PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIP TO HOKKAIDO

A trip to discover the wild island of Hokkaido, during the harsh winter season, looking for the impressive steller’s eagle and the Japanese crane.

FROM JANUARY 31 TO FEBRUARY 10, 2024

PRICE: 3.800 € VAT INCLUDED. RESERVATION: 1.000 €.

PLACES: 6

Travel itinerary

January 31
We will depart by plane to Kushiro, around 12:25 from Madrid.
January 31
February 01
We will arrive in Kushiro at 19:30 and sleep in Kushiro.
February 01
February 02, 03, 04
We will leave early in the morning to photograph the Japanese Cranes on the river, at mid-morning we will return to photograph in the place of the cranes the European eagle, kites and exceptionally enter steller's eagle interacting with the Japanese cranes. Night 2 and 3 in Tsuri and on the 4th we will spend the night at Kusharo Lake.
February 02, 03, 04
February 05
We will leave early in the morning for Kusharo Lake, our main mission will be to photograph large flocks of whooper swans, and all the species that we find there. In the afternoon, drive to Rausu, 1.5 hours. Overnight in Rausu.
February 05
February 06, 07, 08
We will leave early in the morning to do one of the star activities of this trip, the photography of the huge steller sea eagle and the european sea eagle, we will do it from a boat in the sea depending on the areas that are frozen, we will see them fishing and interacting with each other, giving us great photographic opportunities, we will do it again mid-morning. In the early morning we will try to photograph the difficult fishing owl. Overnight at Rausu and 08 at Furen Lake.
February 06, 07, 08
February 09
First thing in the morning we will leave for Furen Lake to photograph steller pigargo mainly, after our activity we will return to Kushiro airport to catch our flight to Spain around 20:00 (2 hours).
February 09
February 10
Arrival in Spain around 09:00 am.
February 10

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FRANCIS DE ANDRÉS

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"Through my photographic work, I try to capture the beauty, fragility and ephemerality of wildlife". Francis De Andrés. Born in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands...

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OSCAR DÍEZ

TRAVEL GUIDE - PHOTOGRAPHER

Born in Madrid on July 22, 1973, since I was a child I have always been enthusiastic about animals...

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    Francis de Andrés

    “Through my photographic work, I try to capture the beauty, fragility and ephemerality of wildlife”.

    Francis De Andrés. Born in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. Degree in Economics and Master in Business Administration and Management.

    After 28 years working in Financial Markets and Wealth Management, in 2021 I decided to turn my personal life around and dedicate myself to my two great passions, my family and nature photography. Since then I work professionally as a freelance photographer.

    I collaborate with several organizations dedicated to nature conservation. Collaborations in television programs, radio, as well as with different publishers. Exhibitions: Fine Art, Festimage, etc.

    I also collaborate in advising Funds and Foundations on contributions to charitable causes in organizations whose sustainability is based on the care of the environment and endangered wildlife.

    Experience in FotoNaturaleza trips: Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia, Arctic, Hokkaido & Honchu, Pantanal Brazil, Yellowstone, Norway-Tromsø-Flatanger, Denmark, England, Italian Alps, Scotland, Poland, Hungary, France, Finland, North Sea, Ireland, Costa Rica and many places of the Iberian Peninsula.

    Professional juror in several Nature Photography Photo Contest and recognitions in the most prestigious international Nature Photography contests.

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    Oscar Díez

    Born in Madrid on July 22, 1973, since I was a child I have always been enthusiastic about animals and their world, but it wasn’t until 2002 that I started photographing them.

    It was during my first trip, which was to Kenya and until today I have not stopped photographing them, with an analog reflex. In April 2005 I bought my first digital camera and that’s when I really started to get satisfactory results from my work.

    My specialty and what I like the most are birds and then the high mountains, which has made me a versatile photographer, since I do not waste any opportunity that nature gives me to capture the best moments of wildlife and their habitats, specializing in photographic trips around the world, I have been traveling for over 10 years through all types of ecosystems.

    Totally self-taught, everything I know, I have learned in the field and nature. With the teachings of great photographers and now friends, and studying the behavior of birds, dedicating as much time as I can, I have achieved gratifying results for me. I think that going out into the field and getting into a hide” seeing everything without being seen by the environment around you, is one of the best feelings in life.

    Author of a book and awarded in many national and international nature photography contests.

    Member of AEFONA (Spanish Association of Nature Photographers), Member of FONAMAD (Association of Nature Photographers of Madrid).

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