White-tailed deer fawns with reflection

June 15 - 18, 2021

**See itinerary below.

Why Take This Photo Tour With Us?

* We take care of the driving, the meals and the lodging.
* 2 instructors and a max of 6 participants.
* No where else will you be able to such an assemblage of animals at their cutest in such photogenic habitats.

This is an ideal tour for anyone who can’t get enough of adorable animal babies. And, it’s a great way to increase your photographic coverage in a very short time. We’ll photograph at least 10 species, and we’ll be choosing from some of the most sought after species in North America. That list includes wolves, mountain lion, lynx, bobcat, fox (several species), coyotes, skunks, porcupines, deer fawns, raccoons and bears.

And, we'll have the option of working with the animals in a variety of different habitats, from stumps to streams and wildflowers to waterfalls. Many of the animals (especially babies) can be taken to open areas on the property or nearby. When enclosures are used they are large enough for the animals to move around and act naturally, and we'll be inside the enclosure with them--the best place to be to capture their movements.
Woodchuck eating daisy
Black bear cub biting lupine
Porcupine adult & baby
Baby skunk & daisies
Because we have worked with this game farm many times, we are sometimes able to get special opportunities for our group--groupings of babies that have not been done by others, or special areas not used by all groups. We can also pick from among the many locations available based on the conditions of the season.

Seeing the antics and interactions of the babies and their families can be very entertaining by itself. But, being close to the wild animals is always a special experience (non-shooters love this photo tour also).
Adult mink & three young
Photographer & white-tailed deer fawn
Bobcat kitten
Wolf family & reflection


Day 1: Pick up at Minneapolis airport. Drive north to our motel (stay in one place for the entire time). Instructional presentation of what we’ll be photographing. Meet with our owner/handler for animal & property tour (no photography this day).
Days 2-3: Breakfast early, 15 minute drive to shooting location. Many, many choices of locations, babies, families, dens, flowers, etc. How long we shoot at each session depends on the weather and animals. We may continue on if it’s overcast or have to wait it out if it’s rainy. We can recharge batteries/computers at location and run over to town for lunch (on your own) if needed. Shoot until we lose our light. Dinner.
*Participant critique/sharing during one of these days.
Day 4: Breakfast early. Finish up anything we haven’t gotten to yet, or repeat an animal in a different location. Check out & drive back to airport in Minneapolis.


Deposit: $500

Airport: Minneapolis, Minnesota (MSP)

Tour Cost Includes: Transportation, breakfast, dinner, snacks, water, lodging, critique and instruction as needed.