2018 Photo Tours and Workshops

Join us on a Photo Tour and Photo Workshop across North America. We visit Alaska, Florida, Tennessee, Montana, Wyoming, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Alaska, Minnesota and Washington.

Some of the national parks that we visit includes Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Katmai, Mt Rainier, Olympic, Great Smoky Mountains, Kenai Fjords, Mt Rainier, Olympic, Canyonlands, Arches, Everglades, Big Cypress Preserve, Shenandoah, Lake Clark, Everglades, Big Cypress and Acadia.

Instructional Nature Photo Tours and Workshops

John Slonina, a professional nature photographer, leads the photo tour to some of North America's most beautiful and wild places. Explore the best locations at the best time for an unforgettable experience.

Find out how to create award winning images and shoot like a professional.  Develop your own personal vision and take your photography to the next level while having fun. All skill levels are welcome from beginner to professional. Our group size is limited to 6 to 8 people so each person gets personalized attention.

Learn how to take advantage of the features of your camera and equipment to maximize its potential. Before the trip is over, you will have a solid understanding of many new photography techniques and you will experience an adventure of a lifetime.

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We provide transportation on almost all our overnight tours. 

We have a comfortable 12 passenger Ford Transit Van (see picture).

This van easily fits 6-8 photographers and their luggage, photo gear, and tripods. 

Having one vehicle allows us to access places with limited parking and respond quickly for roadside wildlife and landscapes. 


2018

For the last six years, every photo tour and workshop was sold out, so please book early. 

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Yellowstone Winter

Wildlife and Beautiful Landscapes

January 7-14, 2018 (Almost Full)

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Explore one of the greatest ecosystems in the height of winter. Incredible wildlife and landscape photography during one of the most photogenic times of year.

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Florida Wildlife Photo Tours and Workshops(Everglades, Big Cypress, Sanibel etc.)

Feb 1-7, 2018 (Sold Out) Click Here for Waitlist

Escape the cold and join us in paradise as we photograph the wild areas of Florida. We will be photographing spoonbills, nesting eagles, ospreys, hawks, owls, pelicans, herons, alligators and many more species of wildlife. We will spend will spend several days exploring my favorite locations Sanibel Island, Everglades, and Big Cypress National Parks. We will explore beautiful coastlines, swamps, boardwalks, dirt roads and several secret locations. 

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Central Florida Birds and other Wildlife

Feb 9-15, 2018 (Sold Out) Click Here for Wait list

Join us as we photograph birids and wildlife of  Central Florida  We will spend will spend several days exploring my favorite locations  in Central Florida including world class locations along the East and West coast and Lakeland. This tour will not overlap the locations of the other tour. We will explore beautiful coastlines, swamps, boardwalks, dirt roads and several secret locations. 

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Northern Lights (Aurora) Alaska

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

March 18-25, 2018  (Sold Out) Click Here for Wait list

The Northern Lights are one of the most spectacular natural displays on the planet.  These magical lights are just one of the many things we have planned. This trip is scheduled to coincide with the new moon and at the peak time of year.

John Chumack, a world renown professional Astro-photographer will be the co-leader.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

 April 18-22, 2018 (2 Spaces Left)

The Great Smoky Mountains has photogenic majestic waterfalls, streams, wildflowers, mountain ranges and water reflections. The Smokies are home to black bears, turkey, elk, deer, and many other surprises. This is the peak time for spring activity.

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Arches and Canyonlands National Park Utah

Day and Night    May 16-20, 2018

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Photograph Utah's Stunning Beauty. Deep Canyoins excavated by the Colorado Rivers, vistas of distant peaks and plains, Arches, Ancient Petroglyphs and Pictographs, We will photograph Arches and Canyonlands National Park and Moab. This will be a trip you will not forget.

John Chumack, a world renown professional Astro-photographer will be the co-leader.

