Nature and Wildlife

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D. Robert Franz Nature & Wildlife Photography Tours

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Franzfoto Nature Photography Tours are high energy, wildlife and nature photography tours with an emphasis on photographic technique and pertinent natural history instruction. I feel that to become a truly outstanding nature photographer you must first have an understanding of the the natural world and the species you wish to photograph. I strive to give each participant as much photographic and natural history instruction as they require, maximizing your overall experience. I’ll work to help you improve your technical proficiency with the camera refine/develop your own special photographic vision, as well as having you become a better naturalist. The small group size assures you of plenty of individual attention during the tour.  I  strive to help you capture as many high quality photos as possible during the week.

Designed by Professional Nature Photographers

These trips are designed by a professional nature photographer and optimized for productive photography.  The days in the field are typically spent much as I would when on a photo assignment or out shooting stock images.  We depart early and stay out late to take advantage of the prime light. These tours are about making high quality and memorable images. Primary instruction occurs in the field.  Images reviews are done during the evening or down time. The small group size assures you of plenty of individual attention during the tour.

I try hard to provide you with an informative photo adventure. Natural history  instruction is also an important part of the tour.  I feel to be a good nature and wildlife photographer an understanding of the subject is vital.  Even more importantly we try to have fun while we’re doing that. My goal is for you to take home “pictures of a lifetime  with a better understanding of the natural world.” I work as hard when on a tour helping you capture the most dramatic images, as I would when I’m on assignment.  During my long professional career I’ve have published over ten thousand photographs and won many prestigious awards for my nature photography.  Visit my biography page for more details.

Private Yellowstone Tours

Private tours are offered year round for individuals or small groups.
Private Photo Tours

2017 Tour Schedule

January 21-28th “Winter in Yellowstone” Tour 1

February 11-18  “Winter in Yellowstone” Tour  2

March 6-11 ” Bald Eagles of Alaska” Tour 1

March 12-17 “Bald Eagles of Alaska” Tour 2

May 13-20 ” The Bears of Yellowstone” Tour 1

May 20-27  “The Bears of Yellowstone” Tour 2

June 13-19 “Coastal Brown Bears of Alaska”


Just wanted to thank you again for a great trip!  It was everything I expected – and more; and I look forward to joining you on another expedition someday soon.  Thanks again!   Cory Huntington “Coastal Brown Bears” 2016


Wendy and I have recently arrived back in Australia, so I thought I’d just send you quick note to thank you again for hosting the tour at Silver Salmon.  We can honestly say it exceeded all expectations, and we had a wonderful time. If you ever have any enquiries from Aussies thinking about the tour, we’d be more than happy to chat to them locally and give them our recommendation and experiencesAndrew & Wendy McFadden, Melbourne Australia,  “Coastal Brown Bears of Alaska” 2016

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Make your deposit for any our 2016 and 2017 photo tours now to assure your spot on the tours. There may be new trips added to the  schedule in the future.

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Travel Insurance

To protect yourself from life’s unpredictable events we recommend that you consider purchasing travel Insurance.
Travel Insurance

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