Photo Safari Tour Leaders

Patrice Aguilar

Patrice Aguilar

Patrice Aguilar is a professional nature photographer who lives in Marseille, France. As a life-long Provençal, Patrice knows the Provence and Camargue regions intimately. His images are regularly published in a variety of French periodicals, including Terre de Provence and Pays de Provence, as well as on a number of brochures...Read More

Gary Alt

Gary Alt

Gary Alt is recognized as one of the leading bear research biologists in North America. His work with bears and his photographs have been featured in People, Sports Illustrated, Reader's Digest and National Wildlife, as well as a variety of national television programs. Gary's training in natural history...Read More

Paul Bannick

Paul Bannick

Paul Bannick, an award-winning wildlife photographer who worked successfully in the computer software industry before concentrating on his passion for wilderness conservation, is currently the Director of Development for Conservation Northwest, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting wild areas from the Pacific Coast to the Canadian Rockies. His...Read More

Daniel Bergmann

Daniel Bergmann

Daniel Bergmann lives in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he works as a professional nature photographer. He has authored a number of books, with the latest being Iceland Landscapes (2011), which is considered one of the finest collections of landscape images from Iceland. While the landscape is his passion, birds are his obsession. Not only...Read More

Paulo Boute

Paulo Boute

Paulo Boute is one of the pioneering birders and ornithologists in Brazil. Paulo has over 35 years of experience guiding birders and photographers throughout Brazil and abroad, but his first love is the wildlife-rich Pantanal—an area he knows intimately. Paulo has led private wildlife expeditions for such legendary birders as Roger Tory...Read More

Mike Byrne

Mike Byrne

Mike Byrne has worked as an independent photographer and filmmaker for over 20 years. Raised among Alberta's Rocky Mountains, he counts hiking, skiing and photographing the famous landscapes and wildlife of the Banff–Canmore–Lake Louise area among his longtime passions. These days, when not creating images of wildlife and nature,...Read More

Perry Conway

Perry Conway

Perry Conway is a veteran leader of photographic workshops and tours. His photographs have appeared in a variety of publications, including National Wildlife, Audubon, National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Newsweek and Sierra Club calendars. Perry has photographed and edited multimedia educational programs including Rainforest...Read More

Cecilia Costa

Cecilia Costa

Cecelia Costas is a professional photographer and birder from Argentina. She grew up in Buenos Aires where she received a BA in education, as well as a degree in natural sciences and professional photography. She is a licensed trekking guide, certified first responder and co-founder of the El Chalten Birdwatchers Club. As an enthusiastic member...Read More

Jack Dykinga

Jack Dykinga

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jack Dykinga blends fine art photography with documentary photojournalism.  One of America’s premier landscape photographers, Jack is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways and National Geographic magazines.  A long-time advocate for wilderness, his numerous large format...Read More

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards spent three summers and two winters stationed in Stonington and Alexander Islands in Antarctica in the early 1970s. As a geologist for the British Antarctic Survey, he regularly traveled hundreds of miles by dogsled, camping for six months at a time away from base, to conduct his field research. His doctoral studies based on this...Read More

Darrell Gulin

Darrell Gulin

Darrell Gulin is an accomplished photographer as well as a highly in-demand speaker, teacher, 2005 NANPA president, and photo tour leader. For nearly two decades he has been creating and marketing images and has spent the past 18 years as a full-time nature photographer. His work has been published in numerous nature and wildlife magazines...Read More

Wayne Lynch

Wayne Lynch

Wayne Lynch is a former emergency physician who has worked for more than a quarter century as a full-time science writer and photographer. He is the author of award-winning books and television documentaries, a popular guest lecturer, and Canada’s best known and most widely published professional wildlife photographer. His photo...Read More

Joe & Mary Ann McDonald

Joe & Mary Ann McDonald

Joe & Mary Ann McDonald are accomplished naturalists, professional wildlife photographers and writers. Joe has written numerous how-to books on wildlife photography, digital photography and Photoshop. Mary Ann has written more than 29 children's books on natural history topics and she is a two-time winner of categories in the BBC...Read More

Kevin McNeal

Kevin McNeal

Kevin McNeal is a landscape photographer who resides Olympia, Washington. Kevin has a great compositional eye and happily shares his imaging skills with fellow photographers during photo tours, photography workshops and Adobe Photoshop classes. Kevin describes his photography style as "surreal," using stacked focusing of several 35mm...Read More

