Winter in Yellowstone with Trent Sizemore

Winter in Yellowstone is as close to a winter wonderland as you can possibly get. Snow and cold transform the landscape into something completely different from what you’ll see in the summer months. Join us for a completely unique photography experience!

Although the bears will be hibernating, other animals like wolves, foxes, and coyotes become easier to spot and photograph. There’s also the possibility to see one of the famous Madison River bobcats that feeds on waterfowl living in the thermally-fed warm river. Bald eagles, river otters, and of course bison will be possible as well. Thermal features of the geyser basins also take on a whole new appearance, as their steam freezes on everything around them – creating a very photogenic frost.

This is an instructional photography workshop, not simply a photo tour. This trip is good for photographers of any skill level. An online course is included with the price, if you’d like to get more familiar with the basics.

We will be looking for more than just a “proof” shot of an animal, just to say you saw it. We will focus on getting more meaningful shots of those animals. We will look for great light, key behaviors, non-distracting backgrounds, vibrant colors, and other elements that improve your photographs. You will learn the fundamentals of photography as art, including the elements of art, and principles of design. You will learn how to find the best locations, when the best light occurs, and how to locate various wildlife. We will also work on the technical side of the camera, looking at exposure, sharpness, dynamic range, depth of field, and more.

Yellowstone Winter with Ken Archer

Join award winning photographer Ken Archer to photograph the winter wildlife of Yellowstone National Park. This workshop includes 2 full days on a snow coach in the park interior and 3 full days in the wildlife rich Lamar Valley. You will get great opportunities with Coyotes, Elk, Bison and Bighorns in beautiful wintry scenes. We also have a good chance for predators such as Red Fox, Wolf and Bobcat. We will also keep an eye out for birds such as swans, grouse and songbirds. Join Ken for a spectacular trip.

Winter in Yellowstone with Trent Sizemore

Winter in Yellowstone is as close to a winter wonderland as you can possibly get. Snow and cold transform the landscape into something completely different from what you’ll see in the summer months. Join us for a completely unique photography experience!

Although the bears will be hibernating, other animals like wolves, foxes, and coyotes become easier to spot and photograph. There’s also the possibility to see one of the famous Madison River bobcats that feeds on waterfowl living in the thermally-fed warm river. Bald eagles, river otters, and of course bison will be possible as well. Thermal features of the geyser basins also take on a whole new appearance, as their steam freezes on everything around them – creating a very photogenic frost.

This is an instructional photography workshop, not simply a photo tour. This trip is good for photographers of any skill level. An online course is included with the price, if you’d like to get more familiar with the basics.

We will be looking for more than just a “proof” shot of an animal, just to say you saw it. We will focus on getting more meaningful shots of those animals. We will look for great light, key behaviors, non-distracting backgrounds, vibrant colors, and other elements that improve your photographs. You will learn the fundamentals of photography as art, including the elements of art, and principles of design. You will learn how to find the best locations, when the best light occurs, and how to locate various wildlife. We will also work on the technical side of the camera, looking at exposure, sharpness, dynamic range, depth of field, and more.

NANPA Weekly Wow: June 5-11

Hot Spring Terrace at Sunset, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA © Tom Horton

Hot Spring Terrace at Sunset, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA © Tom Horton

Each week www.nanpa.org highlights 7 images from the top 100 submissions of the 2017 NANPA Showcase competition. This week’s images are by:

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NANPA Weekly Wow: March 13-19

Great Sand Dunes Storm, Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO © Hector Astorga

Great Sand Dunes Storm, Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO © Hector Astorga

Each week www.nanpa.org highlights 7 images from the top 100 submissions of the 2017 NANPA Showcase competition. This week’s images are by:

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The Commoners

Story and Photography by Kathy Lichtendahl

Cottontail © Kathy Lichtendahl

Cottontail © Kathy Lichtendahl

Anyone who has ever so much as considered going on an African photo safari is well aware of the concept of “The Big Five”. What many may not realize is that the expression originated as a hunting term used to describe those game animals most difficult to hunt on foot. Regardless, photographers and sight-seers alike have adopted the idea of seeing lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo as the sign of a successful trip. Continue reading

Winter in Yellowstone

Story and Photography by D. Robert Franz

Steam and trees on Minerva Terraces in Yellowstone National Park at below zero

Steam and trees on Minerva Terraces in Yellowstone National Park at below zero © D. Robert Franz

Winter in Yellowstone National Park is a magical destination for nature and wildlife photographers. Yellowstone is a surreal world of snow, ice, steam, frost and fog. Winter is a time of solitude and tranquility. Summer crowds are long gone leaving the amazing scenic wonders and dramatic wildlife of the park accessible for serious and studied nature photography. I would assert Yellowstone during winter an absolute bucket list location for all nature photographers. Continue reading

NANPA Weekly Wow: Oct 17-23

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© Matthew Moses

Each week www.nanpa.org highlights 7 images from the top 100 submissions of the 2016 NANPA Showcase competition. This week’s images are by:

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NANPA Weekly Wow: Oct 10-17

Pink Poppies, Weatherford, TX © Denise Remfert

Pink Poppies, Weatherford, TX © Denise Remfert

Each week www.nanpa.org highlights 7 images from the top 100 submissions of the 2016 NANPA Showcase competition. This week’s images are by:

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