Wildlife Photo Tours

Since we began in 1980, our wildlife photo tours have been the standard by which all such trips are measured. Over the past decades thousands of photographers have traveled with us and enjoyed exceptional opportunities to see and photograph wildlife in all corners of the planet, on all seven continents. We make it safe and easy for you to be in the right place at right time for unparalleled wildlife photography. Joining one of our trips means you leave the planning and logistics to us—you can simply show up and enjoy great photography!

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"I've been traveling for over 35 years with an emphasis on wildlife and I must say this was one of the best run photo tours with the most outstanding photographic opportunities that I've ever had."
      —J. Baird-Bunker
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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.
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.
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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. 
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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. 
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.
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. 
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.