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The American Bald Eagle Photography Tour is a great way for amateur photographers and those interested in capturing wildlife to get hands-on experience in the field. The tour takes place at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve where your instructor will offer advice, feedback about photographing bald eagles. The workshop is limited to just 8 students. The tour takes place in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve during the annual migration of Eagles where up to 3000 Eagles gather. For more info on the preserve click here.  http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/eagleprv.htm

When: November 5-9th, 2018

What’s included: This tour includes 5 days of photographing,  lunch, transportation to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve and back to town, and your in the field tour, and a four-day pass to all festival activities including our banquet on Saturday, Nov 10th. Most activities and speakers will be in the evening at the American Bald Eagle Foundation.  See our schedule for activities and speakers.

Cost: $ 1500.00

What you should bring: ABEF Photography Equipment Checklist

About the instructor: Bill McRoberts is a professional photographer, videographer, digital artist and instructor. A 23-year military veteran, he started exploring photography in his travels with the Army. Since moving to Haines in 2008, the bald eagle has become his favorite subject. Bill has lived in Haines for over 10 years and knows where to photograph the eagles in their natural environment. Bill has conducted our workshops for the last 7  years and knows the best locations to photograph the eagles. Knowing the area as a local photographer, he can show you where the capture the one of a kind shot you are looking for.

His photographs have been published in the Northwest Travel Magazine, Holland America Cruise Line’s Cabin Book, Popular Photography Magazine, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Mile Post, Alaska Magazine, USA Today, Capital City Weekly, and the Haines Welcome Center Directory. He has been teaching the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival photography workshop since 2011.

Featured photos by Bill McRoberts: