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Photographic Tours with Paul Goldstein

After numerous sell-out departures in KenyaAntarcticaSpitsbergen and India in 2009-2014 inclusive and again for this year, Paul Goldstein's special photography departures are as popular as ever. 

If you would like to join Paul on one of his special photographic departures in 2015, it is a good idea to register your interest as soon as possible. Paul's trips regularly become fully booked over a year in advance!

Our special photographic holidays and safaris will be done on a strictly first come first served basis, please register your interest as early as possible by emailing

Northern Lights in Iceland

Arctic Circle Adventure Photographic Special (CNCS)

12 February 2016 - led by Paul Goldstein

Wonderful location for Northern Lights and wildlife photography in the Arctic Circle, Norway. No list of superlatives is enough to do justice to the Vesteralen Islands. Located in the north of Norway, the five islands that make up this archipelago sit within the Arctic Circle but, thanks to the Gulf Stream, enjoy relatively mild winters.


Jaguar in a tree

Land of the Jaguar (WAI) - led by Paul Goldstein

Search the Pantanal wetlands for the largest feline predator in the Americas. This enigmatic and elusive big cat is one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, and feline enthusiast Paul Goldstein will be putting his photographic expertise to excellent use in this new trip to Brazil.


Great migrationKenya - Migration Photo Safaris (WYX)

In his heartland, Paul's 14 hour game drives in search of catching the perfect moment are legendary.

He has done 17 of these safaris in the last two years, all were full, most guests coming back for more. Exclusive camp in the middle of the most prolific wilderness in the world.



Shackleton's Centenary Photographic Special (PSTV)

King penguin feeding chick21 November 2015 - led by Paul Goldstein and Chris Packham on the Vavilov

Exodus guide and award-winning photographer Paul Goldstein has often said that he is happiest on the plains of the Masai Mara or the decks of the Vavilov.

In 2015, Exodus will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) with an exclusive expedition to South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Paul says: Whether it is through a camera or other optics, be they mechanical or anatomical, South Georgia is Nirvana and having extended time there is an intoxicating elixir. To add the early season bewitching magnificence of Antarctica is an absurd assault on already battered senses.
Chris says: There is obviously nowhere else like it on earth, and nowhere with more photographic possibilities. And there is no one with as much energy and enthusiasm to explore and enjoy it as Paul Goldstein and Packham – it’s not going to penalties!

Photographers and wildlife fans: this is an unmissable voyage.

For more information or to book a trip, please call 0845 330 6009 or e-mail:

 The story so far...

“I first picked up a camera when I was about 10 in 1975 and my first job in this industry was in '83. I started photographing seriously about 16-17 years ago. I was working in travel and I loved wildlife, so it evolved naturally. Now I lead photographic expeditions to the Polar RegionsKenya and India with Exodus.

During game drives I like to push people hard so they can get the most from their cameras, but without the camera dominating the safari. I don’t want them to just record species. There’s a huge difference between a snapshot and a photograph. A photograph suggests diligence, graft and imagination. I want clients to think composition, to question, to try techniques that will make things interesting. It’s my job to get them half a dozen dazzling photos that they can take back home and put up on the wall. I tell anyone coming on any expedition or safari that we could be out all day; 14-hour game drives are not uncommon.

Ethics with photography - especially with endangered species in the developing world - is massively important, therefore every penny of every photograph I sell goes to one of two foundations: one in India to a tiger foundation at Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh, where we’re building schools and supporting the reserve, and one in the Masai Mara, where I’m co-owner of three traditional safari camps.

People often ask me my favourite destinations; it is very hard to answer although Kenya, Namibia, Sri Lanka and the Poles would be right up there. I am happiest on the decks of the polar expedition ship Sergey Vavilov or the plains of the Mara, although my best ever tour in 14 years with Exodus was to Snow Hill Island in Antarctica to see emperor penguins. There is only one ship capable of making this voyage and that’s the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov. Carving through the ice during a protracted six hour sunset was the best thing I’ve done in 25 years travel.”

Paul Goldstein 

Photography Specials - more trips to be added...

Spitsbergen in Depth (2016)

Spitsbergen in Depth (2016)

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $9,500.00

An extended expedition through Norway encompasing Spitsbergen, the Seven Islands, Nordaustlandet, and smaller outlying islands

  • Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in 24 hour daylight
  • Experience incredible wildlife viewing including walrus and Polar bears
  • Embark on frequent Zodiac and shore excursions in this icy wilderness
Land of the Jaguar

Land of the Jaguar

9 days Excl. flights From
USD $5,035.00

Search Brazil for jaguars, the largest predator in the Americas

  • Spot Jaguars, the largest and most elusive predator in the Americas
  • Look for Giant anteaters and Giant river otters
  • Watch Hyacinth macaws take flight
Photographic Safari

Photographic Safari

7 days Excl. flights From
USD $5,890.00

Fabulous wildlife and great photography on the Kenyan plains

  • Take a photographic safari guided by Paul Goldstein
  • Enjoy a comfortable safari at intimate tented camp
  • View prolific wildlife of the Masai Mara
  • Participate in game drives

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