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Extraordinary  5-day & 7-day  Alaska Wildlife Photography Tours

The most fun you can have with your camera on!

(and the best value for your money & time compared to any Alaska photo tour, trek, safari)
“Thank you for a great tour! Excellent personal attention, GREAT animals, worth every penny...”
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Mindset is everything

Unlike crowded, snapshot tours, we believe in an attitude of integration. 

We adjust our actions to fit the rhythms of the animals and earn their trust.

Our main priority is respecting living things and the areas we visit.

We respect the land, and show the same respect to you.

Trust and patience lead to images with uncommon depth and energy.

From your first to last day, we are dedicated to providing you with an outstanding Alaska experience.

heart iconYou will leave with deep, lasting memories in your heart and great images in your camera to enjoy the rest of your life.

Come to our WIDE OPEN COVID FREE SPACES in one of the safest places in the country

The lowest density of people and highest vaccination rate in the country

 

“Ron SAVED MY CAMERA! Dunked in salt water, he revived it and I kept shooting next day. Thank you!” – G.D., Germany
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Germany
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Recent experiences:

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"Ron knows photography and has the ability to communicate eloquently and put people at ease”
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D.K.
Oregon

Our premium photo tours help serious amateur, semi-pro and pro photographers get the experiences and images of their lives. Given by photographers, rangers and photo-tour guides, our tours have these vital benefits:

1) The ONLY multi-day photography tours based in the midst of the wildlife-rich Kenai Peninsula.

2) Small groups only  (2-6 people) — to give you any or all the personal attention you want.

3) Flexibility to spend maximum field time with animals when the light is great and everything is coming together!

4) NEW for 2022! – day trip to classic bear-salmon-waterfall hot spots like Brooks Falls included with all 7-day tours!

Compare us to any other Alaskan photo tour or trek or safari. Our exclusive central location and low overhead means you will spend more time in the field to photograph and enjoy the animals and experiences.

Think about this: if you book a tour with the larger corporate or international companies, a huge percentage of your money pays for high salaries of company executives, celebrity tour guides, high-end luxury lodging, expensive TV ads, and repeat commutes back to Anchorage. If that’s what you want, nothing wrong with that. But we are dedicated to maximum bang for your buck and great photos.

Mile for mile, Dollar for Dollar, Megabyte for Megabyte

You’ll get more time, more photo opps, more insights, and more personal attention for less than any other Alaska tour of similar length & locations.

3 species of bears and a MILLION opportunities to photograph them!

Get those bucket-list photos you’ve always wanted at rates that are cheaper if you book separately yourself.

Check out our 2022 dates here.

Also see our Discounts page for more info.

Thank you for your hard work which made this journey so memorable!"”
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D.C.
China

Three Great Questions

1) Why not just take a photo tour geared to the general public?
If you love photography, you won’t get the time you need on “snapshot excursions”.  Their agenda is more oriented to covering large distances and checklists, rather than giving the time to work a scene. They’ll keep moving on to the next scene regardless of golden light, great animal interactions or photo opps.
2) Does a photo trek or “safari” cost more?
The short answer is “not with us”. Compare apples to apples. Our tours cost less than if you book each activity yourself, including transportation, lodging, meals, flights & other fees. And, when you add in all the hidden costs (exorbitant rental car prices or transport over hundreds of miles, park fees, cabs, meals at the “wrong” places, rooms at the “wrong” hotels, etc.) — APA tours often cost less than  other Alaska photo tours going to the same locations!
How can we do that?
• Low overhead. You’re not paying for large, corporate structures and overhead, or to cover expensive TV ads, marketing departments, inflated salaries, or tours in other states/countries. It’s just us – a family company with 40 years of Alaska experience, integrity and top credentials. More important than booking with a famous company or maybe a “celebrity” photographer is simply this: having a fantastic, heart-pumping, unforgettable tour and getting the shots you came for.
•  Bulk discounts from operators we’ve known for years. Rather than paying for excessive luxury or repeated commuting back to Anchorage, you’ll get to the same great locations and have more time & flexibility to photograph classic Alaskan wildlife.
3) Why pay for a guide when I know what I want and how to photograph?
There are a lot more logistics to getting great shots in a short amount of time than just clicking the shutter. The knowledge and connections of a local guide can be more important than photo knowledge. This can make the difference between great shots vs NO shots.
Timing, alternate routes, animal habits, weather, terrain, Murphy’s Law, first aid — these only come from decades of living and shooting here. We’ve helped fix broken or drenched cameras, loaned out lenses or SIM cards in the field, and all kinds of other issues when the unexpected happens.
We’ll also give you tons of insights on Alaska, animals and photography (check out the free tips on this site). And by the way, we’re eager to hear about your experiences!
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We have lots of returning visitors…

