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FNQ Nature Tours

Wet Tropics Photography Workshop

From: $630 USD

Duration: 2 days/1 night: North Queensland with Kelvin Marshall

Type: Private Charter.

Departs: On Request

Interests: Birds, Land Mammals & Marsupials, Reptiles & Amphibians.

This photography workshop is led by award winning wildlife photographer, Kelvin Marshall. The Wet Tropics World Heritage area offers a sublime mixture of landscapes, including waterfalls, mountain ranges, idyllic streams, deep gorges and dense rainforest.

  • Due to the diverse habitats, it provides abundant opportunities to photograph flowering plants, butterflies, insects, frogs, reptiles, marsupials and a significant proportion of Australia’s glorious songbirds.

  • Kelvin will provide expert advice in relation to shooting with the correct camera settings, ensuring that photographers are using the correct lighting settings due to the darker conditions often encountered in the region's beautiful rainforests.

  • This full day photography tour can be customised depending on the photographer's interests, desired subjects and seasonal opportunities. The duration can also be adjusted depending on the amount of time spent in Cairns or surrounds.

About FNQ Nature Tours:

After ten years of guiding nature and wildlife safaris in Northern Australia, James Boettcher established FNQ Nature Tours in 2015, with a firm belief that tourism is the key to the protection and conservation of this World Heritage area. The company offers tours designed for nature minded travellers desiring a personal, educational and interactive guided experience, whilst sharing the necessity of protecting the natural wonders and biodiversities of this world famous region.

Price per person travelling with four passengers, based on double occupancy, including touring, meals & accommodation. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Currency fluctuations may affect prices as quotes based on AUD. Prices are current at time of posting (9/9/2019) and may differ when you book your travel. Please contact us for our current pricing and itinerary details*


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  • 2 day/1 night Photography Workshop with Kelvin Marshall

    North Queensland is home for Kelvin Marshall, where he has had extensive experience showcasing the region's extraordinary biodiversity as a full-time interpretive guide. 

    Kelvin considers himself to be a perfectionist and is extremely passionate about his subject matter, especially in relation to the preservation and protection of wildlife species in Australia. With Kelvin’s specific interest in Wildlife Photography, he is FNQ Nature Tour's ‘go to guide’ when it comes to photography based tours. He can read cameras like he reads the environment.

    The Wet Tropics is a wildlife photographer's paradise, due to the rich biodiversity; boasting 663 vertebrate animal species, 30 percent of Australia’s orchid species, 35 per cent of Australia’s mammals and over 400 bird species. The Daintree & Tablelands also offer world, stunning landscapes for photographers to capture; from lush rainforest, volcanic lakes, wetlands through to savanna country.

    Kelvin’s life –long fascination and empathy with the natural world is immediately apparent from the photos he takes many of which have won awards and appear regularly in international magazines and publications. His extensive knowledge and enthusiasm along with experience in the field will make all the difference to your success and enjoyment on tour.

    Expert advice will be provided in relation to shooting with the correct camera settings, with a special focus on finding the correct lighting. It is a challenge to capture wildlife subjects in natural lighting conditions amongst the darker rainforest floor, but Kelvin will provide help in achieving sharp pictures through longer exposure times. Kelvin’s specialized tours can be customized to suit beginners wishing to take their first steps into the amazing world of Nature Photography, or those who have the experience but require the expert local knowledge.

    Accommodation at Chillagoe Tourist Village

    Key Details

    Private Group Size: Maximum of 7 guests
    Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Cairns/Northern Beaches/Port Douglas
    Pick-up and Drop-off Time: Cairns 7:30am/Northern beaches 08:00am/Port Douglas 8:30am (location dependent), Drop off approximately 5:00pm

    Responsible Tourism

    As part of our commitment to sustainability we have developed a Code Of Practice relating to our wildlife interactions which is available for your reference. Our river affiliates are using only solar powers vessels, clean, quiet and zero impact on the environment during wildlife cruises. 

    As our way of contributing to the local wildlife community, we are heavily involved with FNQ Wildlife Rescue. Our organisation attends rescues and is active in sharing stories that may help educate our guests on safe and helpful practises for supporting injured or orphaned wildlife. 

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