mid-May through mid-June Yellowstone is flooded with baby
animals of every type: fox and badger kits, coyote pups, elk
and bison calves, grizzly and black bear cubs, sandhill
crane colts, mule deer and pronghorn fawns. With a
carpet of nutritious greens covering the mountains and
valleys, punctuated by mule's ears and fireweed wildflowers,
the photographic encounters pile-up each day. The flood of critters, especially the
Uinta ground squirrels, provide food for the many predators
while elk calves are hunted by wolves and bears.
Photographing the life cycle of these animals is
spectacular, and every day we encounter some new wildlife
not traveling with me, we meet in Gardiner, Montana just
outside the northwest entrance to Yellowstone.
I expect every type of weather during these safari days:
rain storms, wind, clouds, and severe clear, blue sky days.
While temperatures vary, typically the days warm into the
60's, maybe even the low 70's.
The deposit is 50% via check, Paypal, Venmo, 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
I am a licensed guide in Yellowstone.
I've spent my 40-year wildlife photography career shooting
in the American West. The first 24
years shooting out of Utah, the past 16 years out of
California. 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.
Difficulty Level :
are long, with sunrise about 5:40am each morning.
Expect to be out chasing encounters for about 11-12 hours each
day. Carrying some snacks to tie you over between meals is always a good idea.
I will have cases of water available to everyone.
2024-Dates: Wed,May 29 - Jun 5 $2800
2025-Dates: Tue,May 27 - Jun 3
Participants - Max of 6 clients
Info Links :
Safari Checklist -
Image Galleries :
2 Great Gray Owls Pronghorns
Red Fox -1
Safari Video :