2021 Schedule

Easter Island & Chile – 5 Spaces Available

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Moais in Rapa Nui National Park on the slopes of Rano Raruku volcano on Easter Island, Chile.

Tour 1 Dates: Jan 14-22, 2021  – 2 Spaces Available                                        Read More

Tour 2 Dates: Jan 24-Feb 1, 2021  – 3 Spaces Available

Location: Santiago, Chile & Easter Island

Cost: $6699 double occupancy, $1000 single supplement

Details:

Easter Island is a remote volcanic island, famed for its mysterious stone statues called moai. The more than 900 statues are found all over this island of rugged coastlines and friendly local people. The statues were created by the island’s earliest inhabitants and there are many different theories about why they were created. Tom’s favorite way to capture the moai is using speed lights  with gels to bring out the striking details of the statues against a beautiful sunset. We also plan to use speed lights to photograph the local people in Easter Island and on the Chilean mainland.

 


South Texas Birds – SOLD OUT

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Dates: Feb 23-28, 2021                                           Read More

Location: McAllen, Texas 

Cost: $2699  

Details: If you are looking to take your wildlife photography to the next level, we have the trip for you.  Come join us for warm weather bird and wildlife photography from the amazing ranch blinds of South Texas.  

Photographing birds from a blind may change the way you plan your future photography trips. By setting up perches and using bird food to lure them in, the birds will come to you. South Texas is a mecca for bird photography blinds. On this trip we will spend several days learning to photography exotic South Texas species from some of the best bird photography ranches in the country.  On our last trip there we shot thousands of images in only a few days.  We will have exclusive use of the ranches and multiple blinds each day.


Northern Lights in Fairbanks – SOLD OUT

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Dates: March 7-13, 2021                                    Read more

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska  

Cost: Double occupancy $4399, single supplement $4399                                             

Details:  There is no more reliable place to photograph the northern lights than Fairbanks in the winter.  Our group will stay in the Marriott on the Fairbanks waterfront as we explore local aurora hot spots and learn how to photograph the northern lights. This is the time of year when the aurora is very active. We will stay out late capturing the northern skies and sleep in to rejuvenate.


Tucson & Saguaro National Park – 4 Spaces Available

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Dates: March 24-28, 2021                                 Read More

Location: Tucson, Arizona

Cost: $1449  

Details: Come photograph one of the most iconic landscapes of the West, the Sonoran Desert at Saguaro National Park.  Tucson is the perfect location to fully explore and photograph this mountainous desert environment. We’ve designed this workshop to be loaded with special photo opportunities, and timed to catch wildflower blooms in the desert. We’ve spent many years photographing in this area, and a blazing orange sunset framed by a towering saguaro cactus is an image every photographer should capture.


Costa Rica – 5 Spaces Available

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Dates: April 5-12, 2021

Location: Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica

Cost: $4599 double occupancy, $800 single supplement, $1500 deposit due upon registration.

Description: After teaching workshops in locations all over Costa Rica, Tom decided that the Crocodile Bay Resort is the most user friendly for photographers. National Geographic called the Osa Peninsula “the most biologically intense place on Earth”. On this deluxe tour you will spend a night in the Hilton-Doubletree in San Jose before taking a domestic flight to the town near our location. We will spend the next 6 days photographing birds, mammals, reptiles and landscapes, without having to change hotels.

Have a spouse of friend who would like to join you but is not a photographer? This location has a terrific deal for you. Your guest can share a room with you and enjoy the resort and meals at only a cost of $1099. In order to qualify for this “Tag a Long” deal the workshop participant signs up for the single supplement price. The resort offers activities like zip-lining, fishing, spa treatments, jungle hikes and more for guests at additional costs. Because of transportation seating, we cannot accommodate Tag a Long guests on photo field excursions.

