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Michael Francis 2010 Photo Tours Katmai Bears Alaska Yellowstone 'Custom Winter' Wild Horses, Pryor Mountains

October 2009

Dear Friends,

Just wanted to touch base with trips I've been on lately (see News/Events) and to update everyone on trips I am leading in 2010.

The big news is that I am now leading "Custom" winter trips in Yellowstone. These are small group trips of 4 photographers plus myself. We base out of West Yellowstone and spend 4 full days photographing in the park interior via snow coaches. (See January 2009's trip report!) Most of these trips are currently full but I still have one spot available on the March 8-13, 2010 trip. I will start taking names for 2011, please contact me to add your name to the list.

I am also leading trips into the Pryor Mountains of Montana for wild mustangs. Check out my wild horse photos and the write-up. These trips are limited to 1-2 photographers. Contact me if you have always wanted to photograph these icons of the west!

Another trip I have done many times is the trip to Katmai in Alaska for BEARS!!! I will be leading two trips this year. The June trip is currently full (it has been full for about a year) so I have added a late August 2010 trip. This trip will find us living off a boat and photographing bears fishing for salmon at several different streams. See the 2009 write-up. I currently have 6 spots open, so first come first served. Don't wait long as I expect this trip to fill quickly.

In the past year quite a number of photographers have taken advantage of my "One on One" trips. If you would rather not be part of a group photo shoot then contact me about leading you on a custom trip, just you and me in the field! It's a great opportunity to pick the brain of a full-time professional.

Check out the new slide shows I have put up on Mike's Favorites!

Drop me a note and I hope to see you in the field in 2010!

Mike



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