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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: April 6, 2014

Considering back surgery? I just had it and you
can read about my experience and perhaps be
a little less afraid of making a decision doing so.

400mm f2.8 AF IS vs I
600mm f4 AF IS vs I
Nikon 200-400 f4 $5,700 nearly brand new
Please contact our office

Featured Workshop
Advanced Digital Complete Nature Photo Course
featuring FLASH and Macro techniques
July 20-26, 2014 Held only every few years


Upcoming 2014-2015 Tours

Featured Photo Safari
Tigers and the Wildlife of India 2015
Brochure just posted!
Several exciting pre and post trips, too, see below


Reptiles of the World Photo Shoot

One of the most unique shooting opportunities offered anywhere!
June 29-July 3 July 6-10

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Hummingbirds and Nocturnal Wildlife
in Arizona

May - full, we will do this again in 2015
South Texas Birds and Wildlife
May - full, we will do this in 2015

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Jaguars of the Pantanal
two spots left!
Southern Pantanal Extension

August - September - full

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Northern Tanzania and Tarangire
Kenya Photo Safaris

Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda

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Costa Rica Wildlife and Hummingbirds
January 2015
Whales and Dolphins in Baja

January 2015

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Snow Leopards in the Wild

February 2015
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:

Tanzania 2014 February

Falklands Photo Tour 2013-14
Quest for the Puma 2013

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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 22-28
July 13-19

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

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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