Photograph amazing animals in a natural, secluded setting




Spend an Hour in the Company of Wolves

Located just outside St. Louis in the rolling, wooded hills of Eureka, MO, lies a secluded habitat that has been the foundation for Mexican wolf recovery in the U.S. for more than 50 years. (Hero image © Joel Sartore, award-winning National Geographic photographer and author of The Photo Ark)

Tour Highlights

Photograph some of the world’s most endangered wolves

Professional wildlife photographers often choose the Endangered Wolf Center for photography to capture their stunning images of the world’s rarest wolves. Our large wolf enclosures offer natural, serene and wooded surroundings that provide the ability to get breathtaking photos of Mexican gray wolves, red wolves, maned wolves, African painted dogs and swift foxes.

Who this tour is for

The tour is designed to allow professional and novice photographers alike time to try different locations, use different cameras and lenses, and work in the beautiful natural lighting conditions at our facility. .

About your day

Your tour begins with a meeting with one of our expert Education staff to learn about all endangered and elusive species you will be photographing. This unique experience lasts at least one hour and can be reserved for up to three hours. All proceeds benefit the endangered species at our non-profit center.


Become a Member

Photography Tour FAQs

We welcome amateur and professional photographers by appointment and are proud to partner with passionate animal advocates who are helping to rewrite the future of these endangered animals through awareness, appreciation and education. All proceeds from these tours benefit the endangered species at our Center. Thank you for being a part of their story.


Photography Tours last at least one hour and can be reserved for up to three hours. All proceeds benefit the endangered species at our non-profit Center.


Photography Tours are typically private and can be booked by the hour, up to three hours. Please contact 636-938-5900 or [email protected]

Per person per hour $125 $150

Must be at least 14 years old. 14- to 17-year-olds must be accompanied by a guardian or an adult of the legal guardian’s choosing. Learn more about our membership options.


Required, 24 hours advance recommended. Reservations are non-refundable and date changes are subject to availability. Call 636-938-5900 or email [email protected] to learn more.


At this time, we regret that we are unable to accommodate service animals during our tours. If you or a group member have a special need or mobility need, please contact us in advance.

Photo & Video Policy
Please see our Photo and Video Policy

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The first time I saw wolves in Yellowstone was a magical experience, but they were too far in the distance to see in any detail in my photos. The Photography Tour at the Endangered Wolf Center let met get photos it could have taken me years to get in the wild.

- Marc H.