August 29th – September 8th, 2015
Join Michael and Kevin for a very special trip to an incredible, seldom-visited part of the world. We will be leading an intimate workshop to the High Arctic– a place that is steeped in adventure and thrilling to the senses. As a boy, I was transfixed by the exploits of the great Arctic explorers, Parry, Amundsen and Franklin. At one time or another all of them used Spitsbergen, in the Norwegian, archipelago of Svalbard as a base for their expeditions. Join us for an eight-day voyage through this remote and beautiful place.
A Short Two Minute Welcome
Photographing the magnificent polar bear in its element – the largest (and most charismatic) land predator on earth – is our main objective. This will be Michael’s one and only trip to this region and a rare chance to photograph with both him and Kevin.
Check out last years trip report and be sure to watch the embedded video if nothing else just to see some amazing video
A secondary focus of the trip will be the dramatic landscapes of the area. From our floating base on a comfortable expedition ship, chartered specifically for this workshop, we will explore the dramatic landscape and seascape of the region. We will discover numerous inlets and bays, and visit the famous Alkefjellet bird cliff and Bråsvellbreen ice wall. These unique sites will astound you.
There is nowhere else that the polar bear can be seen more reliably in its natural habitat. The ship’s crew has years of expertise in finding bears and will extend every effort to maximize our chances to do so. We will also search for walruses and other wildlife of the region. Dramatic glaciers, plunging cliffs and beautiful drift ice will also feature prominently in our photographic endeavors.
This is a remarkable opportunity to see the Northern Polar Region on-board a small ship with an intimate group, all dedicated to capturing the best images possible. The photographic leaders and instructors, Michael Reichmann, Kevin Raber, and Morten Jørgensen will make sure that you return home with the most amazing images possible.
Our ship, The Malmo, is ideal for photographing in this region as it is close to the waterline and allows access from many areas on deck to capture the wildlife. Most ships venturing into this region are for 50 or more passengers. Ours is for just eleven photographers. If you are looking for an intimate and specific photography workshop then this is it.
We will have plenty of time for individual consults, group instruction and lectures. The morning and early afternoon prior to the trip, Kevin and Michael will orient you on what to expect and how to capture the best images possible in this beautiful region. Our guide Morten is one of the best there is in this Polar Region. We have worked with him before on numerous occasions both in Svalbard and Antarctica.
Book your spot NOW at Rockhopper Workshops, the exclusive provider of workshops for Luminous-Landscape. This is a rare trip that will not likely be offered again for a few years. The workshop dates are August 29th – September 8th, 2015.