Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Provided exclusively for the Green Valley Camera Club. An online instructional webinar and then an all-day wildlife photography workshop at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona with EXCLUSIVE early access to the morning Raptor Free Flight. With expert wildlife photography instruction before and during the workshop, and a vast array of beautiful raptors, mammals and reptiles to photograph, you will capture incredible images!
- Maximum of 12 participants
- An online webinar the week before the workshop that covers composition tips and camera settings to prepare you to maximize your camera’s potential while shooting
- Direction on which lenses and settings to use for each habitat at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- Instruction on the use of flash in the indoor habitats
- Instruction and guidance on making a fence disappear in your photographs
- Exclusive early access to the morning Raptor Free Flight
- Plenty of one-on-one time with Kathleen to ask questions and get coaching specific to your individual photographic needs
- Pre-workshop planning emails
- Pre-workshop photography instruction webinar
- All-day instruction and assistance throughout the workshop
- Early entrance to morning Raptor Free Flight
- Workshop handout
- Bottled water distributed prior to entering the Museum
- Lunch at the Museum
- Ground transportation
The Desert Museum is ranked on TripAdvisor.com as one of the Top 10 Museums in the country and the #1 Tucson, Arizona attraction. Unlike most museums, about 85% of the experience is outdoors! The 98 acre Desert Museum is a fusion experience: zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium.
- 21 interpreted acres with two miles of walking paths through various desert habitats
- 230 animal species
- 1,200 types of plants — 56,000 individual specimens
- One of the world’s most comprehensive regional mineral collections
Beyond merely an attraction, the Museum’s conservation and research programs are providing important information to help conserve the Sonoran Desert region. The Desert Museum’s Art Institute inspires conservation through art education and gallery exhibits. The Museum’s publishing division, ASDM Press, has produced over 40 books and guides on the natural and cultural history of the Sonoran Desert region.
Animal species at the Museum includes Mountain Lion, Bobcat, Porcupine, Grey fox, Ocelot, Javelina, Coyote, Lizard, Great Blue Heron, Prairie Dog, Mexican Wolf, Black Bear, River Otter, Beavers, Bighorn Sheep, Coatimundi, a Walk-in Aviary, a Hummingbird Aviary and a variety of reptiles. At the Raptor Free Flight, watch as the amazing aerialists soar and swoop in their native desert habitat while a narrator describes their attributes, habitats and behaviors including Chihuahuan Raven, Great Horned Owl, Prairie Falcon, Ferruginous Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Gray Hawk, Barn Owl, Peregrine Falcon and Harris’s Hawks.