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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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Quetzals, Toucans, Hummingbirds - Costa Rica - Co-led by NatureScapes founder/professional bird photographer Greg Downing and Foto Verde Tours co-founder Greg Basco, this diverse itinerary offers the best Costa Rica bird photo opportunities possible. You’ll capture spectacular images of toucans, hummingbirds, honeycreepers, Green and Scarlet Macaws, and colorful frogs as well as some world-class landscapes.


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


The Best of Australia - Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane... - Experience the best Australia has to offer with the leading authority on Australian birds and wildlife and author of two Australia guides, Iain Campbell and founder and photography expert Greg Downing. Together we will embark on this one-in-a-lifetime adventure covering all the best areas from North to South in this comprehensive itinerary. Expect to experience more and photograph far more species than any comparable tour to Australia! Visit Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane, and Devonport.