For thirteen days we aim our lenses at two completely different magical locations: the western Andean cloud forest of Mindo, and Yasuni National Park in the Amazon basin. From hummingbirds, toucans and glass frogs, to caimans, monkeys, and sloths – we immerse ourselves in ‘seeing.’ Not only will we make pictures of an array of flora and fauna, but we will begin to understand the threats and conservation issues that surround them; working to tell these stories through imagery. Alongside biologists and scientists, student photographers will learn about their work, and also meet the indigenous communities who call these areas home; those who understand what it means to preserve their natural heritage in order to ensure their own cultural survival. Our days will be filled with capturing the components of a conservation story: from message-centric storytelling images, to technical portraits using flash; editing, talks from top scientists in Ecuador, to spending “a day in the life” of an indigenous community – each day we will build our stories, and learn how to create a message which can be used to raise awareness, and ultimately help save a species, or a land, or a culture. We hope that you will join us on this wonderfully exciting adventure! See you in the jungle!!