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December 3-12, 2021 - Full
December 3-12, 2022
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Our Belize and Guatamala Photography Adventure takes you on a photography safari to the rainforests, ruins, and caves of Belize and Guatemala. We'll visit ancient Mayan cities, explore caves where Mayans held rituals, and photograph the flora and fauna of the lush rainforest ecosystem that engulfed the region after the collapse of the fabled Mayan cities.

Bob Harvey and Diane Kelsay have made many trips to Belize and Guatemala since 1990, working among its natural and cultural treasures - and will use this adventure to introduce a small group of photographers to some of their very favorite places in both Belize and Guatemala.

2022 Rates
Double Occupancy $5,500
Single Occupancy $6,900
Deposit $800
Payment 2 - 1 Dec 21
$2,500
Final Payment - 1 Aug 22
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We willl take time to make great images of spectacular Mayan cities, finding artful composition amongst the tangle of the rainforest and the architecture of these old masters. We will explore little known parts of Belize and Guatemala that traditional tours miss.

We will time our visits for great light and dedicate ample time in each location to capture quality photos.

 

We will spend evenings discussing photo techniques and tips for the following day's outing. We'll also explore the magnificent grounds of our host nature lodge with cameras, capturing outstanding close-ups, bird photos, and unique nature images.

Individual coaching will be given in the field.

Included in the safari is an overnight trip to Guatemala to explore the well known site of Tikal and the relatively unknown site of Yaxhá, the two most impressive Mayan sites in the region.

The group will also visit fascinating Mayan archaeological sites in Belize.

 
All outings will be guided and facilitated by local Belizeans and Guatemalans. Lodging will be in nature-oriented facilities, known for great service and food - and convenient to our explorations.

This adventure is a great opportunity to bring along a companion who likes to travel with you - but isn't absolutely addicted to photography. There is plenty for that partner to enjoy on these guided outings. We'll be guided by one of the best interpretive guides in the Americas!

  • Adventure begins and ends at Belize City, Belize
  • Cost includes all lodging, many meals, guided outings, transfers, entrance fees to Mayan sites and protected areas, service charges, and preparation materials
  • Three full days and two nights will be spent in Guatemala exploring the Mayan sites of Tikal and Yaxhá
  • Payment can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal
  • Participants must be in good health, capable of carrying their own photography gear on rainforest trails and through Mayan sites

 

 

 

 

   

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2021

Southern Tanzania Private Safari

Custom Safari highlighting the wilder, less visited southern national parks of Tanzania!
Full
Feb 24 -
Mar 10
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!

Limited Space Available

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Mar 28 - Apr 10
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 spiders and other creatures? And butterflies and waterfalls?
Space Available
Jun
19-26
Glaciers, waterfalls, puffins, geysers, volcanos, amazing landscapes, black sand beaches, and nesting sea birds! Join us as we explore Iceland, cameras in hand.
Full
Jul 7-16
Bring your drone and your conventional camera gear - and we'll create images of Iceland's amazing natural features from fresh new angles. We'll work away from the crowds and find glaciers, thermal features, waterfalls, craters, river patterns, and countless abstracts. 5-7 max group.
Space Available
Jul 18-26
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.
Full
Aug 3-10
We're headed into the northern Serengeti to witness and photograph the Great Migration as it crosses the fabled Mara River. Nile Crocodiles (the big ones) and treacherous waters make the crossing dangerous. And, predators lurk on both sides of the river, as well! This zone is rich in all kinds of wildlife - the photographic opportunities are outstanding. We did our homework to build just the right logistics for photographers - and to make our time in and out of the vehicles great. Join us!
Space Available

Aug 8-19

The Pantanal, in Southwest Brazil, is probably the best place in the world to photograph jaguars. And that photography is largely accomplished from a boat. We have concocted a photography safari that will take you to the best spots at the best time with a great local operator. Jaguars are the object, but we'll also find giant river otters, ocelots, macaws, caiman, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, and toucans!
Limited
Space Available
Aug
21-30
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, Elementaita Lake, and the Masai Mara! And there is an exciting extension to Amboseli National Park.
Space Available
Sep 9-20
The Pantanal, in Southwest Brazil, is probably the best place in the world to photograph jaguars. And that photography is largely accomplished from a boat. We have concocted a photography safari that will take you to the best spots at the best time with a great local operator. Jaguars are the object, but we'll also find giant river otters, ocelots, macaws, caiman, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, and toucans!
Limited
Space Available
Oct 20-29
Winter brings out the "ice" in Iceland. Glaciers photograph with strong blues. Waterfalls are often ice encrusted or even frozen solid. Ice, stranded on the beaches is in a better position for backlight - and looks much more dramatic in close-ups. And, Iceland presents an outstanding opportunity to compose great images of the Northern Lights at nigh! We'll also take time to explore an ice cave!
Space Available

Nov
10-20

Belize and Guatemala was ground zero for the ancient Maya civilization - which was engulfed by a tropical rainforest after its collapse. We'll visit Mayan sites, explore caves, photograph birds and monkeys, and work macros of butterflies, ants and colorful plants in this beautiful and inspiring region.
Full
Dec 3-12

2022

Frogs and waterfalls. Cloud forest 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
Jan 23-31
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!
Space Available
Feb 14-25

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!
Full
Mar 5-17
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
Jul 31 - Aug 7
We're headed into the northern Serengeti to witness and photograph the Great Migration as it crosses the fabled Mara River. Nile Crocodiles (the big ones) and treacherous waters make the crossing dangerous. And, predators lurk on both sides of the river, as well! This zone is rich in all kinds of wildlife - the photographic opportunities are outstanding. We did our homework to build just the right logistics for photographers - and to make our time in and out of the vehicles great. Join us!
Space Available
Aug 15 - 26
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, Elementaita Lake, and the Masai Mara! And there is an exciting extension to Amboseli National Park.
Limited
Space Available
Aug 30 - Sep 10

 

Let's get wilder... deeper into Africa... away from the crowds... and find wild dogs and waterfalls, elephants in great herds, glorious towers of giraffes, hundreds of species of birds and primates that only live in a certain African rainforest. Rivers and mountains - and all the big cats. We'll travel by plane, boat, safari vehicle - and by foot to put us in great places to make great images. Oh, and we've timed this for night skies! This will be one very special adventure!
Space Available
Sep 17-30
The Pantanal, in Southwest Brazil, is probably the best place in the world to photograph jaguars. And that photography is largely accomplished from a boat. We have concocted a photography safari that will take you to the best spots at the best time with a great local operator. Jaguars are the object, but we'll also find giant river otters, ocelots, macaws, caiman, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, and toucans! This is one of our wild adventures - as we'll journey far off the grid and lodging is about positioning us rather than luxury!
Space Available
Dates Soon
Belize and Guatemala was ground zero for the ancient Maya civilization - which was engulfed by a tropical rainforest after its collapse. We'll visit Mayan sites, explore caves, photograph birds and monkeys, and work macros of butterflies, ants and colorful plants in this beautiful and inspiring region.
Space Available
Dec 3-12

2023

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