Instructor: Jesse Mechling
Thursday, August 30
9am Lecture
& Whale Watch
1 session

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Castle Hill, in partnership with the Center for Coastal Studies, invites nature photographers to explore Cape Cod for a one day whale photography workshop.  Cape Cod is one of the best places worldwide to view and photograph large whales.  More than thirteen species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) are found in Cape waters. In this one-day workshop, participants will learn about behaviors of local whales, and techniques for capturing intimate and active portraits of these majestic animals.  Following a morning introductory lecture, participants will go on a whale watch aboard the Dolphin Fleet, the originator of East Coast whale watching.  The workshop includes a water-based whale watch in all conditions.

Jesse Mechling is an award-winning photographer, naturalist, and educator specializing in travel and nature photography.  He has been photographing the landscape and wildlife of Cape Cod for more than fifteen years.  Jesse has exhibited his work in both group and solo shows throughout the country.  His work has appeared in numerous calendars, Lonely Planet guidebooks, Nature Photographer Magazine, the New York Times, Yahoo, and Cape Cod Life.  He currently works as the Marine Education Director at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown.