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Photography Tips

Gain some expert advice from our Natural Photographer blog for photographing the millions of monarch butterflies that migrate to Mexico’s Central Highlands each year. Professional photographer and Natural Habitat Expedition Leader Court Whelan's insightful articles provide you with everything from photo tips to reviews of the newest cameras, lenses and more. Whether you're just learning or well-versed in photography, you'll want to read these helpful photo tips before experiencing the awe of the monarchs’ migration.

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What’s in my Camera Bag: Monarch Butterfly Migration Adventure

What’s in my Camera Bag: Monarch Butterfly Migration Adventure

An outstanding and often overlooked destination for the nature photographer, Mexico’s monarch migration is sure to be a highlight of your photographic career...
Monarch Butterfly Camera
Setting Tips

Monarch Butterfly Camera
Setting Tips

Photographing monarch butterflies as they burst from Oyamel fir trees is no easy feat. However, if you have the opportunity to travel to Michoacan in search of these regal insects, you’ll likely get the chance to...
5 Tips on How to Get this Photo: Monarch Butterflies Flying

5 Tips on How to Get this Photo: Monarch Butterflies Flying

Photographing monarch butterflies as they burst from Oyamel fir trees is no easy feat. However, if you have the opportunity to travel to Michoacan in search of...
Photographing the Monarch Butterfly Migration
in Mexico

Photographing the Monarch Butterfly Migration
in Mexico

It’s getting to be that time of year. The new year is off and kicking, the weather is chilly, and monarch butterflies have made their way to their winter...
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