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Horses & Icons of the Wild West in Winter
Winter Horse and Icons Photo Tour

Horses & Icons
of the Wild West

In Winter

January 11–17, 2015
with Darrell Gulin

Enjoy virtually non-stop photography during prime daylight hours as we orchestrate photo scenarios with cowboys, cowgals and hard-charging horses on a scenic 300,000-acre ranch in Wyoming.

This exceptional winter shoot captures the power and majesty of horses in snowy landscapes, striking images of Wild West buckaroos, and chronicles the uniquely American flavor of the "Cowboy Way."

Join veteran leader Darrell Gulin for this highly productive and enjoyable shoot of the American West!
Bolivia & Chile
Bolivia and Chile Photography Tour 2015

Bolivia & Chile

Altiplano, Atacama Desert & Salar de Uyuni

March 7–22, 2015
with Don Lyon & Alejandro Ronchetti

Our Bolivia & Chile tour provides high-altitude desert wildlife and landscape photography opportunities that are unique in the world. Travel through "big sky" landscapes where the terrain is ornamented with volcanic formations of unimaginable shapes and colors. At high-altitude lakes we photograph three species of bright pink flamingos as they feed in waters of astounding hues. Vicuñas, viscachas and other wildlife typical of the Altiplano are seen almost every day.

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.

Joe Van Os
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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