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Washington State Bald Eagles Photography Workshop with Nate Luebbe and Mio Monasch

The Bald Eagle is one of the most impressive and majestic birds of prey in world. Join us in Western Washington as we capture these beautiful creatures hunting salmon in the North Cascades. 


December 6-8, 2020



Group Size


Fitness Level

Low - not much walking, moderate temps.


Friday, December 6th

We begin early today to maximize our chances at catching a great shot! We'll meet in the town of Rockport at 7:30am and drive to our favorite eagle-watching spot on the Skagit River. We'll spend a few hours photographing the eagles as they hunt for salmon in the morning light, changing locations occasionally to maximize our opportunities. Since the birds are most active in the mornings and evenings, after our morning session we’ll head into Marblemount for lunch and a group editing session before heading back out for more photography in the evening. 

After sunset we'll all retire to our lodging for the evening and get some rest before the big day on Saturday!

Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th

We'll meet just before sunrise again along the banks of the mighty Skagit River (location tbd, depending on weather conditions). We'll continue refining the skills and techniques developed the previous days, working with the light to capture the perfect shot. We'll stop again for lunch and editing discussions before our evening outings! 

What's Included

  • Three full days of eagle photography 
  • Unlimited expert instruction and guiding in the field 
  • Post-processing lessons and presentations mid-day 
  • Transportation during the day from location to location while photographing

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to and from the Skagit Valley
  • Meals 
  • Lodging and/or camping
  • Trip insurance (recommended)
  • Personal equipment (camera/tripod, etc)

Recommended Gear

  • Digital Camera 
  • Mid-range lens 
  • Telephoto prime lens 
  • Sturdy tripod (gimbal head or ball head)
  • Polarizing filter
  • Backpack to carry your gear in the field
  • Rain cover for camera and backpack
  • Appropriate clothing for December weather in Washington 


There are numerous quality lodging options in the Skagit Valley. We recommend staying somewhere between Marblemount and Concrete to maximize time in the field. If you'd prefer to stay down near Bellingham be advised that your morning/evening drive times will be a bit longer. 


What skill level is required to attend?

All levels are welcome, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro.

What fitness level is expected?

Low. There will be some walking around mostly on flat ground. Anyone of average fitness level will be fine!

Is this going to be the most fun I've ever had? 

Yes. It's very likely you'll never recover, and may struggle to attain this level of happiness ever again. Life will be bleak after this workshop and you'll be craving the next opportunity to hang out with Nate and Mio in the wild. Fret not, little one, more workshops are around the corner!

Meet The Team

Nate  Luebbe

Nate is a professional landscape/travel photographer from Seattle, Washington. He is a member of the Sony Alpha Collective and his work has been featured in several nation-wide publications in both print and online.

You can find more of Nate's work at @nateinthewild

Mio Monasch

Raised in the PNW and refined in the mountains of Colorado, Mio has made a name for himself with experience-driven photography around the world.  His work has been utilized in several major multi-national branding campaigns.

You can find more of Mio's work at @Monascherie


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