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The Canon Collective joins Canon Master Richard I’Anson on luxury photo safari to Wild Bush Luxury’s Top End property Bamurru Plains

November 9, 2017 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Richard I’Anson, leading Australian travel photographer, will return to Wild Bush Luxury’s Bamurru Plains in April and May 2018 to host two five-day photographic safaris in conjunction with the Canon Collective – the major camera brand’s dedicated community for aspiring photographers.

Held from 28 April to 2 May, 2018 and 2 May to 6 May, 2018, the two exclusive Top End Wilderness Photo Safaris are limited to a maximum of 12 aspiring photographers.

Budding and professional photographers alike will shoot alongside Richard I’Anson – author of the best-selling Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography and founder of Lonely Planet Images – as he shares his knowledge and passion for photography and the Top End. Guests will enjoy group workshops and presentations, as well as exclusive opportunities for one-on-one tuition with I’Anson himself.

“This will be my sixth year hosting Wild Bush Luxury’s Top End photographic safaris at Bamurru Plains. Not only does this intriguing property offer a wealth of superb wildlife and landscape photography experiences, but the ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ safari lodge itself offers exceptional hospitality and superb facilities that make this Top End experience a must for any passionate photographer,” Mr I’Anson said.

Also available to guests in 2018 will be a selection of Canon’s latest equipment, provided by the Canon Collective.

“It’s great to have the Canon Collective accompanying us to Bamurru in 2018. Guests will have the opportunity to shoot stunning landscapes and wildlife with some of Canon’s most professional and high-end equipment,” Mr I’Anson said.

The hand-crafted itinerary has been expertly designed by Wild Bush Luxury to offer world-class photographic experiences. Including morning and afternoon sessions with I’Anson and the Canon Collective team, photographers will enjoy skimming across Bamurru’s 300km² private wetlands aboard airboats looking for crocodiles, buffalo and over 200 species of birdlife.

Credit: Richard I’Anson

Early morning safaris offer exquisite light as panes of burnt orange spread across the ancient landscape, and a six-metre raised wildlife watching platform, ‘The Hide,’ offers an entirely different perspective over the Mary River Floodplains.

A key highlight of the photo safari is a full-day Arnhem Land experience, featuring a fascinating mix of ancient and living Indigenous culture as well as some of Australia’s best rock art galleries, viewed alongside a local guide in Western Arnhem Land.

The Top End Wilderness Photo Safaris at Bamurru Plains will be combined with the classic, indulgent touches and warm hospitality synonymous with Wild Bush Luxury. Guests will indulge in chef-prepared meals, and retreat to a safari bungalow with ceiling to floor mesh walls overlooking the savannah bush. A central lounge area, well-stocked library and an outdoor swimming pool offer opportunities to unwind after a busy day behind the camera.

Credit: Richard I’Anson

Just 30 minutes by light aircraft, Bamurru Plains is a safari lodge situated on a 300km² private property on the edge of Kakadu National Park, which hosts an abundance of bird species and wildlife. During the photo safari, participants can expect to encounter 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 and the Canon Collective costs AUD$5,388 per person, twin share, with an optional single supplement of AUD$995. The itinerary includes four nights in a safari bungalow, all meals and beverages, plus a four-day photography program with Richard I’Anson and access to a range of Canon photography equipment.  A full-day private group day trip to Arnhem Land by air, return flights from Darwin to Bamurru, a transfer from the General Aviation Terminal to Darwin Airport.

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