Black Bears of the Coast
The coastal region just west of the famous beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks may be the best place in North America to photograph black bears. This area is home the most concentrated black bear populations (and some of the largest black bears) in the world and is a photographic adventure that you simply have to experience. It's not uncommon to have 50+ unique bear sightings in a day.
Imagine having more than 20 bears in view at one time, seeing more than 50 different bears in a day or photographing cubs in trees. In addition to the bears on these National Wildlife Refuges, you could also have the opportunity to photograph other wildlife such as; numerous birds, bobcat, deer, coyote, fox, reptiles, amphibians…and maybe even the elusive red wolf that was reintroduced in this area.
Although bears in this area do not hibernate and can be seen all year (even in the winter when the area is home to massive flocks of waterfowl), my favorite time of year for a bear photography experience is the late spring through early fall. Because the bears are so accessible, most of the photography will occur either from the vehicle or right outside the vehicle (so there is very little walking or hiking).
Black Bears of the Coast
May 23-25, 2018
May 25-27, 2018 - FULL
June 17-19, 2018 - FULL
July 15-17, 2018
September 28-30, 2018
Day 1 PM - Meet in Nags Head, NC - Photograph Black Bears at one of the National Wildlife Refuges
Day 2 AM - Photograph Black Bears at one of National Wildlife Refuges
PM - Photograph Black Bears at one of National Wildlife Refuges
Day 3 AM - Photograph Black Bears at one of National Wildlife Refuges
Workshop Fee: $590
Limited to 4 Participants
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
- AIRFARE/TRANSPORTATION TO THE OUTER BANKS
You will need to pay for your own meals. We typically eat meals together...at some of my favorite restaurants
- TRAVEL INSURANCE
I highly recommend purchasing travel insurance
- LODGING - Discounted lodging is available and will be forwarded to you upon request or registration.
All transportation during the workshop period is provided.
- ENTRANCE FEES
All entrance fees and permits for all National and State Parks are included
- PHOTO INSTRUCTION
Extensive field instruction will be tailored to the needs of each student
I will keep the vehicle stocked with water and light snacks
Please visit the "General Workshop Information" page to see what sets my workshop experiences apart from the rest.