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Professional Affiliations

Aaron is a member of Sony Professional Services, the National Geographic Society, the National Audubon Society, Gura Gear Pro Team member, and a Really Right Stuff Champion.  He is CPR and First Aid Certified through the American Life and Health Foundation.

Aaron’s brown bear image featured on the cover of Outdoor Photographer Magazines November 2020 issue.

Aaron Baggenstos is an award-winning professional wildlife photographer/videographer, and author in nature and wildlife.  His images tell stories that help protect, preserve, and conserve biodiversity and habitats worldwide. Equipped with an abundance of passion and energized by nature, he desires nothing more than to inspire others to take better photos in nature.

Officially recognized by National Geographic for the last 5 consecutive years in their international photography contest, Aaron has also received critical acclaim from Nature’s Best, Outside, North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), and the Audubon Society.  Recently, several of his images were chosen for the final rounds in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Through his work Aaron hopes to inspire others to photograph, enjoy, and take action to protect, local and worldwide ecosystems.  You can follow his ongoing travel adventures through his social media streams on InstagramFacebook, and  YouTube.

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The Ultimate Wildlife Photography Course

with Aaron Baggenstos

Aaron’s image was selected for the cover of the 2022 Alaska Airlines Calendar.

Aaron Photo Tours

In the last 10 years Aaron has led hundreds of photography tours around the world specializing in the premier wildlife destinations on the planet.  His is portfolio of photo tours include Alaska, Yellowstone, Kenya, Botswana, Madagascar, Costa Rica, the Galapagos, India, Svalbard, and Antarctica.

Aaron’s teaching style consistently wins the highest of praise from his clients, who also hail from around the globe.

A Letter From Aaron

Aaron’s Photo Tours™ are designed exclusively for nature and wildlife photography enthusiasts of all levels. On our tours you will photograph some of the world’s most exciting wildlife phenomenons and majestic landscapes while learning to master your camera equipment and digital processing techniques.

In the last 10 years I’ve led hundreds wildlife photography tours around the world.  During this time I have scouted and repeatedly visited hundreds of wildlife hotspots and found the best accommodations to ensure we are comfortable, and in the ideal locations.  Our team will plan your adventure so you don’t have too.  Allow our experience and fine attention to detail guide you on the trip of a lifetime.

A bachelors degree in business has served as a backbone for profound success as a photography instructor, mentor, and guide. I understand that there are different learning styles and take special care to tailor my instruction for my audience. I work well with all demographics including seniors, beginners, and seasoned professionals alike.

I’ve been all over the world photographing birds but I’ve not had a better experience than the tour I took with Aaron. – Joe, M – San Francisco, California

At Aaron’s Photo Tours we believe in small group, intimate experiences with nature, and therefore maintain small group sizes.  This means more one-on-one dialogue and personalized attention from your guide and closer more pronounced interactions with nature.

I utilize an extensive network built over the years with local guides and organizations, which enables me to get to the minute updates about the best shooting locations and times. I now spend around two hundred days a year in the field guiding tours and scouting locations to give you the best possible odds to find the subjects we are looking for. I have also been granted access to privately owned lands and obtained special use permits to areas in select locations that are otherwise inaccessible to the individual.  We charter our own planes providing exclusive access, and custom outfit our boats and vehicles with photographers in mind.  We visit venues ideal for wildlife off the beaten path so you can enjoy your encounters without crowds.

I am tenacious about staying on the cutting edge of the worlds fast moving photography industry.  To continue sharpening my craft I participate in one photo tour a year led by one of my peers.  I am a continuous learner who is positioned at the leading edge of photographic developments in both hardware and software sponsored by some of the most exciting brands in the industry.

It is a privilege to live in a time where extraordinary cameras are accessible for most people and the world that is still wild. With today’s tools your possibilities are endless, you just need to unleash them, and that is exactly what Aaron’s Photo Tours are designed for. Unlock your creative talent, master your camera, and come home with some the best images you have ever shot.  Let’s have a blast doing it!  Our presence in the places we go will help ensure conservation for future generations.

If you are looking for a fast track to the photography skills and photographs you desire, you have come to the right place. The world needs more nature and wildlife enthusiasts.

I look forward to traveling with you.