Photo Tours

We offer worldwide photo tours to the top destinations for wildlife, landscape and cultural photography. Our trips are designed by photographers, for photographers. All trips are led by experienced, knowledgeable professional photographer guides who will help you get great photos and answer your questions about everything from photo techniques to the wildlife, places and people you encounter along the way.

Our trips are designed for all skill levels so, whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just starting out, you’ll feel right at home on any of our photo tours.

Below is a list of ALL of our current photo tours. You can also search by Date, Region or Type from the drop-down menus at the top of the page.

We're here to answer your questions about any of the trips that interest you, so don't hesitate to Contact Us!

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Where Humpbacks Breach—Alaska
Multiple Departure Dates 2021
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.
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Olympic National Park, Washington
Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2021
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.
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Glacier National Park
Multiple Departure Dates 2021
Photograph the rarefied light on the rugged mountain landscapes of the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park. Spectacular scenery abounds, framed by forests and flowers of the Rocky Mountain summer.  Trip is timed to photograph Indian tribal dancing at North American Days celebration.
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Brown Bears of Silver Salmon Creek
Jul 04 - Jul 10, 2021
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. 
Puffins on the Fly, Iceland
Multiple Departure Dates 2021
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 scenic Grimsey Island, one of the country's most amazing puffin colonies, for 5 shooting days.
Wild Madagascar
Sep 17 - Oct 06, 2021
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.
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Undiscovered Montenegro
Sep 27 - Oct 08, 2021
Discover a new and exciting photography destination with outstanding landscape, cultural and medieval village photo opportunities. Explore four exceptional national parks during fall-color season. Shoot a dramatic cross-section of habitats from ocean to mountaintop packed into one very tiny country.
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Colorado Fall Colors
Oct 03 - Oct 09, 2021
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.
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Badlands National Park
Oct 03 - Oct 08, 2021
Explore the starkly eroded photogenic landscape of showy buttes, spires and canyons adorned with graphic, colorful sedimentary layers in this American heartland national park.  Shoot a host of iconic prairie wildlife. Trip includes doors-off helicopter photo flight over the rugged badlands terrain.
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Scotland's Highlands in Autumn
Oct 08 - Oct 18, 2021
Photograph iconic landscapes of Scotland’s Highlands in autumn's colorful tapestry. Time-weathered mountains, lochs, coastlines and castles beckon us through this ancient land's dramatic mix of light and mist.
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Slovenia in Autumn
Oct 09 - Oct 20, 2021
Explore timeless, tiny Slovenia, ablaze with autumn color.  Photograph spectacular lakes, majestic mountains, striking waterfalls, alpine meadows, vineyards, bucolic farms and architecturally picturesque villages.  Shoot some of Europe's most beautiful natural areas virtually devoid of tourists. 
Italy’s Dolomite Mountains in Autumn
Oct 09 - Oct 20, 2021
One of the most photogenic mountain landscapes on Earth. Vertical walls of pale gray rock rise steeply above foothills forested with golden larches, sweeping meadows, deep valleys, crystal-clear alpine lakes and charming mountain towns.
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Acadia National Park in Autumn
Oct 16 - Oct 22, 2021

Rugged, rocky headlands, a lighthouse carved into a granite ledge, a quiet harbor on a dreamy foggy morning, tide pools and crashing waves, or a hillside of flaming maples and birches—all these exciting photographic possibilities describe our classic Acadia National Park photo tour in October.

Colors of Tuscany
Oct 21 - Nov 02, 2021
The celebrated landscape of rolling Tuscan hills glows with warm tones of color in late autumn. In the cooler days that follow the busy grape harvest, vineyards unveil their autumn-cured shades of yellow, orange and red. A photogenic tapestry of expansive landscapes, cypress-lined lanes, and the ancient stone of medieval...
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Yosemite in Autumn
Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2021
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.
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The Falkland Islands
Nov 04 - Nov 22, 2021
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.
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Costa Rica Birds—The Green Season
Nov 28 - Dec 10, 2021
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.
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Death Valley National Park
Dec 01 - Dec 07, 2021
Shoot miles of undulating sand dunes, ancient volcanic craters, elegantly folded hillsides, and assorted canyons—all graphic landscape components of exceptional digital imagery.  Explore in the cool winter season where the Milky Way lights up the night sky and low angle light bathes the landscape.
 
