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

E-mail:    •    Tel: 1-202-558-9596 (9am to 5pm, EST).

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

Sara Robb – Operations Assistant:

We look forward to hearing from you!


Featured Instructor

Jim Stimson

I'm a story teller and photography is a great tool to spin a tale.
Jim Stimson has made the eastern Sierra Nevada of California his home for more than three decades. An active backcountry explorer, skier, and climber, he became a professional landscape photographer in order to share his vision of the wildernesses that he loves. In 1998, Stimson was the recipient of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, joining prior honorees such as Galen Rowell, Frans Lanting, and Robert Glenn Ketchum. Stimson's book Mono Lake, Exploration and Reflections captures the fragility of a delicate ecosystem, and was selected by ForeWord magazine as Book of the Year. He has also been honored by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, the Banff Mountain Film Festival, and Maine Photographic Workshops. Stimson's work has been published extensively and has appeared in Smithsonian, Backpacker, Outdoor Photographer, Camera & Darkroom, and View Camera among other magazines. He continues to photograph and exhibit throughout Europe and the United States. A highly respected master printmaker, Stimson's fine prints are represented in California by The G2 Gallery (Venice), Mountain Light Gallery (Bishop), and Mammoth Gallery (Mammoth Lakes).

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!