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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.

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!

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Quetzals, Toucans, Hummingbirds - Costa Rica -

Come away from this workshop with a beautiful and diverse portfolio of images as well as a wealth of new knowledge to help you to continue improving and expanding your own photography at home and on your next trip to Costa Rica! We will take care of everything you need to get great photos from the time you step off the plane in Costa Rica's capital to your departure from the country. The lodges and casual itinerary are guaranteed to offer great photo opportunities while the meals and other details are sure to please.

Hummingbirds and More - Ecuador

Hummingbirds and More - Ecuador -

Join Greg Downing in the cloud forests of Ecuador in search for hummingbirds, tanagers and more! Greg has been a pioneer in multi-flash hummingbird photography and will share the tips and techniques he has learned for capturing these tiny jewels in flight and in action.