Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops
Join professional nature photographer, John Slonina, for a photo tour or photo workshop to some of North America's most beautiful and wild places. We visit several national parks which include Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Great Smoky Mountains, Acadia, Everglades, Mt Rainier, Olympic, Arches, Canyonlands, Big Cypress, Alaska, Katmai and Lake Clark. We lead moose and bear photography workshops, photo classes and photo safari's. We also teach Lightroom and Photoshop.
Our group size is small. All skill levels are welcome from beginner to professional.
Yellowstone Winter Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops
Yellowstone Winter Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops
Yellowstone Winter Photo Tours and Workshops
I am an Authorized Permittee of the National Parks
Join us on a photo tour or workshop to photograph winter in Yellowstone. Photograph one of the world’s greatest snow covered ecosystems. Winter is magical in Yellowstone, when visitors are few and wildlife viewing is outstanding. In the chilled air, see bubbling mud pots and gushing geysers eerily veiled in steam.
World famous Yellowstone is one of the most exciting places in the world to photograph landscapes and wildlife. This is a must see on any nature photographer's and wildlife lover's list. Join us as we explore this winter wonderland and the surrounding areas. Discover the phenomenal photography opportunities of Yellowstone’s quiet season. Explore the park by snowcoach deep into the wilds of Yellowstone.
We will photograph the dramatic waterfalls, geyser eruptions, thermal pools and steaming fumaroles. The icy Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is a site you will never forget. Sunrise in a snow covered geyser basin.
Yellowstone is one of the premiere wildlife viewing areas in the US. Wildlife is everywhere and people are few and far between. Wildlife stands out against the wintry background. Heavy snow in the higher mountain force wildlife to come to the low valleys, rivers, and geyser basins. Herds of bison walking thru the snow. Numerous big game species are in this area. We will look for buffalo, elk, coyotes, moose, wolves, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and bald eagles. We will visit a section of the park along a river were Bobcats are commonly photographed. The mammals will have their prime winter fur. Bird sightings can be very exciting, as we will look for trumpeter swans, bald eagles, and great grey owls or whatever else we discover. We will visit Lamar valley several times. Lamar Valley is the premiere wolf and wildlife location.
John Slonina has been photographing Yellowstone for almost 20 years. He is an authorized permittee of the national park. He experience brings in depth knowledge of the area and its resident wildlife.
When: January 11-19, 2019
Where: Yellowstone National Park
Tour begins and ends in Bozeman, Montana. We will have pickup and drop-off to and from the airport and hotel. No need to rent a car.
Price: $ 3995
Per person includes hotel (your own room), Park admission and transportation.
Balance Due: July 1st
Gallery: All the photos were taken on the 2018 Trip.
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Payment can be made by check to Slonina Photography. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. If you prefer to use credit card you can call our office at (508) 736-1167 or use the shopping carts on our website.
Each day we maximize the best opportunities at the best time of day.
Day 1: Participants fly into the Bozeman Montana (BZN) Airport. There is a free shuttle to the hotel. We will meet at 6 pm. We will have dinner followed by an introductory meeting, review safety guidelines, and discuss recent wildlife sightings and behavior. We will also discuss plans, goals and objectives for the upcoming week.
AM: We will meet in the morning for breakfast. After breakfast we will meet in the classroom for a lecture on photography and using Lightroom.
PM: Later that afternoon we will be picked up in a private van and drive to the to the host hotel. Along the way we will photograph Paradise Valley which has some great wildlife and landscapes.
Hotel: The hotel is located in Gardiner Montana. This location is ideal since it gives us easy access to the best winter locations in Yellowstone.
Day 3-5: We will have our own van and explore the incredible Lamar Valley. This is one of the best places in the world at the best time of year to photograph wolves. We will also be looking for other wildlife like bighorn sheep, bald eagles, river otters, bison, coyotes and elk.
Day 6-8: We will photograph sunrise and wildlife during peak activity. We will also photograph geysers, wildlife, waterfalls etc. Travel by private snow coach to a geothermal wonderland. We will visit locations including the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Old Faithful, erupting Geysers, bubbling mud pots, vibrant colored pools, rivers, waterfalls, and fumaroles. We will be also be looking for frost covered Bison, Elk, Swans, Eagles, Otters, and Bobcats. The warm thermal area attract the wildlife.
Day 9: Travel Day. We will check out of hotel and take shuttle to airport in time for afternoon flights.
We have a small group size which is substantially smaller than other tour companies. This will maximize learning and allow us to get closer to wildlife. I want to make sure you get the best shots while we are on location.
We will be traveling in one private vehicle or snowcoach designed for wildlife viewing and photography. We can access more remote areas and respond quicker to wildlife.Our smaller groups allow a closer approach to wildlife. Larger groups makes animals more nervous.
This trip will involve some short flat walks in cold terrain. None of the hikes are long. Most of them are within sight of my tour van, so you do not have to be in great shape for this tour.
The hotels are included in this tour (8 nights stay).
Double Occupancy ($300 more for single occupancy)
Also included are gates fees and permits
Breakfast and lunches will be covered.
Private Snow Coach fee and Driver
Private Van Tours and Driver
Snacks, Dinner and drinks will not be included. Participants will be responsible for their own food tab. We will stop for snacks and drinks. We will visit various restaurants out of the park.
Air travel is NOT included.
Tips for the Drivers.
Bozeman, Montana (BZN)
John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 30 years. He estimates he has taken over 800,000 photos. John has a love of natural history. During the workshop, you will receive information on photography techniques and the natural world. Understanding nature not only increases your appreciation of it but also helps you become a better nature photographer.