Welcome to Tropical Photo Tours

When Alfred Lord Tennyson famously wrote, “Drink Life to the Lees” we at Tropical Photo Tours took his words seriously. As a fraternity of like-minded and passionate bird and wildlife photographers we go that extra mile in quest of the rare birds and animals that live in the Latin American countries which to the rest of the world are still unseen and thus considered “exotic”.  We are very fortunate to experience the pristine beauty of the verdant rainforests and the ever-changing landscape of the cloud forests where the mist hangs low. These beautiful locales and its feathery inhabitants turn us into poets and storytellers, we live and capture these stories through our lenses. We bring these lived experiences or “story in pixels” for you to enjoy and motivate you to take a journey of a lifetime with us. There is always a “We” in our travel stories and not “Us” as your travel experiences matter to us the most. It is our endeavor to encourage new bird photographers and serious hobbyists to join our ever-growing fraternity of avian enthusiasts and photographers.

There have been veteran bird and wildlife photographers who have traveled with us in the past and they keep coming back for more as the megadiversity of the Latin American countries can’t be covered in one lifetime. They choose us because we make photo trips special where everyone counts. The detailed trip reports will give you an insight into our deep yet silent conversations with Mother Nature and its unbelievably beautiful creations which we are fortunate to witness and “freeze” them with our lenses. The blogs will not only guide you to become a better photographer but also transport you to the heart of the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica and Brazil and the Ecuadorian Amazons even for a while. Who knows one day soon you can join us too to a trip into the extraordinary world of birds and beasts and see the breath-taking sunsets in the jungle for yourself? Till then enjoy reading!

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Some of Our Recent Blogs

Trip Reports
June 18, 2019

Brazil Pantanal Trip Report

Pantanal is partly a national park and UNESCO World Heritage site that has the highest concentration of birds and wildlife. In fact, it is the…
Trip Reports
June 11, 2019

Colombia Workshop Trip Report

Colombia is one such place where you can spot and click birds to your heart’s content. The diversity of birds found here is overwhelming right…
Trip Reports
May 9, 2019

Costa Rica Trip Report

Costa Rica is that South American country you can never miss if you are an avid birdwatcher and photographer. Having been to Costa Rica so…
Photography
May 8, 2019

How to Protect Your Camera from Humidity

The humid climate of the tropics is not camera-friendly at all and one must take adequate precautions to keep their camera dry and mold-free. The…
Photography
May 8, 2019

Choosing the Perfect Camera Gear for a New Bird Photographer

If you are the one who goes bonkers over the stunning images of birds and wildlife on social media and is planning a maiden voyage…
Nature & Wildlife
April 17, 2019

Photo Adventure at the Cloud Forests of Ecuador

The natural beauty of Ecuador has the power to pull you back towards her lap, visiting her once is just not enough. It will take…
Nature & Wildlife
April 3, 2019

A Sojourn to Ecuadorian Amazon

No sooner our photo adventure at the highland cloud forests of Northwest Ecuador ended, we couldn't wait to reach the town of Coca and experience…
Nature & Wildlife
January 16, 2019

Painted Buntings of South Texas

Painted Buntings of South Texas The vibrant Painted Buntings always captured my imagination and my dream to create amazing images of this bird took me…
Photography
January 16, 2019

Top 13 Tips to Improve Your Photography

TOP 13 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY The era of modern digital photography is indeed a boon for passionate wildlife and bird photographers just…
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