Wildlife Photo Tours

Since we began in 1980, our wildlife photo tours have been the standard by which all such trips are measured. Over the past decades thousands of photographers have traveled with us and enjoyed exceptional opportunities to see and photograph wildlife in all corners of the planet, on all seven continents. We make it safe and easy for you to be in the right place at right time for unparalleled wildlife photography. Joining one of our trips means you leave the planning and logistics to us—you can simply show up and enjoy great photography!

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"I've been traveling for over 35 years with an emphasis on wildlife and I must say this was one of the best run photo tours with the most outstanding photographic opportunities that I've ever had."
      —J. Baird-Bunker
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—and a 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.
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.
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!
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
Completely isolated for nearly 100 million years, Madagascar—the “eighth continent”—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 photo spots.
The Falkland Islands
Nov 15 - Dec 03, 2018
The Falkland Islands provide some of the world’s best seabird photography with an exceptional variety of unwary species. Little can compare with the excitement of sitting leisurely next to a lively penguin colony, waves crashing against rocky cliffs, envisioning compositions galore.
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. At three butterfly sanctuaries, we shoot 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
Multiple Departure Dates 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
Multiple Departure Dates 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. 
Wild Hawai'i
Feb 02 - Feb 08, 2019
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.
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. Capture dynamic in-flight eagle images, eagles perched on scenic beaches for close-ups, and birds in the landscape shots.
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 vehicle.
Essential Patagonia
Apr 08 - Apr 24, 2019
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 05 - May 21, 2019
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.
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. 
Ultimate Galápagos
Jun 05 - Jun 22, 2019
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, tropical sunshine and a chance to walk an unspoiled beach.
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.
Where Humpbacks Breach—Alaska
Multiple Departure Dates 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, and bubble-net and lunge feed amidst snowcapped mountain backdrops. Group size is limited to 6 participants.
Puffins on the Edge, Iceland
Jul 06 - Jul 19, 2019
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.
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.
Greenland's Scoresby Sound
Aug 23 - Sep 04, 2019
Journey by classic three-masted schooner into the world's largest and most photogenic fjord system. Photograph colorful autumn tundra, towering glaciers, massive wave-sculpted icebergs, and graphic arctic landscapes bathed in long, low sunset light.  Aurora borealis a possibility.
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. 
Denali National Park in Autumn
Aug 31 - Sep 07, 2019

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.

China’s Endangered Wildlife
Oct 08 - Oct 20, 2019
Photograph dozens of appealing giant pandas at two of China's largest breeding facilities.  Visit the remote mountainous home of endangered golden snub-nosed monkeys for exciting up-close photo sessions with these amazing animals. Shoot the world famous Terracotta Army at Xi’an.
Epic South Georgia
Oct 08 - Nov 02, 2019
An unmatched nature photography tour to the legendary wildlife and scenic areas of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Join nine of the finest photography and wildlife leaders for a remarkable voyage that includes 10 full days on South Georgia--home to one of the world’s greatest wildlife concentrations.