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Bosque del Apache & White Sands National Park
Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2021
Enjoy the pleasure of wildlife and landscape photography all rolled into one week of intense photography in New Mexico. We are up early for first light for the exciting snow geese “blast off” at Bosque del Apache with early entrance permit at White Sands National Park. Prime trip dates for birds.
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Snowy Owls of the Canadian Prairies, Alberta
Jan 24 - Jan 28, 2022
Photograph snowy owls, the extraordinary “Arctic Ghosts,” in Alberta’s snowy prairie habitats. Three shooting days provide great opportunities to capture portrait images, birds in flight and owls as part of the winter landscape.
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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
Multiple Departure Dates 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.
Norway's Lofoten Islands
Feb 03 - Feb 11, 2022
The Lofoten Archipelago is considered by many to be the most beautiful setting in Norway. Jagged mountains rise from the sea as backdrops to cozy fishing villages. Rugged seascapes are seen at every turn.  With clear weather this landscape is a spectacular foreground for the aurora borealis
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Norway’s Senja Island in Winter
Feb 11 - Feb 18, 2022
Virtually undiscovered by photographers, Senja Island and adjacent Lyngen Alps provide world class winter arctic landscape photography with an outstanding potential for spectacular aurora borealis displays. Reside in comfy hotels in the heart of this accessible, raw, and rugged countryside.
Whales, Dolphins and Deserts of Mexico's Baja Peninsula
Multiple Departure Dates 2022
Experience the thrill of photographing at one of Earth's prime locations for whale and dolphin photography. Shoot Pacific gray whales at extreme close range, plus blue whales, dolphins and colonial Mexican architecture.
Bald Eagles, Sea Otters & Coastal Wildlife of Kachemak Bay, Alaska
Multiple Departure Dates 2022
A spectacular wildlife shoot amidst Alaska’s most photogenic settings. Five full days of photography from a chartered boat along the Kenai Peninsula to capture dynamic in-flight and perched eagle images, endearing close-ups of sea otters, and wildlife in rugged winter landscapes.
Tanzania Wildlife
Feb 25 - Mar 11, 2022
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. 
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Florida Birds
Multiple Departure Dates 2022
Florida’s East Coast has become a great new focal point for nature photographers from all over the world. Shoot several exciting wading bird colonies at close range including woodstorks, spoonbills, herons and egrets plus the world’s highest density of nesting ospreys—by boat and on shore.
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Humpbacks, Eagles and Alaska's Spectacular Herring Spawn
Mar 26 - Apr 05, 2022
It rivals any spectacle in the natural world—the spawn of Pacific herring and the throng of predators that come to feed on them and their eggs. Photograph bald eagles and humpback whales in the pristine waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Shoot eagles in flight, feeding whales and pristine scenery.
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Ultimate Tigers
Mar 28 - Apr 08, 2022
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.
The Incredible White Horses of France's Camargue
Apr 03 - Apr 11, 2022
Dreamlike white horses thunder—manes flashing, foam flying—across marshlands and ocean beaches of the renowned Camargue.   Shoot the photogenic icons of the South of France.
Ultimate Tigers II
Apr 06 - Apr 17, 2022
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 Kanha National Park allow unrestricted daytime entry for three full days. Only two photographers per safari vehicle.
Costa Rica Birds
Apr 09 - Apr 21, 2022
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 15 - May 01, 2022
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. 
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Galápagos Up Close
May 04 - May 15, 2022
Photograph Darwin's laboratory of evolution on a compact Galápagos voyage to the wild and scenic western side of the archipelago. Enjoy "shooting" unwary albatrosses, penguins, boobies, sea lions, tortoises and iguanas while cruising on a  very comfortable boat with great food and tropical sunshine.
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.
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Ireland
May 15 - May 27, 2022
Photograph the verdant and mystical landscapes of Ireland in springtime. Rugged coastlines, ancient castles and bucolic villages invite us to explore the time-weathered story of this pastoral land. Now after Brexit, visit Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland on this Emerald Isle dream trip.
