Love Epic Adventures & Life Experiences in the Great Outdoors? Excellent! You've come to the right place...

At Shane Ross Photography, our true passion is leading outdoor adventures with a difference...

Whether you're part of a business team and are looking for that annual team-building experience that brings you closer together, are interested in international start-ups and entrepreneurial experiences to bring back to your business, or want more specific expeditions such as photographic safaris, tailored training or a custom itinerary of your choice, we can arrange it. Any adventure, anywhere, anytime.

Is Africa On Your Bucket List?

Click on the dates below to find out more about our 2019 expeditions, or download our 2019 Great Migration information flyer here:

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2019 Great Migration Information Flyer - All Dates.
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Great Migration PLUS Big 5 Safaris

9-Day Wilderness Safari across

Northern Tanzania

9-Day Wilderness Safari across

Northern Tanzania

8-Day Wilderness Safari across

Northern Tanzania - SOLD OUT


Custom Expeditions

21-Day COMBO Multi-Country

Expedition: Great Migration PLUS Big 5

PLUS Best of Botswana Safari - SOLD OUT

Inquire about other options...

14-Day Zambezi River Canoe Expedition incl. Game Drives into Zambia/Zimbabwe National Parks


Quick Links:

Upcoming World Tours

Tailor-Made Expeditions

Photographic Safaris


Who Are We?

WE are an environmentally and culturally-conscious company steeped in adventure travel, bush survival and nature interpretation.

 

We're a small force at the moment... but, we're not planning on expanding at a rapid rate, either. We firmly believe that what we offer has to stay genuine and unique, and focused on you, our awesome expedition family, rather than expanding purely because of money or demand.

 

We've built solid networks and are collaborating with talented folks around the world - outdoor equipment retailers to environmental managers, nature guides, indigenous groups, world travellers, schools, young entrepreneurs, fellow-philanthropists, dreamers, believers, and everyone in-between. We're fostering a family around us, and want you to be part of it. Brace yourselves for an adventure, and come along for the ride ...


What Do We Do?

After over a decade of international travel - experiencing the world's diverse cultures, environments and magnificent wildlife - we've decided to share our secret spots, now offering epic expeditions and tailored tours to spectacular locations around the world!

 

From the beauty of Australia's Cape York Peninsula to the chaos of Africa's Great Migration, we've developed a range of truly special, life-changing experiences suited to every type of person.

 

And, what we're truly passionate about is showing you how you can build more awesome into your lifestyle - and keep it there! By taking you to amazing places and showing you a diversity of outdoor activities you can do in each, we're convinced you'll leave your expedition a new person :)


Why Do We Do It?

The most important aspect driving our business... is our WHY.

The Why for us? We believe that everyone should have an opportunity to spend quality time in the great outdoors - and we're all about figuring out how to do that best, for every situation.

 

Our expeditions are conceived for delivery in a low-impact manner, ensuring minimal negative disruption of traditional cultures and the natural environment. We're well aware of the impact tourism visitation can have on people and environment, so our "worldwide expeditions" model ensures limited long-term return impacts. It also means variety, which keeps things fresh!

 

The best part - our world experiences and diverse skill sets allow us to deliver tailored packages to any group, anywhere around the world. If you're in a corporate environment and want team-building experiences, we'll help bring you together in an amazing setting. School camps or development opportunities - right down our alley! And if you want to build your own expedition but just haven't had the time to do it - we'll do it for you. We just want you to spend quality time outdoors, in the most beneficial way.


Where Do We Expedition?

See that map to your right? Yep, that's our starting point.

It might be ambitious for a new business to list 4 of 7 continents as our "backyard", but we want to set that tone from the beginning. We've done the time abroad, so everything we bring to you is on the merit of our previous experiences.

 

Within the first year, we'll be offering unique expeditions to:

  • Australia - Cape York, NT/WA, and the Blue Mountains;
  • New Zealand - South Island's mountains-meet-sea;
  • Africa - Tanzania's Great Migration PLUS Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Kenya and more;
  • North America - Cross-country treks in USA and Canada;
  • South America - Awesome hikes in Chile and Argentina.

When Do We Expedition?

The most important thing about offering year-round expeditions is understanding the best times to run certain activities in an area.

