Workshop and Expedition Delays 2020

As a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis the following two 2020 workshops have unfortunately had to be delayed and rescheduled. Although these workshops and expeditions were still some months away, I have taken the pre-emptive decision to reschedule based on the continuing uncertainty surrounding international travel and personal safety of the participants. More information about each of these expeditions is available on my website at www.jholko.com/workshops. Registered participants have already been notified and will be contacted individually in writing again if any further changes are required. There is no cost increase to any of these workshops and all payment dates have also been extended in line with the delays.

Finland Wolves and Wolverines

Originally scheduled for October 2020; this workshop has now been rescheduled until October 2021. There are currently three places available before this workshop will be sold out.

Mongolia Snow Leopard

Originally scheduled for December 2020; this workshop has now been rescheduled until December 2021. There is one place available before this workshop will be sold out.

Wildlife Photographic Magazine Pallas Cat Cover Shot July / August 2020

The 2020 July / August issue of Wildlife Photographic magazine includes one of my photographs of a Pallas Cat on the cover as well as an article I wrote on my experiences photographing Pallas Cat in Mongolia in winter in 2019. This is the third time I have been published in Wildlife Photographic and the third time I have been fortunate to score the cover shot! (the last two editions were on Arctic Fox Photography and Polar Bear Photography). You can Use this link for a Free Subscription to Wildlife Photographic Magazine.  Free Subscription to Wildlife Photographic Magazine. This is a limited time offer for my followers from the publisher (works on iOS & Android devices). The link unlocks a 3-month subscription, good for two free issues of WP. (Links must be used before 8-31-2020).

Clicking the link will: Determine the type of device you’re on (iOS or Android) and send you to the appropriate store to download the WP App. If you’re not on a mobile device, it will send you to a page where you can send an SMS message with the link to your mobile device. It will then activate a 3-month subscription when you open the App.

Photo of the Month February 2020 – Pallas Cat on the Move

This photograph of a Pallas Cat stalking in the snow was made in Mongolia last November 2019. It was only possible due to a number of different circumstances which conspired in my favour – it was at the end of the day nearly pure serendipity.  Firstly, my guide and I found the cat not long before sunset, just as the light was becoming optimal. We had been searching the lunar-like landscape all day in search of a cat and had found only tracks. Then with less than an hour before dark we discovered this cat. I asked my guide to go around the cat and to approach its position slowly from behind. I then went and lay down in front of the cat some hundred metres or so away. I was wearing full winter camouflage clothing and once I was lying down in the snow was virtually invisible. The cat had no idea I was there until it was less than 20 metres away.

Photo of the Month January 2020 – The Grumpy Cat

The photograph of the month for January 2020 comes from my recent trip to Mongolia in winter (Read the trip Report) to photograph the rare and elusive Pallas Cat. Known affectionately as the ‘Grumpy Cat’; this Pallas cat did indeed seem quite moody when I took its photograph in the late afternoon winter light. It was a very deliberate creative decision to frame this photograph with angled back light as I wanted both the benefit of the golden rim light on the fur of the cat, but also to retain all of the detail in the cat and not send it to silhouette. It seems even when the light is at its most stunning the Pallas cat is still grumpy…

Happy New Year 2020!

I would like to thank all the readers and followers of my blog, those who follow my work on social media, who have purchased prints and workshop participants for your continued support throughout 2019. I wish all of you a very happy and safe New Year and all the very best for 2020. If you are travelling with me in 2020 on one or more of my workshops or expeditions I look forward to shooting together in some of the world’s most beautiful and remote locations. I hope your year is full of beautiful light, stunning locations, good health and great times.