10 Great Reasons (+1 Bonus) to join Alaska Photo Adventures:

Reason #1: Based in the heart of wildlife-rich Kenai Peninsula, where all the city-based tours come to visit

Benefits for you: More time with wildlife in great scenery and light (while the others commute back & forth to Anchorage)

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Reason #2: Closest to the bears of Katmai/Lake Clark, and all the wildlife on the Kenai Peninsula

Benefits for you: More time to take advantage of golden light and special situations that may come up

 

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Reason #3: All inclusive lodging, meals, transportation, park fees, shuttles

Benefits for you: All major expenses and logistics (except for tips and minor fees) are included. Relax, take photos, enjoy!

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Reason #4: Helicopter & fixed wing aerials over fjords, glaciers, marine mammals and bears (doors off option)

Benefits for you: Stunning, massive glaciers as far as you can see (most tours don’t include as many flights as we do)

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Reason #5: Another helicopter ride plus dogsled riding across a remote glacier!

Benefits for you: More helicopter photo opps and a bucket-list adventure with Alaskan sled dogs!

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Reason #6: Long-time Alaskan pro photographer and/or former Park Ranger/EMT Guides with 40+ years of local insights,  outdoor, wildlife & photography tips

Benefits for you:  Expertise to answer your questions, get you to the right places at the right times, and deal with any emergencies in the field

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Reason #7: Small group sizes of 2-8 people

Benefits for you: More personal attention, more flexibility in our schedule, less group logistics = more time with the animals, scenery, fjords, etc.

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Reason #8: As a big THANK YOU and insurance for all of us on this planet, a portion of all proceeds is given to organizations that care for the land, animals and natives. A win-win for all.

Benefits for you: Helping to support organizations devoted to ideals beyond their borders and setting examples for others to follow. Healthy attitudes –> healthy actions –> healthier world.

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Reason #9: On a more personal note, we are sworn to protect our home by implementing ethical Photo Guidelines that minimize impact. We also use vendors who minimize their carbon footprint.

Benefits for you: You are contributing to a real-world operation and long-term commitment to protect the land and animals. Not just to get great photos but because it’s the right thing to do.

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Reason #10: Discounts available that make this an irresistibly sweet deal!

Benefits for you: SAVE even more over our basic rates and any other Alaska photo tour of similar length, location and activities.

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BONUS #11: FREE 60+ page souvenir “APA Mobile College of Alaska Knowledge” folder! Alaska Ecology, Wildlife, Pro Photo & Travel Tips updated for 2022.

Benefits for you: Articles & insights expanded from our website tips that you can use right away — Alaska animal habits; Kenai Peninsula Flora/Fauna; Improving your own habits from mindset to field techniques to life goals; “The Ecology of Conservation Photography”, “Whatdya Call a Group of Wombats?” & more!

 

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"Ron has a deep understanding and uncommon compassion toward his subject matter, whether it involves people or animals... he is an effective and inspiring communicator”.
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Your time is limited. Let us handle the logistics.

Alaska is a big, wild state and there are a lot of things to coordinate that we’ve been doing for a long time. 

We know you have a choice in tours. Compare us on any level — locations, activities, wildlife, variety, price, experience or, most of all, personal care and interaction. We’ll make your trip seamless and your valuable time unforgettable.

You can trust your gut that this is your best choice.

 

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Some don’t like to be bothered while enjoying the outdoors.

 

 

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2022 Rates:

    Silver Package:     5 days / 4 nights         $5695.00    

(Single supplement   $595)

  Gold Package:       7 days / 6 nights          $6795.00

(Includes day trip/flight to Brooks Falls or similar classic bear-salmon-waterfall location!)

(Single supplement   $695)

 

All Tours include:

RT Transportation from Anchorage & around Kenai Peninsula

Flights and/or boat rides to/from Nat’l Parks & bear camps

Helicopter aerials over fjords & glaciers

Dogsled riding on a remote glacier

All lodging & meals  (snacks/alcohol extra)

All Park and/or Refuge fees

 

Note: Private customized tours are available where you can mix, match or add locations/interests as you desire. Prices start at $1500/day, depending on length, # people and activities. Contact us for more info.

Call (907) 740-3322

to  book your Alaska photography tour

or use the form below to contact us with any questions

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