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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: August 8, 2014

Update on the surgeries: Mary's was far more invasive than expected, and rehab has been hard and painful. She is recovering fine, but it has been much worse than she expected.

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Read our Reptiles of the World report, and our Flash Brochure.
New Question of the Month and Story Behind the Photograph - see below!

In July, we had two Herptiles of the World Photo Shoots, and
the first, and very successful, FLASH - Advanced Complete Nature Photo Course in seven years! It was so much fun we'll offer it again in 2015.

You will learn how to make images like this in the
Flash-Advanced D CNPC -- and it is fairly easy!

New Jewelry - the Lion Pendant/Charm


120-300mm f2.8 AF Sigma for Canon Mount
at half the price of the new model!

Please contact our office

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, Svalbard 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

Click on the calendar and then hit buy


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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