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Michael Francis Photo May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016

Hello friends, travelers and fellow photographers!

Hard to believe summer is almost here after the cold, wet, wintry spring we had here in Montana. Just wanted to update everyone on upcoming tours this year and next.

I am still offering trips to the Pryor Mountains of MT/WY for wild mustangs. These trips are on a One to One basis. You pick the time you want to travel and number of days. I am one of 4 businesses that have a BLM permit to lead groups onto this Wild Horse Range.

It has also been some time since I have offered a fall trip to Minnesota Wildlife Connection for wildlife models. Please join me in early October to concentrate on large mammals in fall colors, including wolves, coyote, fox, bobcat, lynx and mountain lion. Your chance to get those close up portraits!

After skipping last Fall I am going back to Texas for white-tail deer, native birds and exotics in late October. The trip takes place on a private ranch that caters to photographers. We will be doing photography mostly out of photo blinds. This ranch has the largest whitetail bucks I have ever photographed. Check out the photos! The food and accommodations are first rate.

I am also offering Yellowstone in Winter during January 2017. This is a trip I have offered many times in the past, however I have recently changed the trip to include stays in West Yellowstone, Old Faithful Snow Lodge and the Canyon Yurt Camp. If you want to visit “Wonderland” with someone who has more than 35 years’ experience in the park then please join me! In recent years we have had good luck with bobcats, red fox, raccoon, along with the usual elk, bison, & coyotes. We also spend considerable time in the thermal areas with geysers, hot pools, ghost trees. Space is limited so please sign up soon.

In Nov./Dec. 2016 I am offering a new trip to South America. Atacama/Falklands/Pumas will take us to three great places for scenics and wildlife. This trip has something for everyone! Time is running out for sign ups on this tour. At present I have three clients but need a minimum of 6 to make it a go. I now need to make room and travel arrangements. I will hold this trip open until May 30, 2016. Sign up now!

I have just put the finishing touches on AFRICA 2017. This tour will include the photo hot spots of Chobe, Botswana and Maasai Mara, Kenya. We will tour Chobe by special photography boats. This will be the third time I have done this boat trip on the Chobe. Believe me this place produces with both mammals and birdlife! Then it is on to the Mara in hopes of catching the action of the wildebeest migration. Here too we will be in specialized photo vehicles, each photographer with a captain’s chair that rotates 360 degrees with Wimberley head for actions shots. I am also offering a very limited post trip to Etosha NP in Namibia. I expect this trip to sell out very fast. So check it out and sign up soon.

Have a great spring and summer. Hope to see you in the field soon.

- Mike

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