When I first started my career in
wildlife photography I shot primarily in Yellowstone and the Grand
Tetons in autumn - this was my number one safari. The elk
rutting season echoes through the pine forests and across the
meadows as the big bulls compete with each other - bugling and
fighting - to gain success in gathering harems of cows.
Many hunting and nature magazines sought out the best of
Over the 38 years I've shot in the park I've been
privileged to have seen it all - and each year wildlife photography
in the park has improved.
With fall colors blazing in the Tetons we will also shoot many of
its iconic landmarks, such as - The Oxbow, Mormon Row Barns,
Schwabacher's Landing ponds, Moose-Wilson Road, etc. I
am an authorized and licensed Yellowstone National Park Tour Guide.
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 of Bozeman.
I expect every type of weather during these safari days:
snow and rain storms, wind, clouds, and severe clear, blue sky days.
While temperatures vary, typically the days warm into the
50's or low 60's.
The deposit is 50% via check, Paypal, or credit card, and
the balance is due halfway between the deposit date and the
safari date unless you are booking within 3 months, then
full payment is due. Check the main safari page for other
This safari is 5 days long, with the final
two days in the Grand
I've spent a large part of my 38-year wildlife photography
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.
are long, with sunrise about 6:15 am each morning.
Some days we will take a 2-hour mid-day break -
and on those days we will stay out until dusk, while on
others we will come in at 5pm for an earlier night. I
try to arrange regular meals throughout the park, but
carrying some snacks to tie you over is always a good idea.
I will have cases of water available to everyone, so no need
||I have hotel reservations in hand
in both Gardiner and Jackson, you are
welcome to use one of mine, or, if you have points at some
hotels, feel free to book your own nights.
the Glacier Park Safari runs the week before, there is a 20%
discount if you do both safaris, If you fly into Salt
Lake City I can pick you up.
Safari Video -
maximum of 6 photographers.