Let the planet astound you.
And our expertise reassure you.
[Our Philosophy] We are not just a travel company; we are curators of extraordinary experiences designed for photographers and enthusiasts of the art of capturing moments. Our mission is to create powerful travel experiences that awaken your sense of wonder, foster a profound sense of interconnectedness with the world, ignite a vibrant spark of life within you, and inspire your artistic soul.
[Our Trips] At Open Sky Expeditions, our Photo Journeys are meticulously designed by passionate, detail-oriented, and seasoned explorers and photographers who share your dedication to the craft. We offer experiences across the globe, to destinations we find most compelling. Join us as we venture beyond the horizon, where the open sky is not just a canvas but a boundless source of inspiration.
[Our Commitment] Our team has collectively explored 150+ countries, and has decades of professional experience in global travel. Attention to detail is our forte, ensuring you enjoy a fully immersive experience, free from logistical distractions. Our top-notch local guides and travel partners, along with our unwavering support throughout the trip planning process, guarantee an unforgettable journey.
Featured 2024 Photo Expeditions
SICILY | March 24–April 4, 2024
Join us on a captivating photo tour of Sicily during Holy Week with award-winning photo instructor David Wells, starting in historic Palermo with its vibrant markets and port. Explore the northwest, capturing Segesta's Greek city, seaside Castellamare del Golfo, and the Marsala salt flats. Immerse yourself in the island's traditions, photographing Good Friday in Enna and Easter celebrations in the Alcantara Valley, before indulging in the dolce far niente of Taormina and the historical charm of Siracusa.
NAMIBIA | May 27–June 12, 2024
From towering desert dunes to grasslands teaming with wildlife, captivating night skies and culturally rich experiences, Namibia is a photographer's paradise. We've designed an exclusive itinerary including the world-famous Etosha National Park, a visit with the Himba, one of the last truly nomadic tribes in southern Africa, exploration of the spectacular sand dunes at Sossusvlei and Deadvlie, and so much more. The trip is led by senior tour leader, photographer, and Namibia expert Temu Nana, who has guided this trip four times, in addition to over a month of independent scouting in-country. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
ALASKA | August 12-20, 2024
Embark on an extraordinary photographic journey to Alaska, the last wild frontier, where untamed beauty and pristine landscapes await. Our exclusive voyage ventures beyond the usual tourist paths, deep into the heart of Katmai National Park, accessible only by ship and float plane. Guided by our expert team, including a Bear Guide, ship's crew, and Photo Pro/Tour Manager, you'll forge intimate connections with the region's incredible wildlife in a place where human interference is nearly non-existent.
FALKLANDS & SOUTH GEORGIA | October 9-25, 2024
Falklands & South Georgia—two incredible island groups that are veritable Shangri-La’s for wildlife in the South Atlantic, only visited by an extremely privileged few on this planet. We've partnered with Antarctica21 to offer a truly unforgettable ship-board photographic experience to this remote region of the planet. With the most impressive expedition ship we know, at an ideal time of year, for less than half of the price of most trips that include South Georgia...this is an opportunity not to miss!
Unlock your creativity in the most awe-inspiring corners of our planet.
Our Photo Journeys
We offer a collection of photography-focused international journeys that stand on their own as immersive, thought-provoking, awe-inducing ways of encountering a place. They are carefully crafted to provide the perfect blend of timing, pacing, and diverse experiences for photographers. Whether you're a seasoned photographer, or just learning the ropes, each of our Photo Journeys is designed to suit any skill level, with professional instruction to further elevate your shots. Each Photo Journey includes:
Professional Photo Instructors
Each Photo Journey features a seasoned professional photographer, with experience as an instructor, ready to guide you on your journey to capturing stunning moments and mastering your technical camera skills both in the field and during post-production workshops.
Expert Trip Leader
Experience seamless travel with our professional tour leader who possesses extensive logistics expertise. Your journey's transportation, lodging, meals, and more will be guided by a travel expert, ensuring a stress-free and unforgettable exploration of your destination.
Top Local Guide
Our trips are led by local guides with encyclopedic knowledge of their home countries. These passionate experts become your personal portals to a place, offering immersive insights, untold stories, and a genuine connection to the culture. Experience travel at its most authentic.
Intimacy as a Guiding Principle
We organize trips with small groups ranging from 6 to 12 participants, allowing us to foster a sense of interconnectedness among travelers and our shared passion for photography. This is a guiding principle in the selection of hotels, restaurants, and experiences.
Extensive Pre-Trip Scouting
Each destination, experience, and partnership we offer has been carefully scouted in-person by the Open Sky team with remarkable attention to detail. We are prepared to present exceptionally unique photographic opportunities, while keeping your safety as a top priority.
Thorough Pre-Trip Prep
Each journey includes a private trip portal for registered travelers, pre-departure trip briefings, and industry partners to easily obtain insurance & flights. Personnel from our team are intimately familiar with each trip offering, and are prepared to help with any questions or concerns.
Our Travel Experts
Our team embodies a wealth of collective travel experience, having explored over 150 countries and guided hundreds of discerning travelers through 60+ diverse destinations. Our background and expertise spans from high-end educational travel and luxury tourism, to photojournalism, outdoor adventure, and astrophotography. What unites us is our unwavering commitment to curate experiences that allow you to immerse yourself in the rare, magical, and fascinating aspects of each location. We are dedicated to bringing you and your camera closer to the extraordinary essence of every place we visit.
Founder, Trip Designer, Trip Leader
Senior Trip Leader, Designer, Photo Pro
David H. Wells
Trip Photo Instructor, Filmmaker
Trip Photo Instructor, Photographer
Expedition Associate, Photographer
Words From Our Travelers
“Alex and Open Sky Expeditions have created a new level of first class travel and client responsiveness. Our Moroccan adventure had an exceptional itinerary which Alex enhanced throughout by adding opportunities responsive to our interests. After thirty years of international travel we have found the organization we will call first to complete our bucket list, Open Sky Expeditions. Great destinations, itineraries, exceptional guides with personal input and attentiveness throughout. Exceptional door to door experience!”
- Don, Morocco Traveler
“Travel companies make itineraries and reservations. Open Sky makes magic! Thanks for a FANTASTIC trip!”
- Carol , Morocco Traveler
“Having had the pleasure of working with Alex Ros for a number of years, I gained great respect for his innovative thinking, vast destination knowledge, and passion for what he does. One of the most well traveled individuals I know, Alex works tirelessly with painstaking attention to detail to create the best possible experience for his customers."
- Diane, Travel Dynamics International
“It was a perfect trip; absolutely the best we've ever taken!”
- Maria, Chile Traveler
“You guys are great - so organized and helpful…everyone at Open Sky made this a seamless journey. I had never used a tour company before…I think the level of detail and care allowed me to focus on photography and trust the rest would be handled. Loved it - would highly recommend you and would go anywhere with Temu.”
-Vicky, India Traveler
“Keep up the good work! Thanks for providing me with yet another once-in-lifetime wonderful travel adventure. Namibia is simply one of the most amazing places on earth, mind blowing scenery, the most outstanding night skies in the world, and people with a welcoming warmth. Animals and birds were breathtaking in variety and abundance. But what made the trip stellar was Temu and Open Sky.”
-Hal, Namibia Traveler