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April 17-27, 2026 - Taking Applications
Note: These Adventures fill early - and they are worth the wait!

Exploring the Galapagos Islands with cameras, by yacht, has been one of the most life-changing photography adventures we have offered, according to those who have been with us.

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Special Offer!

Sign up and make the second payment for this adventure by June 5, 2024.

Come in a day early - and we'll give you a bird photography outing and cover the extra night of lodging.

April 17-27, 2026

Double Occupancy - $10,700
Single Occupancy - $16,900*

Deposit with Application
Double Occupancy - $1,000
Single Occupancy - $2,000

Second Payment - 15 Mar 24
Double Occupancy - $2,000
Single Occupancy - $3,000

Final Payment - 1 December 2025
To include any extra room nights

There is an additional Galapagos Entry Fee that must be paid upon arrival - currently $100
*Single Occupancy only available after 8 double occupancy guests under deposit
 
2026 Galapagos Itinerary
 
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Giant tortoises.  Land iguanas.  Marine iguanas.  Flightless cormorants.  Galapagos penguins.  Sea turtles.  Blue-footed boobies.  Red-footed boobies.  Nazca boobies.  Waved albatross.  Flamingos.  Sea lions.  Fur seals.  Sally Lightfoot crabs.  Frigate birds.  Tropicbirds.  Galapagos hawk.  Galapagos mockingbird.  Eagle Rays.  Manta Rays.  Dolphins.  Whales.  Sharks. The list goes on and on.

 

 

It’s not just about how many species we find.  It’s that there is no innate fear of humans built into the populations of the Galapagos Archipelago.  We’ll tiptoe through warm sand, among basking sea lions.  Birds will be nesting alongside our paths – sometimes in the path.  The images you think will take 500-600 mm lenses might be accomplished at 200mm!

 

But don’t forget the exciting landscapes of the Galapagos.  Abrupt cliffs.  Ridgelines lined with giant cacti.  Semi submerged craters.  Photograph those in juxtaposition with sunrises, sunsets, rainbows, or the distant thunder cloud – and you’ll have images to treasure!

 

And then, there are the islands themselves.  Some newer islands made of fresh lava flows, just poking above the waves.  Life along the edges and in cracks in the lava.

 

Some islands grew enough to create their own rain and have developed soil and are decorated with a wealth of plant life, supporting a different cast of animals.

 

 

 

Some aging islands, giving way to erosion, are slipping back into the waves.  Dominated by fewer species and an odd collection of animals.

So much to explore amongst these Galapagos Islands.  We have led a number of groups – and we have our favorite spots.  And we love share those with you!

While many Galapagos tours take the shortest route amongst the islands near the airport, we prefer to get away from the crowds, see the diversity, and find those things seen by fewer visitors. 

The Nemo II is a stable, elegant catamaran-style yacht.  And it has an exciting itinerary that encompasses many of the places we like to go – and to share with our groups of photographers.

We have secured space in our favorite season!  Sunny skies with a few showers over a week.  Warm temperatures.  Historically tranquil seas.  Courtship and nesting in full swing.

 

There will be snorkeling opportunities.  Expect a wealth of sea life – and you may want to bring a small underwater camera setup!  Snorkeling gear provided. Wetsuits for rent..

Some Galapagos tours, to lower prices, start and end at the airport in Quito or Guayaquil.  We prefer to spend a day introducing you to the World Heritage Site of Quito’s old city center.  We have some really special places to share – and the opportunity to photograph the square in the evening.  This day in Quito also gives you a safety net if your flights or baggage are delayed – you won’t miss your time in the Galapagos!  We include the hotel rooms in Quito and the domestic flights in your adventure fee!

Our Galapagos Enchanted Isles Adventure is designed for 9-12 participants.  The itinerary includes 3 nights of lodging in Quito, Ecuador and 7 nights aboard the Nemo II in the Galapagos Archipelago.  We can accommodate 2 singles after four double rooms are committed. 

We are really looking forward to our time on the Nemo II in the Galapagos – and to sharing this special yacht and itinerary with you!  Prepare for an adventure of your lifetime – a life-changing learning experience coupled with outstanding photography opportunities.

 

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2024

Borneo
Private Adventure

Explore the wilds of Borneo. Rainforest filled with unique birds, reptiles, mammals, and insects. Sun Bear. Orangutan. Proboscus monkeys. Langurs. Pygmy Elephants. 8 kinds of Hornbills. Trogons. Broadbills. Fish owls. Kingfishers. Not the same versions of these one might find elsewhere! Giant Flying Squirrels. Pangolin. Clouded Leopard. The list goes on - and this itinerary gives you both a great experience and outstanding photography opportunities.
Full
Jun 20-30
The Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras reaches Tanzania's Northern Serengeti in late July or early August. Rains furthern north, in Kenya's Masai Mara beckon the herds - and the route involves crossing the treacherous Mara River where crocodiles await. We've timed this safari to put you at the right place at the right time to capture the drama - and so much more as we explore the areas around the Mara, the Central Serengeti, Tarangire National Park, and the fabled Ngorongoro Crater!
Space Available
Aug 19-30
Journey with us into the wilds of Ethiopia to visit a number of ethnic groups that have clung to the old ways. We'll learn how each group sees the world differently - and how it shapes their personal actions and looks. We'll make amazing artful images of the peoples, their worlds, and the natural world around them. This is a wild adventure - we'll be journeying to where few people go - and tourism infrastructue is available. Check out the itinerary here.
Limited
Space Available

