Embark on a Floridia Adventure Like No Other

Award winning photographer Michael Butterfield knows the nature and wildlife viewing hot-spots in S.W. Florida. Join him for a day in the field! 

For beginners: If you enjoy the outdoors and enjoy taking pictures this opportunity is for you. Learn skills in a few hours that will take your photography to a whole new level! A recent class participant commented: "best family vacation adventure ever. Educational and so much better than the long lines at theme parks"!

For Enthusiasts and Professionals, Mike can take you to locations and "species loaded" habitats that only an active and dedicated local naturalist would know about.   

When and Where?

*Workshops are available daily December to April. Advance Reservations Required

*All workshop excursions originate from Sarasota County Florida


1/2 Day Introductory Workshops

  • Best Value for local residents and travelers alike. Daily workshops December - April. Advance reservations Required
  • Personal attention and instruction for everyone in your group is guaranteed.
  • Group size’s are limited: 1 - 4 participants
  • Due to the distance maintained from wildlife, a good camera with a long zoom lens is highly recommended for your time in the field. (A cell phone "selfie with a Florida Gator" is not a good idea!) (-:
  • Need the Right Gear / No Problem: Easy to use, Canon DSLR cameras with minimum 18-300 mm zoom lenses can be provided by your instructor for a nominal $10 rental fee. “I will have you capturing amazing shots with-in minutes". Your images will be uploaded to a secure “on-line site” for easy download to your personal computer or mobile device. 

Introductory workshops,  (sunrise to 11:00 AM) are a great value starting at $75.00 per person. 

* All introductory workshops originate in Venice, Florida.

* To assure an opening, book early! Advanced reservations are available for dates daily DECEMBER to APRIL. 



Major credit cards are accepted for deposits and payments. All fees support charity. 

Premium Custom Itineraries

Full Day - Florida Everglades Area

Full Day - Cape Coral “Burrowing Owls” and Sanibel Island

* Premium 1/2 Day - Sarasota Bay Rookery and Coastal Tour by Boat.

  • These premium excursions are limited to a group size of 4 participants or less. 
  • Ground transportation is included.
  • A pre-dawn departure is highly recommended for being on location for early morning sun light.
  • All workshops originate from Sarasota County, Florida. I can pick you up at your location.
  • Rental camera and lenses available for a nominal $10 fee.