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Here’s what a few of our guests had to say about Spotlight Photo Safaris.


"Over the past few years I have been fortunate to have Rick as my guide while photographing brown bears in Alaska. His professionalism, sense of humor and understanding of animal behavior rank him among the best guides anywhere. The only thing that may outshine his own images is his ability to get the best out of each photographer he guides."  Andrew C

“It is amazing each time I look through my recent Africa pictures. Lots of fun with these folks, very nice accommodations, food, guides and of course animals to photograph. As I call Africa, it is the zoo unleashed. You must put this trip on your bucket list! Thanks Rick Collins for an outstanding trip!” Jennifer B. (2016)

“Rick – you, Jacob and Moses should be confident that this was a marvelous experience for me. It was amazing, inspiring, challenging and affirming – exceeded my expectations in every way. Janie A.(2016)

"What an amazing, simply fabulous trip! CANNOT wait for more of the same! Thank you!" Anand & Sheila K. (2017)

“This safari was beyond my wildest dreams. Loved every minute. Thanks, Rick, I will be back!” Char W. [NOTE: And she was the following year.] (2015, 2016)

"Thanks for a totally excellent safari experience!" George F.

"Just wanted to say thanks again for all the attention to detail you spent on making my trip to Alaska one of the best trips of my life." Carole M.  (2018)

“Variety of accommodations was great. Visiting different tribes – awesome. The multiple venues to photograph the animals was excellent. I can’t pick just one. You, Jacob and Moses are way at the top!” Corky D. (2016)

“Thanks for an excellence experience and guiding.” Evelyn D.(2016)

“When I look through my albums, I'm constantly amazed at how much we saw and did. The national parks were each incredible in their own way for the number and variety of animals we saw and the photo opportunities we had. Thank you for an exceptional trip filled with so many wonderful memories.” Ginny P. (2016)

“Thanks Rick! Great Safari and fantastic adventure as well as a tremendous learning experience. Truly a trip of a lifetime!!” Jay J. (2015)

"Wow! Amazing. Thanks for your patience and expertise and guidance. Jennifer B (2017)

“Thank you very much Rick for a wonderful adventure! Africa, the Serengeti and parts around will always occupy a special place in my heart….it was a trip of a lifetime! Jambo, Jambo” Marie O. (2015)

“When everything goes off without a hitch (or minor adjustments/problems handled easily) it means that a ‘LOT’ of work was done ahead of time. You were excellent! Jeanne O. (2016)

“It was an amazing trip! I am constantly delighted at seeing photos that I had forgotten I had taken…..such a joy to browse through the albums!” Osia (2015)

“Exceeded my expectations! Lodging, drives, guiding were incredible!” Vickie B. (2015)

"Your trips are constantly great. Thanks." Corky and Evelyn D. (2017)

"There's nothing Rick doesn't know about bears! Having been a bear guide at the lodge for many years and being a photographer himself meant we were always safe and put in the best spot possible for photos. Absolutely brilliant experience!" Lori B. (2016)