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Welcome to Joe and Mary Ann McDonald's
Wildlife Photography

We offer the finest in small group wildlife and nature photography photo tours, workshops, and safaris, both domestic and foreign.

Last Update: July 15, 2014

For those interested in Mary Ann's surgeries (knee & back) - she had three weeks of wonderful rehab on her knee. This will continue throughout her rehab for the back surgery. The back surgery went well and our understanding is she should be home either late Thursday or sometime Friday this week.
Thank you for all the well-wishes.

We just returned from Svalbard - read the report!

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It's been busy, and since April 22 we've been traveling non-stop, to Ecuador, Arizona (Hummingbirds and Bats), and southern Texas for our Photo Tours. All were wonderful, and we hope you'll read our trip reports!


600mm f4 AF IS vs I
at half the price of the new model!

Please contact our office

Featured Photo Shoot
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Reptiles of the World Photo Shoot

(completed July 10 - if Joe has time before heading to BRazil we will put up a portfolio of the highlights of these 2 Reptile Shoot/Workshops)
. Contact the office at to sign up for next year. Only 6 people per course, so space is limited.

Upcoming 2014-2015 Tours

Featured Photo Safaris
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We still have a few openings for our Northern Tanzania Photo Safari
and both of our Kenya Photo Safaris. Join us in what is still the best
wildlife photography shooting opportunity on the planet!

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Northern Tanzania and Tarangire
Kenya Photo Safaris

Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda


Tiger Photo Safaris
February-March 2015
Kaziranga One-Horned Rhinos Pre-trip
February 22-27, 2015
Keoladeo Bird Photography Pre-Trip
February 27 - March 2, 2015

Contact us at or 717-543-6423
to register or for more information on any of our trips.

Recent Trip Reports:

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Ecuador Hummingbirds; Arizona Hummingbirds and Bats; Texas Wildlife

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Mary and Joe are proud to endorse the store where we buy all of our camera gear:
Allen's Camera

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The Story Behind the Photograph
Photographing the Running Collared Lizard

In the TABLE at the bottom you'll find our monthly Question
and the Tip and our Scouting and Trip Reports.

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DIGITAL Complete Nature Photo Course
June/July 2015

This should be the foundation of all your future
photography -- we wish everyone that did a tour with us
woulld take this course!

Contact the office to sign up

Don't have time for a one week instructional course?
Consider doing a one or two day One-on-One Session!

Read an Interesting Interview with Joe
or this Blog or ProTeam bio from Gura Gear
Order Joe's Winning Shot from the BBC Contest

Check out our latest website,

where we'll be constantly adding new portfolios!

Office Phone: (717) 543-6423
Or FAX us at: (717) 543-5342

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