Photo Safaris Tours

Wildlife Photography

Photo shoots featuring significant wildlife concentrations

China’s Endangered Snub-Nosed Monkeys
May 06 - May 21, 2017
Within China's largest remaining natural areas, two species of photogenic snub-nosed monkeys are the subjects of our incredible photo shoot in remote, mountainous forests.  Photograph mothers and tiny babies and huge alpha males as they are fed by park rangers during the peak birthing period.
Namibia
May 13 - Jul 10, 2017
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 Puffins, Iceland
Jun 15 - Jun 28, 2017
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.
Brown Bears of Katmai National Park
Jul 02 - Jul 07, 2017
Photograph the classic bear/salmon conflict at Brooks River Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska, in summer. No other location or season offers the classic shot of falls-jumping salmon and the group of hungry bears awaiting them.
Camargue Horses & Provence Lavender
Jul 08 - Jul 16, 2017
Dreamlike white horses thunder—manes flashing, foam flying—across marshlands and ocean beaches of the renowned Camargue.  The colors of Provence—ochre, terra cotta, buff and deep lavender in bloom—infuse a sun-drenched landscape.   Shoot the photogenic icons of the South of France.
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Multiple Departure Dates 2017
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.
Brown Bears of Silver Salmon Creek
Aug 19 - Aug 25, 2017
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
Aug 26 - Sep 02, 2017

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.

Wild Madagascar
Sep 22 - Oct 10, 2017
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...
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
Jan 25 - Feb 01, 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
Mar 04 - Mar 16, 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.
Tanzania Wildlife
Mar 09 - Mar 23, 2018
Explore the Serengeti savannah and environs. Intercept the "great migration" and photograph this wealth of plains animals, their new babies and the predators that stalk them! Visit Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks. Eleven shooting days with only 3 photographers per vehicle. 
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 vehicle.
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.  Here we photograph at two of its most amazing puffin colonies and also shoot many other birds, landscapes and Icelandic horses along the way.
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!
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.
Brown Bears of Silver Salmon Creek
Aug 25 - Aug 31, 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...