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NEW! Puma Photo Tour
Wild Pumas of Patagonia Photography Trip 2016

Wild Pumas

Mar 19–29, 2016
& Mar 26–Apr 5, 2016
with Jeff Vanuga

Photograph one of the world's most elusive big cats, at close range, against the scenic backdrop of incomparable Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. This active hiking tour offers unprecedented, exclusive entry to a 17,000-acre private ranch—the only location in the world with human-habituated pumas and exclusive permission to walk among them.

This time of year is rich with austral fall color—and the opportunity to photograph Andean condors on their cliff side roost and in flight. Both the private ranch and the privately-owned condor roost have never been offered for photography—we are the first company to gain access to both for this exceptional combination of pumas and condors.
Japan Photo Tour
China's Giant Pandas & Jiuzhaigou National Park 2015

Japan's Winter Wildlife

Snow Monkeys, Whooper Swans, Sea Eagles & Japanese Cranes
Feb 19–Mar 5, 2016
with Darrell Gulin

A winter wildlife photo shoot in Japan is truly extraordinary! No other snowy winter wildlife photo opportunity comes remotely close. It is a hands-down winner as the place for accessible animals, warm and welcoming cultural interactions, and charming small inns, minshukus and ryokans that are less than 10 minutes away from most of the photography action.

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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