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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Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Jun 30 - Sep 03, 2018
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.
Iceland Revealed
Aug 24 - Sep 04, 2018
Iceland's remote Highlands yield a diverse mix of dramatic landscape images. Accessible by 4x4s during Iceland's short summer season the rugged interior routes cross vast volcanic "deserts" laced with bridgeless meltwater rivers and punctuated with waterfalls, crater lakes and glaciated mountains.
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.
Iceland in Winter
Feb 16 - Feb 27, 2019
Photograph the otherworldly fire and ice landscapes of Iceland—volcanic peaks, glaciers, blue ice caves, cascading waterfalls, geothermal features and rugged coastline—in wintertime. At this time of the year, the aurora borealis is always a luminous possibility in Iceland's immense nighttime sky.
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.