Photo Safaris Tours

2017 Photo Tours

Bolivia & Chile
Mar 04 - Mar 19, 2017
Photograph the “Mirror of the Sky” at the striking, partially-flooded Salar de Uyuni salt flats.  A fantastic trip for snowcapped volcanoes, sulfur geysers, artistic salt cones from local mining, flamingos in vividly-colored lakes, Andean wildlife, and vast Altiplano and Atacama Desert landscapes.  
Iceland in Winter
Mar 08 - Mar 19, 2017
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.
Tanzania Wildlife
Mar 10 - Mar 24, 2017
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
Apr 03 - Apr 14, 2017
Shoot 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 photography permits in Bandhavgarh National Park allow route-free entry to the park for three full days. Only two photographers per safari vehicle. 
Holland at Tulip Time
Apr 08 - Apr 19, 2017
Two full days to photograph the largest spring bulb garden in the world, Keukenhof Gardens. Endless fields of colorful tulips in North Holland provide the material for graphic compositions. Shoot windmills silhouetted against the dawn sky. Photograph the dramatically-lit canals of Bruges, Belgium.
Costa Rica Birds
Apr 09 - Apr 21, 2017
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. 
Patagonia's Mountain Landscapes
Apr 10 - Apr 26, 2017
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. 
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.
Brown Bears of Silver Salmon Creek
Multiple Departure Dates 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. 
Olympic National Park, Washington
Jul 09 - Jul 15, 2017
Alpine scenery with wildflower meadows and dramatic vistas, plus a rugged coastline, sea stacks, waterfalls and verdant moss-draped rain forest set the stage for a quintessential Pacific Northwest photographic adventure.
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.
Iceland Revealed
Aug 08 - Aug 19, 2017
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.
Grand Teton Total Solar Eclipse
Aug 18 - Aug 23, 2017
A spectacular rare total solar eclipse and the breathtaking scenery of Grand Teton National Park combine for a unique photo tour.  Shoot the August 2017 eclipse, capture some of the most iconic images of the Tetons, and discover less photographed alpine lakes and colorful banded badlands outside of the park. ...
The Great American Eclipse Road Trip
Aug 19 - Aug 27, 2017
Starting in Casper, Wyoming we take a “Great American Road Trip” to shoot the August 2017 solar eclipse as well as some of the most iconic US “fly-over” locations—Devils Tower, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park.  

 
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.

Botswana Wildlife
Sep 04 - Sep 15, 2017
Photograph two of the most diverse and productive areas of Botswana—the Okavango wetlands and Chobe National Park.  With its great mammal herds still intact, an impressive variety of birdlife and low number of tourists, Botswana affords a “wilderness” wildlife photography experience as it was in...
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...
Colorado Fall Colors
Sep 24 - Sep 30, 2017
Photograph the blazing yellow aspen forests that punctuate the rugged Colorado Rocky Mountains topography—jagged summits and deep breathtaking valleys under blue sky. Improve your photography skills while learning about light, color and graphic design on location with Todd Pierce in his home state.
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.
Yosemite in Autumn
Oct 29 - Nov 04, 2017
The towering rock walls that form the bones of Yosemite’s spectacular valley are at their finest in the warm low-angled light of fall. The Merced River flows at a gentler pace and autumn-hued foliage and granite peaks are framed in mirror-like waters. Yosemite in autumn is a never-ending source of inspiration.
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.