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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.

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Osprey by Boat

Join Greg Downing and Nikhil Bahl for 3 days of action-packed photography. Each year over 240 nesting pairs of Osprey, many at eye level, have been counted on Blue Cypress Lake. We have reserved the most coveted dates and arranged for two 3-hour exclusive boat tours each day. This will provide close access at the peak of action. Osprey actively nesting, chick brooding and feeding, fishing and flying in and out of nests (at close range) are all virtually guaranteed. Greg and Nikhil will share the secrets of taking control of an active situation and how to best capture these magnificent birds in all their glory.

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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 9-13; 14-18; and/or 19-23, 2015

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Ultimate Iceland Summer Adventure -

Join Greg along with world-renowned ornithologist and Icelandic photographer, Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson, on THE ultimate Iceland adventure!

Not only is Iceland one of the best places on Earth to photograph cliff dwelling birds such as the colorful and comedic Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Murres and many, many other sea birds and Arctic species, it is also one of the most spectacular landscape spectacles on the planet. This workshop and tour offers the best of everything and at an incredible value!