This photography trip with award-winning wildlife photographer Wendy Shattil is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the best and see the amazing sites of Alaska through the lens. Wendy works with all levels of photographers, from participants with cell phones or point-and-shoot cameras to the latest mirrorless and SLRs. She helps you make the most out of your experience!
There are few species as endangered as full-time professional wildlife photographers, and Wendy Shattil is as rare as they come. She is an international award-winning shooter, well known for creating images with provocative light, mood, and humor, linking this talent with a vast knowledge of the natural world and the enthusiasm for sharing it.
Wendy Shattil leads a limited number of nature photography trips, and favorites include Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska and the Sea of Cortez on the classically elegant eight-passenger boat, the MV Westward, which allows for intimate encounters with nature and wildlife.
Wendy has photographed professionally since 1981, compiling well over 300,000 stock images of nature and wildlife. Although specializing in North American subjects and locations, she has had assignments and led trips to faraway places such as Egypt, Belize, Namibia, South Africa, and the High Arctic.
Wendy was the first woman awarded Grand Prize in the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography contest, Britain’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. She is the recipient of NANPA’s Philip Hyde Grant for environmental photography, Denver Audubon’s Environmental Stewardship Award, and the Colorado Wildlife Federation’s Conservationist of the Year Award. Shattil is a Senior Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers, a Department Associate for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and has twice been Artist in Residence at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Wendy also directs NANPA’s Showcase competition and the Share the View International Nature Photo Contest.