these safari dates to be full so booking early will be important.
These are magical days to be in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National
Park. The green grass is carpeting the mountains and valleys,
the wildlife mothers are producing milk for the thousands of baby
animals that have been born, and activity is at a peak for the other
wildlife parents as well, those who hunt to feed their babies.
Grizzly and black bear cubs, coyotes, red fox, bison and elk calves,
bighorn sheep, mule deer and pronghorn fawns, badgers, and a
plethora of other baby animals are possible subjects during this
brief period in spring.
I am an authorized and licensed Yellowstone National Park Tour Guide. This safari is limited to 8 photographers.
The bottom line is the spring Yellowstone-Tetons delivers the greatest wildlife
photography experiences in North America.
I usually book a number of rooms well in advance for
those coming on the safaris. Weather is usually cool, but can
change suddenly, so I suggest typical high elevation clothing:
gloves, knit hat, cold weather coat, thermal layers, boots, etc.
I do my best to get everyone a room split if they want one.
Hotel costs are high when the parks are in-season, so splitting
rooms and gas greatly reduces the costs for each photographer. If
you want a private room, just let me know and I will make
appropriate reservations, with no additional costs other than the
In 2020, due to Covid closing Yellowstone's northern entrances, we stayed in Jackson and had an amazing run
in Grand Teton National Park with 27 grizzlies in 7 days. So
in 2021 we are changing things up a bit. Instead of going back
to doing all the days in Yellowstone, we will do the first 5 days in
Yellowstone National Park, the last 3 days in Grand Tetons National
Park for the 8 day safari, and 4/2 days for the 6 day safari. In this way we can photograph the best of both parks,
maximizing our time without driving back-and-forth between the parks
If you do both safaris, understanding that we take the Memorial Day
Weekend off (Sat-Mon) and you would be on your own, then there is an
additional discount of $300 for each safari. The 14
shooting days would be $3600. Also, as I've mentioned in
different newsletters, I'm doing a 1 day safari on Sunday, May 29 to
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in northern Utah to photograph the
Clark's Grebes and young - that is free to anyone doing either (or
both) of these safaris (LINK).
Difficulty Level: EASY - some
short walking. Nothing very strenuous, but lots of driving
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