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Photography Tours with Kathy Adams Clark

Kathy Adams Clark is an accomplished naturalist as well as a photographer. She is skilled in all makes of digital cameras. Kathy's work has been published in a variety of national and regional publications including National Geographic Books, The New York Times, and Sierra. Kathy teaches over 50 photography workshops and classes each year. See photos from previous trips at www.kathyadamsclark.com. A lifelong naturalist, Gary Clark has studied wildlife throughout the world. He is an award-winning professional writer and has authored several books which include photographs from his wife, Kathy. To find out more about our tour leaders, please visit their biography on the Strabo website.

Note: Houston Audubon will receive a donation from Strabo Tours for these trips if you let them know you are signing up through Houston Audubon.


  • Dates: July 6-16, 2024
  • Pricing: $7595 plus airfare

  • Highlights:

    • Intensive viewing and photography – Up Close And Personal – Jaguars, Giant Otters, Caiman, Macaws, Tapirs, Storks, and a wide variety of exotic birds and other wildlife.
    • Maximum 12 participants, ensuring the optimum photographic experience.
    • Time to absorb and photograph the wonder of it all. Early morning and late afternoon photo shoots to take advantage of the best light, watching and waiting for wildlife in just the right setting.
    • Comfortable en-suite accommodations with air-conditioned cabins, close to the wildlife.
    • Expertise of photographic tour leader Kathy Adams Clark, and local cultural wildlife guides.
    • A donation is made to the Houston Audubon Society for each participant.>

  • Dates: November 7-16, 2024
  • Pricing: $6995 plus airfare

  • Highlights:

    • Guided by Professional Photo Leader Kathy Adams Clark.
    • Maximum of twelve participants.
    • Specially chosen birding lodges by Kathy in the Tenorio Volcano National Park and Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge, with group excursions for bird and night photography.
    • Photograph from some of the best locations close to the Arenal Volcano.
    • Visit the less traveled northern Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica with a lovely resort and spa as your base.

  • Dates: February 8-16, 2025
  • Estimated Pricing: $4895 plus airfare

  • Highlights:

    • Guided by a Costa Rican naturalist, Professional Photo Leader Kathy Adams Clark.
    • Photographic locations filled with hummingbirds, reptiles, and tropical blooms.
    • All meals included in land cost. Tour limited to twelve participants.
    • Visit the La Selva Biological Station and Eco Observatory in Sarapiqui.
    • Accommodations known for their bird feeders, hummingbirds, and gardens.
    • Savegre region, renowned by birders around the world in search of the Resplendent Quetzal.

  • Dates: April 1-12, 2025
  • Pricing: $7395 single room plus airfare

  • Highlights:

    • Fall under the spell of Andalusia, Spain.
    • Photograph the impressive architecture of Granada’s Alhambra, Seville’s Alcazar, Cordoba’s Mosque, and more.
    • Ronda, and the enchanting ‘white-town route’, villages strung together, draped along hillsides under their castles.
    • Photograph the beautiful patios, flowers, gardens, Roman and Moorish monuments, and bull rings.
    • Stay in the heart of each location, taking early morning and dusk photo walks with Kathy Adams Clark.

  • Dates: May 22-30, 2025
  • Estimated Pricing: $4,295 plus airfare

  • Highlights: Tropical Bird Photography and Cultural Adventure:

    • A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Houston Audubon Society to support their programs.
    • Travel with an Ecuadorian naturalist/birder and Photo Leader & Educator Kathy Adams Clark.
    • Visit tropical lowlands, and high Andes for a chance to see a wide array of hummingbirds, tropical birds, and the majestic Andean Condors.
    • Accommodations are at well-known eco-friendly lodges in the heart of the cloud forest, with breathtaking on-site bird photography.
    • Extend your stay with Kathy to the Papallacta area, the eastern slope of the Andes, offering some of the most exciting birding in the country.

