SOUTHERN ARIZONA PHOTO TOUR
April 15-20, 2018
Airport: Tucson, Arizona (TUS)
**See itinerary below.
Why Take This Photo Tour With Us?
*We grew up in Southern Arizona and know the area well.
*Variety of both landscape and wildlife opportunities.
*Lodging is close to the photography.
*You don’t have to know your way around because we do all the driving.
This time of year is our favorite time to visit Southern Arizona. While the wildflowers traditionally bloom in March, the bloom is very fickle; making for great photography only once a decade at most. We prefer to come to the desert later to catch the cactus blossoms--not nearly as dependent on rainfall as the wildflowers. Cactus plants in every shape and size, tiny hedgehogs to gigantic saguaros, will be decked out with flowers in every color of the rainbow.
With even a little bit of luck, there will still be running water in some of the desert streams, and we'll spend some time working small waterfalls and reflections. We’ll also spend a full day at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This zoo has some very photogenic exhibits including mountain lions, ocelot, bobcats, bighorn sheep, Mexican wolf, black bear and prairie dogs. The javelina and coyote exhibits are also workable possibilities. There is also a walk-in aviary filled with desert species (some nesting) and a separate walk-in hummingbird aviary (these birds may be nesting also). It’s also a great place to photograph a number of wild species such as lizards and wild nesting birds.
Day 1: Travel to hotel, photograph in p.m.
Day 2-5: Photograph various various places in Sonoran Desert, including Saguaro National Park and AZ-Sonora Desert Museum.
Day 6: Photograph San Xavier Mission in morning light.
+ Breakfast, dinner, lodging, critique and instruction as needed included.