Join Chris Bray on a workshop in 2023 and beyond
At last, the world is returning to international travel, and doing so with vengeance! Everyone’s excited to make up for lost time and plan some really amazing holidays, to soak in some new sights and sounds, see amazing wildlife in strange new environments, taste new foods, meet new people, new cultures and once again be inspired and reinvigorated by the magic of some of the world’s most wonderful places.
My first international photo tour since the pandemic began was Alaska in 2022 - and gosh it was good to get back out there again, doing what I love!
What better way to travel than part of a tiny group of like-minded people, visiting the best places away from the crowds, at a relaxed pace, and helping guests take the best possible photos as part of a small-group photo tour?
I’d forgotten how much my soul needed this, how much I’d missed it. It was so good to see my Alaskan friends again who’s ships, boats, lodges, vehicles etc we’ve used for years, and to reconnect with some of my long-term repeat photo tour guests who have also become true friends over the years.
After a few years break, everything is now so fresh and reinvigorated! It is almost like the bears and other wildlife recharged in everyone’s absence.
Newer camera technology has brought new and exciting features and opportunities to learn, teach and play with, like super-slow motion video, better drones or even more impressive AI focusing with animal detection etc, and many of the logistics providers have taken the forced down-time to re-vamp their offerings and create new opportunities.
I couldn’t be happier, or more excited!
After Alaska, I ran my first-ever fly-in, fly-out Antarctica photo tour over Christmas and New Year’s Eve, where my guests and I actually flew down to an amazing little exclusive 12-guest expedition ship and spent two weeks exploring the whale-filled channels, seal-dotted ice and penguin-crammed islands of the Antarctic peninsula, all on our own at a relaxed pace.
It was something I’ve always wanted to do - a completely different experience to being on a giant 100-person (or worse) cruise ship down there, and having to cross Drakes Passage by boat! I can’t wait to do this fly-in, fly-out trip again in January 2025!
Next up in May 2023 I have my favourite Australian photo tour destination - Christmas Island, where I actually live now, having created the luxury eco-lodge Swell Lodge inside the national park!
There’s still a couple of spots left for this photo tour if a week in a unique tropical paradise sounds good to you, filled with natural wonders like world-class snorkelling, jungle waterfalls, rare and unusual birds, caves, secluded beaches, blowholes, wetlands and of course the island’s famous red crabs!
After that, it’s back to one of my all-time favourites, my Alaska photo tour in August 2023 where I take my guests to the most amazing, privileged bear photography experience in the world, sitting quietly ashore with them for days on an open river delta as they catch salmon, sometimes right beside us! There’s also glaciers, sea otters, puffins, bald eagles, seals whales and so much more! There’s still a few spots left this August if you’re quick!
From there I fly direct to my Kenya photography tour in September 2023 - my first trip back there since 2019! I used to spend more time in Kenya each year than I did back home in Australia, and I can hardly wait to return and share the magic of Africa with my 8 lucky guests! There’s still a couple of spots left there too!
Thank you all for your support in enabling me to continue to do what I love, and continue to give back to the local conservation efforts, charities and communities we visit. After such a long break, it’s humbling to re-appreciate just how lucky I am to be able to share such an amazing planet with my photo tour guests.
Don't miss this opportunity to explore the world and create unforgettable memories. Book your spot now and join my family of repeat guests. If you’re tempted by any of the trips below, I’m happy to put you in touch with several guests who’ve already done it, so you can ask them just how amazing it was! ❂
Christmas Island (8 days): 23-30th May 2023
Alaska (13 days): 16-28 August 2023
Kenya (14 days): 3-16 September 2023
Galapagos, Amazon & Hummingbirds (14 days): 18 October - 1 November 2024
Antarctica fly-in, fly-out (16 days): 28 January - 12 February 2025
More info: ChrisBrayPhotography.com