Whale Watching in Northern Iceland

Hello from Akureyri, on the north coast of Iceland! I've had two successful days of whale watching up here. Yesterday I took a tour out of Húskavik with Salka Whale Watching, where we had some great encounters with a minke whale. Today I decided to give it another shot and see if my luck would continue on a cruise out of Hauganes with Whale Watching Hauganes. Within 30 minutes I spotted the first whale - a humpback! Again, we had some wonderful and very close interactions. I certainly plan to include cruises with each company on the August 2020 Iceland Photo Tour itinerary!

I will be posting details for the August 2020 Iceland Photo Tour later this year, once all the details are worked out. In the meantime, I am also leading a tour in Cuba in February 2020. If you or anyone you know is interested, please follow/share this link: https://www.colintyler.com/phototours-and-classes

Thank you!

Colin

Humpback whale fluke.

Humpback whale fluke.


Minke whale lunge feeding.

Minke whale lunge feeding.


Humpback whale fluke.

Humpback whale fluke.


"Íslensk Ást - Icelandic Love"

On my way to explore a canyon in the highlands yesterday I took a short detour and came upon a group of horses along the road with a nice background and autumn color. I wasn't there long when this beautiful moment occurred, proving once again that timing is everything. For the record, these horses were not baited but they certainly were rewarded...with carrots.

Interested in joining me on an Iceland photo tour in August of 2020? Stay tuned for details later this year!

Colin

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Vatnajökull Glacier

Vatnajökull Glacier - Europe's largest glacier. I stopped here two days ago on a beautiful afternoon along the east coast of Iceland. Had the forecasts for aurora and weather looked more promising, I would have stayed in hopes of capturing the lights over the ice lagoon. Turned out I made the right decision by continuing northward but I will always keep this location in mind for future tours

More to come soon from the Eastern Highlands including massive waterfalls and naturally, Icelandic horses. As always, thank you for following along!

Colin

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Gullfoss Waterfall

Halló frá íslandi! (Hello from Iceland). I landed in Keflavik early this morning and have been trying to reorient myself to the changes in both time and landscape. After soaking in thermal spring pools in Selfoss, I made my way over to the famous Gullfoss Waterfall - without a doubt the most impressive waterfall I have ever seen!

After Gullfoss I headed south and ended up in Hvolsvöllur for the night. Tomorrow I am scheduled to go out to the Westman Islands with a puffin & volcano boat tour on Sunday morning but the weather forecast is looking rough so the ferry may not be running.

This journey is a research mission to plan photo tours for next year. Stay tuned and, weather permitting, I'll continue to share images and experiences as I go!

Thank you,

Colin

www.colintyler.com

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February 2020 Cuba Tours

Hola, amigos! I am happy to announce that I am planning to lead photo tours in Cuba again next February. I had intended to start promoting this earlier this year until the US government announced that new and more restrictive travel policies to the island would be coming. The new regulations have taken effect and the policies that my clients and I traveled under last year are still in place, so US citizens are still allowed to legally visit Cuba as long as the reason for travel falls under one of these approved categories. Rest assured that we will be abiding by these policies and for this reason, the tours will likely include more cultural and humanitarian exchanges.

 As of now, I am looking at starting the tours on or around February 1, 2020 and people will have the choice of either a 7-day or 11-day tour, with an optional day of yoga and Thai yoga massage after the first 7 days. The tours will start in Havana followed by 2-night stays in the cities of Cienfuegos and Trinidad before returning to Havana. Guests taking the extended tour will spend two extra nights in Havana with me and then travel to Viñales for two more nights. Once all the details are worked out, I will add the links to my website and share them here.

 Please contact me if you are interested in joining me in Cuba or if you have any other questions and feel free to share this with your friends.

 Gracias!

 Colin


Vegas Grande, Cuba’s tallest waterfall

Vegas Grande, Cuba’s tallest waterfall


Farm Tour in Viñales

Farm Tour in Viñales


Classic car in Havana

Classic car in Havana


Cuba Farm Tours

Hola, amigos! My second group arrives mañana and it will be back to business for the rest of my time here. Aside from seeing the sights and scenery, my tours include visits to local farms where you can sample and acquire locally made honey, coffee, and of course, cigars and rum (if you're into that). These were taken in Viñales last week at our hosts' family farm. I have every intention of scheduling photo tours in Cuba again next February and already have a number of people who are ready to sign up. I'll work out the details and post them after I return. Until then, hasta luego!

Colin

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Cuba Tour, February 2019

Hello and Happy Friday, friends! I've got a couple bits of exciting news to share. First, I have nailed down the dates and details for my photographic tour of Cuba, which is scheduled for February 3-9, 2019 (with an option to stay an extra two days to explore Viñales with me). I have gotten several inquiries regarding this tour so I am happy to have the plans laid out. We will be using KB Cuba Tours for the transportation, lodging, and guide services. This is the same company I traveled to Cuba with this past February and I happy to say they are offering us a great rate for this tour!! Follow the link at the bottom for details and how to arrange payment. Total cost for the week, which includes all transportation in Cuba, lodging & breakfast each day, photographic instruction and more is $1,795 with an early bird rate of $1,595 if you register before October 1, 2018. A $500 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot with the balance due by December 1, 2018. You can see my photos and videos of Cuba here: http://www.colintyler.com/travel/#/cuba-2018/

Second, after photographing a wedding this afternoon I am heading to the airport to explore a new part of the world! I haven't divulged the details yet so you'll have to stay tuned to see where I land this time.

Please share this information with your friends and anyone you think might be interested in exploring Cuba with me and experiencing the magic and culture of this magnificent Caribbean destination! As always, thank you for following along and supporting me in my adventures.

Gracias,

Colin

Details on February 2019 Cuba Tour:

http://www.colintyler.com/phototours-and-classes/

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