A Wildlife Photography Festival in an Ideal Location

A close look at the South Texas Brush Country reveals a surprisingly complex and diverse environment filled with animal and plant richness found nowhere else north of Mexico. Known as the South Texas Plains, the brush country has the highest recorded number of bird species in Texas, and by extension, the highest avian richness in the United States. Complementing the birds are some of the strangest and most interesting plants, reptiles, and insects to be found in North America.

What an incredible place for wildlife photography! A group of award-winning wildlife photographers and master naturalists, together with the Bee County Chamber of Commerce and local ranch owners, have put together a learning adventure and outdoor experience that will last a lifetime. Come join us March 15-17, 2018 for the Brush Country Photo Safari and take home memories you’ll treasure forever.


Read through the safaris, presentations, and workshops on their respective pages and choose the ones you are most interested in attending. You will find prices for each activity on those pages.

Check out the bios for the speakers and safari guides under the Meet the Team tab. View samples of their work on the Photo Galleries page.

When you’re ready to sign up, go to the Registration page and fill out the form. Registration for the three day event is only $25.

Then sign up for the activities you have chosen on the Select Activities page. Don’t wait long because the early registration discount ends on February 15, and many of the activities have sign up limits.

Schedule Extended through Sunday

Already a few of the safaris to ranches and other properties have filled up. So, by popular demand, we have added four new safaris on Sunday morning.

  • Choke Canyon State Park with Dave Allen
  • Up Close And Personal at Pauraque Ridge with Robert Benson
  • La Ramireña Ranch with Chris Deadman-Winston
  • Coastal Bend College Walking Trail Birding Walk with Karen Benson. This 90 minute safari is a new event on the schedule. It is free and open to the public. No need to register. Details on the safari page.

Saturday Dinner

If you are planning to stay for these Sunday morning events, be sure to consider the Saturday night dinner and keynote address by Ruth Hoyt. Her topic, Adventures of a Nature Photographer, is sure to be funny and entertaining.

Sign up for these and other safaris and workshops soon for the best selection!