Safari Information Reservations Guide: Brent Paull
From 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.  This is an easy time for most of Yellowstone's wildlife as the warming days and lush growth provide everything needed for their young.  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 adventures.  It is common to have days where we shoot upwards of 3000 images, come prepared.  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 of Bozeman.  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, 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.  Link 

This safari is 7 days long, the final days are in the Grand Tetons.

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.
Difficulty Level Dates

Mostly EASY  -  Short hikes, and some walking. Wednesday, May 29 - June 4  $2625 (7 days)
The days are long, with sunrise about 5:40am each morning.  Expect to be out chasing encounters for about 12 hours each day.  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 for that. I have hotel reservations in hand, you are welcome to use one of mine or, if you have points at some hotels, feel free to book your own. 
Bonus Safari

On June 5 I will be doing a free 1-day Safari to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, UT to photograph the baby grebes riding on their parents backs.  Link

Yellowstone Safari Video - Link

Participants - maximum of 7 photographers

Image Galleries:
Yellowstone Landscapes     Coyotes-1     Coyotes-2

Great Gray Owls     Pronghorns     Bison    
Red Fox -1     Red Fox-2     Moose     Grizzlies-1
 

Information Links

Safari Checklist - Link
Published Tearsheets - Link
Brent's Biography - Link  


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