Incredible Calving Season Safari

February - SOLD OUT


A Feast for All the Senses!

May 2019



Our Most Elaborate Tour EVER!


Great Migration Safari

August 2019 - Two Start Dates


A journey full of magic and wonder

2019 Tour Now Open!


2019 Expedition Now Open!

The ULTIMATE Adventure!


Land of Mystery

December 2019


Awesome Arctic Adventure

February 2020

Welcome to

Discovery Photo Tours

Take your photography to the next level with Discovery Photo Tours.

Discovery Photo Tours takes you to exotic destinations around the globe alongside our team of internationally acclaimed photographers. Our all inclusive tours are a life changing experience, filled with culture, cuisine, incredible photographs and unforgettable memories. We think you’ll enjoy them.

Discovery was created by photographers, with the goal of designing tours that we would like to go on.  So before you dive in, we’d like to tell you about our Gold Standard, it’s what makes our tours truly unique and is woven into each and every tour we create.

We only photograph places where we love the food, culture and the people.

Each of our tours is designed around the “Discovery Gold Standard”, which means you’ll join some of the best photographers in travel photography, experience the culture that makes our destinations so unique, and capture it all from our favorite locations.

If you’d like to be treated as a friend being shown around to the best and most intimate discoveries we’ve made, we think you’ll enjoy our approach.

While our tours are designed by photographers, for photographers, they are ideal for couples as well. Explore our individual tour pages to find out why

Discovery Gold Standard

01 Locations

Our tours are designed specifically for photographers – typically a step beyond what other tour operators offer… therefore destinations are chosen based on our ability to offer the highest level of expertise, on all fronts, for our guests.

02 Culture

Our passion is to create extraordinary cultural discoveries – through people, cuisine, art, architecture and more – to compliment your unmatched photographic experience.

03 Photography

Our talented photographer leaders are devoid of ego and some of the nicest people you’ll ever have the pleasure of travelling with. Our aim is for you to work, elbow-to-elbow, with the photographers of greatest acclaim, in your chosen destination.

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Upcoming Tours

Incredible Italy

May 5th-12th

Endless photo ops, incredibly delicious gourmet food (and wine!), a rich and deep culture - this tour is unrivaled! Join us as we travel through the heart of Italy with stops in Rome, Florence, Val D'orcia, Cinque Terre and much more. Together with your professional photographer, we will capture all the incredible sights this country has to offer. Don't wait, this is our fastest selling tour!

Antarctica & South Georgia

Nov 16 th - Dec 01 st, 2019

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as we explore the frozen continent of Antarctica and South Georgia Island. Sail the south sea with us on a bucket list photo expedition that you'll never forget. Spaces are extremely limited on this exclusive offer.

Tanzania Great Migration Safari

August 4th-14th & August 17th-27th 2019

A once in a lifetime epic experience.
During our 10-day Great Migration photo safari, we are welcoming a select 4 guests to join us per vehicle, working elbow-to-elbow with our photographers in the field. Together you will capture incredible African wildlife, landscapes, culture, and experience the awesome wildebeest great migration and so much more. Prepare yourself for the trip of a lifetime!

what our guests have to say


The team at Discovery photo tours had put together a truly amazing and life-altering trip, and I was only on the scouting tour!  The locations, the guides, the quality and of course the photo ops, were truly top class.  Even better, these guys are genuinely talented, humble and helpful.

The trip to Tanzania had it all.  Animals, wonderful accommodation, an excellent and knowledgeable guide, organisation (it just ran smoothly!) and a small group of strangers who have now probably become lifelong friends with a common passion.  The companionship, laughter, and fun cannot be underestimated.

This trip changed my life and I aim to do a trip with Discovery Photo tours each year, or every second year at worst. Book a tour, you will not be disappointed.

Ashley Sowter

Tanzania Safari
Leaders: Patrick & Ken

Ken Kaminesky is a star amongst photo tour leaders. I had the pleasure of traveling with him twice, first to Jordan and then to Japan. He showed enthusiasm and passion for both photography and the countries we visited. Ken is one of the most friendly and fun people I know. And yet, he is organized and ready with a solid plan for getting the best shots in the best light possible. I also have to commend him for selecting excellent local guides who miraculously open doors closed to most tourists. We stayed after hours at Petra, an experience I will treasure for the rest of my life. We spent time speaking with and photographing a geisha and we dined and stayed in unique local places not found in typical guide books.

One look at his website will tell you that Ken knows photography. His images are strikingly beautiful and he is generously willing to share his techniques and knowledge. What his website won’t tell you is that Ken’s tours will give you a chance to travel with folks who will become friends, who will laugh with you, who will teach you and who will be there to offer all the support you may need. I can’t wait to chase the light with him again soon.

Susan Flickinger

Jordan, Japan
Leader: Ken Kaminesky
Thank you for a wonderful experience, thank you for all the planning and preparation and blood, sweat, tears and worry you put into it. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences and your personalities. Thank you for getting us around safely (big props here). I went to Norway to experience a new culture, immerse myself and understand what it is like to live in a world foreign to my own. I got all that, but I also made (at least from my side) two wonderful new friends, and when I say friends, in my world, that means family.
I will see you again. Jordan and Tanzania are next!

Mark Zaglas

Patrick & Ken