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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 [email protected].

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.

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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.

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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.

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South Georgia & Antarctica, Photographic Special

King penguin feeding chick18 November 2017 - 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.

Paul says: For wilderness or photography fans, this expedition is nirvana. There will be plenty of daylight hours which we intend to use, it does not surprise me in the slightest that so many people return to these pristine areas. Six million King penguins can’t be wrong..

Chris says: Frenetic, frenzied, noisy, seemingly active at all hours ….but that’s enough about working with Paul Goldstein, I am utterly thrilled to be going back to South Georgia and Antarctica with him and Exodus. It is the most exciting wildlife destination I know and on board the best ship. Also, being with Paul I know I will, like everyone else, have to store up on some sleep but it will be worth it as he and I, plus one hundred faunal followers, are going to make the very most from this savage wilderness.

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: [email protected]


 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

South Georgia & Antarctica, Photographic Special

South Georgia & Antarctica, Photographic Special

17 days Excl. flights From

Exclusive photographic charter to South Georgia and Antarctica accompanied by Paul Goldstein and Chris Packham.

  • Join an exclusive photographic charter accompanied by Paul Goldstein and Chris Packham
  • Observe King penguin colonies on the wild and windswept beaches of South Georgia
  • Watch Gentoo penguins surf to the shore in the Falkland islands
  • Enjoy the spacious observation deck of the Vavilov - ideal for Photography
Land of the Jaguar

Land of the Jaguar

9 days Excl. flights From
USD $4,495.00

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 $6,045.00

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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