 


Indonesia and the Borneo Jungle – Join the waitlist

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Bali, Java & Borneo, Indonesia 

Dates: April 28-May 8, 2021

Cost: TBD

Description: Image yourself traveling by boat in the remote jungles of Borneo looking for Orangutans and the endangered proboscis monkey.  Flying overhead you may see the Rhinoceros Hornbill, the Bornean Ground Cuckoo or the Bornean Bristlehead. Join us as we tour the best of the eclectic country of Indonesia: the rice terraces of Bali, the volcanos of Java and the superb wildlife of Borneo.

 


Tanzania w/Strabo Tours – 6 Spaces Available

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Dates: May 22-June 5, 2021                                    Read more   

 


Brown Bears & Glaciers – 3 Spaces Available

Lake Clark NP, Alaska. grizzly bears

Dates: June 17-22, 2021                               Read More

Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Cost: $6200

Details: Join Tom and Cree for a photographic adventure in Alaska with two icons: Alaskan brown bears and tidewater glaciers. We start in Anchorage with a trip to Prince William Sound to photograph glaciers as they calve into the ocean. Our boat tour may include whales, puffins and porpoise. Next we fly to a comfortable lodge near Silver Salmon Creek in Lake Clark National Park to photograph coastal brown bears as they graze on sedge grasses and clams in the mud flats. We may also spend a morning photographing puffin by small boat. This tour offers six days in two of the most exciting destinations in Alaska.

 


Brown Bear Safari 2021 – SOLD OUT

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Dates: August 13-19                                    Read more     

Lake Iliamna in Alaska           

Cost: TBA

Details: Photographing brown bears in Alaska is a bucket list trip for wildlife photographers. Bristol Bay hosts one of the largest salmon runs in the world. The  Sockeye salmon attract bears….and the number of bears are staggering. On this trip we photograph boars, sows and plenty of cubs….often chasing bright red salmon up the streams.

“It was absolutely amazing, and I can’t imagine it could have been any better. There were so many bears, and wonderful locations resulting in many, many  appealing images. Most of all, it was rewarding to have great people to share this experience with. ”                                                              

Greg Ness – Participant 2019

 


Lofoten, Norway, – SOLD OUT

Dates: Sept 12-22, 2021

Location: Lofoton, Norway

Cost: TBD


Ouray Fall Colors – SOLD OUT

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Dates: September 29-October 3, 2021                 Read more  

Location: Ouray, Colorado

Cost: $1399                                            

Details: Western Colorado in the fall has one of the most vibrant displays of autumn color in the United States.  Home to the densest groves of aspen trees in the country, brilliant gold and orange aspens saturate the valleys below the jagged snow-capped peaks of the San Juan Mountains.  The air is cool, the elk are bugling in the forest, and the night skies are great for star photography.

 


Route 66 Road Trip – Space Available

Route 66 East Workshop
Route 66 East Workshop

Location: Albuquerque and Tucumcari, New Mexico

Dates: October 13-17, 2021 Wednesday at 6:45 pm  (after dinner) – Sunday morning after morning shoot

Cost: $1399

Details: Come join Tom and Cree on a classic road trip; Route 66.  Steeped in history and Americana, Route 66 was one of America’s first highways stretching from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA.  During the dustbowl of the 1930s thousands migrated west on Route 66 looking for jobs and a better life.  In later years Route 66 was replaced by the interstate highway system, but many segments were preserved and are still drivable today.   More recently many classic neon signs, diners and hotels have been restored, and we plan to photograph some of the best sights along Route 66.

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Australia & Tasmania – Join the waitlist

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Dates: October 25 – November 5, 2021

Location: Melbourne & Hobart, Australia 

Cost: TBD   


Bosque and White Sands – Space Available

Bosque Del Apache, NM
Bosque Del Apache, NM

Dates: November 30-December 5, 2021           Read more

Location: Soccorro and Alamogordo, New Mexico

Cost: $1499                                            

Details: Bosque del Apache in New Mexico is one of the best places in the world to photograph sandhill cranes. The cranes fly into Bosque’s “Crane Ponds” each afternoon, sometimes silhouetted on a blood red sky. This is the perfect time to photograph the birds parachuting into the ponds…..they look like they are suspended in air.  During the morning first light, the Bosque “blast off” provides the chance to shoot thousands of snow geese all taking off at once.