Oct 6 - 20

Ice Caves. Glaciers exhibiting their winter "blues". Frozen Waterfalls. Outstanding icebergs and bits on black sand beaches and floating in both fresh and salt water. Unique ice formations. And, the opportunity to photograph the Northern Lights with great foregrounds. This is an adventure you don't want to miss. Join us!
Space Available

Nov 5 - 14

Taking Control in the Mirrorless Era

 

Three days of classroom and field time with migrating waterfowl, bald eagles, and macro opportunities. You'll learn how to take control of your mirrorless camera - and take advantage of new developments in the digital darkroom - to yield images that closely match your intentions in the field! Embrace manual - it's easier that the auto modes.
Full

Dec 3 - 5

2025

 

Three days of classroom and field time with migrating waterfowl, bald eagles, and macro opportunities. You'll learn how to take control of your mirrorless camera - and take advantage of new developments in the digital darkroom - to yield images that closely match your intentions in the field! Embrace manual - it's easier that the auto modes.
Space Available

Jan 7 - 9

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 2-14

Lions and leopards and cheetahs! Oh my! This two week safari is dedicated to putting us in great positions to photograph cats in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. And, our design lets us "hang out" with the cats until something interesting happens! Timed for when the grasses in the Serengeti are turning green and the game is fat - when cats are in their prime. Read the description and secure your space before its gone. We'll come home with great images and many memories and stories!
Space Available

Feb 16-Mar 1

So many birds! Such good photography opportunities. So little physical effort required. Forty percent of the planet's hummingbirds are found in Ecuador. Thirty-seven percent of the tanagers (which don't show up in the Old World at all). Conservation has teamed up with landowners to protect natural cloudforest habitats - and the result is birds sitting on branches predictably in a way you can photograph them. Did we mention Cock-of-the-rock? Or mountain tourcan? Small group so secure your space before it is gone!
Space Available

May 18-25

Borneo! Rainforests. Orangutans. Gibbons. Pygmy elephants. Proboscis monkeys. 420 species of birds, including amazing hornbills and kingfishers, brightly colored little birds, pheasants, and the ancestor to the modern chicken. Carnivorous plants. Sun bears. The list goes on and on. We've built an itinerary that takes you into the canopy, on trails by foot, on rivers by boat, and out on night safari. This is not an adventure you want to miss!
Limited
Space Available

Jun 15-25

Our Drones Photography Group is at it again! Back to Iceland to visit a number of unique sites, looking for great places, away from people, to position our drone cameras to capture unique angles. This time we'll find some great "interior" locations, some thermal features, some wild coastlines, and some exciting rivers. Waterfalls are always part of the game in Iceland - you'll be able to position your drone where no person has ever put a camera before. Bring your drone and come create great art with us!
Limited
Space Available

July 7-16

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to witness and photograph the interesection of the world's largest sockeye salmon run and a scores of hungry bears. Based in a private lodge on Lake Clark, each day we'll fly out to a spot where bears are gathered to catch and feed on salmon traveling upstream to spawn. Bear to bear interactions are constant. Fishing techniques are exciting to photograph. The scenery is outstanding. We are likely to include a day at Brooks Falls, dependent on salmon runs. Small group. An active wild adventure.
Space Available

Jul 31 - Aug 7

Join us in Brazil's Pantanal for a wild adventure that features both jaguars and an amazing array of birds, reptiles, and mammals. The Pantanal is the only place in the world where one can reliably find and photograph jaguars - as they are nocturnal hunters everywhere else. The birds here are fantastic - this is one of our favorite places to photograph flying birds (we can help you build your skills). Add in close-up encounters with giant river otters and so much more. Join us for this wild adventure!
Space Available

Aug 11-23

Turkey sits at a geographical crossroads, which means that, over history, many cultures have passed through Turkey, each leaving a distinct imprint on the culture and the archaeological record. Let's explore some of the great archaeological wonders - while putting ourselves in great positions make exciting art with cameras. Mosques, Fairy Chimneys, Ephasus, Istanbul, Aphrodisia, Pergamum, Assos and so much more.
Limited
Space Available

Sep 21 - Oct 5

2026

To sit quietly in a bamboo thicket with a gorilla family, interacting with eye contact, observing, and making compelling images is truly a life changing experience. Venture out into the wilds of Rwanda with a small group to experience photographic encounters with wild gorillas, chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, golden monkeys, and much, much more. Fitness level is necessary to accomplish this adventure. Dates are tentative until we secure permits.
Space Available

Jan 8-20

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 9-21

Join us in 2026 as we'll explore favorite haunts and add new landings and vistas. Giant tortoises, flightless frigates, 3 kinds of boobies, land and marine iguanas, sea lions and fur seals, flamingos, and the northernmost penguin in the world. The list goes on and on! Exciting landscapes. So much to learn about geology, biology, and evolution.Truly an inspiring experience - ties the Serengeti in client feedback as the "most life-changing" experience of their lives.
Space Available

Apr 17-27