Yellowstone National Park Photo Tours and Workshops Fall
Join us at Yellowstone National Park for an Instructional Photo Tours and Photo Workshops. This is an adventure of a life with world famous landscape and wildlife photography.
Yellowstone National Park Tours and Workshops Fall
September 12-18, 2014 (4 Spaces Left)
This can be combined with Grand Teton Photo Tour and Workshops.
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 12-18, 2014
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.
For single occupancy it is an additional $300.
Balance Due: July 1st
Gallery: Check on our Yellowstone Gallery
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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 paypal shopping carts on our website.
Each day is paced to maximize the best opportunities and time of day.
Day 1: We will meet pick people up at the Jackson, WY (JAC) Airport at 1pm. We will drive to hotel and check in. We will have a introductory meeting go over safety issues, recent wildlife sightings and behaviour. We also will discuss plans, goals and objectives for the upcoming week. We will start our first photo shoot and stay out till sunset at Grand Teton National Park.
Hotel: Painted Buffalo Inn (Jackson Hole Wyoming). This hotel is located in downtown Jackson. It is walking distance to many famous shops, restaurants, and galleries.
Day 2 : Sunrise Grand Teton then drive to Yellowstone with many stops along the way. We will check in to the hotel and have a afternoon until sunset shoot.
Hotel: West Yellowstone Area
Day 3 : We will meet and be on location before the sun comes up to see the beautiful morning light and the peak wildlife activity. We will photograph the geysers, wildlife, waterfalls, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone etc.
Day 4: Sunrise Shoot check out of hotel, Drive to next hotel with many photo stops along the way.
Check in to hotel and afternoon Shoot until Sunset
Hotel: Absaroka Lodge Gardiner MT
Day 5 and 6: Sunrise to Sunset Yellowstone National Park. Explore the Lamar Valley and many other areas (look for landscapes, elk, proghorn, bears and wolves etc)
Day 7: Morning shoot. Check out of the hotel and drop off at Jackson Airport. Will will return to Airport around 2pm unless you are extending this trip with the Grand Teton option.
Our groups are small in size this one is limited to 6 people. We will work with each participant to provide complete, informative, helpful information. This also ensures that no question is left unanswered.
This trip will involve some short flat walks. None of the hikes are long most of them within site of my tour van. So you do not have to be in great shape for this tour.
The hotels are included in this tour (6 nights stay). Double Occupancy
For Single Occupancy it is an additional $300.
Also included are gates fees and permits.
We also will be providing transportation including optional pickup and dropoff at Jackson Airport.
Food and drinks will not be included. We will visit various restaurants in and out of the park. Each participant will be responsible for their own food tab. We will provide snacks and drinks.
Sorry air travel is NOT included.
Jackson, Wyoming Airport (JAC)
Pickup and Dropoff at Airport
If you cancel before 120 days of departure you will receive a full refund.
Within 120 days you will lose deposit.
Within 60 days you will lose the full amount. If we are able to fill the spot you will receive a full refund.
John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 25 years. He estimates he has taken over 500,000 photos. John has a love of natural history as well. You will receive information on photo technique and the natural world. Understanding the natural world not only increases your appreciation of nature but also helps you become a better nature photographer.