Visionary Wild, LLC • 2200 19th St. NW, Ste 806, Washington, DC 20009

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Justin Black – Managing Director: 1-202-302-9030 • Email:

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We look forward to hearing from you!


Featured Instructor

Morgan Heim

Morgan Heim has been sneezed on by a whale, stampeded by bison and almost mistaken for salmon by hungry grizzly bears. All of which she took as great compliments, considering they let her live to impersonate animals for another day.

She began these journeys as an ecologist working in fisheries. Today, she is a photojournalist and filmmaker dedicated to sharing the stories of wildlife and wild places through tales of science, culture and exploration. Morgan believes firmly in growing that love for the natural world by empowering others to experience and share it through their photography. 

With a background in zoology (BS) and environmental journalism (MA), she employs photographic techniques ranging from aerials to camera traps, wildlife photojournalism and film in her mission to share stories that grow our fascination with nature.

Morgan received top honors for conservation photography in the Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition. She is an Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, trustee of The WILD Foundation, board member of the North American Nature Photography Association, and alum of the prestigious Missouri Photo Workshop. She is a producer for Day’s Edge Productions and her work has appeared in such outlets as Smithsonian, Nature Conservancy, National Geographic NewsWatch, and BBC Wildlife.

When taking a break from work, Morgan hits the trails around Gunnison, Colorado, with her husband Philipp and their tree-climbing dog, Javier. View her portfolio at and

Welcome to Visionary Wild

We invite you to have a look around and learn about our vision and upcoming programs. Visionary Wild specializes in inspiring, effective, and generous instruction by leading professionals, low student-to-instructor ratios, accompanied by excellent support and amenities. We pride ourselves on being exceptional hosts, and our programs are usually packaged inclusive of single-occupancy lodging (double-occupancy available at prorated fees) and fine dining or high-quality catering of all meals.

Upcoming experiences in 2016 and 2017 include: an expedition to both eastern and western Greenland, based on a three-masted schooner; safaris in the Serengeti and Botswana’s Chobe River; the stunning South Island of New Zealand; Spitsbergen aboard a two-masted schooner; an overland photo tour among the mountains of Kyrgyzstan; jaguars of the Brazilian Pantanal; polar bears in the Canadian Arctic; swimming with whales in Tonga; the enchanting rain forest of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula; Madagascar; chartered expeditions to the Galapagos and to the Falklands and South Georgia Island with Frans Lanting, Tom Mangelson, and Art Wolfe; and more. Jack Dykinga and John Shaw will lead our popular Vision Workshops among the canyons of Capitol Reef National Park in Utah, and through the elegant and haunting beauty of Death Valley. We’ll also lead workshops to photograph the redwoods and rhododendrons of the northern California coast with Jeff Foott and Jerry Dodrill, and more. We hope you will join us!