Fatrice B.

Jaguars of the Pantanal
I have gone on a number of workshops with Colby and never been disappointed. This recent trip to the Pantanal for jaguars was no exception. My anticipation was quickly rewarded the moment I laid eyes on that first jaguar walking along the river bank. As with other CB wildlife workshops, the proximity we were to the jaguars was an absolute thrill!! My first thought was “Nope, I’m definitely not at the zoo!” That said, Colby, Fernando and the drivers made sure we were always safe and taking no risks. In addition to shooting the jaguars and their cute cubs, we also captured ocelots, caiman, otters and a variety of monkeys and birds. Each day was divided into morning and afternoon sessions. This structure worked well because of the blistery heat we were experiencing. It also gave us an opportunity to backup our photos, review and make any corrections before going out again. Colby always made himself available for questions. The lodging was very good and so was the food. Had a great variety including some traditional Brazilian cuisine. I fell in love with their cheese balls! They are a MUST! The one thing I would change for myself is learning more basic Portuguese. Thanks to our guide Fernando and Al, a fellow participant, I managed. I highly recommend this workshop and any other one Colby offers. Each will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Colby is always upbeat and a blast to be around. Always keeps you laughing. He is an excellent photographer and his “teaching” style is wonderful. Can’t go wrong joining any of his adventures. Oh,don't forget the bug spray!!!