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Yellowstone National Park (Spring)

Peak Bear and Predator Season

May 23-30, 2018 (Almost Full)

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops These world famous parks are one of the most exciting places in the world to photograph landscapes and wildlife. They are a must see on any nature photographers list. This is the time of year to see the baby animals and predators hunting for food. Animals hunting and raising their young. The stunning scenery includes wildflowers, waterfalls, geysers,  and snow capped mountain ranges and much more. This is the time of year for peak bear activity. 

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Acadia National Park (+ Puffins and Milky Way) 

June 6-10, 2018 (2 Spaces Left)

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Photograph some of the most spectacular lighthouses, harbors and scenery on the East Coast. One night will also photograph the milky way. 

This tour includes a boat trip to photograph a Puffin colony and Seals. Join the puffins on a remote island off the Maine Coast.   

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Maine Coast Down East

Puffins, Seals, Lighthouses, Whales

June 20-24, 2018  or  July 18-22, 2018

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Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Join us as we travel to the remote Downeast Maine Coast. We will photograph some incredible wildlife and landscapes by land and sea. We will be taking three boat rides to see Puffins, Seals, Whales, Eagles, multiple lighthouses, and other coastal landscapes.  We will also visit Campobello Island in Canada and Quoddy Head Light (Easternmost point in US). 

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Alaska Wildlife, Mountains and Glaciers

August 3-7, 2018 (Almost Full)

Explore Wild Alaska. As we photograph Glaciers,Mountains, Eagles, Whales, Sea Lions, Seals, Moose, Sea Otters and Puffins. This trip includes 2 separate full day boat rides on a small boat that we can approach wildlife closely. 

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Ultimate Alaska Bears

August 7-13, 2018 (Allmost Full)

This is the best bear trip in Alaska. Simply because we have a float plane so we can fly into the highest density bear locations in the world. We will go to where the best action is. This tour is scheduled at the peak time of year for bears fishing. We are only taking four people to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Expect to take thousands of bear images. 

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Cape Cod Landscapes and Wildlife

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Sept 6-9, 2018

Join us by land and sea as we photogrBeaph desolate dunes. wildlife, secluded beaches, sea cliffs, harbors. and lighthouses of the Cape's national seashore. We will journey off the beaten path. We will take two boat tours: one for whales and another for seals.

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Best of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

National Parks (Fall)

Sept 16-23, 2018 (2 Spaces)

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

These world famous parks are one of the most exciting places in the world to photograph landscapes and wildlife. They are a must see on any nature photographers list. September is a great time to visit as the huge summer crowds and traffic jams are gone. The legendary wildlife is more abundant and in full winter coats. Subjects include the rut, stunning scenery, fall foliage, iconic waterfalls, geysers, mountain ranges and much more. Photograph incredible natural events on a trip of a lifetime.

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New England Peak Fall Foliage

September 29-October 3 (4 Spaces)

Maine and New Hampshire

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Join us as we travel to the beautiful Rangeley Lakes in Maine, White Mountains and Northern NH to photograph peak fall foliage, majestic waterfalls, streams, wildlife, wildflowers, mountain ranges, and reflections.. 

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Acadia National Park Fall Foliage

Oct 12-15, 2018

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Photograph some of the most spectacular lighthouses, harbors and scenery on the East Coast. This is the time of year when the fall colors are peaking at this location. 

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Great Smoky Mountains Fall

Oct 20-24, 2018

The Great Smoky Mountains has photogenic majestic waterfalls, streams, wildflowers, mountain ranges and water reflections. The Smokies are home to black bears, turkey, elk, deer, and many other surprises. This is the peak time for fall colors.

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Delaware, Maryland, Virginia Coast

 Wildlife and Landscape Photography (Wild Horses etc)

Nov 29- Dec 3 2018

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Beautiful coastal landscapes and wildlife including thousands of migrating Snow Geese, Swans, Herons, Egrets, Red Fox, the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel, River Otters, and White Tailed Deer. We also will look for the famous Wild Horses. Since this area is protected wildlife, sightings are common and many species allow a close approach.  We also will photograph several beautiful coastal landscapes, sand dunes, surf, forests, sea shells, marshes, and a lighthouse.

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