I came in short-handed again, with my 600mm in for repairs. A good test for the shorter lenses (the...September 25, 2021
The top personal goal I set for myself during our South Africa adventure was simple: find the top animal...September 23, 2021
Before I left on my latest trip in late August, I managed to publish a gallery of bird photos...September 19, 2021
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2022 Nature & Wildlife Calendars
2022 photo calendars are now on sale! I have nine different themes to choose from, including five new themes with all new images. Preview and order the calendars here.
Brazil Amazon + Pantanal 2022 Photo Tour
Join me on an epic trip to western Brazil for an adventure that splits time between both the Amazon Rainforest and the Pantanal. The Pantanal, of course, is famous as the best place on earth to see wild jaguars. It’s also home to giant otters, tapirs, and other mammals, along with countless birds. This is a popular destination for big cat photography, and we’ll spend some prime time looking for jaguars. Few Pantanal trips are combined with the Amazon, however.
This trip will give you a chance to explore the tropical rainforest and see a number of mammal and bird species that we won’t find farther south in the pampas and wetlands. We’ll travel on rivers, jungle trails and will check out a couple of excellent canopy towers.
I’m returning to southern Chile to lead one of my favorite trips: the Wild Pumas of Patagonia tour. This tour offers photographers one of the best opportunities to see big wild cats on foot, as we explore the area in and around Torres del Paine for the king of the Andes. This tour is scheduled later in the season than most puma tours, which means fewer tourists and other photographers are around, and the autumn scenery is spectacular. We always seem to come away with more cat sightings on these trips than most tours, and those are complemented by many other animal species.
Join me on a photo adventure in the world’s first national park! Yellowstone is home to abundant wildlife (it’s probably the best location for general wildlife in the Lower 48), and even has some landscape photo opportunities as well.
Our tours shift focus depending on the season, with spring being more wildlife-centric, while the autumn and winter tours offer more opportunities for landscapes.
I try to offer a variety of tours to various wildlife-rich destinations. These trips rarely focus on one particular subject, instead bringing us in contact with a wide range of species.
Tour destinations include:
- Yellowstone National Park
- Costa Rica
- South America: Brazil, Chile and Ecuador
- Africa: South Africa and Tanzania
- Great Bear Rainforest
- The Pacific Northwest
I have always enjoyed sharing photos and information from my trips in hopes of inspiring and helping others who love travel and wildlife. Find more information about some of my favorite destinations below.
Yellowstone photos, videos and other travel information about America’s first national park. Take advantage of Max’s experience and get advice on where to find wildlife in the park, what camera gear to take and what to pack in general.
See photos and videos from Max’s trips to Costa Rica, and get information and helpful travel advice from a seasoned traveler. You’ll find info on what camera gear to bring, what supplies to pack and how to prepare for this rugged but beautiful country.
Get information and advice on lodging, transportation, food, photography and more. Max has compiled trip summaries from the various destinations he has visited over the years, including travels to Africa, Latin America, New Zealand, Europe and more.