(and the best value for your money & time compared to any Alaska photo tour, trek or safari)
Ultimate Wildlife Photo Tours by helicopter, boat, dogsled & land
Grizzly bears with tongues out, McNeil River Sanctuary, Alaska
Bull moose feeding in Wonder Lake, Denali National Park, Alaska
Helicopter aerials with doors off
Dogsled riding on a remote glacier
Womand fireweed, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Don't miss this opportunity...
Come join us!
Mindset is everything
Unlike crowded, snapshot tours, we believe in an attitude of inclusion.
Our main priority is respecting living things and the areas we visit.
We adjust our actions to fit the rhythms of the animals and earn their trust.
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 the last day of your tour, we are dedicated to providing you with an outstanding Alaska experience.
Your time here will be short, but you will leave with deep, lasting memories in your heart
and great photos 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
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 — to give you any or all the personal attention you want.
3) Flexibility to adjust and spend maximum field time with the animals when the light is great and the scenery superb!
4) Guides who will help you get the best shots for your cameras (not theirs) during your short time here.
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 remaining slots for 2021 & 2022 tours here.
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, APA tours cost less than the other Alaska photo tours going to the same locations and time frames.
How can we do that?
• Low overhead. You’re not paying for large, corporate structures, overhead to cover huge TV marketing departments & tours in other states/countries, and inflated salaries. 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 “celebrity” photographer, what matters most is 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!
We have lots of returning visitors…
10 Great Reasons to join us:
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)
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
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!
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)
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!
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
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.
Reason #8: A portion of all proceeds is donated to conservation agencies as a big THANK YOU and insurance for all us on this planet.
Benefits for you:The comfort of knowing that we are in this for the long term. We live here and want to see this land and these animals protected not just for great photos but because it’s the right thing to do.
Benefits for you:Your awareness will be heightened and your actions minimized on the land and animals. Being part of an organization devoted to ideals beyond its borders and setting examples for others to follow.
Reason #10: Discounts available that make this an irresistibly sweet deal!
Benefits for you:SAVE even more over our basic rates and ANY OTHER PHOTO TOUR OF EQUAL TIME AND ACTIVITIES!
BONUS #11: Tons of FREE valuable Photo & Travel Tips & Insights on the website and in person!
Benefits for you:Decades of insights given verbally and in a take-home folder! Take better photos, learn about animal habits, local Alaska info, improving your photography from the mind out.
Your time is limited.
Let us handle the logistics
And we’ll have as many field tips, Alaska info & photo tips as you might want!
Some like to be left alone while shooting
Just snap, eat, sleep, & enjoy…
“A fantastic experience!” — S. Levine, Nigata, Japan