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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Photo Workshop

Join Kathleen Reeder at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for a “wildlife in the desert” experience in the Tucson Mountains! Not a museum in the usual sense, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a 98 acre zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium. There are two miles of walking paths through various desert habitats with over 200 animal species, including native mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and birds.

From October – April, the Museum has a daily raptor free flight, described as a dynamic bird of prey flight demonstration in the open desert to showcase natural behaviors of native birds. The Museum also has a wonderful hummingbird aviary and several butterfly-dense gardens. Each year Kathleen teaches wildlife photo workshops at the Museum to help photographers capture the beauty of Arizona-native wildlife. The workshop includes an online instructional webinar and then an all-day wildlife photography workshop at the Museum, with EXCLUSIVE early access to the morning Raptor Free Flight. Upcoming workshop dates are:

  • Dec 16, 2017
  • Feb 10, 2018
  • Mar 3, 2018
  • Dec 1, 2018

Click here to see pricing and details.

Pick up a copy of Kathleen’s eBook Camera Settings: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum available on Amazon and readable on any device for $9.99. This book will help you be ready for a visit to the Museum. It provides suggested lens focal length and camera settings, taking into account lighting, speed of the animal and whether you’re hand holding your camera or using a tripod. It gives you the suggested exposure mode, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focus mode, metering mode and exposure compensation. It’s a great reference for photographers of all skill levels.

Here are photos of some of the Museum residents you’ll photograph during the photo workshop:

Mountain Lion


Bighorn Sheep

River Otter

Burrowing Owl

Barn Owl

Great Horned Owl


Gray Hawk

Harris’s Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk

Prairie Falcon

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Anna’s Hummingbird

Juvenile Hummingbird

Costa’s Hummingbird

Speckled Rattlesnake

Albino Rattlesnake

Prairie Dog

Broad-billed Hummingbird Nest

Join me for an upcoming “wildlife in the desert” experience at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in the Tucson Mountains! Click here to see dates, pricing and details.

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