Joe's Top Picks Photo Tours

It's highly likely that Joe Van Os—the namesake of our company—has led more photo tours to more destinations than just about anyone—past or present! And when you've traveled as much as Joe has, you're bound to develop some favorite spots for photography. Below you'll find Joe's current favorites. As he scouts and develops new trips, this list is likely to change, so you may want to bookmark this page and visit it from time to time.

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Yellowstone in Springtime
Jun 12 - Jun 20, 2021
Spring is a time of birth and rebirth in Yellowstone. The landscape is green and filled with wildflowers while geothermal basins offer other-worldly scenery. The wildlife and their new babies enjoy spring abundance while photographers enjoy a wide variety of springtime photo opportunities.
Kenya Wildlife
Aug 10 - Aug 25, 2021
The classic Kenya wildlife safari set during the height of the wildebeest migration season with the chance of dramatic Mara River crossings. Photograph a wealth of big cats—lions, leopards and cheetahs—plus giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and other wildlife. Only 3 photographers per vehicle.
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Aug 22 - Sep 03, 2021
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.
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Japan's Winter Wildlife
Jan 28 - Feb 12, 2022
Incredible photographic access to snow monkeys, Japanese cranes, whooper swans, white-tailed and Steller's sea eagles in snowy landscapes. One of Earth's finest—yet little-known—winter wildlife shoots. Ranks in Joe Van Os' Top 10 wildlife photo trips in the world!
Yellowstone in Winter
Jan 29 - Feb 13, 2022
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.
Slovenia in Spring
May 05 - May 16, 2022
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 fairy-tale castle perched on every available promontory.
Namibia
May 29 - Jun 15, 2022
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.
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Jul 13 - Aug 07, 2022
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.
Kenya Wildlife
Aug 12 - Aug 27, 2022
The classic Kenya wildlife safari set during the height of the wildebeest migration season with the chance of dramatic Mara River crossings. Photograph a wealth of big cats—lions, leopards and cheetahs—plus giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and other wildlife. Only 3 photographers per vehicle.