Photo Safaris Tours

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
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!

 
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
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.
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...
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.  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.
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!
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.
Mexico's Colonial Heartland
Oct 27 - Nov 03, 2018
Photograph the most beautiful colonial cities of Mexico’s central highlands.  Our visit coincides with the Day of the Dead celebrations in San Miguel de Allende.  Exquisite architecture, mild climate, colonial romance, and great photography combine on this enjoyable and highly productive tour.
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...
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.
Yellowstone in Winter
Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2019
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.
Tanzania Wildlife
Feb 15 - Mar 01, 2019
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. 
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.
Norway's Lofoten Islands
Mar 03 - Mar 11, 2019
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
Aurora Borealis, Fairbanks, Alaska
Mar 09 - Mar 16, 2019
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.
Costa Rica Birds
Multiple Departure Dates 2019
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.
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...
Croatia
Apr 27 - May 09, 2019
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 09 - May 20, 2019
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.
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.
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Multiple Departure Dates 2019
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.
Where Humpbacks Breach—Alaska
Jul 31 - Aug 09, 2019
Experience the breathtaking excitement of humpback whale photography in the pristine waters of the Alaska’s Inside Passage during the prime summer season. Whales breach, tail-slap, bubble-net and lunge feed amidst snowcapped mountain backdrops. Group size is limited to 6 participants.
Brown Bears of Silver Salmon Creek
Aug 24 - Aug 30, 2019
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. 
Yosemite in Autumn
Oct 27 - Nov 02, 2019
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.