Photo Safaris Tours

Bird Photography

Tours where birds are the primary feature or a major photography component

Hummingbirds of Ecuador's Andean Cloud Forest
Oct 01 - Oct 10, 2017
Photograph the world's most incredible hummingbird spectacle using our new multiple flash systems. Capture images of these tiny jeweled wonders perched, in flight, and feeding from tropical flowers. See more hummingbird species at our feeders than all of the species that live in the US and Canada. 
World's Best Raptor Shoot
Oct 21 - Oct 26, 2017
Vivid fall colors accentuate the piercing fierce eyes of this incredible selection of North American hawks, falcons, eagles and owls on a one-of-a-kind photo shoot in Colorado. Numerous birds of prey are presented in beautiful natural habitats and many will be photographed in flight.
Ultimate Antarctica
Nov 08 - Dec 05, 2017
An unmatched nature photography tour to the legendary wildlife and scenic areas of South Georgia, the Falkland Islands, and the Antarctic Peninsula; Join nine of the industry’s finest photography and wildlife leaders for a remarkable 24-day voyage to some of the most photogenic places on Earth.
Japan's Winter Wildlife
Feb 02 - Feb 17, 2018
Incredible photographic access to snow monkeys, Japanese cranes, whooper swans, white-tailed and Steller's sea eagles in picturesque snowy landscapes. One of Earth's finest—yet least-known—winter wildlife shoots. One of Joe Van Os' Top 10 must-do trips in the world!

 
Bald Eagles of Alaska’s Kachemak Bay
Multiple Departure Dates 2018
A spectacular bald eagles shoot amidst Alaska’s most photogenic settings. Five full days of shooting from a chartered boat—six hours per day—along the Kenai Peninsula to capture dynamic in-flight eagle images, eagles perched on scenic beaches for close-ups, and birds in the landscape shots.
Costa Rica Birds
Apr 05 - Apr 17, 2018
Costa Rica has extraordinary habitats and ecolodges within them. We visit some of the country's prime bird photography locations to create images of amazingly colorful rain forest and cloud forest birds. The stars of the show are resplendent quetzals—one of the most beautiful birds in the Americas. 
Ultimate Galápagos
Jun 06 - Jun 23, 2018
Darwin's enchanted islands at their best—albatrosses, penguins, boobies, tortoises and iguanas plus a comfortable boat and great snorkeling! The most exciting and comprehensive Galápagos itinerary we've ever offered. Enjoy good food, some tropical sunshine and a chance to walk an unspoiled beach.
Ultimate Puffins, Iceland
Jun 28 - Jul 11, 2018
Iceland is home to more than half the world’s population of Atlantic puffins—as well as fantastic numbers of other seabirds that nest on its towering cliffs.  Here we photograph at two of its most amazing puffin colonies and also shoot many other birds, landscapes and Icelandic horses along the way.
Saint Paul Wildlife—Alaska’s Pribilof Islands
Jul 07 - Jul 14, 2018
Alaska’s tiny and remote Saint Paul Island in the Bering Sea attracts one of the most impressive assemblages of breeding seabirds in the North Pacific.  Puffins, auklets, kittiwakes and fulmars, as well as fur seals, arctic foxes and tundra wildflowers, are highlighted on this exciting photo tour.
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Multiple Departure Dates 2018
The world's premier wetland with photo access to stunning birds and mammals, focusing 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.
Hummingbirds of Ecuador's Andean Cloud Forest
Sep 30 - Oct 09, 2018
Photograph the world's most incredible hummingbird spectacle using our new multiple flash systems. Capture images of these tiny jeweled wonders perched, in flight, and feeding from tropical flowers. See more hummingbird species at our feeders than all of the species that live in the US and Canada. 
World's Best Raptor Shoot
Oct 20 - Oct 25, 2018
Vivid fall colors accentuate the piercing fierce eyes of this incredible selection of North American hawks, falcons, eagles and owls on a one-of-a-kind photo shoot in Colorado. Numerous birds of prey are presented in beautiful natural habitats and many will be photographed in flight.
The Falkland Islands
Nov 15 - Dec 03, 2018
The Falkland Islands provide some of the best seabird photography in the world due to the exceptional variety of species and their highly unwary demeanor. Little can compare with the excitement of sitting next to a lively penguin colony, waves crashing against rocky cliffs, envisioning compositions galore—with no...
Costa Rica Birds
Apr 06 - Apr 18, 2019
Costa Rica has extraordinary habitats and ecolodges within them. We visit some of the country's prime bird photography locations to create images of amazingly colorful rain forest and cloud forest birds. The stars of the show are resplendent quetzals—one of the most beautiful birds in the Americas.