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
Hummingbirds of Ecuador's Andean Cloud Forest
Dec 01 - Dec 10, 2019
Photograph the world's most incredible hummingbird spectacle using our new multiple flash systems. Capture images of these tiny jeweled wonders perched, in flight, and feeding from tropical flowers. See more hummingbird species at our feeders than all of the species that live in the US and Canada. 
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Dalmatian Pelicans and Big Birds of Bulgaria
Jan 07 - Jan 18, 2020
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.
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Yellowstone in Winter
Multiple Departure Dates 2020
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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Japan's Winter Wildlife
Jan 31 - Feb 15, 2020
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!
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Wild Hawai'i
Feb 01 - Feb 07, 2020
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.
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Tanzania Wildlife
Feb 07 - Feb 21, 2020
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. 
Waitlisted—Now Booking 2021
Whales, Dolphins and Deserts of Mexico's Baja Peninsula
Feb 16 - Feb 27, 2020
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.
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Snow Leopards of Ladakh
Feb 24 - Mar 07, 2020
Snow leopards are the Holy Grail of big cat photography.  Here is a rare chance to see and photograph them in the wild. No tent camping—reside in the best available lodge amidst a backdrop of the awesome Himalayas. Dedicated vehicles dramatically shorten our hiking distance to these shy cats.
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Florida Birds
Multiple Departure Dates 2020
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 23 - Apr 03, 2020
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 Kanha National Park allow unrestricted daytime entry for three full days. Only two photographers per vehicle.
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Costa Rica Birds
Multiple Departure Dates 2020
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.
Waitlisted—Now Booking 2021
Namibia
May 03 - May 20, 2020
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.
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Ultimate Galápagos
May 20 - Jun 06, 2020
Darwin's enchanted islands at their best—albatrosses, penguins, boobies, tortoises and iguanas plus a comfortable boat and great snorkeling! The most exciting and comprehensive Galápagos itinerary we've ever offered. Enjoy good food, tropical sunshine and a chance to walk an unspoiled beach.
Birds and Musk Oxen of Nome, Alaska
Jun 06 - Jun 12, 2020
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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Glacier National Park
Jul 04 - Jul 12, 2020
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 05 - Jul 11, 2020
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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Puffins on the Fly, Iceland
Multiple Departure Dates 2020
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.
Waitlisted—Now Booking 2021
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Multiple Departure Dates 2020
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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Spitsbergen—Into The Ice
Jul 24 - Aug 03, 2020
A 10-night photo cruise to Spitsbergen's pack ice for outstanding photography of polar bears, walruses, seals, nesting seabirds and other Arctic wildlife, as well as Arctic landscapes of rugged coastal mountains, glaciers and expansive icescapes. A not-to-be-missed Arctic photo adventure!
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Botswana Wildlife
Jul 28 - Aug 09, 2020
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 09 - Aug 24, 2020
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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Borneo Wildlife
Sep 05 - Sep 19, 2020
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.
Denali National Park in Autumn
Sep 05 - Sep 12, 2020

Shoot the mountain, landscapes and wildlife of one of Alaska's most spectacular parks at the predicted height of fall color. The best time of year for the potential of clear skies to photograph glacier-covered 20,310-foot-high Denali.

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Wild Madagascar
Sep 19 - Oct 07, 2020
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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Hummingbirds of Ecuador's Andean Cloud Forest
Oct 04 - Oct 13, 2020
Photograph the world's most incredible hummingbird spectacle using our new multiple flash systems. Capture images of these tiny jeweled wonders perched, in flight, and feeding from tropical flowers. See more hummingbird species at our feeders than all of the species that live in the US and Canada. 
China’s Endangered Wildlife
Oct 06 - Oct 18, 2020
Photograph dozens of appealing giant pandas at two of China's largest breeding facilities.  Visit the remote mountainous home of endangered golden snub-nosed monkeys for exciting up-close photo sessions with these amazing animals. Shoot the world famous Terracotta Army at Xi’an.
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The Falkland Islands
Nov 05 - Nov 23, 2020
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.
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Costa Rica Birds—The Green Season
Nov 10 - Nov 22, 2020
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.
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.
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!
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.
Florida Birds
Mar 04 - Mar 11, 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.
Only 1 Spot Left!
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.
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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.
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.