2021 Photo Tours

The Incredible Faces of India
Jan 15 - Jan 28, 2021
Experience the Kumbh Mela Festival—one of the largest and most photogenic assemblages of humanity on the planet.  Reside in a luxury camp at the Kumbh. Photograph at iconic Varanasi by boat at sunrise. Create images of seldom-photographed ornately colorful tribes people in the Gujarat desert.
Yellowstone in Winter
Jan 16 - Jan 23, 2021
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.
Dalmatian Pelicans and Big Birds of Bulgaria
Jan 17 - Jan 28, 2021
Dalmatian pelicans—world’s largest, rarest, most magnificent—in breeding plumage, and golden eagles and griffon vultures are among the exciting target species featured in this unusual 11-day winter wildlife tour in Bulgaria and Northern Greece.
Japan's Winter Wildlife
Jan 29 - Feb 13, 2021
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!
Wild Hawai'i
Feb 06 - Feb 12, 2021
The best of the Big Island. Create images of volcanic landscapes 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 potential lava flows round out this action-packed week of photography.
Whales, Dolphins and Deserts of Mexico's Baja Peninsula
Feb 14 - Feb 25, 2021
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.
Tanzania Wildlife
Feb 26 - Mar 12, 2021
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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Bald Eagles, Sea Otters & Coastal Wildlife
Multiple Departure Dates 2021
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.
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Florida Birds
Multiple Departure Dates 2021
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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Ultimate Tigers
Mar 29 - Apr 09, 2021
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.
Costa Rica Birds
Apr 02 - Apr 14, 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.
Namibia
May 09 - May 26, 2021
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.
Faroe Islands
May 13 - May 21, 2021
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.
Tuscany in Springtime
May 28 - Jun 08, 2021
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.
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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.
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.
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Glacier National Park
Jul 03 - Jul 11, 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.
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
Jul 07 - Jul 15, 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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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.
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. 
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.