Costa Rica Rainforest

Dec 6-14, 2024

Photographers Richard Camp and Brian Leary invite you to experience photography in the vast rainforest of the Osa Peninsula. Home to half of all species of flora and fauna in Costa Rica, it contains a mind-blowing 2.5% of the planet's biodiversity. We'll encounter a stunning array of wildlife, including exotic birds, reptiles, and four species of monkeys. The Crocodile Bay area is the perfect location to base ourselves to maximize photographic opportunities. More than access to wildlife, we'll be teaching the how and why behind our approach to getting creative shots and photo processing tutorials using Lightroom or Capture One. It's going to be a once in a lifetime experience you'll never forget.

Workshop At A Glance

We'll stay at the new Botanika Osa Peninsula, a Curio by Hilton resort in Puerto Jimenez. Having a comfortable air-conditioned base camp with all the amenities of a 4-star hotel makes it easy to settle in for the week, get great shots during the day, and relax when we return, with fantastic cuisine waiting for us each evening.



Our daily excursions provide the application of multiple styles and techniques of wildlife photography with different photo opportunities:

- Diverse wildlife just steps from your room on the hotel grounds.

- A tour into the Southern end of the Osa to encounter monkeys, macaws, and other species of birds

- A drive deeper into the Osa to photograph poison dart frogs, reptiles, and snake species, including eyelash vipers.

- A trip to a sloth reserve. Usually found high up in trees out of reach of most telephoto lenses, we'll seek opportunities to photograph them much closer.

- A boat excursion on the Sierpe River that takes us along the banks of mangroves to photograph crocs, iguanas, and more monkeys

- A visit to a chocolate finca (farm) to grind our chocolate beans, photograph new cultural perspectives, and more wildlife living on the farm.

- An open day to work one-on-one with our lead photographers, Richard Camp and Brian Leary 


This is a 9-day, 8-night tour originating in San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica. Please take a look at the itinerary here. Get yourself to San Jose, and we'll handle the rest. 

Trip Cost:  $ 5,975

deposit of $ 750 required

This trip is limited to 8 people (7 spots left remaining). Trip cost $5975 - Double Occupancy Includes internal airfare Single supplement $850 Non-photographer rate $3500 - Double Occupancy. The stated price is for single occupancy. Deposits are due by October 1, 2024, with the total amount due by October 7, 2024. To make a deposit, click the "Join This Workshop" button below, and I will email you instructions on how to make a payment. Make sure to include how many people will be joining. There is a minimum of 6 photographic participants for this trip. Don't wait with your deposit, these trips fill up quickly. After all of the positions are filled please visit the contact page and tell me you would like to be on the wait list.