2023 Workshop and Expedition Availability Update

It has been quite some time since I last did a workshop and expedition availability update. Rather than post everything happening this year (Read the 2022 Retrospective and 2023 What’s in Store post), I am instead posting only those few trips with availability in 2023. Please contact me about any workshop or expedition you may be interested in for additional information or to register your interest. For 2024 and beyond, please check out my workshops page at www.jholko.com/workshops

Svalbard Spring Light Expedition

Only two places remain on this expedition. This will be my last planned expedition to Svalbard for the foreseeable future. April is the ideal time to visit Svalbard. The landscape is still blanketed in snow and ice, and the low angle of the sun means there are outstanding opportunities with the light, landscape, and wildlife. If you have ever wanted to photograph Polar Bears in beautiful soft light, this is the expedition for you.

Zululand Africa Ground Level Wildlife Masterclass

In May, I will lead my Zululand Wildlife masterclass. This is the African workshop for the photographer who has always wanted to photograph African wildlife at ground level and not from the detached height of a large safari vehicle. Whether this is your first African visit or you are a veteran of many safaris, this is the workshop to get you up close at eye level with the wildlife.

Wild Wolves of the Taiga Forest Finland

Only three places remain before this workshop is sold out. If you have ever wanted to photograph wild wolves, this workshop is for you. To get an idea of the sort of photographs you can make in this workshop, be sure to check out the Finland portfolio on my website – www.jholko.com/portfolios

Finland Eagle Owl and Golden Eagle Extension

The optional extension to the Wild Wolves of the Taiga forest workshop has only 3 places remaining before it is also sold out.

Antarctica Return to the White Continent Expedition

One of the most exciting destinations on the planet for both landscape and wildlife photography is Antarctica. The enigmatic white continent is, without doubt, the premiere and sought-after location for Polar Photography on our planet. With its monumental icebergs, towering mountains and glaciers, and a plethora of wildlife, it offers the intrepid photographer a unique and powerful photographic experience.

One of the problems with almost all expeditions to Antarctica is the sheer number of people visiting ships can accommodate. In recent years there have been virtually no sub-100 passenger vessels (and many are now 200+ passengers) traversing the icy polar waters, which remains a significant problem for photographers. With strict IATO restrictions across Antarctica, passengers and photographers have been forced to wait their turn for an all too brief period of photography on the continent, with no more than 100 souls allowed ashore at any one time. Now, I am incredibly excited to announce that my company Wild Nature Photo Travel, has fully chartered the completely refitted Polar Pioneer. We will return to the Great White Continent in December of 2023 on a dedicated expedition for photographers.

With a capacity of just 52 photographers, we will all be able to all land at the same time and spend hours ashore at each of our landing locations. Our choice time slot of December 8th – December 21st, 2023, is absolutely ideal for both ice and snow; while providing us a fantastic opportunity for a potential landing at Deception Island and a subsequent cruise through the spectacular Lemaire Channel – a landscape photographers’ paradise.

Whether you are a seasoned Antarctic veteran or a first-time traveler, this expedition is sure to offer you unparalleled and unique opportunities not offered anywhere else. You will be one of just 52 photographers on a dedicated expedition designed solely to offer the best possible photographic experiences – A return to the Great White Continent!

For more information or to register your interest, please email me at info@jholko.com. Limited places and cabin types only.

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