Safari Information Reservations Guide: Brent Paull
Yellowstone in the winter is all about snow, cold, and survival.  Feet of snow blanket the mountains and sagebrush valleys in the park, making it easier to spot wildlife.  While it does get extremely cold, with most days hovering just below zero, wildlife of every kind is about finding food in this seemingly harsh environment.  Gray Wolves are hunting elk, bison push the snow aside with their heads, bighorn and deer paw at the snow to get to the buried grasses, moose are browsing the willows and trees, predators like coyotes and foxes are digging in the snow at carcass sites or mousing in snow drifts, river otters and eagles are hunting the fish along the unfrozen sections of river. Eating is survival. The bottom line is Yellowstone delivers the greatest winter wildlife photography experiences in North America.  I am an authorized and licensed Yellowstone National Park Tour Guide. For those not traveling with me, we meet in Gardiner, Montana just outside the northwest entrance to Yellowstone, just north of Mammoth Hot Springs, about 75 miles southeast from Bozeman.  I expect every type of weather during these safari days.  I expect snow storms, wind, clouds, and blue sky days.  You can never tell from weather reports exactly what we could see, but its that type of weather that creates amazing images and illustrates how these animals fight for survival during the winter. It is the winter weather, harsh and cold, that makes the wildlife encounters spectacular.

Deposit is 50% via check, Paypal, or credit card.  Balance is due halfway between the deposit date and the safari date.  Check the main safari page for other information.  Link
I've spent a large part of my 38-year wildlife photo career shooting in Yellowstone - with total days approaching 1800.  To be honest, I've lost track of the number of safaris I've led to just Yellowstone and the Tetons, but several hundred at least. I mention this because experience in the park is vital to a successful safari, no matter the weather, or situation.
Difficulty Level Dates

EASY - No hiking, some walking, but very cold. Monday, February 6-13, 2023    $2400 
Warm, layered clothing is a must.  Waterproof boots, thermal pants, and multiple layers of top clothing, finished with a waterproof/windproof jacket with a head covering.  Two levels of gloves - medium-cold and below-zero cold, as well as a thermal head covering, including a neck gator and a warm knit cap.  Each encounter will keep us out of the vehicles for a bit, but it is always nearby and warm. We spend about 5 days in Yellowstone and 3 days in the Tetons.  We work the road between Gardiner, MT through Mammoth Hot Springs all the way to Cooke City, MT.  That takes us through Little America, Lamar River Valley, Lamar Valley, and Soda Butte Valley - all the way to the northeast entrance. 
Bonus Safari Saturday, March 18-22, 2023    $1500 Information Links
Following February 6-13 safari I'm doing the Utah Raptors Safari, Feb 14-15, (Link) in Northern Utah and it is Free to those that do this winter safari. We spend all 5 days in Yellowstone working the park, it takes a number of days to figure out the best locations and best timing - so 5 days is the least number of days to successfully shoot the park in any season. Safari Checklist - Link
Published Tearsheets - Link
Brent's Biography - Link  
Yellowstone Safari Video

Yellowstone Safari Video - Link


Maximum number of photographers is 6.

Image Galleries

Yellowstone Landscapes
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