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April 14-24, 2023 - Space Available
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.

 

2023 Rates:
Double Occupancy: $8,200 pp
Single Occupancy: $13,800 (only available after 8 double occupancy sign ups)

Deposit:
Double Occupancy: $1,200 pp
Single Occupancy: $2,400

Payment 2 - 1 Nov 2021
Double Occupancy: $2,000 pp
Single Occupancy: $3,000

Final Payment: 30 Nov 2022

 
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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. 

We have been watching the Nemo II for years.  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!  BYO gear or rent on board.

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 2023 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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2021

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?
Full
Oct 9-16
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!
Limited
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!
Full
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 4-16

Rwanda Gorillas Private Safari

We're headed into Rwanda's high mountains to spend time with gorillas, chimps, other primates - and more!
Full
June
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!
Full
Jul 9-18
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 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
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
Oct 9-16
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

Venture out into the wilds of Rwanda with a small group (4-6 plus one leader), often on foot, to experience photographic encounters with wild gorillas, chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, golden monkeys, and much, much more. Dates are tentative until we secure permits. We are building custom groups of travelers we have field experience with. Ask if you fit this group!
Full
Jan 5-17
Torres del Paine! Fitzroy! Perito Moreno! The third pole. Condors. Gauchos. Guanacos. This is wild country with abrupt peaks, glaciers, wide open spaces, and gorgeous waterfalls. We've done the homework to put you in the best spots, at the best time, for the best light. When the early morning sun lights up Fitzroy and its neighbors, you'll know you are where you are supposed to be! When the clouds dance among Las Cuernas, you'll be glad you are with us! Join us!
Space Available
Feb 1-13
Let's get wilder... deeper into Africa... away from the crowds... and find wild dogs and many hippos, elephants in great herds, glorious towers of giraffes, hundreds of species of birds and exciting primates. Some of the most exciting landscapes we've found in Africa! Rivers and mountains adorned with giant baobabs. 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
Feb 20 - Mar 2
We're headed back to the Galapagos on an entirely new itinerary on a great new vessel - the Nemo II! The new itinerary will take us to some of our favorite place - and introduce those of you who have traveled with us before to some new experiences. Blue-footed boobies. Galapagos Tortoises. Flightless Cormorants. Marine and Land Iguanas. Spectacular Scenery and stunning lava formations. Don't miss this exciting photography adventure!
Space Available
Apr 14-24
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!
Limited
Space Available

Jul 9-18

It's time to grab your spot on our 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
Aug 29 - Sep 9
         

2024

Venture out into the wilds of Rwanda with a small group (4-6 plus one leader), often on foot, to experience photographic encounters with wild gorillas, chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, golden monkeys, and much, much more. Dates are tentative until we secure permits. We are building custom groups of travelers we have field experience with. Ask if you fit this group!
Space Available
Jan 5-17
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