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Dalmatian Pelicans and Meteora Monasteries, Greece

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.

January 17 - 27, 2025
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Japan's Winter Wildlife

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!

January 24 - February 8, 2025
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Yellowstone in Winter

Capture images of the very best of Yellowstone’s snowy interior—unique geothermal features, snow-encrusted landscapes, and iconic wildlife—with an expert leader who knows the park intimately. Flexible itinerary with five snow coach days and short walks to explore geothermal areas and landscapes.

January 25 - 31, 2025
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The Incredible Faces of India

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.

January 31 - February 14, 2025
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Snowy Owls of the Canadian Prairies, Alberta

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.

February 3 - 7, 2025
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Norway's Lofoten Islands

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!

February 13 - 21, 2025
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Bald Eagles, Sea Otters & Coastal Wildlife of Kachemak Bay, Alaska

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.

February 16 - 22, 2025
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Norway’s Senja Island in Winter

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.

February 21 - 28, 2025
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Gray Whales of Mexico's Baja Peninsula

Experience the thrill of photographing at one of Earth's prime locations for marine photography! Photograph Pacific gray whales within touching distance. Capture images of blue and humpback whales, dolphins, Baja's desert landscapes, unique Boojum “trees” and timeless Mexican colonial architecture.

February 23 - March 6, 2025
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Florida Birds

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.

March 6 - 13, 2025
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Great Gray Owls of the North Woods, Alberta

Photograph these magnificent birds of prey, the “Phantoms of the Forest,” in the remote forests of central Alberta. Three full shooting days provide many opportunities to capture intimate photos of the great gray owls during the snowiest month of the year.

March 12 - 16, 2025
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Ultimate Tigers

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.

March 31 - April 11, 2025
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Costa Rica Birds & Wildlife

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.

April 15 - 27, 2025
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Patagonia's Mountain Landscapes in Austral Autumn

Capture images of the landscapes and wildlife of two of the world’s most spectacular mountain photography destinations—Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. Photograph soaring granite mountain peaks, massive glaciers, and pristine lakes during the peak fall colors of the austral autumn.

April 16 - May 2, 2025
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Faroe Islands

Discover the seldom-visited, unspoiled, and timeless Faroe Islands. Treeless, turf-mantled terrain rises to rocky crags or drops to the sea below. Waterfalls plunge steeply and waves crash on pristine shores. Colorful turf-roofed houses, charming villages, and working fishing boats add a human element.

April 24 - May 2, 2025
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Namibia Revealed

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.

May 25 - June 10, 2025
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Arctic Birds and Musk Oxen of Nome, Alaska

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.

June 9 - 15, 2025
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Whales, Wildlife and Wilderness, Alaska

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 on this luxurious photo cruise.

June 24 - July 3, 2025
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Puffins on the Fly, Iceland

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.

June 30 - July 8, 2025
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Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal

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.

Multiple Departure Dates 2025
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Olympic National Park, Washington

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.

July 20 - 26, 2025
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Brown Bears of Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

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.

August 3 - 9, 2025
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Botswana Wildlife

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.

August 6 - 18, 2025
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New Zealand's South Island

New Zealand—a canvas painted by nature’s brushstrokes. This 13-day photo adventure immerses you in sparkling glaciers, ancient forests, mirrored lakes, and rugged fiords. From the snow-capped Southern Alps to the dramatic coast, every frame captures the untouched beauty of Middle Earth.

August 31 - September 14, 2025
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Colorado Fall Colors

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 our leader in his home state.

September 29 - October 5, 2025
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Italy’s Dolomite Mountains in Autumn

Capture the allure of one of Earth’s most photogenic mountain landscapes. Vertical walls of pale gray rock rise steeply above foothills forested with blazing golden larches and sweeping meadows, deep valleys, crystal-clear alpine lakes, and picturesque mountain towns when tourist crowds are scarce.

September 30 - October 10, 2025
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Timeless Landscapes of Slovenia and Croatia

Imagine stepping into a storybook where every scene is a work of art. That is what awaits you in Slovenia and Croatia—two tiny, enchanting photogenic countries that embody “Europe in miniature.” Photograph the best of their national park landscapes, countryside, and medieval architecture on this trip.

October 11 - 22, 2025
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Acadia National Park and Coastal Maine in Autumn

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.

October 15 - 21, 2025
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Caddo Lake and Big Cypress Bayou, Texas in Autumn

Autumn brings a blaze of color to the bald cypress trees of Caddo Lake and the Big Cypress Bayou in Texas.  Explore quiet backwaters by boat and photograph the graphic quality of these stately trees as ethereal fog drifts amidst the gnarled trunks as the sun rises and sets.

November 6 - 10, 2025
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Women In Nature Photography: Caddo Lake & Big Cypress Bayou, Texas

Caddo Lake in East Texas serves as the setting for the next addition to our well-received Women in Nature Photography tour series—trips open exclusively to women of all photography skills. It offers a unique opportunity to explore this extraordinary region in the company of other women photographers.

November 11 - 15, 2025
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Costa Rica Birds—The Green Season

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.

December 7 - 19, 2025
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