FL Wildlife Photo Workshop (Everglades, Big Cypress, and West Coast)

Wild America Nature Photography Meetup
Wild America Nature Photography Meetup
Public group


Join us on a photo workshop or photo tour to some of the best locations of Florida including Everglades, Sanibel and Big Cypress National Parks. We will also be spending several days with incredible endless photo opportunities. The goal of this trip is simple explore some of the best sections of Florida and get incredible photographs that you will never forget. Florida's unique wildlife and climate make it a nature photographers paradise.

John has been photographing and leading tours in this area for over 20 years.

This tour emphasizes Everglades National Park, Sanibel and Big Cypress National Reserve. This is John's favorite locations Wild Florida at it's best. Wild, Beautiful and tons of wildlife.

Florida is the premier destination for bird photography. Expect to shoot thousands of bird photos along with other wildlife. February is the dry season. This is the time of year when the tropical storms and the summer rain have passed. The lower water levels means the wildlife is more concentrated and easier to find and photograph. Each area is handpicked to provide the best photographic opportunities.

John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has photographed in Florida's wild locations for over 20 years. We will travel to a variety of natural habitats. We will be visiting several A locations. They include classics like Sanibel Island, Everglades, Big Cypress National Reserve. Estero Lagoon etc.

We also will be visiting several secret locations like Eagle Nests, Nesting owls, Rookeries, Osprey nests etc. We also will be visiting one of the best locations in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress Reserve. New for 2022 we will be adding a sunset rookery boat ride.

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Since we will be shooting a high volume of pictures. Please bring lots of cards We also recommend you bring a portable external hard drive to back up your images. We also have some companies we work with that rents longer lenses. Florida is famous for some tame birds that will stand just a few feet in front of you.

When: February 12 - 18, 2022

Price: $3495 This includes 6 nights hotel (single occupancy)

Transportation to and from airport (you do not need a car)

Also instruction, transportation, boat ride, tolls, refuge fees.

Deposit: You can pay in full or leave a deposit.

Payment: Payment can be made by check or use credit card thru the online shopping cart.


The exact game plan will be based by weather, tide levels, amount of rainfall. We will be prescouting some locations before the trip starts. I also will be getting recent reports, and monitoring tides and water levels. Each day is paced to maximize photo opportunities and the schedule will be flexible to maximize getting the best light.

To Register or Get More Info:

Please visit our website and click on the Tours Link


About Us:

John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 25 years. You will receive information on photo technique and the natural world. Understanding the natural world not only increases your appreciation of nature but also helps you become a better nature photographer.