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Tanzania Photography Tour 2015


March 13–27, 2015
with Perry Conway

Lions, elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, leopards, rhinos, gazelles, and immense migrating herds of wildebeest and zebras. These large mammals—set against a backdrop of unrivaled natural beauty—are what make Tanzania one of the greatest wildlife photography destinations on the planet. We’ve designed a photo tour that takes full advantage of the photographic opportunities this wildlife-rich country has to offer.

Our Tanzania photo tour offers participants 11 full days of shooting in the country’s most desirable locations—the Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge and the legendary Serengeti National Park. Past participants rave about the fact that we only put 3 photographers in each vehicle (vehicles designed to carry 9 passengers) giving them a spacious platform from which to shoot and ample room for their gear.

Trip leader Perry Conway has led numerous photo tours to Tanzania and he’ll make sure your trip is thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding, and that you return home with an amazing portfolio of wildlife and landscape images!
Brown Bears of Silver Salmon Creek
Brown Bears Lake Clark National Park

Brown Bears of Silver Salmon Creek 2015

Aug 16–22, 2015
Aug 23–29, 2015
Aug 30– Sep 5, 2015
with Perry Conway

This is an amazing photo shoot with wonderful access to human- habituated bears at Lake Clark National Park in Alaska. Our exclusively- chartered, cozy lodge is strategically placed, offering close-range photo opportunities of bears right outside our doors.

Using ATVs, our small groups of eight participants sets out each day to photograph bears as they fish for salmon in the shallows. We often see large males clash with one another, females with cubs in tow and lone bears silhouetted in the shimmering reflections as they forage on the beach.

For bear photography, this trip is as good as it gets. But bears aren’t are only subjects. We’ll also see a variety of wildlife and have time to photograph some of the magnificent Alaskan scenery that surrounds us.
Brown Bears Lake Clark National Park
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A Photographer's Antarctica

A Photographer's Antarctica

An Extended Voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula

December 2–20, 2015
with John Shaw, Joe Van Os, Darrell Gulin, Joe & Mary Ann McDonald, Mark Thomas, Anna Sutcliffe, Chris Edwards and Monika Schillat
Photographers have an insatiable enthusiasm for quality photography time in Antarctica—and that's what our new
A Photographer's Antarctica voyage delivers! We've created our dedicated photo cruise to offer you more time to explore the Antarctic Peninsula than any other cruise offered for 2015. You get more time ashore and more time shooting the top photography spots on the Peninsula, all in the company of seasoned photography guides and top naturalists.

Our comfortable expedition vessel Ushuaia offers the ideal photography platform with plenty of accessible deck space from which to shoot wildlife and scenery while we are cruising, and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft that whisk us to shore often—for extended periods of time. Our high leader-to-client ratio means you get exceptional attention when you want it and you'll enjoy the many photography and nature presentations from our staff throughout our journey.
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal

Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal

Aug 3–15, 2015, Aug 15–27, 2015 & Aug 27–Sep 8, 2015
with Joe Van Os & Paulo Boute

Sep 8–20, 2015 & Sep 20–Oct 2, 2015
with John Shaw & Paulo Boute

The hottest subject for wildlife photography these days is, without doubt, the jaguars in Brazil's Pantanal! Photos of these remarkable big cats in the wild were almost unheard of only a few years ago. Now, with a large population of cats habituated to the human traffic of fishermen, eco tourists and photographers on the Cuiabá River, a unique opportunity has arisen for photographers to obtain amazing images of this largest and most spectacular American cat!

Our 5 tours scheduled for 2015 provide a wide selection of prime time jaguar photography dates to choose among. In addition, a diverse wealth of photogenic tropical wildlife—from endangered giant otters to extraordinary hyacinth macaws—are among our numerous subjects for South America's most spectacular wildlife shoot.
Leading The Way For Photographers Since 1980
Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris has been the world leader in innovative photography tours and workshops since 1980. Our photo tours are built from the ground up for—and by—photographers who want to experience and photograph the world's top wildlife, nature and traditional cultures locations. Our well-planned itineraries include lodging, meals, ground transportation and thoughtful, world-class professional photographer guides. Travel with congenial, like-minded and enthusiastic photographers, of all levels, whose primary interest is outdoor photography.

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2013 Ultimate Antarctica Logbook

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Client Comments

"The magic of a JVO tour is: not only is the tour well organized and executed, but the type of customer is always well travelled, competent, educated and flexible. You can't find a better group or way to travel."
   —R. La Bayne

"It is remarkable how Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris has succeeded in assembling so many extremely qualified tour leaders who set the mark high for the entire industry of specialty travel."
   —I. Gustafson

"JVO did all the work and I had all the fun."
   —P. Leclair

"This was my first ever photo tour and I could not have asked for more. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the trip, but I feel I am a better photographer than before the trip."
   —M. Lehman

"This was a top-notch operation! Everything was first class: lodges, food, tour guide, drivers. I am so glad I decided to travel with you."
   —B. Wurster

"I know what to expect with Photo Safaris—maximum time photographing."
   —T. Chamberlin

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