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In 2003 Greg founded 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.


Loons and More - Kamloops, B.C. - Canada - Take advantage of this unique opportunity to photograph Common Loons, with chicks, at close range, as well as many other species that nest in the area. In an intimate small group setting you can expect to learn the techniques Greg and Alan use to capture captivating images of these birds.

June 10–14; 15–19; and/or 20–24, 2016

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Coastal Brown Bear Boat Adventure - Alaska - Join Greg Downing and Carl Donohue on a superb brown bear and coastal Alaska wildlife photo adventure. Supported by the best charter boat in the bear viewing business, Coastal Explorer, with renowned Alaskan Captain Chuck Keim at the helm you will be hard pressed to find a better team! From our private boat we’ll have the mobility to go up and down the coast of Katmai National Park, exploring Geographic Harbor, Hallo Bay, Kukak Bay, and more. Or, if we find one particular spot that’s really ideal, we can stay and shoot there for as long as we want. This provides us with unsurpassed flexibility affording us unprecedented opportunities to photograph brown bears in a myriad of different environments.

Falkland Islands

Ultimate Falklands - Falkland Islands -

Spend two weeks with Greg Downing in one of the world’s BEST locations for wildlife photography. The Falkland Islands host a variety of species of penguins, as well as albatross and other birds, seals, and sea lions! We have designed this itinerary to coincide with peak breeding activity and to put you in the best locations to capture dramatic images. You will not want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!