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Grand Teton Private Photography Tour and Wildlife Safaris

All year long, reserve a date, they sell out early. Grand Teton Private Photography Tour and Wildlife Safaris.  I live here and do tours daily.

The grandeur of Grand Teton Park has made it one of the most photographed places in the world. The opportunity to harness multiple juxtapositional elements has drawn photographers for over a century since William Henry Jackson took the first photos here in 1878. The contrast of the sagebrush valley that morphs with altitude to the conifer forest then to the sub alpine terrain that accents the granite spires that tower over the Snake River’s Valley.

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Photographers, Grand Tetons, Shwabacker Landing, sunrise
Black Pool, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Private Tours

By arrangement I lead private tours of Yellowstone Park where I live all year long. Private one on one tours are packed with individualized learning and many get more out of a half day private tour than on a large four day group tour. 

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Kenya's Masai Mara Photo Safari
Custom Tour Available

Wildlife photographer Jennifer Hall and I (Daryl Hunter) are hosting this East Africa Safari. The camps Daryl and Jen have chosen for the Masai Mara Adventure is to the center of where the BBC's "Big Cat Diary" is filmed, the Marsh Pride of lions near one camp, Leopard Gorge near the other. The reason the producers of "Big Cat Diary" chose the Marsh Pride of all the lion prides in Africa was because of the landscape to photograph them in, we will follow their lead .... More info

Lion relaxing in tree, Masai Mara, Kenya
Leopard carrying impala he killed in Kruger National Park
Leopard and his kill from my 2016 Safari

Kruger National Park &
Sabie Sands Game Reserve
Custom Tour Available

Back for a curtain call from my first safari I led to Kruger National Park. I have crafted an affordable, and now proven, photo safari in a traditionally expensive part of Kruger National Park. Our safari will be based out of a permanent safari camp (with showers and air conditioning) at Sabi Sands Game Rreserve which abuts Kruger National Park, the largest National Park in Africa...........more info

Custom tours March & April

Moab Utah is one of the most striking landscapes on earth. The town of Moab is sandwiched between Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park and the alpine peaks of the La Sal Mountains to the east. Canyonland's grand vistas and chiseled canyons often are a pleasurable assault on the senses. Arches National Park's sandstone formations bring amazing landscapes to your lens and wonder to your soul....................... more info

Mesa Arch Glow, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, southwest landscape
Mesa Arch sunrise, Canyonlands National Park
Autumn in Glacier National Park, golden aspen, waterfall
Autumn in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park Fall Colors
October 1 thru 5th
Private Tours

Glacier's golden hues of autumn begin peaking in early October so late September to mid-October is typically the best time to view fall foliage in Northwest Montana. This is when its deciduous trees include maples, larch, cottonwood and aspen put on their annual show. Maple trees dot the hiking trails and turn to hues of yellow, orange and red. The larch and aspens turn to bright yellows and gold often set in a carpet of Montana's huckleberry bushes.................... more info

Zion National Park Fall Colors
November 8th - 11th 2018
custom tours

Looking for a photography tour to light up your portfolio? A  Zion National Park Fall colors photo tour surely is what the portfolio is calling out for. Artist and photographers have been drawn to Zion National Park forever since Daguerreotype process photography and paintbrushes came west to capture its infinite variety of moods. The incredible landscape of Zion is a magnificent display of beauty that is a perpetual source of inspiration and renewal for nature lovers, artists, and photographers alike........................................... More info


fall colors, Zion National Park, footbridge, utah
Footbridge, autumn colors, Zion National Park
Fiery Sunrise, Bow Lake, Banff National Pakr
Fiery Sunrise, Bow Lake, Banff National Pakr

Private Banff/Jasper Tour
Anytime can modify

You want Banff only; fine, you want Jasper only, we can do that too. Kananaskis Country, Yoho, oh yes! The Canadian Rockys are amazing in every direction.  Lets go!

Itinerary outline for private tours can be arranged for any date for up to four people. Private tours enables power one one instrustion that can change your game.

