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March 5-17 , 2022 - Full

Our Botswana Photography Safari is timed for right after the end of the February rains. 

It’s a season when Botswana is as lush as it ever gets, when migratory birds are plentiful and nesting, when herbivores have plenty to eat, and predators have plenty to catch. 

It’s a beautiful time – and a time when Botswana isn’t crowded. 

A time when then animals don’t look worn down and thin from the long dry season that characterizes this region.

 

 

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Our main safari is broken into three key components…

First the Chobe River, which is likely to be quite full, from the rains!  We have arranged to lodge on a houseboat, the Chobe Princess II.  The houseboat will cruise up and down the Chobe River, which divides Namibia and Botswana, while we wield lenses from the foredeck.  We’ll spot everything from crocodiles to elephants to ungulates to hippos to lions – and lots of birds.

From the houseboat, we’ll frequently board a small boat designed for photography.  We’ll sit in chairs on swivels – each with a built-in gimbal head for our long lenses.  We expect to find elephants along the shoreline or in the water.  We’ll visit hippos in their pools.  We’ll find where the kingfishers are nesting and quietly slip the boat in close to get close-ups.  And we’ll search for fishing eagles – fishing of course!  Several species of lapwings.

 

Then we’ll board a bush plane and fly to our second camp, Okavango Camp, deep inside the Okavango Delta.  From this remote camp, we’ll explore by boat, foot, and mekoro (canoe-like vessels propelled by a guide with a long pole).

One of the best places to zero in on birds related to the water and water’s edge.  In the past we found communal roosts and nesting zones.  Great opportunities for two kinds of jacanas and “snake birds”.  More fishing eagles.  Crocodiles and elephants.  Ungulates uniquely adapted to marshy footing, like reed buck and water buck.  And absolutely gorgeous landscapes of lines of rushes leading into sunrises and sunsets! Great birding and macros on the grounds!  And a good place to photograph starry skies!

Another plane ride – and then the Moremi Game Reserve, superbly situated in the Okavango Delta.  We’ll explore the delta waterways by boat and the land portion of the reserve by safari vehicle.  In the heart of the season, this is ground zero for activity in the Okavango Delta – but we’ll be there just as the lodges are reopening after the rains – and we’ll encounter very few other guests.  That means the animals, while used to being observed by visitors, are fresher from their break from safari vehicles!

This is fabulous country for landscape images, featuring reflections of grasses and trees in the delta waterways.  Reed buck and water buck.  We’ll search for cats of all descriptions – last time we spent time with two groups of lions with young cubs!  There is a resident pack of wild dogs!  Baboons!  Hippos – we’ll hear them from our rooms.  Monkeys on the premises!  And, out on the waterways we’ll find two kinds of jacanas dancing on lily pads with their oversized feet, more fish eagles, and more lapwings!  On the reserve, we have had tremendous luck with woodland kingfishers, which focus on insects and amphibians rather than fish!

Then, we’ll relocate to Victoria Falls for a grand finale!  More flights and border crossings along the way.

We’ll situate ourselves comfortably in the Victoria Falls Hotel, which puts us in walking distance of the falls – and of local dining!  Victoria Falls is one of the big ones!  The Zambezi River spreads out over a mile wide and falls into a dramatic canyon.  We walk along one side of the canyon – the falls pour across the other side.   A lot of water – and a lot of dramatic angles!  A good chance to try all kinds of strategies – and a mini rainforest ecosystem in the areas where the mist from the falls perpetually lands!

We have also arranged a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, above the falls.  More opportunities for reflective landscapes.  More birds, perhaps elephants, giraffes, crocodiles and hippos!  And, we’ll dance up close to the falls…

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2020

Let's explore Belize and Guatemala on a Wild Adventure. This time we'll be working as a team to go deep into wild caves to light up special formations and artifacts with multiple flashes. We'll ascend pyramids in ancient Mayan cities. We'll explore collapsed cave systems. We'll find wild birds and animals in Belizean and Guatemalan rainforests. Are you wild enough? Contact us if you are interested!
Full
Nov
11-21

2021

For 2020, we have woven together an itinerary that gets us to some seldom visited parts of the Galapagos, some of our favorite places, and the spots where we can photograph penguins, tortoises, flightless cormorants, all kinds of boobies, breeding frigates, marine and land iguanas and more! We have 10 nights at sea! Don't forget that this trip always fills early - you won't be able to join it in the 12 months before departure!

Limited Space Available

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Mar 28 - Apr 10
Journey with us through Ecuador's Chocó Cloudforest Ecosystem to find exciting birds. We have choreographed an adventure to help you build an outstand collection of images of colorful and exotic birds - including a number of unique hummingbirds! And, we'll have our very own bird "whisperer" along to help us find them! Did we mention nightwalks for spiders and other creatures? And butterflies and waterfalls?
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Jun
19-26
Glaciers, waterfalls, puffins, geysers, volcanos, amazing landscapes, black sand beaches, and nesting sea birds! Join us as we explore Iceland, cameras in hand.
Limited
Space Available
Jul 7-16
Bring your drone and your conventional camera gear - and we'll create images of Iceland's amazing natural features from fresh new angles. We'll work away from the crowds and find glaciers, thermal features, waterfalls, craters, river patterns, and countless abstracts. 5-7 max group.
Space Available
Jul 18-26
This float plane-based adventure will take us deep into the Alaskan wilderness where we'll put ourselves in position for up-close and personal photography of bears fishing for salmon - and jostling with each other. This is a rugged adventure that will send you home with countless great images, both of the bears and of this great wilderness.
Full
Aug 3-10
We're headed into the northern Serengeti to witness and photograph the Great Migration as it crosses the fabled Mara River. Nile Crocodiles (the big ones) and treacherous waters make the crossing dangerous. And, predators lurk on both sides of the river, as well! This zone is rich in all kinds of wildlife - the photographic opportunities are outstanding. We did our homework to build just the right logistics for photographers - and to make our time in and out of the vehicles great. Join us!
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Aug 8-19

