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Giant Panda Photo Tour
China's Giant Pandas & Jiuzhaigou National Park 2015

China's Giant Pandas & Jiuzhaigou National Park

Oct 7–19, 2015
with Joe Van Os

Join Joe Van Os on this extraordinary trip to photograph iconic—and irresistible—giant pandas, up-close and in natural habitat outside their breeding enclosures. We've dedicated 3 days for panda photography on this trip.

Using a private bus, we'll also photograph the dazzling Jiuzhaigou National Park for exceptional landscape photography of waterfalls, turquoise plunge pools and intense "fall colors" of trees reflected in pristine water.

And finally we'll visit and shoot the world famous Terracotta Army at Xi'an, one of China's most remarkable ancient relics.
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.
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal 2016

Jaguars & Wildlife
of Brazil's Pantanal

June, July & August 2016 departures
with Joe Van Os, John Shaw, Paul Bannick & 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!

With several tours scheduled for 2016 there is 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.
2013 Ultimate Antarctica Logbook

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Client Comments

"Even professional photographers should consider a Joseph Van Os Photo Safari. Their tours provide opportunities that individual photographers could never create themselves. My tour was top notch from start to finish and my 'take' was phenomenal."
   —T. Till

"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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