 

When it comes to planning trips out a year in advance, it's an immense task. But, we're super stoked with our coming tours, and the variety we've packed in to make each expedition unique!

 

Some examples of our time-crucial expeditions:

  • Great Migration river crossings only occur in Aug-Sep;
  • Australia's Cape York is only accessible by road Apr-Nov;
  • Patagonia trails show brilliant Autumn colours Mar-Apr;
  • Winter snow-shoeing (~Feb) vs. Summer hikes in US (~Jun);
  • Open vs. closed seasons for fishing, land access, weather.

To see what expeditions we've got planned for 2019-20, head to our "World Expeditions" page - OR head to our "Expedition Calendar" page to see what we've got planned, in calendar format.


How Do We Do It?

We've travelled far and wide, for work and for play.

We've met amazing people, and established a fantastic global network of outdoors-loving aficionados.

We've climbed to some of the world's highest peaks, and peered into her depths from the lip of volcanoes.

We've covered ground by air, land and sea; had good travels and tough times. But we've learnt from it every single time.

And, we've got environmental and tourism degrees behind us, tour guiding qualifications in multiple countries, have learned bush skills from indigenous tribes and guiding specialists all over the world, and done almost every outdoors-based activity you can think of.

 

Now though, we're stoked to be  bringing it all together into something we're truly passionate about... helping others explore the great outdoors, gain life perspective, and change your lifestyle for the better!


About This Website

Summary & Bookings

While the overall flavour of this website is focused on our World Expeditions, there's a LOT more going on here than that...

It's important to us that you see our strong values in protecting the natural environment, and in sustainable living. Central to that is how we deliver our expeditions, and/or put together custom experiences under your guidance.

 

We also share our Nature Photography Portfolio here (yes, you can purchase images if you love them!), as well as our other services (in "Why Us?"):

  • Specialised Training - Eg. photography, bush skills, influencing your life path;
  • Writing (& Art) - From writing magazine or online articles to plans for compiling both adult & children's books (see Travel Tales);
  • Public Speaking - Various topics with an overall inspirational/influential intent, from school age to corporate crowds;
  • Conservation & Community - Initiatives, collaborations and volunteering opportunities.

 

RE: Bookings - We realise it's one thing to purchase a $200 canvas print compared to booking a $3,450 expedition... so we've tried to account for that where possible, using a combination of booking forms (for expeditions) and a shopping cart (for photo orders). Please let us know if this doesn't work for you!


Navigation

 

1. Home - Quick links to our products and services, as well as our What, Why, Where, When, How, Who and Navigation.

 

2. Why Us? - This is our "About Us" incl. more detail about our Why (mission/goals), What, Who and How. You can also find links to our Testimonials and Reviews, and any Publications, on this Why Us page.

 

3. Products - Listing the range of Products & Services offered, including Expeditions, Photography, Training, Writing and Public Speaking.

 

4. World Expeditions - Here you'll find all our Expeditions listed for the near future, including a booking form (via email), the When and Where of each tour, and specifics by either a) Destination, b) Date, c) Experience, or Activities desired, or d) Target Species.

 

5. Tailored Trips - Learn more about our ability to develop custom tours or events for you, including corporate packages, school and development camps, private safaris and specific activity-focused expeditions eg. Fly fishing, cross-country treks.

 

6. Nature Photography - Our photographic portfolio, comprised over the last 20 years of travel, including photo products for purchase.

 

7. Conservation & Community - Initiatives to better the community, conservation, volunteer opportunities, collaborations and so on.

 

8. Travel Tales (aka the Blog) - Here's were the juicy stuff sits... I'll always be updating this section, so keep checking back for more tales.

 

9. Contact - Phone, email, Facebook, dixie-cups, drums, smoke signals... want to find us, this is the way!

Shane Ross - Expedition Leader, Wildlife Photographer, Writer & Public Speaker

From flex-itinerary expeditions to tailor-made tours, corporate events, private and photographic safaris, World-class Aussie nature guide Shane Ross will show you the way...

Email: shane@shanerossphoto.com

Phone: +61 0475 564 636

 


All images taken by Shane Ross. All Rights Reserved © Shane Ross 2018 | Shane Ross Photography (ABN 92864915571).