Re: Wildlife Filming and Photography with Turtles on Heron Island
I am the founder of Wildiaries http://wildiaries.com a nature, travel media company set up to connect people with wildlife, for the benefit of conservation.
For the last two years, we have been filming and photographing the people, nature and places of Australia, producing over 50 short films with cinematographer Nick Hayward (BBC Life of Birds) in some of our most breath-taking locations (see here).
For the new year (16-19 January) I have organised a trip with Nick and an good friend of mine, Jason Edwards, the National Geographic Face of Pure Photography. We'll be visiting Heron Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef and giving photographers of any skill level the chance to learn about wildlife filming and about the art of story-telling in photos and film.
It's also the rare chance to share quality time with two of Australia's most acclaimed wildlife cinematographers and photographers and at a location that is one of our favourites.
During the four days we will be using the island and its surrounding waters as a canvas to film and photograph sharks, turtles, nesting seabirds and coral reef. We will be joined by the Sea Turtle Foundation's Tim Harvey who was head of the research station for three years and will be our guide.
Nikon Australia are kindly providing equipment to borrow (though it doesn't matter what cameras anyone has) and there will be plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy this very special island in the company of people who have a lifelong passion for wildlife, photography and film-making.
If your members are likely to be interested, do you think you can forward this information to them? We'd be delighted to have them along.
We can't wait ourselves to get there as it's such an awesome place. I really hope you'll be able to join us.
If you need any more information directly, feel free to call me on 0405 220830 or hit reply to this email.
For information on the trip, a film we did with Tim Harvey and one of Jason's NG pieces, visit http://wildiaries.com/tours/155-Wildlife-Film-making-Hang-Out-With-Turtles-on-Heron-Island. I also have a PDF with details that I can email if anyone's interested.