I am so looking forward to be at this festval. As a Panasonic Lumix Ambassador, I am presenting, doing photo walks and will have all the latest Lumix Cameras and Lenses for you to try out.
Florida’s Space Coast is geographically located right between the northern temperate and the southern tropical climatic zones? That is why they are blessed with such an amazing variety of birds and animals and the places where they live. Celebrating its 21st year, the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is the perfect place to immerse yourself in all things natural in Central Florida. Headquartered at the Titusville Campus at Eastern Florida State College January 24 through 29, the festival features some of the world’s most renowned birding and wildlife experts and wildlife photographers.
Field trips take place at the region’s best birding and wildlife sites by bus, van, car, hay wagon, pontoon boat and on foot. Some are morning trips and some last all day. Many occur on Brevard County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands properties. Pontoon boat trips provide the chance to see wildlife on the water; if you are interested in Indian River Lagoon restoration, one excursion will focus on oyster reef and living shoreline projects taking place in Mosquito Lagoon. Some of America’s leading wildlife photographers will offer classes and field workshops to help you hone your photography skills.
The Exhibit Center features 82 booths filled with worldwide birding, nature and cultural tour operators; environmental organizations; booksellers; photographers; crafters and an outstanding representation of camera, video and optics equipment. Deals will abound on travel to many foreign lands with adventures available in Antarctica, Africa, Asia, South and Central America and more.
If you’re thinking about buying a new camera or a pair of binoculars, you don’t want to miss this event! Panasonic, Canon, Tamron and Sigma dealers will be present with camera equipment you can borrow to try out in the field. Once you make a choice, Hunt’s Photo and Video will be there with the best prices. Representatives from Swarovski, Zeiss, Opticron, Leica, Kowa and Leica will be happy to show you the latest in binoculars and spotting scopes. Make a choice and you can buy optics equipment on the spot from Time and Optics.
Field trips and photography activities require registration; classroom talks are included in the registration fee. Entrance to the Exhibit Center is free. To register and to find the 36-page attendee guide, daily schedules and more visit www.scbwf.org.