Photo Tours

Visit the most breathtakingly beautiful destinations in the world and capture content a far cry from your typical holiday snaps. You’ll shoot alongside some of the best Polar photographers in the world and obtain new skills as they tailor each expedition to suit your wants and needs. 

All our Svalbard and Arctic photography tours are led by a professional expedition team and dedicated photography experts. 

This perfect combo will ensure you’re in the right place at the right time to capture the magic, whilst your photography guide is always on hand. Long waiting times and crowds aren’t something you’ll need to worry about because our Arctic Expedition Micro Cruises with just 12 guests and small ship expeditions from 48 – 89 guests provide you with the most intimate Polar experience. 

Whether you’re a fully-fledged photographer looking for unique opportunities, an enthusiastic amateur looking to develop your skills or new to photography, it doesn’t matter – our expeditions are for everyone, any ability. 

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Photography Destinations

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Svalbard

Svalbard offers amazing opportunities for wildlife and landscape photographers looking to capture the Arctic. Witness a variety of Arctic wildlife, including polar bears, dramatic landscapes, glaciers and sea ice.

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Greenland

Explore the never-ending wilderness of Greenland with some of the largest icebergs on the planet. Greenland is suited to landscape photographers and those with a real sense of adventure.

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South Georgia

South Georgia offers the wildlife photographer some of the highest concentrations of penguins and seals on the planet, with over 200,000 King Penguins at Saint Andrew’s Bay alone.

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Antarctica

Antarctica offers amazing wildlife and landscape photography opportunities. 5 Penguin species, leopard seals and a variety of whales call Antartica their home. Explore frozen landscapes.

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Falklands

Teeming with diverse wildlife and rugged landscapes, the Falkland Islands host thousands of seabirds, providing an up-close opportunity to witness their nesting and chicks.

Photo Tours

Small Ship

with 12 Guests

Days

8 – 10

Months

April – September

Svalbard Photo Tours

Photography Expeditions with 12 Guests

Highlights:

  • Ideal for Arctic wildlife & landscape photography
  • One of the best places in the world to photograph polar bears 
  • Get up close to glaciers and pack ice
  • Remote Arctic landscapes
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Greenland Photo Tours

Photography Expedition with 12 Guests

Highlights:

  • Explore seldom visited parts of Greenland only accessible by a small expedition ship.
  • Photograph the largest icebergs on Earth.
  • A great chance of encountering the Northern Lights in remote landscapes with no light pollution.
  • Visit remote communities.
  • Encounter Greenland’s wildlife which includes Whales, Musk Oxs, and seals.
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Small Ship

with 12 Guests

Days

8

Month

September

South Georgia & Falklands Photo Tour

Photography Expedition with 89 Guests

Highlights:

  • A unique opportunity to discover the magic of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia in one unique expedition.
  • September marks the start of the season, and you’ll be one of the first privileged to step ashore; it is an excellent choice for those who want to avoid crowds for a more personalized expedition.
  • Witness an abundance of elephant seals as they conquer the beach to give birth to their pups
  • A chance to photograph one of the most remote islands on Earth.
  • Step ashore at St Andrews Bay, home to over 100,000 king penguins.
  • Enjoy a full 9 days exploring South Georgia on the most in-depth trip available.
  • Photograph an abundance of wildlife including penguins, albatrosses, elephant seals and fur seals.
  • Encounter the world’s largest penguin colonies, over 100,000 King Penguins!
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Small Ship

with 89 Guests

Days

17

Months

September–October

Small Ship

with 89 Guests

Days

10

Months

November

Antarctica Photo Tours

Photography Expedition with 89 Guests

Highlights:

  • Explore a frozen wonderland home to glaciers and icebergs.
  • Get up close and photograph a variety of bird life including Gentoo Penguins
  • Explore by Zodiac and encounter Leopard Seals resting on ice flows.
  • Great opportunities to photograph marine life including fin whales in the icy waters.
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Photo Tour FAQs

The best time of year to join an Arctic photo tour depends on what you would like to see. Consider an early season trip in April or May to encounter the frozen wilderness of the Arctic in Svalbard. Consider a late season in trip to get the best light for landscape photography.

