Discover Alaska’s birds during half or full-day trips in the interior, or multi-day trips across the state
Make images where few others have. Custom photo tours and workshops from the wilderness to the front-country
Get out. Way. Way. Out. Backpacking, paddling, basecamp, and custom trips to the wildest corners of Alaska
Few things compare to the chill night air, and the dancing northern lights. Single night and multi-day aurora tours
July 8-14 2018
Join this unique, wilderness photography expedition to the wild coast of Katmai National Park. We will spend five days at an isolated spot on the coast, far away from the crowds. There you will have the opportunity to observe and photograph some of the largest brown bears in the world, in a dramatic setting of mountains, beaches, glaciers, and wildflower fields. Find out more.
Open Sign-up Tours
While most of the trips I lead are custom, private photo workshops, and birding tours, I am offering an increasing number of small-group trips with spots available for open-registration. On the schedule right now are:
Arctic Birds Photo Tour, 2-6 June 2017 – (3 spots available)
Arctic Aurora Photography Workshop, 17-21 March 2018, (SOLD OUT)
Arctic Aurora Photography Workshop, 1-5 April 2018 (2 Spots remaining)
Bears of the Katmai Coast Photography Workshop, 8-15 July 2018 (5 spots remaining)
A true naturalist, Dave’s knowledge of the Alaskan landscape and wildlife added immeasurably to our journey down the river.
Dave was super friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I appreciated his knowledge of the birdlife in particular!
David was wonderful! He was patient and supportive, and so knowledgeable about the land, birds, and photography! I would definitely go out on a trip with him again!
Dave is amazing-so knowledgeable about birds, wildlife, and photography!
Dave is a big bear of a guide and inspires utter confidence!
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