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.

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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.
Now Booking for 2023!
Arctic 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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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! 
Limited Spaces Available!
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.
Now Booking for 2023!
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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Olympic National Park, Washington
Jun 26 - Jul 02, 2022
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.
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.
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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.
Now Booking for 2023!
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. 
Now Booking for 2023!
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.
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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.
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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.
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Wild Madagascar
Sep 16 - Oct 05, 2022
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.
Badlands National Park
Sep 24 - Sep 29, 2022
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.
Colorado Fall Colors
Oct 02 - Oct 08, 2022
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.
Now Booking for 2023!
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.
Acadia National Park and Coastal Maine in Autumn
Oct 12 - Oct 18, 2022

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.

Now Booking for 2023!
Yosemite in Autumn
Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2022
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 03 - Nov 21, 2022
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.
Death Valley National Park
Dec 04 - Dec 10, 2022
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.
 
Costa Rica Birds—The Green Season
Dec 10 - Dec 22, 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.
Bosque del Apache & White Sands National Park
Dec 11 - Dec 17, 2022
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.
Dalmatian Pelicans and Meteora Monasteries
Jan 16 - Jan 26, 2023
Dalmatian pelicans—world’s largest, rarest, and most photogenic—in breeding plumage, and the spectacular Meteora monasteries landscapes are featured in this diverse winter photo tour in Northern Greece.
Japan's Winter Wildlife
Multiple Departure Dates 2023
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 2023
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.
Three Spaces Available!
Snowy Owls of the Canadian Prairies, Alberta
Feb 06 - Feb 10, 2023
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.
Three Spaces Available!
Norway's Lofoten Islands
Feb 10 - Feb 18, 2023
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
Norway’s Senja Island in Winter
Feb 18 - Feb 25, 2023
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.
Bald Eagles, Sea Otters & Coastal Wildlife of Kachemak Bay, Alaska
Multiple Departure Dates 2023
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 24 - Mar 10, 2023
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. 
Whales, Dolphins and Deserts of Mexico's Baja Peninsula
Feb 24 - Mar 07, 2023
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.
Florida Birds
Multiple Departure Dates 2023
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 wood storks, spoonbills, herons and egrets plus the world’s highest density of nesting ospreys—by boat and on shore.
Death Valley National Park in Spring
Mar 19 - Mar 25, 2023
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 cooler spring season when tourist numbers are low and colorful wildflowers may decorate the desert.
Costa Rica Birds
Multiple Departure Dates 2023
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.
Second Departure Just Added!
Humpbacks, Eagles and Alaska's Spectacular Herring Spawn
Multiple Departure Dates 2023
Photograph a true spectacle of the natural world—the spawn of Pacific herring and the throng of predators that come to feed on them. Shoot numerous bubble-netting humpback whales in the pristine waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Plus, sea lions, flying eagles, ducks, and glorious maritime scenery.
Ultimate Tigers
Apr 03 - Apr 14, 2023
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.
Patagonia's Mountain Landscapes
Apr 14 - Apr 30, 2023
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. 
Croatia
May 02 - May 14, 2023
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.
Undiscovered Montenegro
May 14 - May 25, 2023
Discover a new and exciting photography destination with great landscape, cultural and medieval village photo opportunities. Explore four exceptional national parks during the vibrant spring season. Shoot a dramatic cross-section of habitats from ocean to mountaintop packed into a very tiny country.
New Trip!
Essential Ireland
May 14 - May 25, 2023
Photograph the verdant landscapes of Ireland in springtime when mists swirl around medieval castles, wildflowers add a touch of color, and curling waves crash on grand rocky shores. Experience the humor and warm hospitality of Ireland’s pub culture and imbibe in a Guinness or maybe a whiskey or two.
Faroe Islands
May 25 - Jun 02, 2023
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.
Namibia
May 28 - Jun 14, 2023
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.
Arctic Birds and Musk Oxen of Nome, Alaska
Jun 03 - Jun 09, 2023
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. 
Where Humpbacks Breach—Alaska
Multiple Departure Dates 2023
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 7 participants.
Olympic National Park, Washington
Jun 25 - Jul 01, 2023
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.
Puffins on the Fly, Iceland
Multiple Departure Dates 2023
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.
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!
Brown Bears of Silver Salmon Creek
Multiple Departure Dates 2023
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. 
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Multiple Departure Dates 2023
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.
Glacier National Park
Multiple Departure Dates 2023
Photograph the rarefied light on the rugged mountain landscapes of the Continental Divide. Spectacular mountain scenery framed by forests and flowers in summer or the golden hues of changing aspens in fall. Shoot the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Reside in iconic national park lodges with scenic boat trip.
Botswana Wildlife
Aug 06 - Aug 18, 2023
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. 
Colorado Fall Colors
Oct 01 - Oct 07, 2023
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.
New Trip!
Alps in Autumn—The Best of Austria and Germany
Oct 04 - Oct 15, 2023
For photographers, the Alps are like no other place in the world with such easily accessible and photogenic towering glaciated peaks, alpine meadows and lush forested valleys. Striking fall colors, incredible mountain scenery, great food and lodgings combine in this outstanding European photo shoot,
Scotland's Highlands in Autumn
Oct 06 - Oct 16, 2023
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.
Acadia National Park and Coastal Maine in Autumn
Oct 11 - Oct 17, 2023

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.

Slovenia in Autumn
Oct 16 - Oct 27, 2023
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. 
Yosemite in Autumn
Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2023
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.
Costa Rica Birds—The Green Season
Nov 25 - Dec 07, 2023
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.
Bosque del Apache & White Sands National Park
Dec 10 - Dec 16, 2023
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.