Snowy Owl Photo Workshop

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About this workshop

This unique photography workshop offers you the opportunity to have close-up encounters with the majestic snowy owls of Canada for three full days. This allows you to get the most out of your experience. Wintering owls are often found on private property, and we have recruited specialized owl photography experts to help us access incredible areas where they can be found.

The Snowy Owl Photo Workshop takes place north of Toronto, Canada. This area is a natural wintering ground for the snowy owls who have been frequenting this area for years, and they tend to allow a close approach by photographers. We photograph the owls in the morning and afternoon while they are naturally inactive, and it tends to be too bright for the birds during midday. We work with the schedules of the owls so that you will have numerous opportunities to take incredible photographs of the Snowy Owl.

Workshop Summary

duration
Date – February 2 - February 6, 2025
5 days / 4 nights
payment
Price – $3,900
Deposit of $1,000 upon booking. Single room supplement adds $500
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Guide – Skarpi
Our owner and Head Guide Skarpi will guide you on this workshop
small-groups
Available – Available
Maximum of 6 participants
activity-level
Activity Level – Easy to Medium
See our FAQ page for our activity level guide
location
Location – Canada
This workshop is in Ontario Canada

Itinerary

If photographers would like to extend their stay in Iceland it is easy to arrange private day tours before or after the workshop. Popular day-trips include the Snæfellsnes Peninsula or Reykjanes Peninsula. For cancellation and refund policy for our workshops, please visit the Terms & Conditions page.

DAY 1

Arrival in Toronto. The first and last day of the photo workshop is for arrival and departure. We will arrange airport transfers to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport with a shuttle service. Please arrange your flights in the afternoon on the first and last day so that we may arrange for one private shuttle for all. We will settle into our accommodations and have dinner with our local expert in the evening. There the group will get itinerary instructions and more information for the coming days. As always, we will need to be flexible and adjust to the weather conditions to make the most out of our workshop.

DAY 2, 3 & 4

Snowy Owl - The next three days will be focused on the majestic snowy owl. The white snowy owls against a winter background is visually impressive, and with their piercing yellow eyes, your photographs will be superb. Each day, we will take advantage of the best light to capture the best photographs. Please keep in mind that this is winter time in Canada. Dress appropriately as it is very cold and you have to protect your fingers, toes, ears, and face. In this workshop, we need to be flexible and adjust to the weather and conditions.

DAY 5

We depart at around noon for Toronto Pearson International Airport (or in accordance with the group’s flight schedule). We recommend that you book your flight in the afternoon so that we have ample time. For cancellation and refund policy for our workshops, please visit the Terms & Conditions page.

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXTEND YOUR STAY IN ICELAND?

It’s easy to arrange private day tours before or after the workshop. Popular day trips include the Snæfellsnes Peninsula or The Golden Circle. We can also set up custom tours based on your preferences. 

For cancellation and refund policy for our workshops, please visit our Terms & Conditions page.

What's included

  • We will stay in a comfortable hotel in Barrie with a private bathroom
  • Guiding by a Pro Photographer
  • Local guide & snowy owl expert in Ontario
  • Access to private property to get close to the owls
  • Breakfast at the hotel and dinner
  • Transportation during the workshop
  • Private airport shuttle to and from the hotel en Barrie to Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Photography instructions and critique on demand

What's not included

  • Flights to Toronto, we recommend using Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  • Each participant will be responsible for their own lunch. We will have nearby restaurant and supermarket options
  • Insurance – we recommend participants have individual cancellation and travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuity for your photography guide

Workshop photo gallery

Testimonials

We just got back from attending the Autumn workshop in Iceland with Skarpi. We had an excellent experience, learned lots of new photography techniques, met new friends, and saw many special locations. Skarpi looked after all our needs and ensured all our expectations were met. Great food, accommodations, transportation, care and attention throughout. He worked hard to ensure we had photographic opportunities even when the weather was not cooperating. We highly recommend Arctic Exposure and Skarpi!
Ken Chatel