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[EXPERTS IN TRAVEL]  With a cumulative experience of leading travelers through over 60 countries, we are a team of passionate storytellers and experience designers. Our diverse backgrounds in the travel industry, including high-end education travel, tourism, photojournalism, and outdoor adventure, have given us a unique blend of intellectual and artistic perspectives that enrich our clients' experiences. We've collaborated with 25+ renowned partners including National Geographic, Travel and Leisure, Smithsonian Journeys, and Lindblad Expeditions, ensuring that our journeys are designed to the highest standard.  Together, we are committed to crafting experiences that bring you into contact with what is rare, magical & fascinating about a place.

Key Humans

ALEX ROS  |  Founder, Trip Leader 

While he'll prefer telling you that he's a lifelong seeker, explorer and "architect of awe"... Alex is also a Harvard graduate fluent in six languages. After a decade of experience in high-end travel and educational programs, Alex created OSE to blend his passion for visual art with awe-inspiring global encounters. He's led hundreds of travelers on scores of international adventures. Alex splits his time between Puerto Rico and Jersey City, but he feels truly at home in the skies, gazing at our planet from an airplane window.​

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TEMU NANA  |  Senior Trip Leader

Temu Nana, our senior trip leader and professional photographer, hails from Michigan with roots in North America and Asia. He excels in tour logistics and photography. While traveling the planet for two decades,  he's honed in on a talented specialization of astrophotography and wildlife photography. Temu is a sought-after presenter on astrophotography, sharing his knowledge through camera clubs, schools, and online mentorship classes.

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DAVID H. WELLS  |  Trip Photo Instructor

David Wells is a photographer and film-maker who divides his time between Rhode Island and India. He has worked on assignment for such magazines as Fortune, Life, National Geographic, and Time, among others. One editor described him as a “…specialist in intercultural communication and visual narratives that excel in their creative mastery of light, shadow and sound, stills and video.” He teaches workshops around the globe in Italy and Morocco as well as at the Maine Media Workshops and at the International Center for Photography in New York City. 

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MICHAEL DOWNEY  |  Trip Photo Instructor

Michael is a photography instructor based in the New York City area. His passions include photography, travel, and teaching...all three of which he shares enthusiastically! As the Head Instructor at Unique Photo, he teaches several curriculums, and regularly leads photo excursions throughout the northeast U.S. as well as to international destinations in Europe, Africa, and beyond. He has a patient and encouraging teaching style that fosters self-expression through photography. To quote Michael directly: “All students experience a sense of ruthless compassion!” & "Sometimes I photograph to learn, other times I photograph to teach, I always photograph to appreciate.”

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PATRICK CAMPBELL  |  Expedition Associate

Patrick lives by the mantra of seeking growth through new experiences. With a Bachelor's degree in Geography and a Master's in Sustainability, Patrick collaborates with climate scientists, curating photo stories for National Geographic and National Science Foundation grants. In addition to environmental projects, he documents outdoor adventures, including a 2,886-mile bike ride across the US and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Based in Austin, Texas, he's excited to share his passion for exploration and art with the Open Sky Expedition team.

Partnerships & Press

Partners we have developed photo journeys for and with: 

Unique Photo

Delaware Photographic Society

International Photo Center

Awake The Light Photo Workshops & Tours

David H. Wells

Mountain Travel Sobek

Los Angeles Center for Photography

Westchester Photographic Society

CPE Photo Workshops

Organizations Alex & Temu have personally led & developed trips for:

 

Stanford Alumni Association

Harvard Alumni Association

Association of Yale Alumni

Smithsonian Journeys

Association for Research & Enlightenment

National Geographic 

Lindblad Expeditions

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Archeological Institute of America

American Geographical Society

Columbia University Alumni Association

Industry Partners, Accreditations, & Accolades:

 

IATAN (yearly accreditation)

New York Times Travel Expert

AEO500 Member of the Week

Travel Insured International

Trips Away Travel

Longitude Books

AON Affinity

Wanderwell 

Press

 

Departures Magazine (twice)

Travel & Leisure

PhotoShelter

Huffington Post 

Conde Nast (Alex, pre-OSE)

Madhouse at the End of the Earth (Bestseller we helped author research)

Monica Suma

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Partnerships & Press

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Partners we have developed photo journeys for and with: 

Unique Photo

Delaware Photographic Society

International Photo Center

Awake The Light Photo Workshops & Tours

David H. Wells

Mountain Travel Sobek

Los Angeles Center for Photography

Westchester Photographic Society

CPE Photo Workshops

Organizations Alex & Temu have personally led & developed trips for:

 

Stanford Alumni Association

Harvard Alumni Association

Association of Yale Alumni

Smithsonian Journeys

Association for Research & Enlightenment

National Geographic 

Lindblad Expeditions

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Archeological Institute of America

American Geographical Society

Columbia University Alumni Association

Industry Partners, Accreditations, & Accolades:

 

IATAN (yearly accreditation)

New York Times Travel Expert

AEO500 Member of the Week

Travel Insured International

Trips Away Travel

Longitude Books

AON Affinity

Wanderwell 

Press

 

Departures Magazine (twice)

Travel & Leisure

PhotoShelter

Huffington Post 

Conde Nast (Alex, pre-OSE)

Madhouse at the End of the Earth (Bestseller we helped author research)

Monica Suma

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