Photo Safaris Tours

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.
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.  

 
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.

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.
Horses & Icons of the Wild West in Winter
Jan 14 - Jan 20, 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.
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 a private photo session at a Venetian palazzo with models bedecked in full Carnival regalia.
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.
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.
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. 
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. 
Holland at Tulip Time
Apr 09 - Apr 20, 2018
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.
Croatia
Apr 28 - May 10, 2018
Croatia—a rising premier photography destination—offers timeless, unspoiled nature coupled with centuries-old medieval villages and a lively contemporary cultural and gastronomic scene. Join us as we spend 11 days on the ground, capturing Croatia’s spectacular scenic beauty.
Slovenia
May 10 - May 21, 2018
Explore timeless, tiny Slovenia as we photograph spectacular lakes, majestic mountains, striking waterfalls, alpine meadows, vineyards, bucolic farms and architecturally picturesque villages.  To top it off, there seems to be a photogenic fairytale castle perched on every available promontory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...