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Orangutan Photo Tour
Orangutan Photography Tour 2015

Orangutans of Borneo & Sumatra

June 26–July 10, 2015
with Barry Rosenbaum & Perry Conway

After a long hiatus (we last offered this trip in 1999!) we’re pleased to announce the return of our Orangutans of Borneo & Sumatra photo tour for 2015! We photograph both species of orangutans—Bornean and Sumatran—at two of the most noteworthy orangutan rehabilitation sites in the world, where the apes are free to come and go as they please.

This trip, co-led by Barry Rosenbaum and Perry Conway, is an incredible opportunity to photograph Asia's shy "Man of the Woods" and is sure to produce exceptional photos and lasting memories for every participant!
Palouse Photo Tour
Washington Palouse Photo Tour

Washington's Palouse Country

June 13–19, 2015
with Kevin McNeal & Stuart Westmorland

We have been offering a Palouse trip for almost 30 years. We know all the area's nuances—every nook and cranny—and have thoroughly mapped its most photogenic features. When you travel with us, you get our years of experience, along with the knowledge of when to be at each location for best light. No precious good light is wasted wandering around looking for good locations.

Led by two consummate local landscape photographers—Kevin McNeal and Stuart Westmorland—this trip offers the best of Washington's Palouse Country. We'll help you get the finest shots possible in a spectacular region that symbolizes the best of Americana.
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, Jeff Vanuga, 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. There's 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 and for extended periods of time. Our high leader-to-client ratio means you get exceptional attention when you want it and enjoy the many photography and nature presentations from our staff throughout our journey.
Svalbard Photography Cruise 2016

The Pack Ice Voyage

Polar Bears & Wildlife of the High Arctic Floe Edge

June 28–July 8, 2016
with Joe Van Os, John Shaw,
Jeff Vanuga & Rinie van Meurs

There is no better location on Earth to photograph polar bears—hunting, swimming and often with small cubs—on pristine pack ice than Spitsbergen. Spectacular mountain scenery with deep fjords, towering glaciers, blooming arctic wildflowers, and a wealth of other wildlife, including reindeer, walruses on pack ice, seals, foxes and spectacular seabird cliffs with hundreds of thousands of birds, all provide an exceptional photography experience.

This cruise is designed to maximize opportunities to photograph the amazing wildlife and landscapes of incredible Spitsbergen. Sail deep into the pack ice where most polar bears dwell and discover the best the arctic has to offer photographers.

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.
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

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