Cathy & Gordon Illg
|Costa Rica - Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and Sarapiqui||November 8th, 2018|
Cathy and Gordon Illg are freelance photographers specializing in nature and wildlife photography. For more than twenty years they have been guiding tours to outstanding locations for both scenic and wildlife photography. Their work has appeared in nearly all the major nature publications and prominent travel magazines, as well as earning numerous awards in Nature’s Best International Photographic Competitions. In 2003, they earned second place in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.
They are more than just skilled photographers and instructors; they are also Certified International Tour Managers, which ensures that traveling companions will have a great time, regardless of where they are traveling and what they are doing. The job is particularly fulfilling when it involves bringing guests face to face with the great outdoors and the creatures that call it home.
If you are already an accomplished photographer, they will get you to the good locations, at the right times, and set you free. However, if you want help, they will provide as much instruction as you want. On most tours instructional presentations are provided, and participants are always encouraged to bring a sample of their work for a helpful, friendly critique or just to share with the group.
It was an amazing trip and the uniqueness of the Galapagos Islands certainly added to that. Everyone did a great job!!S. Hon
Cathy & Gordon are great tour leaders because they are uniquely qualified in nature and in photography. I highly recommend taking one of their tours IF you want to learn a lot and get some fine images for your collection. They really spent time with those of us on the tour to be sure we got the images we wanted. In my opinion, you can't lose by taking one of the Adventure tours.L. Poe
I want to tell you what a wonderful experience last week was for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and I feel I really learned a lot. I can see a progression in my pictures of getting better as the days went by...Thanks for all your help and the time you spent with us.KP
Your naturalist guide was excellent as were Cathy and Gordon. The lodges etc. were well selected and put us in the correct location. Most had excellent food, and transfers worked like clock work. Well Planned, well organized and well done!!!R. Zimmermann