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Acclaimed Australian travel photographer Richard I’Anson leads luxury photographic retreat at Bamurru Plains

November 7, 2013 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

Richard I’Anson, one of Australia’s most talented travel photographers, will host a five-day photographic retreat at Wild Bush Luxury’s remote and striking Bamurru Plains on the Northern Territory’s Mary River Floodplains, from the 5 to 9 April, 2014.  
The Top End Wilderness Photo Safari is available to a maximum of 10 aspiring photographers from $4,799 per person (or $995 for a single supplement). Wild Bush Luxury, owner operator of some of Australia’s most inspirational bush experiences, is offering the unique photo safari following the success of I’Anson’s first sell-out photographic retreat at Bamurru Plains in May, 2013.250x250TICBanner

Richard I’Anson – author of the best-selling Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography and founder of Lonely Planet images, will share his creative experiences as he provides guests with hands-on tuition against the stunning backdrop of Bamurru Plains. Participants will join a professionally led photographic exploration of the unique wilderness, wildlife and ancient landscapes that characterise Australia’s vast Top End, with exclusive access to Bamurru’s 300 km² area of privately-owned property.

I’Anson chose to return to Bamurru Plains for a second year after experiencing the lodge’s exceptional hospitality and strikingly diverse environment, which presents an array of exciting photo opportunities.

“Bamurru has an amazing wealth of wildlife and a host of dramatic landscapes. The intriguing property is also located close to an area rich in Aboriginal culture, and these characteristics mean that the camp and its surrounding environment are rich in inspiration for any photographer, whether budding or professional,” said I’Anson.

“I’m looking forward to returning to Bamurru for the second year to capture the range of natural landscapes, colours, textures and wildlife that the area offers, while also enjoying the comfort of the property’s luxury lodge,” continued I’Anson.

The Top End Wilderness Photo Safari itinerary includes morning and afternoon photography sessions with I’Anson, plus private, guided trips amongst the floodplains and savannah woodlands of Bamurru Plains. Airboat tours are also included, a signature activity at Bamurru Plains, giving guests access to the property’s secret spots. A highlight for keen photographers is a full day private group trip to Arnhem Land, the country’s greatest stronghold of Aboriginal culture, well-known for its isolation and ancient rock art.

The Top End Wilderness Photo Safari will be combined with the classic, indulgent touches and warm hospitality synonymous with Wild Bush Luxury. Guests will sleep in nine comfortable safari bungalows which overlook the surrounding wilderness and will be treated to delicious chef-prepared meals each day. A central lounge area, well-stocked library and an outdoor swimming pool offer opportunities to wind down after a day behind the camera.

Just 20 minutes by light aircraft, or a three hour drive from Darwin, Bamurru Plains is a unique wilderness camp situated on the Mary River floodplains, which hosts an abundance of bird species and wildlife. During the retreat, participants can expect to encounter tens of thousands of Magpie Geese mingling with Whistling Kites, egrets, herons, crocodile and buffalo on the floodplain, as well as Blue-winged Kookaburras, parrots, cockatoos and Agile Wallabies, which inhabit the fringing woodlands.

The Top End Wilderness Photo Safari with Richard I’Anson costs $4,799 per person, twin share, with a single supplement of $995. The itinerary includes four nights in a fan-cooled safari bungalow, all meals and select beverages, plus a five-day photography program with Richard I’Anson.  A full day private group day trip to Arnhem Land by air, return flights from Darwin to Bamurru as per the scheduled flight times, a transfer from the General Aviation Terminal to Darwin Airport and meals and beverages as outlined in the itinerary are also included.

I’Anson will also be hosting a luxury photographic retreat at Wild Bush Luxury’s iconic Arkaba Station, in South Australia’s spectacular Flinders Ranges, in September/October, 2014 (final dates are currently being finalised). Set against the backdrop of the Elder Range and Wilpena Pound, the five-day photo safari will offer a variety of opportunities for snapping special shots. Guests will enjoy the beautifully restored Arkaba Homestead, coupled with some nights spent under the stars. To register your interest, please email or call+61 2 9571 6399.

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