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In 2003 Greg founded NatureScapes.net with E.J. Peiker and Heather Forcier. Today Greg is the Publisher, President and sole owner of the company and oversees all operations from his home base in Manchester, Maryland.

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Greg has been traveling the world teaching professional and amateur photographers for more than a decade hosting instructional workshops and seminars. Instructing photographers of all experience levels, Greg has earned a reputation for his gracious and generous teaching style. His workshops are offered through NatureScapes.Net, where he is Publisher and President of the most comprehensive website for nature photography.

Madagascar - Africa

Madagascar - “The Eighth Continent” - Enter the world of lemurs, primates with haunting eyes whose Latin name means “ghost” and who lived on this earth as far back as the Pleistocene Age, 10,000 years ago. You also will be awestruck by the imposing 100-foot-tall baobab trees, which are pollinated by bats and lemurs at night. In Madagascar, you will see nature like nowhere else in the world, viewing and photographing endemic species that have evolved to thrive in this wild land. You will bring home memories and stunning photographs of this exotic land’s natural treasures.

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Ultimate Africa Experience - Tanzania - Travel in luxury with Greg Downing to the east African country of Tanzania for a once-in-a-lifetime African safari. Featuring the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, this safari boasts the best of Tanzania in a custom small-group setting.

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Ultimate Primate Experience - Uganda - Join Greg Downing on a special primate adventure in the African rainforest. We'll travel to the Kibale National Forest for a unique and fascinating opportunity to visit and photograph chimpanzees, then onto the Kibale Forest for mountain gorillas and various other possible primate species such as Colobus Monkey, Blue Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey-cheeked Mangabey and more!