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Photography Tours with Kathy Adams Clark

Kathy Adams Clark is an accomplished naturalist as well as a photographer. She is skilled in all makes of digital cameras. Kathy's work has been published in a variety of national and regional publications including National Geographic Books, The New York Times, and Sierra. Kathy teaches over 50 photography workshops and classes each year. See photos from previous trips at www.kathyadamsclark.com. A lifelong naturalist, Gary Clark has studied wildlife throughout the world. He is an award-winning professional writer and has authored several books which include photographs from his wife, Kathy. To find out more about our tour leaders, please visit their biography on the Strabo website.

Note: Houston Audubon will receive a donation from Strabo Tours for these trips if you let them know you are signing up through Houston Audubon.


  • New Itinerary
  • Dates: March 6-15, 2020
  • Estimated Pricing: $4595 plus airfare
     
  • Highlights:
    • Guided by Professional Photo Leader Kathy Adams Clark and Naturalist Gary Clark.
    • Maximum of twelve participants.
    • Local cultural guide specializing in wildlife, birds, and photography.
    • Specially chosen birding lodges by Kathy & Gary in the Tenorio Volcano National Park and Maquenque National Wildlife 
    • Visit the less traveled northern Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica with a lovely resort and spa as your base.
    • Photograph from some of the best photo blinds in Sarapiqui. 

  • Dates: May 17-25, 2020
  • Estimated Pricing: $3995 plus airfare
     
  • Highlights:
    • A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Houston Audubon Society to support their programs..
    • Travel with an Ecuadorian naturalist/birder, Naturalist Gary Clark, and Photo Leader, Kathy Adams Clark.
    • Visit Mindo Valley, tropical lowlands, and high Andes for a chance to see a wide array of hummingbirds, tropical birds, and the majestic Andean Condors. 
    • Accommodations at Septimo Paraiso, a well-known destination for their onsite hummingbird feeders and on-site bird photography.
    • Two nights in the Papallacta area, the eastern slope of the Andes, offering some of the most exciting birding in the country. 
    • Visits to the Antisana, Yanacocha, and Alambi Nature Reserves, to photograph their wealth of diversity.

  • Dates: June 22 - July 1, 2020
  • Estimated Pricing: $3795 plus airfare
     
  • Highlights:
    • 9 days of photographing and instruction with accomplished photographer and tour leader Kathy Adams Clark, and local Irish guide.
    • Photograph Belfast, and the walled city of Londonderry/Derry, with its award-winning designed bridge at sunset.
    • The remote, romantic peninsula of Donegal with fishing villages, lighthouses and immense beaches.
    • World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway with basalt formations, Carrick-a-Rede Island and rope bridge, and the Dark Hedges (HBO’s Game of Thrones) of the Antrim Coast. 
    • Tour limited to 12 participants for extra attention.
    • Enjoy traditional Irish musicians at the local pubs.
    • Relaxed and flexible itinerary to make the most of the photo opportunities that come our way.

  • Dates: September 29-October 9, 2020
  • Optional Sicily Extension October 19-14, 2020
  • See Link for updates, plus international airfare
     
  • Highlights:
    • Limited to 12 participants to optimize your photographic experience
    • Explore and photograph on foot in the historic city center of Naples, with its rich tapestry of history depicted in its architecture, ruins of Herculeum, and sunset photography of Mt. Vesuvius.
    • Accommodations with beautiful views from Sorrento and Amalfi. Photograph the islands on a day trip to Ischia and Procida.
    • Photograph in various hill towns along the Amalfi Coast such as Positano, Atrani, and Raito. Sunset photography at the Greek ruins of Paestrum.
    • Optional Sicily Extension with views of Mt. Etna, off the beaten path hill towns of the honey-gold baroque UNESCO world heritage site of Noto and charming hill town of Ragusa, and Ortigia the finest least spoiled old town of Siracusa, with its resonances of light, stone, and sea.

  • March TBD, 2021
  • Victoria Fall Extension
  • $TBD plus international airfare
     
  • Highlights:
    • Intensive game viewing at Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta.
    • Only 5 participants per vehicle to ensure the optimum photographic experience.
    • Time to absorb and photograph the wonder of it all. Most safari operators rush from place to place. We take our time, watching and waiting for wildlife or just the right light.
    • Enjoy two evenings not far from Botswana on a pre-trip extension to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

  • Dates: May 26-June 6, 2021
  • Estimated Pricing: $4795 plus airfare
     
  • Highlights:
    • Limited to twelve tour participants.
    • Travel with photo instructor, naturalist, and a local Romanian tour guide.
    • Architecture from Bucharest Palace of Parliament at sunset, and the old town neighborhoods of the city with winding cobblestone streets.
    • Unesco World Heritage Danube Delta, photograph the channels, lakes, forests, villages, and the diverse wildlife from boats and blinds for seven days.
    • The town of Tulcea houses an exhibition about the delta where you will start your exploration of the best-preserved delta. 
    • Photograph the traditional fishing houses in preserved villages in this amazing region, along with meeting the fishermen and families.
    • A donation will be made on your behalf to the Houston Audubon Society.
       

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