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Rare Photos of Baby Harpy Eagle

Rare Photos of Baby Harpy Eagle
Harpy Eagles are one of the most powerful birds of prey in the world. Their talons are the size of Grizzly Bear claws and their gigantic beaks make quick work of the monkeys and sloths they hunt for food.  These massive birds of prey have a wingspan of six to seven feet and, when sitting, have the height of a five-year-old child. They are also one of the least observed raptor species in the world. Combined with diminished number due to habitant loss and human trophy hunters, Harpy Eagles don't soar to hunt, but lurk in the trees like a gigantic winged monstrosity, waiting to ambush prey in surprise. (It goes without saying that monkey and sloth nightmares are dominated by Harpy Eagles.) They also require a huge territory for hunting, with a single pair occupying between 3,000 and 7,000 hectares of forest. So for birders and wildlife enthusiasts alike, a close...
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Tropical Paradise and Dragons!

I recently got asked what trip am I most excited about sending travelers on in 2014. My personal favorite has to do with dragons and not just because I’m also really excited for the 2nd Hobbit movie to come out! I’m talking about REAL dragons , the ones you can find only in the Komodo Islands of Indonesia. My wife and I had the privilege of joining one of our Indonesian Adventure Voyages on the Ombak Putih which departs from Bali and tip-toes through the eastern archipelago visiting remote fishing communities, deserted islands with off shore coral reefs of incredible biodiversity and of course foot pursuits to find dragons in the Komodo National Park. This photo shoud give you a pretty good idea of the size of the dragons. Not only are the adventurous parts amazing, but it’s everything in-between that makes this trip a winner too! The ship is a...
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Robert Ronning
That's great article. Komodo Island is one of the exotic travel locations. This is the location of safari and adventure with the p... Read More
Thursday, 04 June 2015 18:19
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10 Photos from Morocco that are sure to make you smile

I recently set out on a two week reconnaissance mission to Morocco with the objective of searching for new routes and making deeper connections with the locals. I accomplished my goal and we are excited to announce we have redesigned our trips to Morocco , including new expert local guides who are your personal connection to the people and places you visit. Also expect to see plenty more photos and incredible stories from my trip to Morocco.   This was my second trip to Morocco, but the difference this time was the accompaniment of a local guide. With his help I found some extraordinary places which gave deeper insight into the culture, traditions and history of this marvelous country. From incredible adventure activities like sandboarding  in the Sahara to authentic cultural experiences such as dinner with local Berbers, it was truly a trip of a lifetime. I sincerely hope everyone gets the chance...
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Photograph Wildlife Like a Pro: New Amazon Photography Tour in Peru

Getting good photographs of wildlife can be challenging for a novice photographer; your subjects are always moving, there's variable light and weather to contend with, flora may be camouflaging your fauna and chances are you have yet to accrue or master how to use the higher-end camera equipment that you need to take magazine-quality photos. But did you know that deep within the Amazon Rainforest of Southern Peru is one of the best places to learn to take professional wildlife photos? Operating out of the Tambopata region of the Peruvian Amazon, award-winning photographer Jeff Cremer escorts small-group trips between three different lodges and offers a mix of in-the-field shooting opportunities combined with photography workshops back at the lodge to help budding photographers develop their skill set. The Tambopata is one of richest wildlife areas in the Amazon so photographers and wildlife enthusiasts have an excellent chance of encountering and shooting a...
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Photography Tips for Patagonia

My wife and I recently had the opportunity  travel to Patagonia  with Wildland Adventures. Since I work as a professional photographer shooting sports (primarily soccer) and concerts I was very interested in pretending to be a landscape photographer on this trip. I have been asked to provide some thoughts on taking pictures during a trip like this.  Preparation  If you are not a landscape photographer then trying to prepare is daunting. Although I spend a lot of time on forums, the tutorials and books written by Ian Plant have been a huge help to me ( http://www.ianplant.com/ ). Although he specifically addresses Patagonia, his general comments and his Photoshop lessons are great. These are tools that I rarely use in my other photography. Equipment  This is a horrible dilemma, you want to have everything at your disposal but of course weight is an issue. I know of no way to have...
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