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Sometimes the cities, villages, people and customs we encounter while traveling become the subjects of our photography. Our cultural photo tours are highly rewarding, allowing you to meet and interact with people from backgrounds much different than your own and leave with a better understanding of the folks we meet. Cultural tours will also push your photography skill set into new territory with challenges that you won’t find when photographing wildlife and landscapes. Even if you consider yourself exclusively a nature shooter—as many of our clients do—you might be surprised at just how much fun and photographically productive our cultural photo tours are!

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Wild Madagascar

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.

September 26 - October 13, 2024
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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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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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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 21 - March 4, 2025
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