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Multi-Day Photography Workshop

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All-inclusive Yellowstone Photography Workshop with Local Professional Photographer/Naturalist Guide

Workshop Instructor: Rob Harwood Photographer/Naturalist Guide                  


  • Experience the magic of Yellowstone’s abundant wildlife and iconic beauty during the dramatic winter season
  • 5 days with an experienced local photographer and naturalist guide
  • Rare opportunity to spend 2 days in the interior of Yellowstone in winter on a private snow coach
  • Small group – up to 6 guests
  • Optics for everyone (spotting scopes/binoculars)
  • 1 night lodging in Bozeman, MT
  • 5 nights Lodging in Gardiner, MT
  • Hearty dinners at the Wonderland Cafe and/or private catered buffet style dining
  • Breakfast and lunch – picnic style
  • Safe, fun, and educational
  • Check out our 2023 Photo Workshop Trip Report

Spend two and a half days immersed in Yellowstone’s wildlife-rich Lamar Valley and Northern Range, highly revered as the very best place on Earth to see wild bison, bighorn sheep rams, hunting foxes, wolves, and so much more! We will depart Gardiner early in the morning in order to catch the sunrise and reach Lamar Valley during optimal light for photographing Yellowstone’s iconic wildlife. In addition to searching for bison, moose, wolves, and other fauna, we will also take advantage of opportunities to photograph the Northern Range’s magical landscapes.

On our fourth and fifth field days, we will venture deep into the interior of Yellowstone on a private snow coach tour, where we will have the opportunity to photograph Yellowstone’s world-famous thermal features and explore the magnificent Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River during the quiet solitude of winter. Along the way, we will continue to keep a keen eye out for opportunities to view and photograph wildlife.

Each day provides new possibilities to see frosty bison, long-legged moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, otters, wolves, foxes, coyotes, eagles, owls, and more. Each evening, enjoy a hearty dinner at the Wonderland Café & Lodge or a privately catered buffet where your group will have the opportunity to share photos, stories, and relive the days adventures.  You’ll wrap up each the day  in the comfort of your cozy room at a locally owned and operated motel.

While Yellowstone’s numerous wildlife species are truly wild and are free to roam where they please, the winter season generally affords some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing, including increased chances of those rare close-up encounters. The deep snows of winter have pushed wildlife down out of the mountains and onto the wintering grounds of the Lamar Valley and the Northern Range. Thousands of elk and bison, along with moose, big horn sheep, white-tailed and mule deer, and pronghorn have filtered out of the higher mountains of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and have concentrated in the lower valleys and grasslands where there is less snow and less extreme temperatures. Winter can be tough on these grazing animals, and partially because of that, this is where Yellowstone’s wolves and other carnivores thrive. Come and explore the unparalleled beauty and wildlife watching opportunities of Yellowstone National Park with an experienced local naturalist guide and photographer during the most beautiful and dramatic time of the year: winter.

This all-inclusive tour package is the ultimate way to experience the wild magic of Yellowstone National Park. Breakfasts and lunches are provided by a locally owned eatery and enjoyed picnic-style out in the park, overlooking one of our favorite vistas in Yellowstone. After a full day photographing the wonders of Yellowstone’s Northern Range, you will be treated to a hearty dinner at the delightful Wonderland Cafe, a boutique gallery style local eatery and a favorite of local artists, researchers, and residents. If you look closely, you may even notice some of your guide’s photographs adorning Wonderland’s walls!

Tour includes:

  • One-night’s stay in Bozeman, MT
  • Five-night’s stay in historic Gardiner, MT, at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park
  • Round-trip transportation – Bozeman to Gardiner/Yellowstone
  • Transportation in our fully-equipped touring vehicle(s) (we drive, you enjoy the scenery)
  • 1/2 day photographing/discovering the beauty of a Yellowstone Sunset at the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces
  • Two full-day (9~10 hours) tours in Yellowstone’s Northern Range (including the wildlife-rich Lamar Valley), focusing primarily on wildlife photography
  • Two full-day (10+ hours) trips into the interior of Yellowstone on a private snow coach, focusing on both landscapes and wildlife
  • Local naturalist guide
  • All meals beginning with lunch on Day 2 and ending with breakfast on Day 7:  Dinners at local eateries in Gardiner, most breakfasts and lunches enjoyed picnic-style in the field
  • Optics (binoculars and high-powered scopes) are provided for viewing wildlife. Please bring your own camera and lenses for photographing.


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