Photo Tours Workshops North America

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park Photo Tour

Grand_Teton_Photo_Workshop_MG_3254World famous Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park are two of the most exciting places in the United States to photograph landscapes and wildlife. Two magnificent national parks that are a must see on any nature photographers list. Join us as we explore these two great parks and surrounding areas.

The Greater Yellowstone ecosystem is a mountainous region bisected by the continental divide. Several peaks like Grand Teton are over 13000 feet. Powerful geological forces created this landscape.   Fall is a great time to visit as the huge summer crowds and traffic jams are gone. Wildlife is more abundant. It is the time of year when many other professional photographers and videographers visit the park annually.

Yellowstone has one the great concentration of thermal activity. It is home to the famous Old Faithful. It also has beautiful rivers, geysers, springs, mudpots, waterfalls, canyons, ponds, and mountains. Vibrant leaves of aspen and cottonwood show off their fall color. We will visit a gorge carved by time and water that some people think rivals the Grand Canyon.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks are the première wildlife viewing areas in the US. Creatures great and small await us at almost every corner. We will be visiting the parks during the rut for elk, moose, and pronghorn. This is a great time to photograph great wildlife behavior like courtship, territorial displays, sparing. The elk will bugle, spar, and herd cows this time of year. Other species that are commonly photographed as moose, bison, big horned sheep, mule deer, coyotes, wolves, and bears. The mammals will have their prime winter fur since they are getting ready for the harsh winter ahead. Bird photography can be very exciting as we will look for trumpeter swans and great grey owls or whatever else we discover.

Our itinerary will be planned around recent wildlife activity and weather conditions. We need to take advantage of the lighting and the unique opportunities. This tour is pretty intense. Our goal is to capture the best images we can during our tour. The days are long, typically starting before dawn and ending after sunset. However, we typically will take a long lunch to rest and recuperate. Come and enjoy the autumn tranquility of this great ecosystem.


June and September .  We are doing two back to back photo tours and workshops. You can sign up for one or both.


Anyone with an interest in nature photography from a beginner to professional.


Our groups are small in size this one is limited to 6 people. We will work with each participant to provide complete, informative, helpful lessons. This also ensures that no question is left unanswered.

Before and after each workshop we will assess each participants needs, interests and skills so we can teach techniques that will help each participant.

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John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 25 years. He has been published in many publications including books, magazines, post cards, and calendars.  John has a love of natural history as well. You will receive information on photo technique and the natural world. