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Our complete schedule with links to the various brochures

Last Update: October 23, 2017
Please contact the office for registration forms

2017 Schedule

If you are interested in receiving Registration Information or
if you would like to be added to the Inquiry List
for any of the following trips,
please contact the office.

Also Contact us to be added to our "wait list" for any of our tours.

November 8 - December 4, 2017 ULTIMATE ANTARCTICA
hosted by Joe Van Os

Falkland Islands Photo Tour
including The Neck on Saunders
December 8-24, 2017
Price $9495 FULL

2018 Schedule

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Kenya Photo Safari - the Northern Circuit
featuring several private reserves
January 23- February 2, 2018
Price: $9695 SS $1131 FULL

The Great Migration:Tanzania Photo Safari #1
February 4-15, 2018 (12 days, 10 days in the field)
Price $ 11895 FULL

The Great Migration:Tanzania Photo Safari #2
February 15-26, 2018 (12 days, 10 days in the field)
Price: $11495
2 openings - for couple or persons willing to share a room


1. The two trips have different itineraries with the first one offering two nights at Lake Masek Luxury Tented Lodge. By staying at two different locations in the Ntudu area, and with weather cooperation concerning the rain, we have eaiser access to Matiti and Makao Plains and the southern birthing plains of the NCA (from Lake Masek).
2. When we stayed at this tented lodge in the past, everybody enjoyed the atmosphere, staff and food, so we thought we would add it again. Unfortunately, we couldn't get enough tents for the second group.
3. In saying this, on the second trip, we spend all 5 nights at the Woodlands Tented Camp in the Ndutu. We still have access to the Matiti and Makao areas, so you don't lose out on visiting this incredible area ( assuming the rains cooperate). Also at Woodlands , we have our own private camp which is always nice.

CNPA - Carolinas Nature Photographers Association
Annual Meeting
March 8-11, 2018 in Spartanburg, SC, USA
Joe and Mary Ann will be speaking at this annual conference
Click the link for more information

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India's Wildlife: Tigers, Bears and More
March 15-28, 2018
Price: $11495 2 openings
Park Permits wil be purchased by October 15, 2017

Ecuador Hummingbirds 1
April 10-19, 2018
Price $5850, SS $230,FULL

Ecuador Hummingbirds 2
April 19-28, 2018
Price $5850, SS $230
These Hummingbird Shoots are limited to just
FIVE Photographers. We will have FIVE flash
setups, for continuous shooting!

The Ultimate Galapagos Photo Tour
Two weeks, small group, fabulous boat!
April 28-May 13, 2018, $11945 FULL

Digital Complete Nature Photography Course

June 17-23 and July 8-14 2018
$1995 9 openings for each course

Our DCNPC is unique. The course stresses the importance of sound photographic techniques, emphasizing exposure, composition, and flash to make THE BEST IMAGES YOU CAN, RIGHT IN THE CAMERA. However, shooting digital provides a completely unique advantage -- allowing photographers to combine Photoshop techniques to maximize their creative and digital potential, and you'll be learning how this can be done.
You'll see photography as you never have before, developing a competence in your skills while learning exciting new ways to further your artistic vision.

Arizona during the Monsoon Season
Arizona #1 August 3-7, 2018
Arizona #2 August 8-12, 2018


Northern Pantanal #1 August 26 - September 5, 2018
Southern Pantanal (tentative) Sept 6-12, 2018
Northern Pantanal #2 September 13-23, 2018
Price : TBA


October 1-6 2018
Price: $2095 SS: $400 10 openings


October 27 -November 3, 2018
Prices:$10445 SS:$1019 FULL




November 3-17, 2018
Price: $10695, SS $1509
2 openings - for couple or persons willing to share a room

Plans for tours to South Africa and Zambia have ben postponed


December 2-9,2018
Prices: TBA

2019 Schedule

Costa Rica 2019
January 9-22, 2019
Price: $5995 SS: $473 8 openings

Snow Leopards in India
March 23- April 2, 2019
Price: TBA

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South Texas

April 22-29, 2019
Price: TBA 6 openings

May 3-8, 2019 and May 9-14, 2019
Price: TBA 6 openings on each tour


tentative tours in June 2019: 7-day & 10-day
Price and Dates: TBA (Double Occupancy only on boat)


early August - Three-day workshop
in conjunction with the Anchorage Camera Club
August 17-22, 2019 Alaska Brown Bears of Southwest Alaska
August 16-22, 2019 Alaska Brown Bears of Katmai National Park
Prices: TBA (Double Occupancy only on boat) 8 openings for each tour

Mary and Joe are proud to endorse the Photo Retailer that has
done the absolute most in supporting nature photography in all
its facets --


Special Photo Projects

Personalized Sessions - in macro, electronic flash, and wildlife photography covering the topic or topics of your choice. This session is designed to accommodate people who have special interests that are not covered in other workshops and tours, or to cater to participants with special interests with limited time available. It allows each individual to pick and choose topics as well as deciding on the length of the courses. We will limit this to four people which enables us to offer more of a one on one session. Fee: $500/per person/day. Half-day session: $250, including lunch .
Hours: 9-5 formal classroom and in-field instruction. Optional sunrise or evening session.
Half-day session: 9-1PM. Same. Sunrise and evening sessions are not an option.

Personalized Sessions in Adobe Photoshop - Learn the basics or address your individual needs in learning this powerful, exciting, and creative program. Fee: $500/per person/day. Half-day session: $250, including lunch. Lodging and meals are not included but can be arranged.
Hours: 9-5 formal classroom.
Half-day session: 9-1PM. Same.



If you are interested in any trip, and it is filled, please contact our office to discuss options for getting your spot on the next trip. Please Note: We may take your name to put it on an inquiry list, but that is NOT a guarantee of having a spot on the trip. Until we have established dates and prices for a trip we (most likely) will not take a deposit. Until we have a deposit you are not registered for a trip.