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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.

Africa Photo Safari Tanzania - Travel in luxury to Tanzania for a once-in-a-lifetime Africa photo safari, featuring the best of East Africa in a custom small group setting for wildlife photography. Coupled with our experienced local naturalist guides, among the best around, you’ll be traveling in the company of Greg Downing, a seasoned professional photographer and expert traveler to the region and the specific locales we visit for over 15 years. Greg’s exclusive itinerary takes you to the best places in Tanzania for wildlife photography including Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park, plus an optional extension to the Northwest Serengeti and the famous Mara River.

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.

Galápagos Adventure with Greg Downing and Jan Post

Galápagos Photography Tour - Ecuador - Retrace Darwin’s footsteps on a once-in-a-lifetime 15 day Galápagos photography tour. Capture endemic wildlife with the best photo guides while sailing the archipelago on an incredible luxury yacht. No other Galápagos photography tour offers this valuable flexibility. The beauty of our itinerary is not only in the details, but also in the pace. Since we have so much exposure and see so many sites, we have ample time to get to know our subjects and seize all the photographic potential of each location.