Photo Safaris Tours

Wildlife Photography

Photo shoots featuring significant wildlife concentrations

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.
Yellowstone in Winter
Multiple Departure Dates 2018
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
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!

 
Wild Hawai'i
Feb 10 - Feb 23, 2018
The best of the Big Island. Create images of an active volcano by helicopter, shoot humpback whales by boat, and the sunset sky from the 14,000-foot summit of Mauna Kea. Lush tropical landscapes, waterfalls, and dramatic lava flows round out this action-packed week of photography.
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 photography from a chartered boat—six hours per day—along the Kenai Peninsula. Capture dynamic in-flight eagle images, eagles perched on scenic beaches for close-ups, and birds in the landscape shots.
Ultimate Tigers
Mar 26 - Apr 06, 2018

Photograph the world’s largest living cats and other Indian wildlife for six shooting days in one of the world’s most impressive tiger reserves. Special government photography permits in Bandhavgarh National Park allow unrestricted daytime entry for three full days. Only two photographers per safari...
Patagonia's Mountain Landscapes
Apr 09 - Apr 25, 2018
Shoot the landscapes and wildlife of two of the most spectacular mountain photography destinations—Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. Capture soaring granite mountain peaks, massive glaciers and pristine lakes. This is prime time for the austral fall colors of southern beech trees. 
Namibia
May 12 - May 28, 2018
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.
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.
Spitsbergen—The Pack Ice Voyage Aboard M/S Freya
Jun 24 - Jul 03, 2018
A 9-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!
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.  We photograph at two of the country's most amazing puffin colonies and also shoot many other birds, landscapes and Icelandic horses along the...
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Multiple Departure Dates 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.
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.
Spitsbergen—The Pack Ice Voyage Aboard M/S Malmo
Jul 14 - Jul 24, 2018
A 9-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!
Brown Bears of Silver Salmon Creek
Multiple Departure Dates 2018
A cozy private fly-in lodge is our base for a week of amazing brown bear photography amidst verdant marshes and tidal flats with serrate mountain backdrops. We encounter the bears—close up, on foot and at their eye level—as they forage, often with cubs in tow, in this vast unspoiled wilderness. 
Denali National Park in Autumn
Sep 01 - Sep 08, 2018

Shoot the mountain, landscapes and wildlife of one of Alaska's most spectacular parks at the predicted height of fall color. The best time of year for the potential of clear skies to photograph glacier-covered 20,310-foot-high Denali.

Yellowstone & Grand Tetons in Autumn
Sep 17 - Sep 24, 2018
Two of America's most scenic national parks during the exciting elk rut—at the peak of fall aspen color. Photograph classic mountain/riverbend landscapes, iconic barns, erupting geysers limestone terraces and fumaroles. Plus a chance to shoot moose, coyotes, mule deer, pronghorns and swans.
Wild Madagascar
Sep 21 - Oct 09, 2018
Madagascar is known as the “eighth continent.”  In supreme isolation for nearly 100 million years, life on Madagascar has evolved into an amazing collection of photogenic endemic plants and animals.  Travel with private chartered flights and spacious ground transportation to the island’s best...
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...
Mountain of Butterflies
Jan 13 - Jan 19, 2019
Shoot the incomparable natural phenomenon of millions of migrating monarch butterflies in the mountains of central Mexico. Visiting three butterfly sanctuaries, we photograph the dazzling clusters of orange and black wings blanketing fir trees, bending branches with their weight, and rising to fill the blue sky.
Bald Eagles of Alaska’s Kachemak Bay
Mar 03 - Mar 09, 2019
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.
Ultimate Tigers
Mar 25 - Apr 05, 2019

Photograph the world’s largest living cats and other Indian wildlife for six shooting days in one of the world’s most impressive tiger reserves. Special government photography permits in Bandhavgarh National Park allow unrestricted daytime entry for three full days. Only two photographers per safari...
Birds and Musk Oxen of Nome, Alaska
Jun 01 - Jun 07, 2019
Photograph the summer arrival of shorebirds, waterfowl and northern songbirds in Alaska’s arctic. Create images of grazing musk oxen, caribou, moose and red foxes on barren tundra hillsides and verdant valleys—all under the summer’s long hours of daylight. 
Birds of Barrow, Alaska
Jun 09 - Jun 16, 2019
Three stunning species of arctic eiders—Steller's, king and spectacled plus Pacific loons, long-tailed ducks and red and red-necked phalaropes provide exciting photo opportunities. Shoot a spectacular array of shorebirds in breeding plumage in full courtship display along the Arctic Ocean coast.