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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.

Galápagos Adventure with Greg Downing and Jan Post

Ultimate Galápagos Sailing Adventure - Two veteran wildlife specialists, one a photographer and one a naturalist guide, have organized an unique and all encompassing 15-day itinerary in the Galápagos Islands. Guided and instructed with the expertise of Greg Downing and Jan Post, the emphasis of this journey is on maximum exposure to the sites coinciding with the best light the day has to offer for photography—all at an easy pace! These islands offer unprecedented opportunities for close up wildlife photos—both on land and at sea—and our guides and crew will be there to get you to the best locations in the best light of the day. You won't find a better deal around for a 2-week photographic cruise to the archipelago!

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 6–10; 11–15; and/or 16–20, 2018

Iceland Photo Tour - Birds of the Arctic

Iceland Photography Tour - Birds of the Arctic -

During a new Iceland photography tour, enjoy an itinerary mainly focused on Arctic bird photography including 3 days at Grímsey Island in the Arctic Circle.

Featuring a wealth and wide variety of incredible photography opportunities, northeast Iceland is one of the best places on Earth to photograph cliff-dwelling birds such as colorful and comedic Atlantic puffins, razorbills, murres, gannets, fulmars, and many other seabirds.