Have you always wanted to be a photojournalist?
Do you enjoy traveling and exploring the world?
Do you have a photography background (of any level) and want to learn more?
Then our new workshop is for you!
From September 6 - 20 2015, we will be taking 10-12 photographers to Costa Rica, to explore, learn and volunteer, with cameras in hand.
PWB Founder, Danielle Da Silva, is going to be leading this workshop. Within the two weeks, you get to travel to several parts of the country and see all the amazing things that make Costa Rica the beautiful country that it is. Some highlights of the workshop are:
Playa Matapalo - at the outermost point of the Osa Peninsula, in the southern pacific coast area of Costa Rica. Known for it's remoteness, Matapolo is a hidden paradise amongst the jungle and ocean. Here you will be volunteering with a local organization to help protect endangered sea turtles. Volunteer activities include long night beach patrols to protect the nests, data collection, area clean-ups, general cleaning and maintenance, the construction of breeding grounds and other infrastructure, as well as the possibility of monitoring of the baby turtle hatchery, counting baby turtles and releasing them, and taking A LOT of photos.
Monteverde cloud forest - a cloud forest that National Geographic has called "the jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves". Spend two days exploring Monteverde and the Forest Reserve, truly a nature lover's paradise. Local guides are extremely knowledgeable about the area and passionate about conservation of this precious ecosystem. The unique community has several local co-operatives worth visiting including artist collectives and a cheese factory. If you're there at the right time of year, you may be lucky enough to see the Resplendent Quetzal, one of the most beautiful and elusive birds in the world.
La Fortuna - a town located at base of the Arenal Volcano, an excellent base for area explorations. Take an unforgettable night hike around the base of the volcano to see the top glowing an eerie red, accompanied by a soundtrack of monkeys and the rumblings of the volcano in the distance. Hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or join a canopy tour and catch a bird’s eye view of the forest greenery. Other optional activities include full-day white water rafting on the Toro or Arenal Rivers, mountain biking, caving, horseback riding, or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders’ paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents. Finally, after a long day of exploring, take a relaxing soak in lush cascading hot springs. Soak in one of the natural thermal baths and rivers under the shade of the surrounding canopy.
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