Trekabout Photography Workshops - 11 Day West Australian Wildflowers Birds and Bush Adventure Tour and Workshop with Pam Jennings and Mark Rayner Workshops and Tours with AIPP* Accredited Professional Photographer Mark Rayner - New 2020 Workshops open for booking. - Call direct on +614 59221678

11 Day West Australian Wildflower, Wildlife and Wild Places Adventure Tour and Workshop
with Pamela Jennings and Mark Rayner


Creating Adventure through Photography
When : 25 August to 4th September 2020 - 2020 Workshop postponed due to Coronavirus travel restrictions

Where : Perth, Cervantes, Moora, and Coalseam National Park - West Australia

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 The words West Australia and Spring immediately conjure up images of amazing wildflowers. And with the wildflowers come the birds.
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Come and join Pamela Jennings and Mark Rayner for an amazing nine day Photographic Journey through the wildflower hotspots of Western Australia.
Join us as we travel north from Perth into Western Australia’s Wildflower Country.  Dotted with small country towns we travel to hot wildflower destinations like Moora, Mingenew and Mullewa.  Be prepared to photograph landscapes of Everlastings and clumps delicate Spider Orchids, Candy Orchids and if we are lucky the Ruby Spider Orchid.   
During our tour there will be hundreds of different species of wildflowers to photograph and getting to our nightly destination can be a challenge as we stop for this wildflower or that shrub. Over the nine days we will search out the best  flowering locations and adapt our itinerary to suit. 

No trip into wildflower country would be complete without photographing the unique Wreath Flower (Leschenaultia macrantha) only found in sandy and gravely soils inland from Geraldton.
And where there are flowering plants there are birds, so there will be lots of opportunities to photograph various Parrots and Cockatoos, Rufus Whistlers and Pardalotes, Wattle Birds, Bustards and more.
 
It’s not all wildflowers and birds though, we will  visit Yarra Yarra Lakes that is part of a large freshwater system and makes it’s way eventually to the coast, do an Astro Shoot and photograph the Pinnacles in the day and at night.  We visit Australia’s only monastic town at New Norcia and see kilometres of golden Canola paddocks.
 
We spend a couple of nights in Perth to ensure we have covered your WA wildflower needs by visiting several national parks, reserves and wetlands to photograph as many species as we can including the Kangaroo Paw, Cat Paw and more varieties of Orchids.

Day-to-Day Program

Day 1

Meet at our hotel 4pm for briefing.
We then head out for our first sunset shoot followed by our welcome dinner.

Day 2


We depart Perth and drive north along the “Midlands Route“ towards Moora, stopping to photograph the historic buildings of New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town. We start to see large paddocks of brilliant yellow Canola, which are hard for a landscape photographer to resist.

In Moora we visit a small nature reserve where we have our first chance to photograph orchids and everlastings. We might also see our first Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo. From here we travel north stopping along the way to photograph wildflowers and visiting locations like Jingemia Cave and Yarra Yarra Lakes.. The bird photographers among the group will enjoy the variety of birds like the Rufus Whistler and Striated Pardalote. We overnight in Three Springs.


Day 3


This morning we head north to Mingenew. We visit Depot Hill just out of Mingenew, and its great display of everlastings, Cowslip Orchids and variety of other wildflowers.
We drag ourselves away from there to spend the rest of the day exploring Coalseam National Park, one of WA’s best places to see sprawling fields of white, pink and yellow Everlastings.
Plus it’s a great bird photography location. You might get a shot of a Mulga Parrot, the Australian Ringneck Parrot, Black-tailed Red-Cockatoo, Pardolotes and nesting Pink & Grey Galahs.
Overnight in the wheat belt town of Mullewa.


Day 4

An early departure for the small town of Pindar rewards us with the unique Wreath Flower (Leschenaultia macrantha) only found in sandy and gravely soils inland from Geraldton. Best seen in the morning, fresh with dew.
For the rest of the day will visit various Nature Reserves in the area exploring and searching for a variety of wildflowers and birds.
Overnight in Mullewa.



Day 5
We leave Mullewa and head through the farms of wheat and canola on the way to Kalbarri.

On the way we visit Hutt Lagoon the pink lake near the small coastal town of Gregory. Here we will capture some beautiful long exposures highlighting the dramatic pink colour of the lake.
We will stop for some more wildflowers and then it will be sunset landscapes along the dramatic cliff lined coastline of Kalbarri.
Overnight in Kalbarri


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Day 6
Morning at is at leisure. You can join the optional scenic flight over the Pink Lake or relax at our accommodation.

In the afternoon we will head to Natures Window at Kalbarri National Park. Lots of opportunities here for a variety of wildflowers and birds. Natures Window overlooks the lovely Murchison River and makes for great landscape photograph.

Overnight in Kalbarri.

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Day 7

Today we will explore and photograph the coastal landscapes of Kalbarri and spend some more time in Kalbarri National Park.
Mark will run a post processing session for those that are interested.

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Day 8

Today we start heading south towards Cervantes and the Pinnacles, via the coastal towns of Geraldton and Dongara.
We arrive at the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park in time for sunset and to set up for our Astro Shoot. (weather permitting)
Overnight in Jurien Bay.



Day 9

This morning we visit the wildflower rich Lesueur National Park with more than 900 species of flora, 10% of WA’s known flora. We will be on the lookout for the unusual and the uncaptured! We may see Kangaroo Paws and Cat Paws. It also supports a wide variety of birds with 122 species recorded.
Plus we have another chance for a night shoot at the Pinnacles.

Overnight in Jurien Bay.

Day 10

Today we head south to Perth via the coast road stopping at the sand dunes of Nambung National Park for an inspiring landscape shoot amongst the dunes.
Along the way we stop at other Conservation Reserves and National Parks along the way seeking out wildflowers we haven't yet captured. Farewell dinner tonight and time to reflect on the great times we’ve had in WA. Overnight in Perth area.

Day 11

Check out and fly out

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About Pamela Jennings:
Pamela is a professional photographer who specialises in wildlife and wilderness photography of remote Australia.

Based in Broome Western Australia, Pamela runs a selection of extended photography tours complimented by short Broome based workshops. She loves nothing better than jumping into the 4WD and taking people photographing and exploring the wilderness of the Kimberley.

Pamela’s images have been highly awarded in professional photography events including the International Pano Awards. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers. (AIPP)

Her first solo exhibition was an outdoor installation on 2.5 metre cubes in Darling Harbour Sydney, during May 2015 as part of the HeadOn Photo Festival 2015.

She was recently named
2017 AIPP WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE WILDLIFE AND WILD PLACES PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR.
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This photo safari will fill up very quickly. Limited to a maximum of 8 photographers with 2 tutors you are assured of comfort and personal access to photography guidance.

Please get in quick and book your spot today.

Cost: $ 4950.00 per person based on Double Occupancy

$1100.00 single supplement


Includes :

- Accommodation for 10 nights starting in Perth and ending in Perth.

- All Meals
- Transportation in air-conditioned mini-bus
- Entrance fees to all Parks




Exclusions :

- Airfares to and from Perth
- All incidental personal items.
- Alcohol


Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and remains your responsibility.




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This workshop is limited at 8 participants with 2 tutors to ensure a high level of comfort and a high student/tutor ratio.

The workshop requires a minimum 5 bookings to proceed

A $1000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your position.

(please note a 2.9% handling fee applies to credit card payments)

Final payment must be paid 60 days prior to the workshop.



To book please call Mark on 0459 221678 or email

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