World famous Yellowstone National Park is one of the most exciting places in the World to photograph landscapes and wildlife. This a must see on any nature photographer and wildlife lovers list. Join us as we explore this park and the surrounding areas.
The Greater Yellowstone ecosystem is a mountainous region bisected by the continental divide. Several peaks like Grand Teton are over 13000 feet. Powerful geological forces created this landscape.
Fall is a great time to visit as the huge summer crowds and traffic jams are gone. Wildlife is more abundant. It is the time of year when many other professional photographers and videographers visit the park annually.
Yellowstone has one the great concentration of thermal activity. It is home to the famous Old Faithful. It also has beautiful rivers, geysers, springs, mudpots, waterfalls, canyons, ponds, and mountains. Vibrant leaves of aspen and cottonwood show off their fall color. We will visit a gorge carved by time and water that some people think rivals the Grand Canyon.
Yellowstone is one of the première wildlife viewing areas in the US. Creatures great and small await us at almost every corner. We will be visiting the parks during the rut for elk, moose, and pronghorn. This is a great time to photograph great wildlife behavior like courtship, territorial displays, sparing. The elk will bugle, spar, and herd cows this time of year. Other species that are commonly photographed as moose, bison, big horned sheep, mule deer, coyotes, wolves, and bears. The mammals will have their prime winter fur since they are getting ready for the harsh winter ahead. Bird sighting can be very exciting as we will look for trumpeter swans and great grey owls or whatever else we discover.
Our itinerary will be planned around recent wildlife activity, lighting, and weather conditions. We need to take advantage of the unique opportunities. This tour is pretty intense. Our goal is to see the beauty of the parks. The days are long, typically starting before dawn and ending after sunset. Come and enjoy the autumn tranquility of this great ecosystem.
Sept 13-19, 2013
Yellowstone National Park
Tour begins and ends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We will have an optional pickup and dropoff people at airport.
Per person includes hotel (double occupancy), Park admission and transportation.