2024 Schedule

Oaxaca: the Colors of Mexico

Jan 20-27, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico Read more

Cost: $5899 double occupancy, $800 single supplement            

Description: Experience the colors of Mexico as you travel with Tom, Cree and Marcelo through one of Mexico’s most colorful regions. Oaxaca is one of the cultural hubs of Mexico with a rich history of art, food, tequila and the famous Day of the Dead celebrations. This travel photography workshop will include portraits with live models, a visit to a mescal farm and some of the best fine dining and food photography of Southern Mexico. The colors and tastes are vibrant and we will use creative photography techniques to capture it all.

Orangutans and Volcanos in Indonesia

Feb 13-23, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Java and Borneo in Indonesia Read more

Cost: $8599 double occupancy, $995 single supplement            

Description: Join Tom and Cree on a 10 day adventure to the exotic islands of Java and Borneo. On this adventure we begin in Surabaya, East Java and fly to Borneo to prepare for our jungle expedition in the Tanjung Puting National Park. From our comfortable lodge base we explore the Borneo interior on our exclusive-charter riverboat as we search for orangutan, proboscis, macaques, red leaf monkeys, hornbills and much more. Returning to East Java we travel to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park region. This will be our base for two nights, allowing us two full days to explore the mesmerizing  volcanic plateau. We then travel to the nearby historic city of Malang. Here we photograph traditional market life and the friendly faces of the photogenic Javanese people.

Location: Java and Borneo in Indonesia

Northern Lights and Iditarod 2024

February 29 – March 8, 2024 3 Spaces Available

Location: Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. Read more

Cost: $6825 double occupancy, single supplement $850           

Details: The Iditarod Sled Dog Race is called the “Last Great Race” in Alaska. Tom and Cree spent 10 years photographing and volunteering at the race when they lived in Alaska. Now they want to share that experience with you. On this workshop you will attend and photograph the Iditarod Musher Gala, the Ceremonial Iditarod start in downtown Anchorage, the Iditarod Restart in Willow, Alaska. We will fly in a small plane to the Iditarod checkpoint of Rainy Pass to photograph sled teams along the route.

Costa Rica Rainforest

Session 1 Dates: March 23-30, 2024 SOLD OUT

Session 2 Dates: April 1-8, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica. Read More

Cost: $5799 double occupancy , $800 single supplement            

Description: Adventure with Tom and Cree Bol to Costa Rica to photograph the colorful mammals, birds and plants of the rain forest. Expect to wake up each morning listening to scarlet macaws in the almond trees near your room, and howler monkeys  ‘howling’ in the distance.  The resort grounds include an estuary with breeding snowy egrets, green herons, green kingfishers and boat-billed herons.  Other trails lead to the beach and through the forest where you will see toucans and perhaps a sloth hanging in the trees. Yellow-headed Caracaras and roadside hawks are common, and you can practice your panning technique as they fly past your room.                           

Louisiana Birds and Bayous

April 17-21, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Lafayette, Louisiana

Cost: $2399     Read more                                        

Details: Join Tom and Cree Bol in the heart of Louisiana to photograph the Bald Cypress Swamps near Lafayette. We have timed our workshop for prime nesting for egrets, herons and spoonbills. We will photograph by boat during four of our sessions and visit two different rookery sites. After full days of instruction and photograph we will relax with some of the best Cajun food in the country.

Texas Birds in Spring 2024

April 23-28, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: McAllen, Texas

Cost: $2999     Read more                                        

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.

Badlands National Park

May 22-26, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Wall, South Dakota

Cost: $1599     Read more                                        

Details: Details: Badlands National Park is a mesmerizing land of multi-hued rock formations and abundant wildlife. The expansive views in the park give way to roaming herds of bison and big horn sheep. In June, the prairie grass is green and provides a vibrant contrast to the colorful geography of Badlands. Thunderstorms with lightning are common this time of year and make for terrific skyscapes. Sunrise and sunset will be spent in the park capturing dramatic landscapes. During the midday hours we will visit a local ghost towns and focus on wildlife photography. Our trip will be based out of Wall, South Dakota, a town filled with colorful cowboy boots and local characters.

Ecuador Cloud Forest

June 1-9, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Quito, Ecuador and remote lodges

Cost: $5799 $550 single supplement    Read more                                        

Details: Join Tom and Cree Bol in the remote cloud forest of Ecuador to photograph some of the world’s most beautiful hummingbirds, songbirds and elusive mammals. We will seek out the Sword Billed Hummingbird, Booted Racket-tail, Violet-tailed Sylph, Purple Bibbed Whitetip and a few dozen other species of hummingbird. In addition to hummingbirds, we will photograph other exotic Ecuadorean bird species at 2 lodges and several single day destinations.

