Japan Photography Adventure 2017

Japan Photography Adventure for Nature and Wildlife

Japan Photography Adventure starts Feb. 18th – March 1st, 2017. This Photo adventure is hosted by Ade Photography and myself as a guest photographer, Anette Mossbacher.

The Winter Nature and Wildlife Photography Adventure in Japan is tailored for a small group with max. of 8 guests with 2 expert photographic instructors;  Ade, Professional Photographer and myself. Small groups are more flexible on photographic tours. We all know, something gets our interest and we want to stay longer. With a small group, we can spend as much time as we require.

Come along with us to witness the amazing Nature and Wildlife in Japan. We provide on-site guidance for you to improve your photographic skills. You will have access to the expertise of two Professional Photographers.

What will you see?

Snow monkey is warming up in one of the hot thermal spring in Nagano, Japan.

  • See the snow monkeys taking their hot bath in the geothermal pools in Nagano. Capture their facial expression or the youngsters playing in the snow.
  • The majestic Red-Crowned Cranes showing their wedding dances on snow. Their audience should not be forgotten, the red fox, taking sometimes a closer look!
  • Whooper Swans, flying in from their night quarters to land in little ice-free gaps of Lake Kussharo. These ice gaps are open due to hot spring water entering the lake. The hot water provides a beautiful mist surrounding the Whooper Swans. A wonderful opportunity to capture moody photographs of Whopper Swans.

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Red-crowned crane dancing in winter. Hokkaido Island, Japan.

  • See the snow monkeys taking their hot bath in the geothermal pools in Nagano. Capture their facial expression or the youngsters playing in the snow.
  • The majestic Red-Crowned Cranes showing their wedding dances on snow. Their audience should not be forgotten, the red fox, taking sometimes a closer look!
  • Whooper Swans, flying in from their night quarters to land in little ice-free gaps of Lake Kussharo. These ice gaps are open due to hot spring water entering the lake. The hot water provides a beautiful mist surrounding the Whooper Swans. A wonderful opportunity to capture moody photographs of Whopper Swans.

Red-crowned cranes in flight. This photograph was taken with slow shutter speed. Hokkaido, Japan.

  • Steller’s Eagles and White-Tailed Eagles, the acrobats in the air. The masters of flight diving and catching the fish from the water.
  • Ezo Deer, showing you their most regal pose with gorgeous snow-capped mountains in the distance.
  • The red foxes, exploring the drift ice for food, or trying to steal the White-Tailed eagles’ lunch.

Steller’s sea eagle caught a fish in the ocean. Hokkaido island Japan.

More details about the Japan Photography Adventure 2017

Arrival Day: We will meet in the evening at the airport hotel. Please make your own way to the hotel. The hotel room is included in your photo tour price.

Day 1: Early wake-up call. After breakfast, we drive with our private bus to Nagano, to the snow monkeys.

Day 2: You will have the full day to capture the snow monkeys taking their bath, playing in the snow or climbing in trees and between the mountains. In the evening we return to Tokyo to Haneda airport.

Day 3: Early wake-up call and domestic flight to Kushiro / Hokkaido. With our comfortable private bus, we will drive to Akan to photograph the Red-Crowned Cranes. We might be lucky again to see a red fox trying to steal the lunch of a White-Tailed eagle or having its stroll between the cranes. We will spend around Akan and Kushiro for two days.

Day 4 & 5: You will have two full days capturing the Red-Crowned Cranes, with luck the red fox trying its tricks. Frequent visitors are also Steller’s Eagles, White-Tailed Eagles and sometimes even the Black Kites. In the evening we will make our way to the Whooper Swans at Lake Kussharo. We will be photographing the Whooper Swans for the next 2 days.

The White-Tailed eagle just landed and spread its wings to chase away another raptor. Hokkaido Island, Japan.

Day 6: You will have all day to photograph the Whooper Swans at Lake Kussharo. If the weather permits, we will be visiting the mountains surrounding the lake for some breathtaking scenery.

Day 7: We will spend the morning with the Whooper Swans. At mid-morning we will be driving in our private bus to the town Rausu to see the acrobats in the air; Steller’s Eagles and White-Tailed Eagles.

Day 8, 9 & 10: The next 3 mornings will be early wake up calls. Each morning we are on a boat cruise photographing the Steller’s Eagles and White-Tailed Eagles. You get the chance to capture the eagles’ flight diving and clutching fish in their claws. Fighting Steller’s Eagles or even Steller’s Eagle against a White-Tailed Eagle.

Sika deer standing proudly on the beach of Hokkaido island, Japan.

Day 11: Backup day for the morning boat cruise, in case we could due to the weather not take a boat cruise of the previous days! In the afternoon we will make our way back to the airport. Afternoon domestic flight back to Tokyo / Haneda International Airport. The tour ends at Haneda airport.

Duration of Japan Photography Adventure 2017: 18 February – 1 March 2017 Sold Out

Costs: 6500.-$US per person / single room

Deposit / Booking: 1000.-$US Booking Form

Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

Climate: Cold to freezing cold!

Registrations end: September 2017

Included in your Japan Photography Adventure:

  • All accommodation, meals during the tour from day 1 -10. Day 11 breakfast will be included.
  • Domestic flights  – Tokyo Haneda to Hokkaido and return
  • Charter bus for the entire trip. There is ample space for all.
  • All admission fees/boat fees

Your accommodations on your Japan Photography Adventure:

  • Western-style hotels, comfy Japanese hotels, and Inns
  • Accommodation Single room
  • Double or Twin rooms upon request, couples are welcome
  • Please, do keep us informed of any dietary needs in the booking form when filling out. Thank you

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