Guided Photography Tours & Private Photo Tours in Bosque del Apache

Sandhill Crane in flight with golden grasses in background

Bosque del Apache Winter Photo Tours

Located in southern New Mexico, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most diverse areas for bird species. Thousands of sandhill cranes and snow geese winter in the refuge starting in late November. Peak bird numbers typically occur in December and January. In addition to the cranes and snow geese, visitors can see birds of prey, waterfowl, and shorebirds along with occasional sightings of javelinas.

Bosque del Apache is must do for bird photographers!

 

Turn dreams to reality with a custom guided photo tour in New Mexico’s Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Solo sandhill crane prepares to take off from Bosque del Apache pond

A Sandhill crane prepares to take off

Sandhill Crane amongst Canada geese - Bosque del Apache NWR New Mexico

Sandhill Crane stands among Canada Geese

Sandhill Cranes mating dance ritual at Bosque del Apache

Sandhill Cranes dance ritual

Photo of snow geese mass take-off at Bosque del Apache

Snow geese mass take-off

Sandhill Cranes in flight at sunset - Bosque del Apache NWR New Mexico

Sandhill Cranes in flight at sunset

Snow goose stretching its wings at pond in Bosque del Apache

Snow goose stretching its wings

HIGHLIGHTS

Exclusive to you or your small group with more individual attention

Tailored to your photo preferences, fitness level and appetite for adventure

Expert logistics, location knowledge, technical and creative guidance

Greater flexibility with dates than a regular workshop

Options to team up with reputable adventure guides for a truly unique photo experience

Led by photography guides based in Taos and with over 15 years experience photographing Taos and Northern New Mexico

 

DAILY RATE: $500/day 1-2 people, $700/day 3-4 people

INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE

Michael & Lauri as your guides and drivers.

Ground transportation from and return to Albuquerque or Socorro. (Rental vehicle fees apply for more than 2 participants.)

Pre-tour logistics including developing the itinerary and making reservations for lodging, additional transportation (such as air-taxi, boat, or helicopter rides), and other guided excursions.

Michael & Lauri’s meals.

NOT INCLUDED

Your Meals

Lodging for your group and Michael & Lauri’s. (No lodging expenses for Michael & Lauri if trip is in Taos.)

Fuel

Rental vehicle for more than 2 participants.

Entrance and locations fees.

Third-party guide and off highway transportation fees.

Tips & gratuities.

 

POLICIES

PAYMENT TERMS: A $250 non-refundable deposit (applied towards the total trip cost) is due upon confirmation of trip dates to begin the itinerary planning process. Upon itinerary approval, a deposit of 50% of the quoted trip costs is due to secure your trip dates and other reservations. Final payments are due 60 day prior to private tour start date.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellations made prior to 60 days of tour's start date will receive a refund of all amounts paid to date except for the initial $250 non-refundable deposit and possibly some non-refundable deposits made to secure additional venues (such as lodging facilities or charter companies). Most venues have a refundable 60 day or more cancellation policy.

Cancellations made within 60 days of the tour's start date will receive a refund of all amounts paid to date minus the initial $250 non-refundable deposit, 25% of the quoted guide fee, and any non-refundable deposits made to secure additional venues (such as lodging facilities or charter companies).

In the event you are unable to make your initial date, we will work with you to reschedule without forfeiture of your non-refundable deposit although we understand rescheduling is not always possible due to both parties schedules. Please note that 5% of the non-refundable deposit will not be applied towards a future booking to cover administrative costs.

Active Photo Tours and DeYoung Photo Workshops, LLC are not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets or lodging arrangements you made in the event of you or anyone in your group had to cancel. You may want to invest in trip insurance to cover these circumstances. We highly suggest TravelGuard® or similar travel insurance policies to assist you in case of last minute plan changes and emergencies.

 

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Explore endless possibilities for pristine, stunning, panoramic and intimate landscape imagery right from the roadside and from short hikes into the backcountry.

 

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Guided Photography Tours & Private Photo Tours in Bosque del Apache

DeYoung Photo Workshops, LLC

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