addition, if you cancel and your spot is otherwise filled, you will be refunded the full amount you have paid (minus the $150 service charge). However if you cancel and your spot is not filled, the following fee schedule applies:

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