Yellowstone in Winter
Friday 27th January – Sunday 12th February 2017
Tour Cost: £3,200 (Plus Flights)

Yellowstone in the winter is unique with its sub-zero temperatures and steaming hydrothermal features. The park also has very limited access confined to over-snow vehicles such as snow coaches and snow-mobiles operated by specialist companies. This results in very few people accessing the park during these cold winter months. In addition to this, the animals usually become more approachable as they seek to survive the harsh winter conditions and this usually results in more encounters with bison, coyotes and other park wildlife. On the 2009 tour there was a very close encounter with the canyon grey wolf pack as they fed on an elk kill and this offered some spectacular images for our clients. Whilst no one can guarantee sightings of wolves we are able to offer you something special during our stay in Jackson. Here you will have the option to visit the National Elk Refuge, home to as many as 8,000 wintering elk. This is a unique opportunity to view hundreds of majestic bull elks as they congregate together on the refuge, something infrequently seen in the wilderness and if you’re lucky you may get close to the resident bald eagles that live here.

Perhaps one of the greatest places on earth, Yellowstone has so much to offer the photographer at all times of the year. However in winter it is very special indeed with its extreme temperatures, rising steam and open waterways there is nowhere quite like it. To visit Yellowstone at any time is a real experience but to be able to capture the winter conditions, frozen wildlife and boiling pools is like no other photography you will find. Yes it may be cold, you have to wrap up warm and look after your cameras but these difficulties will soon be forgotten as you immerse yourself in this very special photographic location.

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