Photo Tours in Costa Rica™ is owned by Jon Friedman, who has been leading international wildlife photography trips since the late 1980's. He received a B.S. degree in Biology and Ecology (with an emphasis on Ornithology) from a small New England college and also created its photography department. He created his two other tour companies, Expedition Wild™ and Belize Birding Tours™ in 1995.
He has done ecology and population biology research at Harvard and Wesleyan Universities and has worked as a domestic and international Photojournalist and Photography Editor.
While serving as chief photojournalist, he ran an internship program for Boston-area photojournalists and has taught photography in a variety of school settings. He received sponsorship from Nikon, Kodak, and Fuji Film for his documentary war photography work in El Salvador.
As a Commercial and Freelance photographer, some of his clients included Audubon Magazine, The Associated Press, Bose Corporation, 3M, Bank of Boston, John Deere Corporation, Shreve Crump and Low, Harvard University, MIT, Boston College, and numerous national magazines, newspapers, publications and private collectors.
Jon has won awards for his documentary work from professional press organizations and has led numerous international birding and wildlife photography trips for various lodges, private clients, college groups, and, for The Audubon Society, in Alaska, Oregon, and the Amazon of Ecuador.
"... Put simply, I have always had a passion for sharing these finds with my clients. To me this is the heart and soul of good guiding - a passion for sharing discoveries ..."
Jon Friedman, Owner
Photo Tours in Costa Rica™