The Pantanal, in Southwest Brazil, is probably the best place in the world to photograph jaguars. And that photography is largely accomplished from a boat. We have concocted a photography safari that will take you to the best spots at the best time with a great local operator. Jaguars are the object, but we'll also find giant river otters, ocelots, macaws, caiman, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, and toucans!
Limited
Space Available
Aug
21-30
It's time to grab your spot on our 2020 Kenya Photography Safari. We have secured a set of logistics to put us in great positions to photograph great wildlife, superb landscapes, and some unique cultures. Your chance to create images of three kinds of giraffes, and several species not found in other southern and eastern Africa safari destinations. Our key destinations include Samburu, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Elementaita Lake, and the Masai Mara! And there is an exciting extension to Amboseli National Park.
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Sep 9-20
The Pantanal, in Southwest Brazil, is probably the best place in the world to photograph jaguars. And that photography is largely accomplished from a boat. We have concocted a photography safari that will take you to the best spots at the best time with a great local operator. Jaguars are the object, but we'll also find giant river otters, ocelots, macaws, caiman, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, and toucans!
Limited
Space Available
Oct 20-29
Winter brings out the "ice" in Iceland. Glaciers photograph with strong blues. Waterfalls are often ice encrusted or even frozen solid. Ice, stranded on the beaches is in a better position for backlight - and looks much more dramatic in close-ups. And, Iceland presents an outstanding opportunity to compose great images of the Northern Lights at nigh! We'll also take time to explore an ice cave!
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Nov
10-20

Belize and Guatemala was ground zero for the ancient Maya civilization - which was engulfed by a tropical rainforest after its collapse. We'll visit Mayan sites, explore caves, photograph birds and monkeys, and work macros of butterflies, ants and colorful plants in this beautiful and inspiring region.
Full
Dec 3-12

2022

Frogs and waterfalls. Cloud forest canopy trails. And many hours on boats photographing exciting birds and monkeys. This is a great adventure for working on bird and wildlife techniques, mastering the challenging light of the rainforest, macros, and landscapes. Hummingbirds with flashes and night photography with LED lights!
Space Available
Jan 23-31
Timed to meet the great migration in the Serengeti, our safari takes you to some of the great parks and protected areas in northern Tanzania in search of lions, zebras, giraffes, cheetah, hyenas... Of all our itineraries, anywhere in the world, this one has the best reviews - and is a real life-changing experience! If you'll only be making one photography foray into sub-Saharan Africa in your life - this is the trip!
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Feb 14-25

Botswana just after the rains. Swollen rivers and wildlife along the edges. Birds abundant and nesting. Animals fresh as tourism stops during the rains - we'll be the first groups in and we are going places no one else will go. Count on great opportunities with hippos and elephants, antelope, zebras, wildebeest, cats and dogs. Small group by design. Read the itinerary and then contact us!
Full
Mar 5-17
We have woven together an itinerary that gets us to some seldom visited parts of the Galapagos, some of our favorite places, and the spots where we can photograph penguins, tortoises, flightless cormorants, all kinds of boobies, breeding frigates, marine and land iguanas and more! We have 10 nights at sea!
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Apr
10-23
Our newest Galapagos adventure follows a great new route, taking us to a grand collection of islands, many off the beaten path, in search of exciting tortoises, penguins, flightless cormorants, boobies, frigates, land and marine iguanas, and more. You'll be enchanted with the islands - and with the experiences we'll have on this itinerary. We'll have 7 nights at sea.
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Apr
15-25
This float plane-based adventure will take us deep into the Alaskan wilderness where we'll put ourselves in position for up-close and personal photography of bears fishing for salmon - and jostling with each other. This is a rugged adventure that will send you home with countless great images, both of the bears and of this great wilderness.
Space Available
Jul 31 - Aug 7
We're headed into the northern Serengeti to witness and photograph the Great Migration as it crosses the fabled Mara River. Nile Crocodiles (the big ones) and treacherous waters make the crossing dangerous. And, predators lurk on both sides of the river, as well! This zone is rich in all kinds of wildlife - the photographic opportunities are outstanding. We did our homework to build just the right logistics for photographers - and to make our time in and out of the vehicles great. Join us!
Space Available
Aug 15 - 26
It's time to grab your spot on our 2020 Kenya Photography Safari. We have secured a set of logistics to put us in great positions to photograph great wildlife, superb landscapes, and some unique cultures. Your chance to create images of three kinds of giraffes, and several species not found in other southern and eastern Africa safari destinations. Our key destinations include Samburu, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Elementaita Lake, and the Masai Mara! And there is an exciting extension to Amboseli National Park.
Limited
Space Available
Aug 30 - Sep 10
The Pantanal, in Southwest Brazil, is probably the best place in the world to photograph jaguars. And that photography is largely accomplished from a boat. We have concocted a photography safari that will take you to the best spots at the best time with a great local operator. Jaguars are the object, but we'll also find giant river otters, ocelots, macaws, caiman, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, and toucans! This is one of our wild adventures - as we'll journey far off the grid and lodging is about positioning us rather than luxury!
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