The Top End Wilderness Photo Safari with Richard I’Anson and the Canon Collective returns to Wild Bush Luxury’s Bamurru Plains in 2018 for two five-day photographic safaris.
Held from 28 April to 2 May, 2018 and 2 May to 6 May, 2018, the two exclusive Top End Wilderness Photo Safaris are limited to a maximum of 12 aspiring photographers.
Richard I’Anson – author of the best-selling Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography and founder of Lonely Planet Images – will share his knowledge and passion for photography with budding and professional photographers through group workshops and presentations, as well as exclusive opportunities for one-on-one tuition with I’Anson himself.
This will be the photographer’s sixth year hosting Wild Bush Luxury’s Top End photographic safaris at Bamurru Plains.
“Not only does this intriguing property offer a wealth of superb wildlife and landscape photography experiences, but the ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ safari lodge itself offers exceptional hospitality and superb facilities that make this Top End experience a must for any passionate photographer,” Mr I’Anson says.
“It’s great to have the Canon Collective accompany us and offer guests the opportunity to shoot stunning landscapes and wildlife with some of Canon’s most professional and high-end equipment.”
Guests can partake in morning and afternoon sessions with I’Anson and the Canon Collective team, and explore a range of world-class photographic experiences including skimming across Bamurru’s private wetlands aboard airboats looking for crocodiles, buffalo and more than 200 species of birdlife.
A key highlight of the photo safari is a full-day Arnhem Land experience, featuring a fascinating mix of ancient and living Indigenous culture as well as some of Australia’s best rock art galleries, viewed alongside a local guide in Western Arnhem Land.
The program will be combined with the classic, indulgent touches and warm hospitality synonymous with Wild Bush Luxury.
Guests will indulge in chef-prepared meals, and retreat to a safari bungalow with ceiling to floor mesh walls overlooking the savannah bush. A central lounge area, well-stocked library and an outdoor swimming pool offer opportunities to unwind after a busy day behind the camera.
Just 30 minutes by light aircraft, Bamurru Plains is a safari lodge situated on a 300-kilometre-squared private property on the edge of Kakadu National Park, which hosts an abundance of bird species and wildlife.
During the photo safari, participants can expect to encounter thousands of Magpie Geese mingling with Whistling Kites, egrets, herons, crocodile and buffalo on the floodplain, as well as Blue-winged Kookaburras, parrots, cockatoos and Agile Wallabies, which inhabit the fringing woodlands.