Trekabout Photography Workshops

Photograph 'Australia in the Wild' with Professional Photographers and Tutors, Michael Snedic and Mark Rayner.

8 Day Orangutans and Dayaks Photo Expedition

When : 17 - 25 May 2013 - Hurry, Only 2 spots left!

Where : Kalimantan (Borneo) commencing in Bali
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Come and join professional photographers Mark Rayner and David Metcalf on the trip of a lifetime to exotic Borneo (Indonesian Kalimantan) to experience something simply unforgettable – an opportunity to photograph and learn about the fascinating endangered Orangutans in their natural environment
 
orangutan no 2
 
This is a unique opportunity to go back in time as we drift down the ancient waterways of the Rungan River in Central Kalimantan, surrounded by pristine jungles famous for its rare birdlife, monkeys and of course the fascinating Orangutans.
 
boat on runyan river
 
 We have been afforded exclusive use of this beautiful river in partnership with Kalimantan Tour Destinations, making for a very intimate experience.
 
 
orangutan no 3
 
 
 
In addition to the distinctive wildlife, you will witness beautiful sunsets, as well as the traditional village life of the Ngaju Dayak people of the area.
 
sunset on runyan river
 
 
 
You can share this with other passionate photographers and whether you are a beginner or expert, your skills and capabilities will be enhanced under the professional tutelage of Mark Rayner, who will impart his knowledge of photography and post processing.  You will come away with not only fantastic photographs and life-long memories, but also a greater ability to capture these moments.
colourful dayak lady
 
 
 
But that is not all.
 
 
 
This amazing trip has been planned to coincide with the Isen Mulang Festival that is held annually in May over seven days.
 
dayak warrior in parade
 
im parade
 
 
We will take in four days of this amazing event including the opening ceremony when the many Dayak tribes from Central Kalimantan converge on the town of Palangkaraya for a display of dancing, music, colour and celebration of an ancient culture that has endured for thousands of years.
 
dayak tatoo
 
 
 
beautiful java girl
 
There is nowhere else in the world that this incredible way of life is on display in a setting such as this.
 
fireball football
 
You will have the chance to witness and photograph events such as fireball football, catching fish with bare hands, authentic blowpipe shooting, a display of brilliant colour and vibrancy where the young Dayaks proudly show their different village costumes in a unique competition format each day and perform song and dance unique to their tribes.
 
boys with beards
 
 
 
The young Dayaks have a reputation as some of the most beautiful and natural people in the world and there will be plenty of opportunity to meet and speak with these very friendly people.
 
IM Dancers
 
 
 
The last day of the festival sees the magnificent, colourful dragon boats take to the rivers and you can watch the young male Dayaks display their bravery and the beautiful young woman dance and chant ancient Dayak songs.
 
dragon boat 2
 
 
siska
 
This expedition covers many facets of photography including portraits, wildlife, landscapes, dance, and sport.
 
young warrior b+w
 
 
 
We will be staying in 4-star hotels for five nights and three nights on the award winning Rahai’I Pangun houseboat.
 
dayak girls at night
 
 
 
A western-trained chef will prepare an array of gourmet delights—a fusion of Thai, Indonesian and Western food with exotic, local, jungle tropical fruits and vegetables including a unique rainforest tree fern salad delicacy.
The tour includes one night in Bali, as this is where the group meets.
For more information including a day-to-day description of what will be covered please contact Dayak Dave at davidmetcalf3@mac.com
 
Cost for the photography expedition will be AUD$3520 based on double occupancy and AUD$3960 single occupancy.
 
This includes: 
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Domestic Airfares – Bali or Jakarta to Palangkaraya return economy class
  • All meals
  • Boat hire
  • Park fees
  • Dance Performance
  • All ground transport
  • Guides fees
  • Photographers’ fees
 
Excludes
  • Tips
  • Alcohol
  • International airfares
  • Visa fees
 To book, please click -> here and go to the booking form at the bottom of the page.
orangutan
 
 
boat on river
 
dayak feathers
 
Please note we need a minimum of 6 participants for the Expedition to take place. It's on, only 2 spots left!