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Yosemite National Park
Custom Tour Available

"Yosemite," no other landscape in North America can generate as powerful an image of soaring granite monoliths and spectacular glacially carved valleys than Yosemite National Park in California. More than any other landscape, Yosemite is the setting that defines the Sierra Nevada and stands as a geographical icon for the American West. ............... more info

Merced River, Yosemite National Park
Reflection, Merced River, Yosemite National Park
Lone Cypress, Carmel California
Lone Cypress at sunset in Carmel

Big Sur/Central Coast Private workshop/tour

California’s epic signature coastline; Big Sur, winds beautifully as Hwy One high above the Pacific Ocean. Here you will find the most magnificent portion of California’s Pacific Coast Highway which stretches 147 miles along the California coast from Carmel to Morro Bay. It is not a wonder that Ansel Adam’s final twenty years was spent in his home overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the north end of Big Sur. .........More Info


Southern Italy
Custom Tour Available
Spring & Fall


This is my maiden photography tour and will accordingly be sold cheap.  I have only been to the Amalfi Coast and Capri once, but once is enough in this target rich environment. We will also visit the island of Procida that I was disappointed I couldn’t visit on my previous scouting trip. ... More Info

stormy sky, atrani, italy, amalfi coast, beach, sunrise
Stormy sunrise, Amalfi Coast, Atrani Italy
Waimea Canyon, Grand Canyon of the Pacific, kauai, Hawaii
Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific

Custom Hawaii Tours

Kauai the garden isle is a place of wonder and rugged beauty. The Big Island is a geological wonder as well as a tropical paradise. ... More Info

Grand Teton Park in Winter

A frosty sublime; winter in Jackson Hole and Grand Teton Park is a special time.  The snow showed valleys, and towering peaks create an ambiance much different from summer.  Gone are the crowds of summer, buried are the remnants of wildflowers, gone are the leaves of the deciduous trees, replaces by a carpet of snow and an exponential essence of wilderness. Crisp delicious air fills your lungs as you fumble with gloved hands to adjust your equipment to capture a frozen moment of alpenglow of the mountains reflecting brightly against the snowy white canvas of the peaks. .............More info

moose herd, clearing storm, winter, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park.
Farm land, Teton Valley, Idaho

Teton Valley Idaho Photo Tour

A short drive over the hill from Jackson Hole and Grand Teton Park is Idaho's Teton Valley.  Teton Valley lies snug against the western flank of the 13,000-foot peaks of the Grand Teton Range, along the eastern border of Idaho. The mountains themselves are actually in Wyoming; however, the locals fondly call the western slope, “Lapland”, the part of Idaho that laps over into Wyoming. The western foothills of the Grand Tetons make great agricultural photo fodder reminiscent of the famous Palouse Valley of eastern Washington. We in Idaho snicker a bit that the Palouse has become such a photo destination because our rolling farm hills are crowned be towering granite and accented with groves of aspen interspersed between the cultivated fields.  My guests from Asia stand in awe as they take in the breadth of irrigated rolling hills of barley, potatoes. and its unreal backdrop of the Grand Tetons beyond

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Private San Juan Mountians Photo Tour
Ridgeway Colorado ~ end of September

Mount Sneffles at Dallas Divide, True Grits’, Chimney Rock at Owl Creek Pass, the golden trees of the Million Dollar Highway, the snake rail fences of Last Dollar Road and the cool refurbished mining towns of Ouray; Silverton and Telluride draw photographers from around the world like a magnet. The San Juan Mountains is a must see destination for any mountain landscape photographer. ........... More info

San Juan Mountains, autumn photo tour

Custom Photo Tour Dolomite Mountains, Italy

In the early days then Dolomites were described by scientists and climbers who, told with extraordinary emotion, the amazement, and transcendence they felt about the verticality, grandeur, essential purity, monumentality, and mystical asceticism, they saw and experiences when among these magnificent massifs. These were all descriptions to describe the Dolomites before photos could spare them a thousand flowery superlatives. I also was choking on a mouthful of similar superlatives while I photographed the mountains above.........More Info