For many years Jason has been mentoring photographers of all skill levels and ages helping them to develop their photographic voice. Whether on small private group tours using only the best guides and practices, as the mentor of the National Geographic Photography Scholarship; or as a Host of National Geographic’s Expedition program, he will take you on a thought provoking and fun journey even if you have no interest in being a photographer.
Travel should be experiential, enabling you to learn and push your boundaries wherever you set them; but it should also be fun and usually involve food and wine! If you’re keen on learning techniques from an Adobe Master then working with Jason is likely not for you, however if you actually love the art of photography and indulge in the passion of the Capture then you should read on and see how we might experience the world together.
If you're keen to have some quality one on one time with Jason you should consider the option to book a personal mentoring session with Jason from the comfort of your own home.
Upcoming Trips 2017 - 2018
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From Rangiroa’s sparkling lagoon to the verdant peaks of Tahiti’s neighbor, Moorea, immerse yourself in tropical paradise amid some of the planet’s most vibrant underwater realms. This voyage features an incredible opportunity to snorkel or dive the far-flung reefs of Kiribati, chosen as part of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas project.
Jun 14 - 23, 2018 Book Now
On a voyage to the far-flung archipelagos of French Polynesia, explore the unspoiled atolls of the Tuamotus before setting course for the remote Marquesas Islands. The Marquesas, some of which have been virtually untouched since the era of European exploration, are home to a proud people whose unique dialect links directly to the ancient Polynesian language of Maohi. It is believed locally that the spirits of the ancient Maohi linger among the saw-toothed peaks, lush valleys, and limestone grottos that we’ll explore here. Spend time discovering these beautiful and remote islands that once drew the likes of Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Paul Gauguin.
Jun 21 - Jul 07, 2018 Book Now
Set out by private jet to explore Australia and New Zealand’s stunningly diverse landscapes—from wild Tasmania and the Great Barrier Reef to magnificent Lake Taupo and Milford Sound. Experience the wonders of both countries in one seamless journey, encountering coral reefs and rain forests, glacier-carved fjords and ethereal desert plains. Explore the vibrant cities of Sydney, Hobart, and Queenstown, and get acquainted with the indigenous cultures that call these epic landscapes home.
Apr 11 - 27, 2018 Book Now
Discover the wonders of Africa with Jason Edwards and a team of top National Geographic experts, visiting six countries and taking in a wide spectrum of wildlife, landscapes, and cultures. Encounter an array of legendary creatures in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and get acquainted with Madagascar’s quirky lemurs. In South Africa, pay a poignant visit to Robben Island and venture to the Cradle of Humankind to examine renowned fossil sites. Search for Namibia’s desert-adapted species, glide in a canoe through Botswana’s Okavango Delta, and trek into Rwanda’s forests to search for endangered mountain gorillas.
Aug 15 - Sep 02, 2018 Book Now
Learn the ART of Wildlife Film and Photo Journalism with Jason at the beautiful O’Reilly's Rainforest Retreat. Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, everyone has the ability to tell a story in images or film. On this tour, you’ll learn techniques for story-telling using your digital SLR equipment. You’ll have the chance to learn directly from the masters, including shadowing the Wildiaries natural history team as they make a short film with Jason. You’ll get the chance to hang out us, pick up tips and get exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities to film and photograph wildlife at this extraordinary location.
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Past trips with Jason:
Join Jason and the Team at National Geographic to experience 20 days in the field. Interact with Aboriginal people and learn about their unique culture and spirituality. Set out on a two-day snorkeling adventure along the Great Barrier Reef. Camp in the outback and sleep under the stars. Discover vibrant Sydney and see koalas and kangaroos at the world-famous Taronga Zoo. With guidance from National Geographic experts and trip leaders, students explore three themes which have been selected to enhance the experience in each destination. Cycling through these themes in smaller groups allows students to deepen the interests they already have and discover new ones along the way.
Departing August 2017 SOLD OUT
Join Jason in partnership with with National Geographic and Linblad Expeditions to experience an enchanting land of geological extremes on a circumnavigation of Iceland. Encounter vast volcanic landscapes and the world’s youngest island, walk on lava fields and ice sheets, and feel the spray of gushing hot springs and cascading waterfalls. Go birding on the Arctic Circle, kayak into fjords and serene bays, and hike along magnificent and remote stretches of the coast. Cap off the adventure with a soak in the famous Blue Lagoon.
Jul 04 - 13, 2017
Jul 12 - 21, 2017
Circle the globe with top National Geographic experts on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Traveling in the comfort of a private jet, encounter legendary places from Machu Picchu and Tibet to the Taj Mahal and Marrakech. Experience natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Serengeti Plain, and the island paradise of Samoa.
March 20 - April 14 2017 - SOLD OUT
Set out on a photo safari amid some of East Africa’s most spectacular landscapes and hone your skills while photographing an ever-changing tableau of wildlife. Learn how best to capture movement and light as you frame dazzling herds of zebras, majestic lion prides, and wildebeests on their annual migration across the Serengeti. Spend time with the Maasai and document their traditions in the Ngorongoro Highlands.
Dates: Sep 17-25 - SOLD OUT
Practice new photography skills—from framing landscapes to taking portraits—and tell the story of your expedition through your pictures. Capture the beauty of Australia’s beaches, get close-ups of wildlife, and photograph your adventures as you sail, snorkel, and surf your way along the coast. These highly structured trips, ranging from 10 to 15 days, allow students ages 13 through 15 who are completing 7th and 8th grades to experience exciting destinations in a fun, engaging, and safe environment. With guidance from National Geographic experts and trip leaders, students explore three themes which have been selected to enhance the experience in each destination. Cycling through these themes in smaller groups allows students to deepen the interests they already have and discover new ones along the way.
Dates: June 26th and July 9th departures - SOLD OUT
Join Jason in the Serengeti as he teams up with National Geographic expeditions to go in search of the thundering herds of the legendary wildebeest migration on a wildlife safari in Tanzania.
Experience the power of the migration up close in the vast Savannah of the northern or southern Serengeti, depending on the season. Take in extraordinary vistas of the Great Rift Valley, and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater to spot lions, cheetahs, elephants, and more. Enjoy personal guidance from Jason and be prepared to take some of the best photographs of your life.
Dates: March 5-15th - SOLD OUT
Come with Jason for the experience of a lifetime with National Geographic and Linblad Expeditions. Embark on an in-depth exploration of some of the most beautiful and fascinating locations on Earth onboard the National Geographic small Ship Voyage Fleet. Jason and the team of experienced staff will ensure the adventure of a lifetime. These are active adventures, engaging the mind and body. Explore by Zodiac, kayak, or on foot, venture to remote beaches and hidden coves, go farther and get closer to nature, wildlife, and intriguing cultures.
Dates: Sep 26 - Oct 10 SOLD OUT
Stretching along Australia’s northwest coast, the Kimberley Plateau is a vast and beautiful landscape of plunging waterfalls, wild sandstone formations, deep river gorges—and very few people. Aboriginal cultures here have remained largely intact, and traces of their ancient ancestors can be found at spectacular rock art sites along the coast. Experience the raw majesty of the Kimberley, exploring from the fully equipped National Geographic Orion. In the company of Jason, get acquainted with local mythology and culture, encounter a wide array of wildlife, and navigate the stunning coast in Zodiacs. King George Falls is flowing forcefully in May and June, while humpback whales begin to arrive in June and are most abundant in August.