Photography Workshop with Bill Durrence
Okefenokee Photo Trip
Dates: November 3 – 6, 2014 (4 days, 3 nights)
Photography Leader: Bill Durrence
Naturalist Guides by Wilderness Southeast
Limited to 8 participants
The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Georgia is a vast watery
wilderness of primeval splendor. Alligators, turtles, raccoons, black bears, deer, ibis, herons, wood storks, red-cockaded woodpeckers and numerous other creatures make their homes in the 402,000-acre refuge (354,000 acres are designated wilderness). This unique natural area, called “the land of trembling earth”, is filled with peat-covered prairies, lakes, hardwood hammocks, and spectacularly photogenic cypress forests. This diversity of habitats provides homes for multitudes of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, as well as plants (including 9 species of carnivorous plants), all remarkably adapted to their watery world. Our trip will focus primarily on the cypress forest habitat, where cypress knees extend above the dark water.
The fee includes round-trip transport from Savannah, GA, to the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, all entrance fees and permits, three nights in State Park cabins (double occupancy), canoes and associated equipment for the 3 days of swamp exploration (two paddlers per canoe), meals and snacks.
Open to all enthusiastic photographers. Minimum age suggested is 18. There is no maximum age. Previous canoeing experience is not necessary although everyone will paddle, two people per canoe. (Wilderness Southeast staff will provide basic paddling instructions.) Participants should be in reasonably good physical condition.
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