Exciting Alaska & African Wildlife Photographic Tours for small groups.


Wild Compass cares about the images you get on our tours! I am geared toward getting the most shooting time out of each day. If the action is happening and the light is right, then the clock stops, no drive by or rushed shooting. We only take a limited amount of people each tour to make sure that each person doesn't feel crowded . My goal is that each photographer in the small groups that we take, gets the images of a lifetime along with the experience. It is not about just what you are shooting but where you are shooting! Location!

The groups are kept small for a more unique experience!!! Private boats, best guides with knowledge of photography and light, and lodging are all included in the price.


In Juneau, there will be towering mountains with hanging glaciers as your back drop.

In Kodiak, seclusion and remote are just what the photographer ordered!

For those who don't mind a bit of snow, polar bears and possibly northern lights, we go further north in Alaska!


In Kenya, we give our guests several different experience, we start off with a visit to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to not only visit the orphan elephants, but to understand what the trust is doing to help, and what can you do to help. We also visit, Lake Nakuru, and Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the crown jewel of Kenya, Maasai Mara.


The Migration Aug. was outstanding this year! We spend all

day out on game drives! Packed lunch, and cameras loaded and ready to fire! When others are back at the lodge, we are out finding different wildlife to photograph, or waiting for a crossing.






Check out The Botswana Experience, eye level with largest land mammal, in the water on our photography boat. Then head into the Delta for more safari experiences.


One of a Kind Experiences




My tours are days instead of hours. All of our bear guests will spend hours out with the bears each day and into the evening. Whale tour guests will spend several days with the whales, while watching soaring eagles, and glistening icebergs float by. I now require phone interviews to make sure that all my guests are like minded, as everyone should be able to enjoy the trip.


Our tours are open to photographers with a good to advanced knowledge of their cameras, our workshops are for both beginners and professionals.

To ensure that our guests will have the photographs or experiences of a lifetime, we only take 4 people on the whale and brown bear tour. The polar bear tour takes 4 and Kenya is limited to 6. Botswana 4 guests only. To get up close and not so personal with the biggest of the bears and capture the splendor of the majestic humpback, experience Africa first hand, book with us at Wild Compass Photographic Adventure Tours!

Take an early morning boat ride to visit the playful polar bears.

I now ask for a phone conversation or meetings with each client to assess their photography level and equipment. I will make recommendations based on your level of skill for what camera equipment would be best suited for you to achieve the best images.


For Africa, we advise on Visas/shots/travel. We also have a booking agent for airfare and recommendations for travel insurance.



Why Choose
Wild Compass Photo Adventure Tour

  • Photographer Shayne McGuire wants to make sure you get the images of a lifetime. The locations are scouted before offering tours there. So you have a knowledgeable instructor with experience.
  • Small groups give the guests more room and more instruction time.
  • Shayne makes sure you get the most out of your tour experience and is passionate you go home with the images of a lifetime.
  • All tour guests are e mailed regarding recommended gear, what to pack, clothing needed, Visa/shots to travel, what to expect.
  • With Wild Compass Tours, the clock doesn't always stop if the shooting is good! If it's time to head back to camp, yet, there is still activity going on, we stay, as long as weather permits.
  • Shayne is there to help with cameras, equipment, and all photographic aspects. Nightly review of some images is also available (on some tours) for those who require additional help.
  • All of my guests receive a personal phone call to evaluate your photographic experience and needs, and to make sure the tour fits with your physical fitness and your photographic abilities.
  • Some of our tours require you have advanced knowledge of your camera. The workshops are for all levels of photography.
  • Shayne has knowledge of different camera types, bodies, lens and gear. She works on Expedition ships as photographer in residence, and handles everything from phones, tablets to mirrorless and DSLR's

Bring a big lens, a small attitude and an open mind!

Shayne McGuire