Joe's Top Picks Photo Tours

It's highly likely that Joe Van Os—the namesake of our company—has led more photo tours to more destinations than just about anyone—past or present! And when you've traveled as much as Joe has, you're bound to develop some favorite spots for photography. Below you'll find Joe's current favorites. As he scouts and develops new trips, this list is likely to change, so you may want to bookmark this page and visit it from time to time.

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Yellowstone in Winter
Jan 17 - Feb 03, 2019
Capture the very best of Yellowstone’s snowy interior—unique geothermal features, snow-encrusted landscapes and foraging wildlife—with our expert leader who knows the park intimately. Four snow coach days and time to explore special areas on foot.
Namibia
May 05 - May 21, 2019
From its beautiful quiver tree forest, surreal sand-conquered ghost town of Kolmanskop, and the colossal red sand Sossusvlei Dunes to the superlative Etosha National Park, Namibia provides exciting photo subjects at every turn. Photograph vast numbers of wildlife at Etosha's numerous water holes.
Slovenia
May 09 - May 20, 2019
Explore timeless, tiny Slovenia as we photograph spectacular lakes, majestic mountains, striking waterfalls, alpine meadows, vineyards, bucolic farms and architecturally picturesque villages.  To top it off, there seems to be a photogenic fairytale castle perched on every available promontory.
Spitsbergen—Jewel of the Arctic
Jun 14 - Jun 24, 2019
A 10-night photo cruise to Spitsbergen's pack ice for outstanding photography of polar bears, walruses, seals, nesting seabirds and other Arctic wildlife, as well as Arctic landscapes of rugged coastal mountains, glaciers and expansive icescapes. A not-to-be-missed Arctic photo adventure!
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Jul 13 - Sep 16, 2019
The world's premier wetland with photo access to stunning birds and mammals, with a focus on jaguars. Five full days are dedicated to jaguar photography from small boats—3 photographers per boat. Travel with a local photo guide who intimately knows the wildlife and natural history of the Pantanal.
Epic South Georgia
Oct 08 - Nov 02, 2019
An unmatched nature photography tour to the legendary wildlife and scenic areas of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Join nine of the finest photography and wildlife leaders for a remarkable voyage that includes 10 full days on South Georgia--home to one of the world’s greatest wildlife concentrations.
Yellowstone in Winter
Jan 18 - Jan 25, 2020
Capture the very best of Yellowstone’s snowy interior—unique geothermal features, snow-encrusted landscapes and foraging wildlife—with our expert leader who knows the park intimately. Four snow coach days and time to explore special areas on foot.
Japan's Winter Wildlife
Jan 31 - Feb 15, 2020
Incredible photographic access to snow monkeys, Japanese cranes, whooper swans, white-tailed and Steller's sea eagles in snowy landscapes. One of Earth's finest—yet little-known—winter wildlife shoots. Ranks in Joe Van Os' Top 10 wildlife photo trips in the world!
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Jul 26 - Aug 21, 2020
The world's premier wetland with photo access to stunning birds and mammals, with a focus on jaguars. Five full days are dedicated to jaguar photography from small boats—3 photographers per boat. Travel with a local photo guide who intimately knows the wildlife and natural history of the Pantanal.
Kenya Wildlife
Aug 09 - Aug 24, 2020
The classic Kenya wildlife safari set during the height of the wildebeest migration season with the chance of dramatic Mara River crossings. Photograph a wealth of big cats—lions, leopards and cheetahs—plus giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and other wildlife. Only 3 photographers per vehicle.