Photography Tours

Chile coming soon

Our next photographic trip will be Chile. Chile is South America's hidden gem, a place that few people have discovered but is a tourist and naturalist dream come true. Infrastructure is modern, with good roads, comfortable hotels and all the amenities one finds in North America and Europe. It is also a stunningly beautiful country, with crystal clear lakes, gorgeous conical volcanoes, dense temperate forests festooned with waterfalls, and dry Mediterranean countryside. This is an incredibly diverse nation, from the Atacama Desert in the north, the driest place on earth, to the Valdivian forest of the south, one of the wettest places in the world! We encounter windswept Nothofagus forests, landscapes of lakes and rivers, snow-capped peaks, dramatic southern sounds (

Chile is South America's hidden gem, a place that few people have discovered but is a tourist and naturalist dream come true. Infrastructure is modern, with good roads, comfortable hotels and all the amenities one finds in North America and Europe. It is also a stunningly beautiful country, with crystal clear lakes, gorgeous conical volcanoes, dense temperate forests festooned with waterfalls, and dry Mediterranean countryside. This is an incredibly diverse nation, from the Atacama Desert in the north, the driest place on earth, to the Valdivian forest of the south, one of the wettest places in the world! We encounter windswept Nothofagus forests, landscapes of lakes and rivers, snow-capped peaks, dramatic southern sounds (senos), steppe, and world-famous Torres del Paine National Park, with spectacular scenery as a wonderful backdrop for excellent birding. Put it all together and we have one wonderful destination to explore. 

Our tour will sample Chile’s major bird habitats and we will see a large majority of the country’s birds. Our trip is scheduled to coincide with the Chilean spring, a time of activity and rebirth; remember that for the most part, this is a temperate country. We hope to see penguins, albatrosses, steamer ducks, rayaditos, firecrowns, miners, earthcreepers, tapaculos, huet-huets, and wiretails, and lots more with such unfamiliar names!!  Chile, a rather un-South American part of South America with parts similar to New Zealand, California, and the Sahara! We are really looking forward to this trip.

Come back at the end of the year to get an impression of what we have seen and photographed.