|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.
||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.
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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.
EASY - No hiking, some walking, but
Saturday, March 18-22, 2023 $1500
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 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.
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