Botanika Resort

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

The Adventure Of A Lifetime! 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

  • May 12-18, 2019 – Sold Out
  • May 20-26, 2019 – Sold Out
  • June 25-July 1, 2019 – Sold Out
  • July 3-9, 2019 – Sold Out
  • July 19-25, 2019 – Sold Out
  • August 31 – September 6, 2019 – Sold Out
  • September 8-14, 2019 – Sold Out
  • May 29 – June 5, 2020 – Sold Out
  • June 6 – 13, 2020 – Sold Out
  • July 17 – 24, 2020 – Sold Out
  • July 25- August 1, 2020 – Sold Out
  • August 4-11, 2020 – Sold Out

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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 rain forest!

Workshop Dates:

  • November 9-15, 2019
  • November 14-20, 2020

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Cultural and Wildlife Tour with Photographer Ralph Velasco

Join Ralph Velasco for a customized, small group tour of San José, Puerto Jiménez and the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. 

Ralph is a U.S.-based travel photography instructor, author and international guide who has organized and led close to 100 international tours around the world, including to India, Egypt, Morocco, the Adriatic, Central Europe, Iceland, Romania, Turkey, the Republics of Armenia and Georgia, Portugal, Bhutan, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Spain, Romania, Mexico’s Copper Canyon, Cuba (18 times and counting) and many other destinations.  

On this trip with Ralph, you’ll explore not only the Osa Peninsula’s exotic wildlife and beautiful landscapes but also the interesting people, incredible food and other unique cultural aspects of this amazing country.

Workshop Dates:

  • June 29 – July 7, 2019 – Sold Out
  • July 3-11, 2020

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The Rainforest of Costa Rica with Jeff Cable

Photographer 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:

  • July 9-18, 2019 – Sold Out
  • May 19-28, 2020
  • September 8-17, 2020

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Costa Rica Photography Workshop with Mario Moreno

Photographer Mario Moreno

South Cape Images specializes in Wildlife Photographic Tours to various destinations in Africa and Costa Rica like Masai Mara, Amboseli Serengeti, Ndutu, Chobe, Okavango Delta and Osa Peninsula. They are conceived for small groups of photographers of all levels. We design our tours to guarantee exceptional photographic opportunities and a True Wildlife Experience. Capturing “Perfect Moments” is our goal and as an expert wildlife and landscape photographer I will make sure that you return home with the images you pursue. However, being able to indulge in the wilderness is just as important and this is why we only use exclusive lodges and mobile tented camps that guarantee seclusion away from the tourist crowds and that meet your every need when returning from your photo sessions. Non-photographer partners will enjoy our tours just as much.

Workshop Dates:

  • August 12-22, 2019
  • August 23-31, 2019

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Costa Rica Photography Workshop with Jim Chagares

Photographer Jim Chagares

If you’re looking for a workshop that will surpass all you expectations your search is over. Jim has been teaching photography for over 30 years. He holds the Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman and Electronic Imaging Degrees from Professional Photographers of America. Jim is also a Fellow of American Society of Photographs. He will share his camera settings and shooting techniques for creating perfect exposures with ever changing lighting conditions and fast moving subject.

Workshop Dates:

  • October 14-20, 2019

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Costa Rica Photography With Mark Smith

Get ready for the photography adventure of a lifetime as we traverse a vast and varied ecosystem crawling with an amazing array of wildlife. From incredible, brightly colored, iridescent hummingbirds buzzing through intoxicating fragrant flowers to troops of monkeys hanging from bamboo shoots by their prehensile tails. And think about this for a second, all of this is happening right outside your window but there is so much more to see and photograph. Onward we must go!

Workshop Dates:

  • October 26-31, 2019
  • November 2-9, 2019

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Costa Rica Photography With Harry Collins and Sean Lo

This workshop takes place in November 2019 (7 full days onsite and 2 travel days) which is just after the rainy season has ended but starts just before the peak season therefore prices are lower, the majority of the rain is done (though there is always potential for rain which makes for great photos!) and the area is not crowded with tourists. The resort also only allows one workshop at a time so that there is no competition for wildlife spots and resources which is a great bonus for us! Having 2 instructors is a unique opportunity to ensure everyone has all of the attention needed giving you the best opportunity to get the shots that matter most!

Workshop Dates:

  • November 15-22, 2019
  • November 23-29, 2019
  • November 1-8, 2020
  • November  9-16, 2020

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Rick Sammon: Costa Rica Photography Workshop

Photographer Rick Sammon

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.

Workshop Dates:

  • December 2-8, 2019 – Sold Out

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Matt Kloskowski: Costa Rica Photography Workshop

Photographer Matt Kloskowski

Matt 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.

Workshop Dates:

  • June 9-14, 2019 – Sold Out

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Roman Kurywczak: Costa Rica Photography Workshop

Roman’s workshops cater to photographers who don’t want to get lost in a crowd. He strives to provide a unique photographic experience while maintaining a social environment with a high level of fun and energy for those who share a passion for photography. Every level of photographer is welcome as long as they have an open mind to learn!

Workshop Dates:

  • December 8-14, 2019
  • December 15-21, 2019
  • December 1-7, 2020
  • December 8-14, 2020

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

Join Frank Pali 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

  • February 21st – February 28th 2020
  • October 23rd – October 30th 2020 –“SPECIAL PRICING”

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Tom Bol: Costa Rica Photography Workshop

Come join us on this amazing photo tour in Costa Rica! Tom and Cree have been guiding trips together for over 25 years, and both are passionate photographers. Their teaching philosophy is simple; ‘teach the student, not the subject.’ They love teaching and helping others develop their creativity and technical skills. Their trips often sell out well in advance.

 

Workshop Dates

  • April 4th – 10th, 2020
  • April 5 –  12th, 2021

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Jeffrey P. Karnes: Costa Rica Photography Workshop

Professional Photographer Jeffrey P. Karnes specializes in bird, landscape, and fine art photography. Jeff is passionate about the conservation of wildlife and habitats that sustains them. In every photo, Jeff strives to capture the beauty and wonder of wildlife that nature brings to our lives. His motto is “Live life with passion, see the beauty in all things and share it with the world.”  Jeff’s photography has been published in several local publications and was voted one of the best bird photographers on Instagram by National Audubon Society. His work has been exhibited in the Outer Banks, Fort Fisher, and Pine Knoll Shores Aquariums with a permanent display at Pine Knoll Shores. His photography has won many competitions and he is a participating annual leader in the Wings Over Water Wildlife festival in the Outer Banks. Most of all Jeff enjoys inspiring his students by teaching how to broaden their photography skills, passion, and creativeness into becoming a better photographer. To join current workshops please see Workshop link. To see daily posts of new images follow him on Instagram: jeffreypkarnesphoto or Facebook: Jeffrey P Karnes Photography.

Workshop Dates

  • 2019

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