Imagine photographing the breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary wildlife in one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world.

This is a unique opportunity to explore and connect with the cloud forests and communities of the red panda’s Himalayan habitat!

Dates: March 31 - April 8, 2024 
Location: Dobato, Ilam district, eastern Nepal.
Cost: $2,350 USD / per person

Join our Phototrip Informational Webinar! 

Please check back for an updated date and time.  Feel free to let us know you are interested via the form. We will contact you when the event is rescheduled.

Meet ecotrip leaders Molly Ferrill and Rafael Salvador, and Conservation Program Manager, Sonam Tashi Lama, who will talk about the 2024 Himalayan Red Panda Phototrip. You will learn about what to expect, what to bring, and the incredible phototrip adventure in Nepal. The webinar will be hosted by Deputy Director, Terrance Fleming. Please plan for 1 hour of time and bring questions for a Q & A!

After registering, registrants will receive an email from RPN with the webinar link. There will also be a reminder email sent 24 hours before the event. See you there!

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Signing up is easy!

Secure your spot on a phototrip today by paying a $500 deposit (choose the trip you wan to join on the form). You will then receive an email with the next steps to complete the booking process. 

Join RPN, Molly Ferrill, and Rafael Salvador, to express your love and enthusiasm for the natural world while also improving your photography skills.

Learn about the trip leaders below! 

Check out the phototrip guide and itinerary

You will work alongside our Forest Guardians to find and photograph wild red pandas and other unique Himalayan species. RPN currently has a 100% success rate of viewing wild red pandas during ecotrips! 

Group size is limited to 6 people, sign up now to secure your place!

Questions? Send them to phototrip@redpandanetwork.org

Learn more in Improve Your Photography Skills While Helping Red Panda Conservation in 2024

Meet the Trip Leaders


Rafael Salvador

Rafael Salvador has worked with National Geographic Explorers on wildlife photography projects and has coordinated several wildlife photography workshops in the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, and Thailand.


He has been a trip leader in the previous phototrips organized by the Red Panda Network in Nepal. On the 2023 phototrip, he is partnering again with Molly Ferrill, National Geographic explorer, to guarantee that all participants receive the best possible experience while honing their photography skills.


Follow this link to see some of his work: https://stock.adobe.com/es/contributor/207048004/rafaphotofox


Rafa shares more insight in Himalayan Red Panda Phototrip: Q & A with Trip Host Rafa Salvador


Molly Ferrill 


Molly Ferrill is a photographer, filmmaker, and National Geographic Explorer dedicated to documenting the changing relationship between people and nature. Collaborating with forest rangers, conservation biologists, wildlife crime investigators, government officials, and local communities in the field, she strives to spread compassion and a greater appreciation of animals and the natural world through storytelling.


Molly has covered stories across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Molly’s photography and writing have been featured in National Geographic Magazine, and she has also contributed to National Geographic Television, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic News, Voice of America, and the BBC. She has hosted videos on environmental topics and presented on conservation issues at film festivals, universities, community centers, and National Geographic events in Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, and the United States.


Molly is looking forward to working with Rafa and the Red Panda Network to bring participants into the field and help them hone their photography skills while connecting with the beautiful nature and wildlife of eastern Nepal. 

Ready to Go? Book your Ecotrip!