Find our more in our Best Time Time Visit Svalbard article.

The best place to photograph polar bears in the Arctic is in Svalbard. Polar bears are present in Svalbard all year round. Between April and September we regularly encounter them on our Arctic photo tours. To find out more please visit our Svalbard photo tours page.

Svalbard is one of the best locations in the Arctic for wildlife photography. Due to its relatively small size there is a high concentration of wildlife including polar bears, walruses, Arctic foxes and Svalbard reindeer making Svalbard one of our favourite Arctic photo tours destinations.

You can read about the wildlife in Svalbard in our guide.

Greenland, due to its larger size, means wildlife is spread out further making sightings less frequent.

Greenland is home to some of the most stunning landscapes on Earth framed by gigantic icebergs. Expect unlimited scenery, high granite peaks in the south, and remote fjords in the east.

Svalbard also offers fantastic opportunities for landscape photographers with 2,000 glaciers, frozen seascapes early in the season and beautiful colours in September.

The best time to visit Antarctica on a photo tour is between November and March. During the winter months it is not possible to reach Antarctica by ship.

The best time to visit South Georgia on a photo tour is between November and March. During the winter months it is not possible to reach South Georgia by ship.

Secret Atlas Photo Tour Leaders

Paul Goldstein

Photo Tour Leader

A travel veteran of over 35 years and a multi-award-winning photographer with a following spanning six continents, Paul Goldstein has a broad and burgeoning bank of followers and indeed some even agree with him. He is also a big defender of persecuted species and has run 20 marathons including the fearsome Everest one last year in his now fabled tiger suit raising almost half a million dollars for his beloved Bengal cats.

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Chase Teron

Photo Tour Leader

Canadian environmentalist Chase Teron is a professional wildlife and nature photographer who has worked with major international clientele for his photography and drone work alongside delivering outstanding Arctic photo tours. Before switching mediums to photography, Chase was an artist producing oil and acrylic paintings of wildlife and landscapes.

As an “obsessive backcountry hiker and traveler”, photography became a natural extension to practice his passions in tandem. For the past decade, Chase has continued to expand his expertise in photography as well as prime his knowledge on all things artistic theory in the field and in post-processing.

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Jenni Teron

Photo Tour Leader

Jenni Teron is an artist with a deep love of nature. She specialises in ethical wildlife photography tours in remote regions and digital marketing for nature conservation photographers and organisations. Jenni has always felt a calling to capture the beauty and experience of nature, and is constantly captivated by the hidden treasures she finds.

Her art is a collection of all the pieces of beauty that inspire her – from animals and nature, to little moments that bring her happiness and inner peace. Jenni’s passion lies in spending time with animals and exploring nature; it fills her with inspiration and brings her immense joy.

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Roie Galitz

Professional Wildlife & Nature Photographer

Pushing both his creative and physical boundaries, Roie Galitz explores the most extreme locations worldwide in his mission to “raise awareness to the pressing environmental issues by taking pictures that were never taken before.”

Roie divides his passion between photography and his role as a Greenpeace ambassador, actively participating in global conservation efforts, earning recognition for his impactful presentations at venues like the United Nations HQ, NYC Climate Week, among other global conventions and expeditions.

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Jean Paul De La Harpe Zubiaur

Photography Expert

Jean Paul was born in Santiago, Chile. He is a biologist and a professional photographer. From his childhood, he was fascinated by nature and outdoor life. Since 2002, he has guided nature and photography expeditions in many Chilean environments, from the dry Atacama desert to the windy and cold Patagonia. He has spent the last 3 seasons in Antarctica, as an expedition photographer, documenting the breathtaking landscapes and the incredible wildlife that lives there.

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Tom Crowley

Photography Guide & Professional Cinematographer

Tom is a true maestro behind the camera! His memorable work on Racer Snakes vs Iguanas in Planet Earth 2 was simply breathtaking and he has gone on to win Emmy and BAFTA awards for his work. 

Not only is he a gifted photographer and cinematographer, but Tom’s dedication to wildlife and the ocean is remarkable. His experiences as a marine scientist studying blue and humpback whales, coupled with his time as a polar guide, truly showcase his deep-rooted passion for the natural world.

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