  • Dates: September 9-15, 2025
  • Pricing: TBD plus airfare

  • Tour Highlights: A Photographic and Cultural Adventure:

    • Accomplished photographer and tour leader Kathy Adams Clark.
    • Tour limited to 11 passengers.
    • Five days to photograph icebergs, glaciers, and Inuit villages of Western Greenland.
    • Greenland boat excursions with heated cabin and bathroom, to explore and photograph fjords, islands, and melting glaciers, calving before you into the sea.
    • One of these excursions will be an overnight Glamping experience, taking a pathway from the dock to your heated tents, under the stars, and one of your best chances for Northern Lights.
    • Evenings in Iceland may be added depending on changes to Nuuk Airport and airlines.

  • Dates: October 7-22, 2025
  • Estimated Pricing: $7595 plus airfare

  • Highlights:

    • Due to conservation efforts you will have opportunities to capture birds you cannot capture anywhere else in the world on Tiri Tiri Matangi Island and Stewart Island
    • Magnificent Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park
    • Mount Cook National Park
    • Early morning photography of both the Southern Alps and Lake Moeraki
    • Take an optional helicopter flight on to the Fox or Franz Josef Glaciers
    • Photograph in the sheep station high-country, part of New Zealand’s economy and culture
    • Relax and photograph in a stunning location at Arthur’s Pass National Park
    • Optional extension to photograph the architecture and gardens of Christchurch, and the Kaikoura Coast for wildlife

  • Dates: May 1-11, 2026
  • Estimated Pricing: TBD plus airfare

  • Highlights: A Photographic and Cultural Adventure:

    • Prague, one of the most beautiful and unspoiled cities of Europe
    • Photograph what is considered the Moravian Tuscany
    • Visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, rich castles and monasteries
    • The fairy tale village of Cesky Krumlov – historic jewel of South Bohemia
    • Limited to twelve passengers. Ten days with Instructor, experienced photographer & leader
    • Accommodations in the center of your photography locations
    • Optional Extension to Budapest and the surrounding countryside

  • Dates: September 9-19, 2026
  • Estimated Pricing: TBD plus airfare

  • Highlights: A Photographic and Cultural Adventure:

    • Limited to 12 participants to optimize your photographic experience”
    • Explore and photograph the historic city center of Naples, with its rich architecture, ruins of Herculeum, and sunset photography of Vesuvius.
    • Accommodations with beautiful views from Sorrento and Amalfi.
    • Day trips to the lesser known islands of Ischia and Procida
    • Hill towns along the Amalfi Coast such as Positano, Atrani, and Raito
    • Optional Sicily Extension with views of Etna, off the beaten path hill towns of the honey-gold baroque UNESCO world heritage site of Noto and charming hill town of Ragusa, and Ortigia the finest least spoiled old town of Siracusa, with its resonances of light, stone, and sea.

  • Dates: October 9-19, 2026
  • Estimated Pricing: TBD plus airfare

  • Highlights: A Photographic and Cultural Adventure:

    • Istria, the “Second Tuscany”
    • The historic cities of Split, Dubrovnik, and Rovinj
    • Krka Falls & Plitvice National Park with its many lakes and waterfalls
    • Visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, rich castles and monasteries
    • The sunny island of Hvar
    • Limited to twelve passengers
    • Ten days with photo tour leaders Kathy Adams Clark and local photo guide.
    • Extend your stay with Kathy and the highlights of Slovenia.

  • Dates: February 4-12, 2026
  • Estimated Pricing: TBD plus airfare

  • Highlights: A Photographic and Cultural Adventure:

    • Guided by a Costa Rican naturalist, Professional Photo Leader Kathy Adams Clark.
    • Photographic locations filled with hummingbirds, reptiles, and tropical blooms.
    • All meals included in land cost. Tour limited to twelve participants.
    • Visit national parks and private birding gardens.
    • Accommodations known for their bird feeders, hummingbirds, and gardens.
    • Locations renowned by birders around the world.

  • To obtain detailed itineraries, call 607-423-2525 or visit the website.

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