Nome: Arctic Birds and Musk Oxen

June 17-22, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Nome, Alaska

Cost: $4099    Read more                                        

Details: Join Tom and Cree as they explore the tundra wildlife near Nome, Alaska during the height of Alaska’s summer. Nome is a small, quirky, coastal village located right on the Bering Sea.  With only plane and boat access, this unique town blends rustic Alaska life with stunning access to tundra and arctic wildlife.   This semi-private workshop bases out of Nome, Alaska.  We are limiting this trip to six participants to ensure comfort and easy access to the birds we photograph.  Three roads leave Nome, each offering incredible access to different environments and bird species.  Each day we will drive in two SUVs with a window seat for each person.

Jaguars in the Pantanal

Dates: July 10-20, 2024 SOLD OUT

Cost: $8295 double occupancy, single supplement $1745

Location: Cuiaba, Brazil –

This expedition gives you an in-depth view of the natural history and wildlife of the Pantanal, with a special emphasis on wildlife and birdlife photography. To make the best of photography along the Three Brothers River, this itinerary takes advantage of a lovely lodge retreat along the river. The wildlife is spectacular and will have easier access to photograph. Jaguar Retreat offers private viewing of riverbank Jaguars due to its great distance from the many lodges closer to Porto Jofre.

Brown Bears of Lake Clark

July 28-August 2, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Lake Clark National Park in Alaska

Cost: $7689    Read more                                        

Details: This is our most popular bear destination in Alaska and we are going in late July in hopes of photographing playful spring cubs! We start in Anchorage for a welcome dinner and fly to our comfortable lodge at Silver Salmon Creek in Lake Clark National Park to photograph coastal brown bears and their cubs. This time of year they graze on sedge grasses, dig for clams and start catching fish in the creek.  The bear density in this area is remarkable. We will spend our days photographing bears as well as  a morning photographing puffin by small boat.

Brown Bear Safari in Katmai

August 13-19, 2024 1 Space Available

Location: Katmai National Park in Alaska

Cost: $10500 Read more

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. We fly into a remote lodge on Lake Iliamna and have access to bush planes each day to transport us to our shooting locations.  Each day we can plan our destination based on where the bears are congregating: Katmai National Park, Brooks Falls, Lake Clark National Park or Bristol Bay.

Monument Valley

September 4-8, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Monument Valley, Utah

Cost: $4210 double occupancy, $620 single supplement Read more

Details: Join Tom and Cree in the most spectacular and sacred place in the Desert Southwest, Monument Valley. We will explore landscapes and portraits in the heart of the Navajo Nation. Temperatures in September will be mild and we have timed this workshop for good star photography conditions.

Kenya Migration

September 18-27, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Nairobi, Kenya and the Masai Mara National Reserve

Cost: $8499, single supplement $500 Read more                                    

Details: Join Tom and Cree with the Wild Source on a 9 day adventure to photograph the great migration on Kenya’s Masai Mara. The Masai Mara during migration is a bucket list photo tour. The Mara is also unsurpassed for game viewing, the big cat viewing is astounding. Lion, leopard and cheetah are all represented and it is not uncommon to have a cat-trick of seeing all three species in a single day. Our guides know many of the individual cats by name and focus on observing natural behavior.

Route 66: Oklahoma City to Amarillo

October 18-22, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Oklahoma City to Amarillo, Texas

Cost: $1599     Read more                                        

Details: Join Tom and Cree on a photo tour of Main Street USA, following Route 66 from Oklahoma City, Ok  to Amarillo, Texas.  We visit small towns with old brick buildings that give a glimpse of time gone by. In between towns we drive on sleepy roads winding through cotton fields and oil derricks. We found some of the best old road bed we have ever seen on this section of Route 66.  

Route 66: Albuquerque to Winslow, Arizona

October 23-27, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico to Winslow, Arizona

Cost: $1599     Read more                                        

Details: We start our photo tour on Route 66 in Albuquerque, NM  and continue all the way to Winslow, AZ.  We will be based out of classic Route 66 hotels during the trip (El VadoEl Rancho and The Wigwam Motel) and the La Posada, and have maximized our photography time and minimized our driving time between locations.   

Arches and Canyonlands

November 3-7, 2024 SOLD OUT

Location: Moab, Utah

Cost: $1899     Read more                                        

Details: This is one of our all time favorite parks. Tom has been leading photo workshops and doing assignments in Moab for the last 20 years. Join us and photograph striking red rock formations on blue skies. Explore myriad arches against an iconic western landscape. On this workshop we will photograph the best features in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks including Delicate Arch, Mesa Arch, Balanced Rock, Landscape Arch, the Windows and Fisher Towers in Castleton Valley.


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