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Best of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Park
Photo Tours and Workshops Spring
World famous Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park are some 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.
Spring is a great time before the huge summer crowds and traffic jams. 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 premiere 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. This is the time for family. Most mammals have their young this time of year. It is also one of the best time to see predators.
Target wildlife include elk, moose, bison, big horned sheep, mule deer, coyotes, wolves, and bears. 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.
June 21-28, 2017
Yellowstone and Grand Teton 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 ,Park admission and transportation.
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)[masked] or use the paypal shopping carts on our website.
Each day is paced to maximize the best opportunities and time of day.
Day 1: Participants fly into the Jackson, WY (JAC) Airport for optional pickup or taxi. We will have 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.
We will start our first photo shoot and stay out until sunset at the Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Tetons is loaded with wildlife and incredible scenery.
Hotel: The hotel is located in downtown Jackson. It is within walking distance to many famous shops, restaurants, and galleries.
Day 2 : We will photograph sunrise in the Grand Tetons and then drive to Yellowstone with many stops along the way. We will check in to the hotel and leave for an afternoon photo session until sunset.
Hotel: West Yellowstone Area
Day 3 : We will photograph sunrise and wildlife during peak activity. We will also photograph geysers, wildlife, waterfalls etc.
Day 4: We will photograph sunrise, early morning light and then check out of hotel, We will drive to next hotel with many photo stops along the way. We will check in to hotel and photograph until sunset.
Hotel: Gardiner MT
Day 5: We will photograph sunrise to sunset in Yellowstone National Park. We will explore the Lamar Valley and many other areas while looking for beautiful landscapes, elk, pronghorn, bears and wolves.
Day 6: We will photograph sunrise to sunset in Yellowstone National Park. We will check out of the hotel and drive south to the Grand Tetons with several stops along the way.
Day 7: We will photograph the Grand Tetons. Our subjects will include mountain reflections, fall color, and of course wildlife. We will be exploring several different areas and secret locations.
Day 8: We will photograph sunrise in the Grand Tetons and return to hotel before checkout time. I will be able to drop-off people to airport for afternoon flights or you could take a taxi from the hotel.
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 (7 nights stay).
Also included are gates fees and permits.
We also will be providing transportation including optional pickup and dropoff at Jackson Airport.
Jackson, Wyoming Airport (JAC)
Pickup and Dropoff at Airport. No need to rent a car.
John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 25 years. He estimates he has taken over 900,000 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.
Refunds offered if:
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.