Raptors in Flight Simcoe, Ontario 2023

StartsJan 1st 2023
EndsDec 31st 2023
Participants10 (Full - But 2024 is open)
20 images

We will meet at 12:30 on the first day of the workshop at the site of our shoot (details will be sent in our pretrip booklet). We will shoot that afternoon and return to Simcoe to spend the night. The following morning we will have our second three hour session. You will be on your way home by early afternoon with hundreds of exciting images. We have a block of rooms on hold under Gettle Photography at Travelodge in Simcoe for each workshop. ***Note the Travelodge holds these rooms for our group until 3 weeks before the start of each workshop so please be sure to make your reservations early. Their telephone number is: 519-426-4751

Clients flying in for this fantastic workshop can fly into either Toronto or Buffalo. It is less than a two hour drive from either of these airports to Simcoe.


Winter Session 2023 – Friday, February 24 & Saturday February 25

During the Winter session we have the opportunity to photograph the Great-Gray Owl (not in flight) and the Snowy Owl in flight which is often unable to fly during other seasons due to warmer temperatures.

Spring Session 2023 – Thursday June 15 & Friday June 16

During the Spring session in addition to some Spring wildflowers,
we often have opportunities to photograph baby owls, and other raptors.

Fall Session 1 2023 – Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26

Of course the Fall session is scheduled to coincide with Fall color.
Depending on temperature we can often bring out the Great-gray Owl,
and maybe fly the Snowy.


Payment schedule

Deposit due with registration
Balance due 60 days prior to workshop

Not included

Accommodations, meals, transportation

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This is quite simply an unbelievable opportunity! Imagine having a trained Great Horned Owl, Bald Eagle or other raptor flying back and forth between two perches right in front of your camera over a dozen times. With today’s auto focus cameras and the ability to track a bird in flight you are virtually guaranteed incredible images! Also, it should be noted that a giant telephoto lens is not required to get great images. Nicole and Steve often use an 80-400mm lens on these shoots and very often at the short end (80mm) of the zoom. In addition to the raptors in flight, we will have the opportunity to photograph three static birds. Steve will be putting the same amount of care and artistry to the “setups” for these perched birds as he does for the Howell Nature Center shoots that he has been doing for over a decade.