2019 PHOTO TOURS

Backlit cattle egret

FLORIDA BIRDS PHOTO TOUR
April 7-13, 2019

There is no doubt that Florida is the wading bird capitol of the country. The birds often pay no attention to photographers. We’ll be there during the most photogenic and interesting period of these birds’ lives—courtship and chick rearing. Some of them will be nesting almost within arm’s reach.



Birds, birds, birds!
Rookeries
Mating, Nesting, Flying

African elephant

TANZANIA PHOTO TOUR
May 11-25, 2019

The best of one of the best places on Earth for large mammal and bird photography. We’ll be visiting all of the must see sites, and we’ll be staying close to the photographic action.


Arusha, Serengeti,
Tarangire, Ngorongoro

Rhododendron blossoms & redwood trees

OR COAST & CA REDWOODS PHOTO TOUR
June 2-7, 2019

A combination that’s hard to beat for landscape photography—the magnificence of the giant redwoods and a wide open beach with some of the most impressive sea stacks anywhere. All of your lenses will get a workout here—wide angle to macro. Elk are also a possibility for your telephoto.


Redwoods & rhododendrons!
Bandon Beach!
Low tide for tide pool shots

White-tailed deer fawns & reflection

WILDLIFE BABIES PHOTO TOUR
June 16-19, 2019

For anyone who can’t get enough of wildlife babies, this is the photo tour for you. We’ll be photographing an incredible variety of pups, kittens, cubs and fawns in flowers, in woodlands, with reflections, just about anything we can think of. There will be no barriers between us and the animals. We will be a part of the pack.


10 species in 3 days!
Natural surroundings--den sites, flowers, water.
Babies with siblings or parents, when possible.

ILLG_mountain goats kissing

MOUNTAIN GOATS PHOTO TOUR
June 26-29, 2019

Colorado is probably the best place for mountain goat photography in the world, and we’ll be there as the newborn kids are joining the herd. This will give us great opportunities for lots of behavior with some jaw-dropping scenery in the background.

Babies Are Out
Coats Are Still In Good Shape
Bighorns, Marmots, Pika Too!

Jaguar swimming

PANTANAL, BRAZIL PHOTO TOUR
July 8-18, 2019

This part of Brazil has become world famous because it is the only place where jaguars can be reliably photographed in the wild. But that’s only the beginning. The bird photography is almost unparalleled, there are giant otters, capybaras, caimans, the list goes on and on. And we’ll be staying right in the middle of it.

Jaguars & Giant Otters
New location away from the crowds!

Wild horse herd at sunrise

WILD HORSES PHOTO TOUR
July 28 - August 1, 2019

We’ve photographed wild horses many places throughout the West, but none have compared with this. The numbers of horses, their tolerance of photographers and the rugged landscape make this area special.


Colts, stallions, fights, flying dust!
Great scenery for backgrounds!
Hundreds of horses!

Screech owl at night

ARIZONA BIRDS, BATS & REPTILES PHOTO TOUR
September 11-15, 2019

If you’re into desert wildlife, this one has it all. We’ll be photographing from morning blinds set up on waterholes and feeding stations, there will be captive reptiles, feeding hummingbirds, and night photography of several species of owls as well as drinking and feeding bats. We’ll all learn lots on this photo tour.

Birds from blinds
Bats at night
Owls & reptiles too!

Sunstar and golden aspen trees

COLORADO FALL COLOR PHOTO TOUR
September 22-27, 2019

The East and Midwest have Colorado beat with the variety of colors in their fall forests, but nothing can compete with entire mountainsides glowing gold in the sun. The other states’ mountains can’t really compete with the Rockies, and the locations we’ll visit will highlight the best of what Colorado has to offer.



Our state—we’ll show you around!
Special places we’ve found over the years

Bald eagle in flight

ALASKA EAGLES PHOTO TOUR
November 17-22, 2019

Bald eagles are becoming more and more common, and there are lots of places where you can photograph them now. However, there is eagle photography and then there’s eagle photography. Thousands of eagles assemble along the Chilkat River for the last salmon run of the season, and there is no finer location for both eagle behavior and wild scenery.



Spend all daylight hours with the eagles—photographing!
All transportation from Juneau included.
Meals & lodging too!

Moonset and snow geese

BOSQUE DEL APACHE NWR & WHITE SAND NM PHOTO TOUR
December 8-14, 2019

This is a great opportunity to combine world class landscape and wildlife photography in the same photo tour. White Sands has some of the most scenic dunes on the planet, and there is no place better for flight photography than Bosque.



Night photography!
White Sands & Bosque!

Practice your flight photography.

Sea otter & kelp

BEAUTY & THE BEASTS PHOTO TOUR
January 19-24, 2020

No other place on Earth offers the incredible choice of subjects we find on this stretch of the California Coast. Tens of thousands of monarch butterflies cluster together on a short drive from thousands of elephant seals, sea otters with pups, displaying hummingbirds and more shorebirds than you can shake a stick at.



Thousands of monarch butterflies.
Elephant seal antics.
Hummingbirds, sea otters and more!

Swirling northern lights

NORTHERN LIGHTS PHOTO TOUR
March 2-8, 2020

Central Alaska continues to be one of the best locations for northern lights, for the skies tend to be clear during the best aurora viewing time. Just as importantly, we’ll stay at backcountry lodges, and the aurora photography is only steps from your door. It’s hard to have a Northern Lights photo tour be more comfortable or convenient.


Learn night photography, hands-on!
Photograph right outside your room!
Good food, interesting places to stay.

Saguaro sunset

SOUTHERN ARIZONA PHOTO TOUR
April 19-24, 2020

This is the land where Gordon grew up, and we’ll share some of our favorite places with you. We’ll be in the best places for sunset, see the most impressive stands of saguaros, and we’ll photograph some of the wildlife that makes the Sonoran Desert special.



Cactus are in bloom!
Birds are nesting!
Spectacular saguaro sunsets!

Great egret & spanish moss

BAYOU PHOTO TOUR
May 4-8, 2020

The Atchafalaya Swamp is the largest swamp and the most fecund ecosystem in North America, but it’s not easy to photograph. We’ll be exploring this mysterious region by boat and by land, and we guaranty you’ll come home with some photos you cannot capture anywhere else.



Boat tours into the swamp!
Bird rookeries!
Cajun food!