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Trinidad Birding Safari 2018

All-Inclusive Birding Photo Safari in the Trinidadian Rainforest

Trinidad birding photo safari
Photograph unique rainforest birds like the violaceous euphonia in Trinidad with Jason Odell

The island of Trinidad, tucked away in the southern Caribbean, will always be special to me. In the late 1990’s, I spent several weeks there conducting field research as part of my doctoral dissertation. On a day off, I visited the Asa Wright Nature Centre and marveled at all the birds from their veranda. Now, I’m happy to announce an exclusive small-group photo safari to Trinidad in June, 2018.

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Palm Tanager

This is your opportunity to photograph the colorful birds and other wildlife of Trinidad. I will provide each participant with as much technical and creative support as they need to capture fantastic images over the course of four days while we enjoy the laid-back accommodations at the Asa Wright lodge.

Trinidad Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell

When: June 12-17, 2018
Where: Asa Wright Nature Centre & Lodge, Arima, Trinidad, West Indies

This exciting photo safari includes:
  • 5 nights single-occupancy accommodations at the world-famous Asa Wright Nature Centre & Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, & dinner each day, plus afternoon tea
  • Guided tour of the oilbird cave
  • Guided excursion to the northern rainforest
  • Airport transfers to/from Port of Spain
  • Personalized photography mentoring by Jason Odell
  • Limited to five (5) photography enthusiasts

See the full details of this photo safari on the Trinidad Birding Event Page

2018 Photo Safari Schedule Released

Instructional Photo Tours with Jason Odell

photo safaris with Jason Odell
2018 includes photo tours to Ireland and the Netherlands.

I just finished putting the touches on my 2018 Instructional Photo Safari Calendar. This year, I’m offering early bird discounts when you book a seat by December 31st.

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Join me in Trinidad for bird photography

For 2018, I’ve listened to your feedback and I’m taking smaller groups (6-8) for a more personalized experience. I’m also offering more birding safaris, as it’s something many people have been asking about. I’m also offering photo tours, including another photo cruise to Alaska!

My philosophy is simple:  photography is a craft. I believe you learn the most when you immerse yourself in the complete workflow of photography (visualization/capture/processing) for more than just a morning or afternoon.

Jason Odell Photo Safaris
Photograph the calving ice in Glacier Bay aboard my Alaskan Photo Cruise!

On my tours and safaris, we focus on more than just taking pictures. It’s about the experience itself. I hope you’ll find the time to join me in the field soon!

2018 Photo Safaris & Tours with Jason Odell
  • Florida Space Coast Birding
  • San Diego Birding
  • Holland/Amsterdam Photo Tour
  • Trinidad Birding
  • Colorado Wildflowers
  • Alaska Photo Cruise
  • Ireland Photo Tour
  • South Dakota Badlands

Full details on Jason Odell’s photography tours

2018 Photo Tours Closing Soon

Register for these small-group safaris by December 2017

2018 Holland Photo Tour with Jason Odell

My 2018 photo tour/safari calendar is taking shape, but there are a few trips that are closing soon!

Holland Spring Tour (FULL)
Closes Dec. 27th
RESERVE NOW

Florida Space Coast Birding Safari (1 seat left)
Deposits close Dec. 31
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San Diego Birding (limit 6)
Deposits close Jan 4
RESERVE NOW

Alaska Photo Cruise/ Glacier Bay
$50 onboard credit when you reserve a cabin by Dec. 31st
RESERVE NOW

See all upcoming photo safaris & tours here

Holland Spring Photo Tour Announced!

8-Day Photo Tour From Amsterdam, April 15-23, 2018
Photograph tulips and windmills in Holland with me April 15-23, 2018

I’m excited to announce that I’ve arranged a spring photo tour to Holland for April 15-23, 2018 for the incredible tulip festival. On this 8-day, small-group tour, we will explore the Dutch countryside, tulip fields, windmills, and more.

Read the announcement here

Our itinerary includes five nights in Amsterdam, plus three nights in the countryside exploring smaller towns and the coast. We will of course visit the world-famous Kerkenhof Gardens during the tulip bloom, and tour the windmill village of Kinderdijk. Our private tour includes a 16-passenger coach and local, English speaking guides to put us in the best spots for photography along the way.

After driving north into the countryside, we’ll stay in the “Venetian” town of Gierthoorn, which has canals but no roads. We also have a ferry to the island of Schiermonikoog, where we’ll have photograph  scenes and colorful lighthouses.

We’ll then return to Amsterdam for three nights. Our final two days will be filled with photo walks in Amsterdam as well as free time to explore the gardens, canals, and museums as you see fit.

This tour is limited to 8 photographers! To book, please call my travel partner, Pat Hand at +1 (404) 913-4386

See you in Amsterdam!

Announcing Alaska Photo Cruise 2018

Join me for a 7-night photo adventure August 10-17, 2018

I’m happy to announce that, together with Dancing Moon Travel, we’ve scheduled an Alaska Photo Cruise for 2018! Join me aboard Ruby Princess August 10-17, 2018. This adventure is round trip from Seattle, Washington. We have arranged private excursions so that it will be just us photographers together. We’ll be able to photograph wildlife and the majesty of glacier bay, plus I’ll be offering onboard workshops for the photographers. For individuals who wish to join the cruise but not participate in the excursions, ask about the non-participant discount.

Our itinerary includes:

  • Juneau,  AK (Mendenhall glacier & whale-watching)
  • Skagway, AK (Haines photo tour for wildlife opportunities)
  • Glacier Bay (aboard Ruby Princess)
  • Ketchikan, AK (explore the fishing village)
  • Victoria, BC (evening photo walk downtown)

Space is extremely limited, so check out the complete details here.