Mehmet Özbalci

Mehmet Özbalci

Mehmet Özbalci is an exceptional English-speaking guide thoroughly versed in Turkish history and culture. He is a wonderful travel companion, knowledgeable in the needs of getting photographers to the right place and best times to create iconic images of Turkey and its people. An excellent photographer himself, his charming, funny and personable...Read More

Todd W. Pierce

Todd W. Pierce

Todd Winslow Pierce is a professional landscape photographer based in Vail, Colorado. His images have appeared in numerous national & regional publications, advertisements, select marketing campaigns and fine art installations. As a full time professional for 15 years, Todd also developed extensive experience with architectural, studio...Read More

Joe Restuccia

Joe Restuccia

Joe Restuccia is a true photographic jack-of-all-trades with 30 years of professional experience photographing weddings, sports events, wildlife and landscapes. Following his real passion for travel photography, Joe’s pursuit of travel images has taken him to such diverse locations as Kenya, Turkey, Antarctica, Belize, Guatemala, and...Read More

Eric Rock

Eric Rock

Eric Rock is a leading travel and nature photographer who discovered his passion for photography early in life. At the age of sixteen he purchased his first camera and began to explore the natural world. While studying wildlife biology at the University of Alaska, he used that passion to expand his skills while working as an assignment...Read More

Alejandro Ronchetti

Alejandro Ronchetti

Alejandro Ronchetti is one of Argentina's most renowned wildlife photographers. His images have been published in numerous books, magazines, corporate publications and educational materials in several Latin American countries. Alejandro is also an enthusiastic interpretive naturalist with more than 30 years of experience leading groups of...Read More

Len Rue, Jr.

Len Rue, Jr.

Len Rue, Jr. is a nationally known photographer with over 35 years of experience in outdoor photography. He has traveled extensively throughout North America and internationally, using his intimate knowledge of nature to create his distinctive style of wildlife stock imagery. Len's photo work has appeared on dozens of magazine covers and in...Read More

Monika Schillat

Monika Schillat

Monika Schillat is a historian and naturalist who has been guiding groups to some of the most remote regions of the earth for the last 15 years. Dedicated to ecotourism, she has been the Expedition Leader for tours to the Antarctic, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, as well as Spitsbergen. Originally from Germany, Monika immigrated to...Read More

John Shaw

John Shaw

John Shaw has been a professional nature photographer since the early 1970s and has photographed on every continent, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from Provence to Patagonia. His images have been published widely, in advertising, books, and calendars. He was the recipient of the first-ever Outstanding Photographer Award, given by NANPA...Read More

Anna Sutcliffe

Anna Sutcliffe

Anna Sutcliffe is a wildlife ecologist with a deep commitment to developing environmental awareness through education and interpretation. With a degree in geography and ecology from Reading University, she has participated in research projects in the UK, Canary Islands and Russia and has extensively studied a variety of seabirds. For more than a...Read More

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas left the pharmacy profession more than 20 years ago to pursue his passion for wildlife photography. Since then, he has photographed on every continent. Images from these trips have appeared in numerous publications including Audubon, Sierra, National Geographic, National Wildlife and Nature's Best...Read More

Rinie van Meurs

Rinie van Meurs

Rinie van Meurs has been the leader on hundreds of expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctica over the past 25 years—more than 120 to Spitsbergen, alone! No one else has led so many expedition cruises throughout this archipelago—and Rinie knows it like no other. In addition to his expedition leader duties, he is also a talented nature...Read More

Joe Van Os

Joe Van Os

Joe Van Os has been director of Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris for over three decades. His lifelong interest in nature has been the driving force in Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris, an enthusiasm that continues to influence new trip development to the world's most spectacular nature photography locations. Joe is a seasoned tour leader, having led...Read More

Jeff Vanuga

Jeff Vanuga

Jeff Vanuga is a photographer based in Dubois, Wyoming. His images have been published in National Geographic Magazine, Outside, National Wildlife, Nature's Best, The New York Times and Wyoming Wildlife, and have appeared in Wyoming Tourism, Patagonia, Frontier Airlines, Ford, Nissan and Early Winters advertising. His...Read More