Come and Photograph Eagles in February with GNPA in Moline, Illinois.
February 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - February 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
WHERE: QUAD CITY/MOLINE, ILLINOIS
WHEN: 2/16 – 2/19, 2023
COST: Registrants pay for FLIGHT/HOTEL/CAR RENTAL/MEALS ONLY!
No other GNPA FEE to join us.
WHO: GNPA MEMBERS ONLY/ Any skill level
REGISTER: LIMIT 20 , REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE 1/19/2023
Come join your GNPA friends and travel with us to Moline, Illinois to photograph thousands of Eagles. The Eagles congregate on the Mississippi River every year to feed on the bountiful fish before continuing their arduous journey home. Other wildlife can also be seen such as Wild Geese, Ducks and White Pelicans.
We suggest arriving in Moline, IL on 2/16/2023 so you will be ready to start on Friday morning 2/17/2023. Returning to Quad City airport after a morning shoot ending at noon on 2/19/2023.
We will be visiting a variety of locations during our visit traveling up to 90 minutes away to many different shooting opportunities in the area.
Carpooling and sharing the expense of a car rental is recommended.
For equipment: Telephoto lenses with a range up to 500mm minimum. Tripod, extra batteries, rain gear (for wet snow), layers for a cold climate, hand warmers might be advisable and warm winter boots.
Specific hotel and flight details upon registration.
You must be a dues-paying member of GNPA to attend this event. Not a member? Go to www.gnpa.org to learn more about our organization and to join. We look forward to meeting you!
Most locations will be just a short walk from your vehicle. Ice and Snow can be treacherous on walkways and sidewalks, snow boots are recommended.
Hand warmers would be advisable.
Group size – 20 GNPA members. Waiting list once full.
Our guide will be another GNPA member Ray Silva who lives close to the area in Moline and knows all the best places to shoot.
GENERAL INFORMATION – PLEASE READ
BY REGISTERING FOR THE EVENT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY
GNPA will make every attempt to execute each trip, workshop or event as planned and as described. However, circumstances beyond GNPA’s control may arise that that affect GNPA’s ability to complete a Trip.
If a Trip is cancelled by GNPA for any reason prior to its start date, GNPA will not provide any compensation for payments made by registrants such as non-refundable hotel deposits or car rental fees. GNPA reserves the right to make changes to the trip including changes to the itinerary and trip leaders at its sole discretion.
PERSONAL SAFETY is of utmost importance.
Nature photography includes inherent risks which all participants must evaluate for themselves as to the safety of any activity based on their personal abilities. Be constantly aware of your surroundings and any potential hazards which could result in injury to you or others.
DO NOT PLACE YOURSELF OR OTHERS IN DANGER!
By registering, you are AGREEING to the standard GNPA Warranty and LIABILITY RELEASE:
As a condition of participation with the Georgia Nature Photographers Association [“GNPA”], I agree to release from liability and to hold harmless the GNPA and its officers, agents, employees or assigns for any injury, including illness, accident, emergency and death, and for damage to or loss of personal property, including equipment, film, and memory cards, while participating in any activities affiliated with the GNPA.
CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 WARNING DISCLAIMER
Coronavirus, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a mean to prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participating in any activities affiliated with the GNPA could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. GNPA in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in any activities affiliated with the GNPA.
I do hereby give the GNPA permission to use my photo and its likeness for any and all print and video purposes it deems necessary but not limited to: newsletters, brochures, instructional and promotional videos, social media sites, and press releases. The GNPA will not be required to reimburse me for use of my photo or its likeness.