2021 Photo Tours

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Costa Rica Birds
Apr 22 - May 04, 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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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.
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.
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.
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Multiple Departure Dates 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.
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.
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Botswana Wildlife
Jul 29 - Aug 10, 2021
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 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.
Borneo Wildlife
Aug 26 - Sep 09, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, and olives reach their deep purple-black prime amidst silver-gray foliage. A photogenic tapestry of...
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.
Costa Rica Birds—The Green Season
Nov 10 - Nov 22, 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.