“For two months, we resided in the indegenous village of Boca Pariamanu to capture and photograph reptiles and amphibians for a herpetofauna guide. Our daily schedule: photograph a specimen in the white box in the morning, release them in the afternoon plus take pictures in their natural habitat, then search for more species in the evening and at night. Living like this was an incredible experience and has taught me a lot about the natural world of the Peruvian rain forest, and has helped me develop myself as a photographer.”

Stijn de Jong

“Rafted down the Las Piedras River near Puerto Maldonado for a several days with Mark, the director of Untamed, during a volunteering trip to the region. It was simply incredible. I felt in very safe hands, and it had the feel of a real jungle adventure. The insights to the wildlife we saw while cruising on our balsa raft given by Mark were first class, and I ended up learning a lot. Hennesey sleeping hammocks were provided and suprisingly comfortable to sleep in. This is perfect for budding wildlife photographers, or, like me, those just wanting to have a unique experience of the untamed Amazon.”

Joe Boot

“The Mammal photographic workshop is one of the best photographic workshops I have ever been on. The hospitality was great at our location and the untamed photography team were extremely helpful with helping me develop my photographic skills. A big thank you to Mark for helping me spot a puma on the river and getting me a stunning image for my portfolio.”

Luke Bailey

“While out with and untamed photography I genuinely had some of the best experiences of my life I’d gone out hoping to make some short wildlife videos for a small zoo in the U.K , mark provided a wealth of knowledge and experience that was much needed as I had a distinct lack of photographic talent. During my Time with untamed photography we saw some fantastic flora and fauna ranging from reptiles and amphibians to Harpy eagles and even a Jaguar. I enjoyed my time with untamed photography so much that I booked a further two months with Mark.”

Ben Anderson

“I worked with Mark as a photography intern in Oct/Nov 2017. It was a great way to learn photography skills while immersing yourself in all that the Amazon rainforest has to offer. Mark is a very skilled photographer and also extremely knowledgeable about the rainforest and its wonderful and fascinating inhabitants. We had a great time exploring the forest and working on various photography projects (one of my favourites was capturing photos and video of bats inside of a large hollow log).”

Jaime Thomas

“How many people are able to say that they’ve floated down the Amazon on a self-constructed balsa wood raft? This was the real jungle adventure I’d been hoping to experience. Waking up from my hammock to the sight of a troop of squirrel monkeys passing just meters overhead was truly unforgettable and just one of the many highlights of the expedition. Paddling to avoid tree debris in the river, dealing with sand-flies and mosquitos were all worth the unique and exciting jungle experience!”

Joe Boot

A GREAT ADVANTURE OF A LIFE TIME! This spring, I went on a rafting trip with Mark from Untamed Photography. We travelled to Lucerna via the back of a tuk tuk and then travelled up river by boat to the Las Piedras biodiversity station where we camped for several days before making our raft. We then constructed the raft using balsa and begin the journey back to Puerto Maldonado. It was approximately 5 days of floating down river and making camp at night alongside the river. All in all it was a great adventure.”

Dylan Singer

“I would seriously recommend this macro photographic workshop to anyone with a passion for close ups and a way to learn quickly. When arriving at the lodge, the local staff were entertaining and very friendly. The Two photographers were more than enthusiastic to teach us inventive ways to capture the small macro world. I truly recommend this workshop to everyone, even people who do not have any photographic experience. A great adventure, Thanks guys!”

Andrew Moor

“The photographic leaders during my photographic expedition through the rainforest were both safety conscious and fun. Their photographic skills were at the top of the scale! I truly felt that my photographic skills were getting better during my stay with the company especially Mark my guide. I began to learn how to create small documentaries outside of my still photography”

Steven Hines

“The photographers were great tutors with the camera and scientifically knowledgeable. The Macro workshop was set in a beautiful location, it could not get any better!”

Sophie Blackwood

“The lodging was superb! Great views over the lake and the photographers had great enthusiasm for teaching the camera techniques. I would recommend this macro workshop to anyone!”

Joe Eden

“This balsa wood rafting expedition was out of this world!! Untamed Photography allowed me to live my dream in rafting down an Amazonian river while go-pro’ing the entire adventure! Mark’s SLR photographic tips and opportunities were great throughout! .”

Richard M Eastwood

“I had a great time, the untamed team were great photographic teachers and allowed me to do more than photography and allowed me to truly explore the forest floor. A wikid macro workshop.”

Anna L Bead

“Magical moments, curiosities, strange, new and unusual! Creatures at the Amazon Rainforest & Conservation Centre (ARCC) and the Las Piedras Research Station (PIE) makes the rainforest a photographers paradise!”

Moira Gardner

“Where to begin! The whole experience with Untamed Photography was extraordinarily and like nothing I had every done before. Not only did I see some of the most beautiful and wild places I could imagine, I did it alongside friendly and fascinating people! You need to do this and Untamed Photography is who you need to go with!”

Richard Huzij