BIRD PHOTO WORLD
What we do and how we do it so well...
We take what we do pretty seriously and base our success on a lifetime of experience. Our groups visit the hottest spots, during the right season to achieve fantastic images with the best possible photo opportunities. We focus our business in quality, however, our numbers of species per trip are pretty impressive.
The greatest respect for nature is our model and preservation through beauty is our goal in every click.
We use and suggest to our clients all what is considered "eco-friendly"... Portable blinds, camo gear and clothes. Our expeditions only go to destinations that thrive on these ideal conditions as well. Nature first!
We take our groups to the right locations and design our expeditions with the best photography in mind.
Even so, our prices are pretty competitive when compared with other choices in the market.
Our service is all inclusive: luxury transportation, fine lodgging with great food, expert guide/photographer... we even have our own set of multi-flash -for hummers in flight- and pop up blinds for our clients to all Costa Rica Trips.
We set the whole show... you just relax, shoot and enjoy of nature photography as royalty.
Who we are at BPW
Alex Vargas, pretty well known as Don Gato (Top Cat), worked as a pro birders' guide for 21 seasons. He mostly based his guiding years in Costa Rica, but had the chance of working South America and some Caribbean Islands the last 7 years.
It was only natural for Alex to change the scope for a big lens in his tripod and there was no way back! He is today, a very accomplished, respected and awarded pro nature photographer.
Don Gato has been widely published around the world, by magazines in several languages and the most prestigious books and encyclopedias like Handbook of the Birds of the World (just to mention an example).
He has lived for over a decade in Asia and his impressive galleries grow quickly with great birds from some of the most valued and famous locations in the world. His frogs and snakes' gallery from Costa Rica, has also a few medals hanging on the doorstep.