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Wildlife of Panama Photo Safari

Discover the diverse rainforest birds, mammals and insects in Panama!

Photograph the biodiversity of Central America as we photograph the wildlife of western Panama. On this unique photo safari, you’ll photograph rainforest birds, mammals, insects and more. Observe colorful birds from a 65′ high observation tower, tour the rainforest with experienced naturalist guides, and enjoy home-cooked meals at our airconditioned eco lodge retreat.

When: April 5-11, 2020 from Panama City, Panama
Experience Level: Intermediate to advanced photographers
Maximum Group Size: 8 photographers

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POTD: Hanging Tough

three-toed sloth, Panama
Three-toed sloth in Bocas del Toro, Panama

I photographed this wonderfully active three-toed sloth (Bradypus spp.) last May at the Tranquilo Bay Eco Lodge in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Panama is host to a myriad of rainforest species, including the two and three-toed sloths. Unlike Costa Rican sloths, which have large predators and stay hidden most of the day, their Panamanian cousins are often active and in the open during broad daylight.

Tech Specs

Nikon D850 with 500mm f/5.6E PF VR Nikkor lens
1/800s f/5.6 ISO 400

Want to photograph sloths with me in 2020? Join my Panamanian Wildlife Photo Safari!

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Testing the Nikon D4: Wildlife and Teleconverters

Goose chase (Nikon D4 with 600mm VR & TC-14E)

When Nikon first announced the D4, I’ll admit that there weren’t a ton of features in the spec sheet that really made me jump up out of my chair. Most of the new features are subtle, unless you are a professional videographer (the D4 video options are top-notch). In my original post reacting to the D4 announcement, I mentioned several items that were of potentially great use to outdoor/wildlife photographers, and two of these made me want to upgrade over the D3s:

  • Better AF, and  the ability to autofocus with teleconverters up to at least f/8
  • More pixels for using 1.2x crop mode (or just cropping)

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