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Macaw and Parrot Photography

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Trip Code : rainforest-macaw-photography
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Go home with some amazing photos of your trip. Spend the morning using the same equipment as the pros to get fantastic photos dozens of macaws and parrots as they feed on clay in the mornings at the Tambopata Research Center. The huge 600mm lens makes it easy to get extremely sharp and close up shots of the colorful birds as they feed while the Wimberly head makes it easy to create stunning shots of the birds as they fly in front of the camera. The 18 megapixel DLSR camera creates images with stunning clarity and also records high definition video.

The lens itself is 600mm. Couple this with an included 2x teleconverter and the cropped sensor of the 7D and you are shooting at an astonishing 1920mm.

Common Species you can see and photograph are:
  • Scarlet Macaws
  • Red and Green Macaws
  • Blue and Yellow Macaws
  • Mealy Parrots
  • Orange Cheeked Parrots
  • Blue Headed Parrots
Other animals that sometimes show up include:
  • Capybaras
  • Side Neck Turtles
  • Peccaries
  • Caiman
  • Kingfisher
Rental Includes:
  • Canon 7D Camera
  • Canon 600mm f/4 IS Lens
  • Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Wimberly Gimbal Head
  • Canon 2x Teleconverter
Only Available At Tambopata Research Center

How can I get my photos home?

There are a few ways you can do this:
  1. Bring your own CF memory card. You can use this card in the camera then take it home with you when you are done shooting.
  2. Download your photos to your laptop
  3. Bring a USB Memory stick or flash drive or external hard drive

On most clear mornings of the year dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large river bank in a raucous and colorful spectacle which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.

The itinerary is simple:

  • After an early morning wake-up you take a short walk and boat ride to the claylick.
  • Your guide will set up the camera, lens and tripod for you.
  • All you have to do is wait for the birds to arrive and start shooting.
  • Once the macaw activity is over you return to the lodge, drop off the lens and download all your great photos.

This clay lick is the same place that several famous photographers have taken their photos. Including National Geographic photographer Franz Lanting, and"Rainforest" author Thomas Marent

  • Canon 7D Camera
  • Canon 600mm f/4 IS Lens
  • Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Wimberly Gimbal Head
  • Canon 2x Teleconverter
Only Available At Tambopata Research Center

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Macaw Clay Lick (click to enlarge)
A Baby Capybara
Side Necked Turtles
A Big Caiman
Parrots at Clay Lick
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