Nothing can prepare you for Svalbard. It is an incredible wilderness at the top of the world, a wildlife photographer’s dream! A high Arctic archipelago situated between Norway and the North Pole, Svalbard is a place of deep fjords, snow-capped mountains, massive sheets of ice, and magnificent wildlife.
Travel under the midnight sun aboard an ice class 1A ship MV Freya in a small group, strictly limited to 12 guests, search for the very symbol of the Arctic—the Polar bear, and observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
South Georgia is one of the places on Earth where superlatives are born. The Pinnacle, the Culmination of Creation. A distant, isolated world, living by its own laws and rules. You won't find anything like that anywhere else. South Georgia is the best place on Earth for wildlife photographers.
Landscape lovers also won't have problems composing the frame. A group of penguins or elephant seals will give a scale to the powerful background of snow-capped peaks and glaciers.
Laying among the mountains, glaciers, pampas, and alpine lakes is the magical and mystical land of Patagonia. Patagonia is home to the planet's most sublime mountains: Fitzroy and Cerro Torre in Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina, and Torres and Cuernos in the Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Here, you will not only enjoy the beauty of the grandiose mountain ranges but also photograph breathtaking views of incredible locations.
Despite we'll be utilizing the comfort of staying in the nice local hotels, we'll be able to visit most of the iconic and some of our "secret" photo locations.
The Iguazú Falls in South America are heralded as the most dramatic among the most monumental waterfalls in the world, tumbling over the cliffs on the border with the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. Voted one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Iguazú Falls is undoubtedly one of the most imposing natural attractions in the world.
The fantastic spectacle of the falls is complemented by a variety of exotic birds and multicolored rainbows soaring in the sparkling mist over lush tropical vegetation.
World Photo Travels is joining a team of celebrated Polar photographer Joshua Holko on his Antarctic December 2023 Expedition. The expedition is for a limited number of 52 participants plus 5 photography guides. We have chartered the ice class 1A Super expedition ship MV Polar Pioneer with a highly experienced crew so that we can get as close as possible to giant icebergs and wildlife.
For Nature photographers, Antarctica is, without doubt, the gold standard against which all other photography destinations are measured. Nowhere else on earth offers such incredible landscapes and wildlife in such a pristine and remote environment.
Price:$9650 Single Accommodation ($900 value) FREE with booking before May 30th
Observe and photograph the incredible Japanese winter wildlife: beautiful and rare Red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, delightful Whooper Swans at ice-coated and mist-fringed lakes, the world's most dramatic raptors—the Steller's Sea Eagles, and Snow Monkeys soaking in hot springs to stay warm during the cold winter months.
Enjoy private transportation during the entire trip, and stay in charming traditional inns (ryokans) and the best local lodges. Experience local food, rewind in hot springs, fully immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of Japan, and create lasting memories in addition to the impressive portfolio you will bring home from this trip.
Price: From $8400 (with early booking discount) Round trip flights from Reykjavik to Constable Point included
The Scoresby Sound in East Greenland is the largest fjord system in the world and the home to one of the most dramatic landscape settings on Earth. Icebergs like in Antarctica, mountain peaks like in Patagonia, fjords like in Norway all gathered in one place. Large mammals including Musk Ox, and Polar Bear, are also great highlights of the area. Photography expeditions rarely venture here and you will be one of an elite group of photographers that gets to experience it in person and capture it in photos and video.
Strange to say, but there still exist unusual places on the planet, not footworn by photographers. One of these places is the fabulous cypress swamps of Louisiana and Texas.
Have a unique photo tour with us, where you can make pictures like nothing on earth!
This tour has already been held in November 2017, 2018, and 2021, and according to many participants, it was the best photo tour for many years.
The itinerary is flexible and allows us to visit the most stunning locations scouted by Dmitry and Mike in advance.
Exploring Antarctica on an expedition sailing yacht with a small group of only seven photographers gives us an opportunity to choose the best spots and conditions for photography and see the most remote and beautiful part of the world in a way that very few people have ever experienced. We will be able to feel like successors of Antarctic pioneers, to see majestic mountain tops, magnificent icebergs, and impassable pack ice the way they did. We will see and photograph penguins and elephant seals, watch games of humpback whales, and follow orca packs
Picture-perfect fishing villages nestled between deep fjords, charismatic rugged mountains, amazing scenic beaches, and strings of bridges holding the mountains, beaches, and villages together combine to form awe-inspiring, photogenic scenery. Located well above the Arctic Circle at 68°N, these high-latitude islands bathed in winter in low, soft, and "magic" Arctic twilight.
The winter, especially January and February, is the best time here to see Aurora Borealis.
Concluded Tours & Expeditions
Cypress Swamps, Louisiana/Texas, USA, 2022
Iceland in winter, 2022
Cypress Swamps, Louisiana/Texas, USA, 2021
Antarctica Under Sails, 2020
Svalbard (Spitsbergen), 2019
USA Southwest, 2019
Altiplano & Atacama, Chile/Bolivia, 2018
Lofoten, Norway, 2018
Scoresby Sund, Greenland, 2018
Svalbard (Spitsbergen), 2017
Iceland in winter, 2017
USA Southwest, 2016
South Georgia, Antarctic, 2015
Canadian Rockies, 2015
USA Southwest, 2014
Patagonia, CHILE/ARGENTINA 2014
Svalbard (Spitsbergen), July 2014
Svalbard (Spitsbergen), August 2014
Patagonia, Argentina/Chile, 2014
Svalbard (Spitsbergen), 2013
Tuscany, Italy, 2013
USA SouthWest, 2013
South Georgia, Antarctic, 2012
Svalbard (Spitsbergen), 2012
Santorini & Meteora, Greece, 2012
USA SouthWest, 2010
Patagonia & Iguassu Falls, Argentina/Chile/Brasil, 2010
USA Southwest, 2009
Santorini, Greece, 2009
Patagonia & Iguassu Falls, Argentina/Chile/Brasil, 2009
New Zealand, 2008
Canadian Rockies, 2008
USA Southwest, 2007
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