Photo Safaris Tours

2018 Photo Tours

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!

 
Venice at Carnival
Feb 03 - Feb 10, 2018
The color, pageantry and revelry of Carnevale in Venice! Photograph a parade of fantastic masks and costumes amidst Venice's renowned architecture. Shoot at off-the-beaten-path footbridges and alleyways. Trip includes two exclusive photo sessions with models bedecked in full Carnival regalia.
Horses & Icons of the Wild West in Winter
Feb 04 - Feb 10, 2018
Capture the boundless beauty of horses in wintry landscapes and the essence of the American cowboy in this exclusive photo shoot. Photograph herds of horses against dramatic snow-covered mountain and red rock backgrounds at our spectacular Wyoming ranch location.
Wild Hawai'i
Feb 10 - Feb 16, 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 a variety of birds and marine mammals round out this action-packed week.
Norway's Lofoten Islands
Feb 11 - Feb 19, 2018
The Lofoten Archipelago is considered by many to be the most beautiful setting in Norway. Jagged mountains rise from the sea as backdrop to cozy fishing villages. Rugged seascapes are seen at every turn.  With clear weather this landscape is a spectacular foreground to include aurora borealis
Iceland in Winter
Feb 15 - Feb 26, 2018
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 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. 
Aurora Borealis, Fairbanks, Alaska
Mar 10 - Mar 17, 2018
Photograph the flickering curtains of dancing light of the aurora borealis from renowned Chena Hot Springs Resort—one of the world’s top aurora viewing locations. Capture the action at sled dog races and shoot the fantastic shapes and vivid colors of large-scale ice sculptures.
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.
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. 
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 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.
Olympic National Park, Washington
Jul 08 - Jul 14, 2018
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 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.
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.
Colorado Fall Colors
Sep 23 - Sep 29, 2018
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
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.
Yosemite in Autumn
Oct 28 - Nov 03, 2018
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.