Grand Teton National Park, WY | Sept 2021

Wildlife and landscapes during fall colors and rut season

Just the Facts

  • Date:  September 2-5, 2021
  • Leaders: Jennifer Leigh Warner & Krisztina Scheeff
  • Cost:  $495 NANPA member; $ 695 non-members.
  • Location:  Jackson, WY
  • Last date to register: August 20, 2021
  • Maximum number attendees:  20
Moulton Barn at Sunrise © Jennifer Leigh Warner

Event Overview

Join Jennifer Leigh Warner and Krisztina Scheeff in Grand Teton National Park to photograph the majestic landscapes and wildlife that call this place home. Often referred to as the Serengeti of North America, this park is the perfect location to find an abundance of the North American megafauna.

This event is timed for the fall colors and rut season. During the fall, wildlife such as moose, bison and elk are in their mating season. This means that they will be very active during this time of year giving plenty of opportunities for wildlife sightings.

This is also the best time of year to see the leaves start to change color providing beautiful fall color to the already breathtaking landscapes.

What to Expect

This event is designed for amateur and professional photographers interested in improving their photography skills or possibly looking for location guidance to capture that perfect image. If you are new to photography, the leaders will be available to answer questions, teach new techniques and help you improve your photographic skills. If you already have plenty of photography experience, the leaders will ensure you get to the best locations and best times for the perfect shots.

Moose in the Early Morning Light in Grand Teton NP, WY © Jennifer Leigh Warner

2020 Grand Teton National Park Regional Event Cancellation and No Refund Policy: NANPA will not offer any refunds for registrations for this event regardless of when the cancellation is made or the reason for the cancellation. NANPA reserves the right to cancel any event or activity due to insufficient registration or any unforeseen circumstances. NANPA will offer refunds if NANPA has to cancel the event. It also has the right to substitute presenters if those originally scheduled cannot attend. Registrants may purchase event insurance as part of the registration process through NANPA’s partner, Allianz. More information on this option will be shown during the checkout process for the event registration.

NOTE:  If you do not purchase event insurance at the time that you pay for your registration, you will NOT be able to go back and purchase it with Allianz later.

If you choose to purchase travel insurance separately, you can do so with your own insurance carrier, or NANPA members can receive a special travel insurance rate through USI Affinity/Travel Insurance Services.


Jennifer Leigh Warner is a Fine Art Conservation Wildlife Photographer living in California.  She specializes in creating meaningful images that convey a message of hope for the natural world.  Jennifer has served as the Ethics Committee Chair for NANPA since 2018. She is a speaker and educator who stresses the importance of ethics in nature photography, especially human-wildlife conflict. Jennifer specializes in photographing animals in their natural habitat, because these images can be used to inspire people to protect the environment that these animals live in.  More about Jennifer on her website:

Jennifer’s Publications & Exhibits 

Wild Plant Photo Magazine – Exhibition – March 2019
Outdoor Photographer Magazine – World of Wildlife Edition
Outdoor Photographer Magazine – Behind the Shot, April 2018
New Yorker Online – Bear Cam’s Captivating Unedited Zen, August 2018
National Geographic – Climate Change: In Focus – 2016
NANPA Summit Breakout Speaker – 2019
Art A Fair – Laguna Beach – 2019
NANPA Celebration Speaker – 2018
Cheetah Conservation Fund – Women in Conservation – 2018
NANPA Summit Lightning Talk Speaker – 2017
National Geographic – Climate Change: In Focus: Climate Summit – Morocco.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Museum: America’s Parks exhibit – 2016
Wyland Gallery – Laguna Beach – Featured Artist – December 2016
Parklane Gallery – 2014 – 2015
Only in Washington Exhibit: Washington State Convention Center- 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center – 2015
NANPA Showcase Winner –  2019 top 250 / 2017 top 100

Krisztina Scheeff
Growing up in Hungary as a young teenager she spent summers hiking, camping and learning about nature, wildlife and conservation. After earning her college degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Godollo in Hungary, she continued studies at Purdue University. During her graduate school years, she worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Biology Department at Purdue. Later she moved to Southern California where she continued to enjoy and photograph the local wildlife and the natural beauty of her favorite spot, Lake Hodges in San Diego County. Today she spends time between San Diego and roaming Scotland, where she also offers small group tours to the Highlands and Isle of Skye for nature photography.

Being an avid outdoor enthusiast helped fuel her appreciation for the natural world.  Her interest in photographing wildlife is to share with others who may not otherwise get the opportunity.

Publications & Exhibits:
Wild Planet Photo Magazine – 2017 & 2019 – Photographer of the Month
San Diego Audubon Society
National Audubon Awards – 2018
PV/South Bay Audubon Society – First Place
Del Mar Fair – Photography Exhibit
Orange County Fair – Photography Exhibit
Escondido Municipal Art Gallery – 2017 & 2018
Bird Watcher’s Digest
North American Nature Photography Association Showcase – Top 250 for 2018
Workshop Leader (Grebes Dancing on Water) for the San Diego Audubon Society’s Bird Festival – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


The Virginian Lodge
750 W. Broadway
Jackson, WY  83001
Phone:  307-733-2792

Rates: $161.10 per night (plus tax).
Reservations:  Call hotel for reservations 307-733-2792 or 800-262-499 and mention that you are with the NANPA Group. 

Cut-Off Date for hotel rate is August 15, 2021

Potential Locations for Grand Teton Regional Event    

Leaders are very familiar with all sites and will have scouted the areas prior to the event. We will photograph in the areas that offer the best photography opportunities at the time of the event. We will visit some of the iconic locations that are most popular in Grand Teton. Additionally, we will be visiting some less visited places that offer opportunities many photographers may miss.

Oxbow Bend: Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park is without a doubt the most photographed place in the entire park.  The image of the Snake River with Mount Moran’s reflection is iconic and is probably the most recognized image of Grand Teton National Park throughout the world.

Elk Ranch Flats: Elk Ranch Flats turnout is one of the best locations to photograph bison within Grand Teton National Park. With the mountain range as your backdrop you will have no shortage of photographic opportunities.

String Lake: String Lake is the Grand Teton’s secret gem of sunrise locations. With the mountains perfectly reflecting in the clear lake, you will enjoy every second of this photogenic location.

Mormon Row: Mormon Row is an extremely historic and iconic area of the park.  Some of the most familiar images of the park are taken here, and when you see the location you’ll understand why.  These historic Mormon homesteads have one of the most scenic backdrops found anywhere in the world.

Preliminary Itinerary

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Arrival and check into hotel. Welcome at 6:30 pm, short presentation, meet and greet. The presentation will include some natural history about the area as well as ethics and nature photography.

Friday, September 3, 2021
Morning photography session – String Lake – landscapes at sunrise and wildlife
Lunch –  Break for mid-day. (on your own, not included in registration fee)
1:30 pm –  review photos from morning session. Challenges, camera settings, etc.
Late afternoon photography session – Elk Ranch Flats / Snake River Overlook – wildlife, sunset
Dinner (on your own, not included in registration fee)

Saturday, September 4, 2021
Morning photography session – Oxbow Bend / Signal Mountain – sunrise, landscapes, and wildlife
Lunch –  Break for mid-day. (on your own, not included in registration fee)
1:30 pm – review photos from morning session. Challenges, camera settings, etc.
Late afternoon photography session – Moose / Wilson Rd – wildlife
Dinner (on your own, not included in registration fee)

Sunday, September 5, 2021
Morning photography session – Mormon Row  / Antelope Flats Road – sunrise, landscapes, wildlifeFinal Lunch / Wrap up (included in registration fee)

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