Light & Land has announced its tour dates for 2009, and has added a number of new locations to range of photographic trips.

Founder of Light & Land Charlie Waite, will be leading brand new tours to Kerala in India during November 2009. It's a 12-day tour that begins in Cochin, the ancient gateway to Kerala with its historic Jewish quarter, and then moves on to the rolling hills and tea plantations of Munnar.

You'll also pay a visit to the Periyar Tiger reserve where you'll get the opportunity to see all sorts of wildlife including elephants and tigers, as well as spend a couple of days cruising on a traditional houseboat.

The tour finishes with two nights at the Coconut Lagoon Resort, rated amongst the top 10 heritage hotels in the world.

There’s also a new trip to Australia which will visit Kakadu National Park for plenty of photo ops. The tour uses 4-wheel-drives to reach remote and less visited areas of this region, with highlights including the Koolpin Gorge, only accessible by special permit, and nearby Nourlangie Rock which has some of the best aboriginal art galleries in Kakadu.

The group also has the rare chance to spend three nights in the Mount Borradaile area, a remote, wilderness environment.

Charlie Waite said: "Light & Land is built upon the reputation and unique ability of a select group of world class photographers who are passionate about their craft of photography.

"We all share the common objective of conveying this passion, coupled with technical knowledge and specialist ‘know-how’, to each and every person on our trips."

Now with over 50 tours planned for next year, you can also get snapping in a one day UK workshop, on a weekend in the Lake District or on a trek across the Namib Desert.

Tours which are coming up in 2009 include:

February - Venice, Winter in Glencoe

March - West Cornwall, Andalucia

May - Snowdonia, Tuscany, Eigg

June - Dolomites, Exmoor, Knoydart, Santorini

July Provence

Head over to the Ligh & Land website for a full tour list and more details.