Glacier National Park is an
amazing place. From vast landscapes and lakes, to wildflowers and
huckleberries, to bears and birds - Glacier is an important destination for any
landscape/wildlife photographer who shoots in the American West. This
safari comes in September to take advantage of autumn colors and foliage, and
high wildlife activity as animals prepare for winter. We spend each day in
a different area of the park, and each morning at a peak spot in that area.
We shoot the east and west sides of Logan Pass, Many Glacier, and the Polebridge
Road into northwestern Glacier and Kintla and Bowman Lakes. The
photography generally runs about 60% percent landscapes and 40% wildlife - but
that can change minute by minute. This safari is limited to
3 photographers riding with me on the safari. Parking can be extremely
difficult so we keep the vehicles to just my truck in the park.
We meet in Montana outside the west entrance to Glacier, on
Sunday night, September 17. While pleasant during the day, the weather can change quickly - with
mornings being quite cold and snow possible anytime - so layered clothing and shooting gloves, boots, a
hat - are a must to stay comfortable.
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
information. Spouses can ride along at no charge,
but you must have your own vehicle.
This safari is 5 days long.
I've spent my 38-year wildlife photography
career shooting in the American West. The first 23
years shooting out of Utah, the past 15 years out of
California. With 1500 published photo credits, dozens
of magazine covers and article, and a lifetime wandering the
roads of the west, the photo safaris that I lead are all to
the best locations, at the best times, during peak wildlife
activity periods. What a rush it has been.
safari is limited to 3 (in my Super Crew Cab 4x4 F-150)
because of the difficulty in parking and driving
Going-to-the-Sun Road. It is very narrow with very few
spots to park, except at Logan Pass - so one vehicle allows
us to stay together. Also, the back roads north of
Polebridge going to Bowman and Kintla Lakes are very dusty
and no one wants to be the second vehicle.
I will have hotel reservations for the
participants, just let me know if you want a single room, or to
split a room. There are some good restaurants in both
Kalispell and Columbia Falls, west of the park. While it
doesn't normally snow, it is northern Montana so pack accordingly.
Their are no single supplement fees.