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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.

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.

Pantanal Brazil with Greg Downing

Pantanal Photography Tour - Wildlife & Birds - On a special Pantanal photography tour, experience the best of Brazil’s diverse wildlife and unique habitat teeming with mammals, birds, and reptiles. Home to hundreds upon hundreds of bird and wildlife species, each day in the Pantanal is different within an ecosystem that’s filled with diversity and animal activity. After the main Pantanal photography tour you have the option to extend your trip to visit a special ecolodge near Rio for even more bird photography.

Hummingbirds and More Photo Workshop - Ecuador -

During a new hummingbird photography workshop, visit the cloud forests of Ecuador in search of hummingbirds, tanagers, barbets, toucanets, and more. You will learn hands-on, with Greg teaching you multi-flash photography techniques, lighting effects, and how to capture stunning action shots of these tiny jewels in flight.