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Utah and Arizona Deserts Under the Milky Way
Multiple Departure Dates 2022
This photographic adventure places you in some of the most colorful high desert scenery with dramatic rock forms and star-blanketed night skies.  Learn to photograph grand vistas under the Milky Way.  Exclusive comfortable camps are set in convenient locations for remote nighttime landscape access.
Tuscany in Springtime
May 27 - Jun 07, 2022
Photograph the iconic landscape of rolling Tuscan hills in the vibrant green season.  Stroll charming medieval villages in the warmth of June spring weather as colorful flowers bloom in courtyard gardens.  Enjoy the delicious classic regional cuisine and great local wines.
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.
Birds and Musk Oxen of Nome, Alaska
Jun 04 - Jun 10, 2022
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. 
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Italy’s Dolomite Mountains in Spring
Jun 08 - Jun 19, 2022
One of the most photogenic mountain landscapes on Earth. Vertical walls of pale gray rock rise steeply above foothills forested with golden larches, sweeping meadows, deep valleys, crystal-clear alpine lakes and charming mountain towns.
Ultimate Galápagos
Jun 15 - Jul 02, 2022
Our signature two-week extended voyage around Darwin's enchanted islands. The most exciting and comprehensive Galápagos itinerary we've ever offered. Visit virtually all of the most spectacular photo locations. Fantastic boat, great shooting, good food, tropical sunshine, and lots of fun! 
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Multiple Departure Dates 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.
Faroe Islands
Jun 23 - Jul 01, 2022
Discover the little-visited unspoiled Faroe Islands.  Treeless, spring-green-mantled terrain rises to rocky crags or drops to the sea below.  Waterfalls plunge steeply and colonies of breeding seabirds cover volcanic cliffs. Colorful turf-roofed houses and working fishing boats add a human element.
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Glacier National Park
Jul 02 - Jul 10, 2022
Photograph the rarefied light on the rugged mountain landscapes of the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park. Spectacular scenery abounds, framed by forests and flowers of the Rocky Mountain summer.  Trip is timed to photograph Indian tribal dancing at North American Days celebration.
Puffins on the Fly, Iceland
Multiple Departure Dates 2022
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 scenic Grimsey Island, one of the country's most amazing puffin colonies, for 5 shooting days.
Brown Bears of Silver Salmon Creek
Multiple Departure Dates 2022
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. 
Botswana Wildlife
Aug 01 - Aug 13, 2022
Two incredibly productive wildlife areas—private Mashatu Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.  Photograph elephants and other animals up close and below eye level from waterhole photo blinds.  Shoot from boats specially designed for photographers for a unique below eye-level perspective. 
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.
Greenland's Scoresby Sound
Aug 23 - Sep 03, 2022
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.
Borneo Wildlife
Sep 08 - Sep 22, 2022
Photograph orangutans, other primates, and an impressive diversity of wildlife deep in the tropical Borneo rainforest.  Reside in comfort in beautiful lodges in the heart of the wildlife action.  Photograph from boats, 4x4 vehicles and lush forest trails.
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Glacier National Park in Autumn for Women
Sep 09 - Sep 16, 2022
Explore the fall splendor of this spectacular western national park on this women-only photography tour.  Reside in iconic park lodges, single rooms, at the peak of fall color. Shoot the Going-to-the-Sun Road with scenic boat ride and learn from our leader and 7 adventuresome women photographers.
Scotland's Highlands in Autumn
Oct 07 - Oct 17, 2022
Photograph iconic landscapes of Scotland’s Highlands in autumn's colorful tapestry. Time-weathered mountains, lochs, coastlines and castles beckon us through this ancient land's dramatic mix of light and mist.
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Spitsbergen/Svalbard—The Ultimate Pack Ice Voyage
Jun 26 - Jul 12, 2023
An unparalleled 17-day photo cruise to the far north pack ice for outstanding photography of polar bears, walruses, seals, nesting seabirds and other Arctic wildlife. Shoot expansive Arctic landscapes of rugged coastal mountains, glaciers, and icescapes. A not-to-be-missed Arctic photo adventure!