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April 12-25, 2020 - 3 Spaces Available - 1 sharing spot for a man
Note: These Adventures fill early - and they are worth the wait!

Explore the Galapagos Islands on a photography odyssey with Nature Photography Adventures, designed to showcase giant tortoises; the return of the waved albatross; flightless cormorants; breeding colonies of blue footed boobies, Nazca boobies, and frigate birds; sea lions and Sally lightfoot crabs, great Galapagos scenery, both marine and land iguanas, Galapagos penguins, and exciting young lava flows.

2020 Rates
Double Occupancy: $8,950
Deposit: $1,000
January 2019 Payment: $2,000
Final Payment Nov 10, 2019

10 Nights Aboard the Samba
Domestic Flights Included
3 Nights in Quito Included
Historic Quito Photography Day

2020 Galapagos Itinerary
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We’ll board the MV Samba and wind our way among the Galapagos Islands, going ashore early and staying late to capture great wildlife and landscape images.

We’ll work to become better photographers through a combination of on-boat PowerPoint lectures and one-on-one field instruction.  The Samba is a perfect venue for downloading and reviewing images, getting critical review, and preparing for the next outing.  And we will have the entire craft to ourselves!

The Galapagos Islands do present some challenging photographic situations - and we are prepared to help you deal with those and come back with great images!

We have timed this waterborne adventure for April, just as the waved albatross return from their many months at sea – seeking to find their mates and start new families.  We’ll be able to photograph them in flight and in courtship – and we might be lucky enough to find an egg in a nest!

The boobies will be fully engaged in nesting.  We’ll walk amongst nests filled with fledglings, and witness the famous courtship dances by the blue-footed boobies!

Not to be outdone, we’ll find male frigate birds inflating their balloon-like pouches, hoping to persuade a flying female that this is the place and time to start a family!


This route takes us to some great landscape opportunities. 

We’ll have multiple opportunities to compose with tall cactus – sometimes with land iguanas chowing down on cactus lunches!



Our 2020 journey through the Galapagos is designed to give us great opportunities to photograph both flightless cormorants and Galapagos penguins!

And we’ll walk on lava flows that that will feel like they happened yesterday!  The art we can produce there is amazing!

We’ll have time to snorkel in several locations – we encourage you to bring along a small waterproof camera to “create” in and under the water, too.    We should be able to snorkel with both sea lions and penguins – and may see sharks and sea turtles while we are in the water!  The gear is provided on the Samba – and so are some easy-to-learn kayaks!

Join us as we explore the Galapagos on the Samba.  You will have a life-changing experience among the islands.  We’ll send you home with a wealth of images and help you improve your skills along the way.

The 2020 Galapagos Photography Odyssey is designed for a small group.  It is based in Ecuador, the safest and most stable country in South America.  The itinerary includes 3 nights of hotel lodging and 10 nights on the MV Samba.

The adventure will begin and end in Quito, Ecuador.  We will spend our first day in Quito, where we’ll explore colonial architecture.  We’ll lodge in the heart of old town Quito (a World Heritage Site) where we’ll be able to walk among structures built during the early days when the Spanish conquered this region.


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Frogs and waterfalls. Beaches and 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!
Dec 2-12


Explore Yellowstone's winter wonderland by snow coach, capturing images of pristing winter scenes, abundant wildlife, and exciting thermal features... We offer the best itinerary, the best oversnow vehicles, and a balance between wildlife, landscapes, thermal features, waterfalls, and macro photography! Join us!
Jan 6-12
One Space Available
Jan 13-19
Jan 20-26
Draped across the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguazú Falls has the largest annual flow of any waterfall in the world. The brink stretches for 2.5 miles, broken into a number of individual falls. Devil's Throat is perhaps the most powerful section of this mammoth waterfall. Join us for an exciting exploration, from both sides of the falls, including outings by full moon light! You will learn new techniques and photograph wateralls and rainbows like you never have before! We'll also delve into the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem!
Space Available
Mar 14-23

Yellowstone Spring Photography Safari

Spring in Yellowstone means babies. Little bison, with umbilicals dangling, learning to romp. Elk quietly giving birth away in secret places. Bears leaving hibernation with their young. All against a backdrop of new green grasses and wildflowers against peaks, still capped with snow. And water gushing down rivers and over waterfalls. Thermals, including geysers, performing for our lenses. Are you coming?
Space Available
May 18-25

Private Ecuador Bird Photography

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Private Adventure
Jun 8-16
Glaciers, waterfalls, puffins, geysers, volcanos, amazing landscapes, black sand beaches, and nesting sea birds! Join us as we explore Iceland, cameras in hand.
Space Available
Jul 8-17
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
Aug 3-10

Wild Bunch and the Mara Crossing!

When the great Serengeti Migration reaches the Mara River in the Tanzania/Kenya border region, the millions of wildebeest and zebras have to cross. In that river, crocodiles await. What follows is high drama. What a fitting safari for our Wild Bunch. Oh, and we'll weave in some other spectacular parts of Tanzania, including the predators of the Central Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and more! If you are wild enough, check with us to see if you qualify!
Aug 25 - Sep 7

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 frogs and spiders? And butterflies and waterfalls?
Space Available
Oct 6-13
Iceland presents an outstanding opportunity to compose great images of the Northern Lights at night, while finding dramatic light on landscapes and waterfalls during the day! We'll also take time to explore an ice cave, visit a glacial lagoon filled with icebergs, and photograph icebergs on the beach!
Space Available
Oct 27 - Nov 5


Frogs and waterfalls. Beaches and 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
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!
3 spots Open
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!
Spaces Available
(1 Cabin)
Apr 12-25
We are off to Rioja and Ribera del Duero in Spain in search of castles, Roman aquaducts, cathedrals, and great wines. We'll venture into centuries old underground wine caves, visit modern wineries, walk among the vines, eat gourmet meals, and taste excellent wines - photographing as we go.
Space Available
May 18-28
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, Mount Kenya, Lakes Elementaita, Nakuru, and Naivasha, and the Masai Mara!
Space Available
Sep 6-18
Turkey! Where the East meets the West - Asia and Europe divide Istanbul at the Bosporus! Blue Mosque. Spice Market. Grand Bazaar. Cappadocia. Ephesus. Hierapolis. Sagalasos. Aphrodisias. The Acropolis. Temple of Athena. Assos. Troy! The list goes on! Throw in incredible artisans - and some of the best olives and olive oil on the planet - and a well executed photographic adventure itinerary! Let's go!
Space Available
Sep 26 - Oct 10


Botswana Photography Safari

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!
Space Available
Mar 5-17