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Michael Francis Photo July 2012 Newsletter

January 2013

Hello everyone!

HAPPY NEW YEAR friends, photographers & adventurers...

2012 was a busy year for me photographically with photo tours and 'One on One Trips' keeping me on the go. I hope all of you had the opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors with your camera.

Last year I led an Africa trip to Rwanda & Tanzania which was incredible, as with most of my trips I encourage you to check out the most recent trip reports on my site including Africa. This year I am leading a trip to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa in August. I still have room for three more folks, but time is running out for signups as I will soon have to give up lodging I have on reserve. So please contact me asap if you are interested in joining me on this incredible boat trip on the Chobe River, as well as MalaMala Private Reserve in South Africa!

I have just listed my wild horse tour in the remote Pryor Mountains of Montana. These are the true MUSTANGS! I am one of just a handful of tour operators with federal permits for guiding photographers into this area. This trip sells out fast.

I am pleased to once again be working with the ICF (Images for Conservation Fund). I will be leading a trip in April for spring bird migrants. This is a fun photo shoot/contest that takes place on private ranches in Texas. Check out the ICF website for more details.

Also with the ICF, I will be doing two back to back photo shoots on a deer ranch south of San Antonio, Texas. Last October I brought the first photo tour group onto this property and all I can say is WOW!! You know it must be good if I am going back for two events this year, both in October. Look over the photographs of the deer, they are world class trophy bucks. These tours are limited to 8 photographers and I suggest if you like big, big monster bucks then sign up today!!!

I had the chance in September to scout out a lodge north of Churchill, Manitoba for polar bear, caribou and northern lights. What a thrill to walk with polar bears and photograph them in fall tundra colors. I am planning to put together a trip to this amazing location in Sept. 2014. Watch for more details on my website and look over the Trip Report to see the potential of this place. I am now taking names of interested folks for this one.

Late this year I will be leading a trip to Patagonia and Easter Island. It has been full for almost a year, but one spot is open. (first come first served to fill that single spot.)

I am also currently working on another trip to that amazing island off the Africa coast - Madagascar. The trip is planned for Oct. 2014 and space right now is very limited, but please let me know if you have an interest.

As always keep an eye on my website as I will be offering other trip favorites in coming months. I am grateful that so many of you opt to travel with me, I am aware that there are lots of photo tour leaders out there!

Have a great 2013!

- Mike

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