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Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshops

Crocodile Bay Resort is located on Costa Rica’s remote Osa Peninsula which has been referred to by National Geographic as “The most biologically intense place on Earth”.  Guests can now take advantage of Costa Rica wildlife photography classes on the edge of one of the world’s largest coastal rainforests. We are also located in front of one of the world’s few tropical fjord systems, there are few places in the world that offer this kind of access to exotic wildlife and scenery. Please check below for upcoming photo safaris and workshops accompanied by expert guides and world renowned photographers.


Upcoming Workshops:

Steve Perry: Wildlife Photography Workshop

New Steve Perry E-Book now Available! You can purchase Steve’s Book  “Secrets to Stunning Wildlife Photography” here!

The Adventure Of A Lifetime! I’m excited to announce our new Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop!  This once-in-a-lifetime photo workshop will take place on Costa Rica’s beautiful Osa Peninsula, a location National Geographic calls, “The most biologically intense place on Earth.” An impressive claim, but just a few hours on site is enough to make a believer out of any skeptic. In fact, I think the National Geographic statement may not do it justice!

Upcoming Dates

  • August 30 – September 16, 2018 FULL
  • September 9-17, 2018 FULL
  • September 19-25, 2018 FULL
  • May 12-18, 2019
  • May 20-26, 2019
  • June 25-July 1, 2019
  • July 3-9, 2019
  • July 19-25, 2019
  • August 31 – September 6, 2019
  • September 8-14, 2019

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Costa Rica Photography with Roman Kurywczak

Workshop Dates:

  • December 2-8, 2018

The Rainforest of Costa Rica with Jeff Cable

If you would like to travel to the beautiful rain forest of Costa Rica, and have a lot of fun in the process, you need to join me for this exciting photo tour. We travel to Central America for 8 nights to photograph some of the most colorful and exciting animals. We will get you up close to the birds, monkeys, tree frogs  and give you a true taste of the Costa Rican culture on the unspoiled Osa Peninsula. If you have seen any of my photography presentations, you know that I always make it fun to learn. It does not matter if you are new to photography or a trained professional, we will accommodate you to make sure you are getting amazing photos and having a great time. Come and join us for an amazing experience, not only through the lens, but through your eyes as well.

Workshop Dates:

  • December 2018
  • July 10-18, 2019

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Rick Sammon: Costa Rica Photography Workshop

Canon Explorer of Light and award-winning photographer Rick Sammon loves his day job. A tireless, prolific and inspirational image-maker, Rick, called by some “The Godfather of Photography,” is one of the most active photographers on the planet – dividing his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious. He is a man on a mission – a mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting and rewarding for others.

Rick’s latest books are Creative Visualization for Photographers and Evolution of an Image, and Exploring Photographic Exposure.

While Rick describes himself as “evolving,” he hesitates to categorize his work. “I’m an A-to-Z type of photographer. I do it all – and I enjoy the freedom of not specializing.”

With nearly 40 years of experience, this self-taught photographer has many accomplishments – and many more anticipated for the road ahead. As Rick suggests, “When you are through changing, you are through.”

  • December 2-7, 2019

Visit with Rick at www.ricksammon.com. Rick can be contacted at ricksammon@me.com.


Matt Kloskowski: Costa Rica Photography Workshop

mattk-headshot-blogMatt Kloskowski is a photography mentor/coach that specializes in Outdoor/Landscape/Nature photography and editing with Photoshop, Lightroom and ON1 apps. He is also the author of over 15 books on post-processing (Lightroom & Photoshop) and photography

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Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop with Matt Kloskowski


View Matt’s Upcoming June Workshop and Learn More Here

“I like to shoot, teach about, and post-process just about everything that has to do with the outdoors and traveling.”

You might remember that last  November I did a quick blog post on my trip to Costa Rica and mentioned that I was down there to see if it was good place to do a workshop. Well, I was blown away by the natural beauty there. There was such an abundance of wildlife and lush vegetation, as well as gorgeous beaches and scenery that made it really hard to put down my camera during the trip. Those that have followed me know that for a while now, I’ve concentrated on larger Landscapes, but there I found myself photographing various birds, monkeys and lots of macro close-up photos.

I liked it so much that I’ve teamed up with Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica  to put on my second, exclusive, and personalized 3-Day workshop. It’s limited to 10 people. Why just 10? I want to make sure that we can get the best photos possible. Because of that, we have to keep the group small and we can’t have multiple cars traveling around. This way, we can all fit into 2 large vehicles and get ourselves to some great photo spots.

Not only will I be there to help guide you along the way (and steal your photos when they’re better than mine ;), but we have a special treat for you. I wouldn’t even consider doing this workshop without the guide that we had when I was there. His name is Dennis (Instagram #Osa_photography), and he’s an incredible photographer. He knows this area like the back of his hand. He worked tirelessly to not only get us to the right spots, but also to help give us some knowledge of the area along the way.

Workshop Dates:

  • Upcoming dates to be determined.

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Costa Rica Wildlife Photo Safari With Jeff Mauritzen and Steve Morello

Learn from two of the best nature photographers in one workshop! National Geographic Photographer Jeff Mauritzen & World Wildlife Fund photographer Steve Morello will be instructing this one week workshop here at Crocodile Bay Resort. Jeff and Steve chose the Osa Peninsula because it was described by National Geographic, as one of “the most biologically intense paces on Earth”! It is the only location in Costa Rica that you can see all four species of monkeys that reside in this fascinating country. Besides monkeys, it is also home to over over 700 species of birds, a wealth of trees and poison dart frogs, turtles and of course, the beautiful rainforest! 

Jeff and Steve have led photo programs for National Geographic & Lindblad Expeditions all over the world, including many years here in Costa Rica. In their words, “We’ve set up this intensive wildlife photography workshop to bring you the best photo opportunities that Costa Rica has to offer.” Although we will have formal classroom instruction and feedback on your photos, the emphasis on teaching will be in the field, while we are on our excursions. This workshop is an opportunity to learn from two photographers who truly are experts in their field. Their combined experience covers every continent, every habitat, and years of working in the most difficult environments on the planet. Their experience will provide you with a once in a lifetime opportunity to hone your photo skills and learn from the best.

Workshop Dates:

  • Upcoming dates to be determined.

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Frank Pali’s Costa Rica’s BIG 5 Wildlife Photography Workshop

Here are my BIG FIVE ANIMALS of Costa Rica. Join me in the jungle for cultural and conservation tours that will give you the images on every wildlife photographer’s bucket list. Frank is a Canadian professional photographer who has won awards for his wildlife and landscape images. His extensive collections of stock photography are represented by companies such as Getty Images, All Canada Photos and Alamy. Frank’s photos have been featured in books and magazines worldwide. He is also a certified photography judge known for his friendly manner and gentle suggestions for improvement. Frank is a Nikon Professional and knows the equipment inside out.

Workshop Dates

  • Upcoming dates to be determined.

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