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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.

Upcoming WorkshopsView all NatureScapes workshops »

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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Tropical Birds and More - Costa Rica -

You will 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!

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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