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…

Trip Dates

November 5th – 10th, 2022

Tuition Costs

$4450

Group Size

5 – 6 Max

Difficulty Level

Easy

Bald Eagle Flying at Sunrise over Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
Juvenile Bald Eagle Flying in Winter Bald Eagle Photography Workshop

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 6 people, so If interested, please sign up today for this amazing Photography Workshop in November!.
 
Bald Eagles Fighting Over Salmon Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Photography Workshop
Bald Eagles Fighting in Air at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Photography Workshop

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.

 
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.

Bald Eagle Eating on Perch Alaska Bald Eagle Photography Workshop
Bald Eagle Protecting Salmon Kill Alaska Photography Workshop

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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Bald Eagle Landing on Salmon Alaska Photography Workshop
Bald Eagle on Attack Alaska Photography Workshop

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

WHEN DOES THE WORKSHOP START?

The workshop begins on November 5th in Haines, AK when the Ferry from Juneau arrives at 11:45AM in the morning (2022 Ferry Times TBD). I will pick everyone up at the Ferry Dock.

WHEN DOES THE WORKSHOP END?

The workshop ends on November 10th, 2022 when the Ferry from Haines to Juneau leaves at 3:45pm (2022 Ferry Times TBD). 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.

Bald Eagle Skimming the Water Alaska Photography Workshop
Bald Eagle Taking Off in Snow Alaska Photography Workshop

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.

Testimonials

Jim Bennett
Chilkat Eagle Preserve Workshop Experience

Colby,

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the trip to Alaska to photograph the eagles. The accommodations and everything else were fantastic. More importantly, the eagles couldn't have been better. Steve and I enjoyed our time with you and thanks again for a fantastic trip.

Jim

John Yotka
Great Bald Eagle Workshop!

The workshop was a great experience, the eagle activity was excellent. Colby does a great job in organizing this workshop. The accommodations were very nice. He is very helpful when at the shoots and back at the accommodations. He helps with camera setup and tips on capturing the shots you want. He also (...)

Dale Schusterman
Eagles Everywhere!

My recent trip to Haines, AK with Colby was one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had in a Long time. The eagles were in perfect form for our photographic endeavors and Colby helped me up my game as a photographer. I asked a lot of questions about photography/editing and Colby patiently answered each (...)

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

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

The first thing to note is that deposits are not refundable, but they are transferable.  In addition, all cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge to cover PayPal transaction fees. In most situations, we ask for the remaining balance of a workshop is to be paid 120 days from the start of the workshop in question. If you wish to cancel within 120 days from the start of a workshop and we find someone to fill your spot, you would be entitled to receive a refund (minus your deposit and the $150 processing fee) or transfer to another workshop with no penalties or fees.

If we don’t find someone to fill your spot, what does your refund window actually look like?

120 Days or More...

Your deposit will be transferable to another Colby Brown Photography Workshop without issue.

90 to 120 Days

You will receive a refund of 50% of the full tuition fees minus the non-refundable deposit.

Less Than 90 Days...

If you wish to cancel within 90 days of your workshop starting, you are not entitled to a refund.

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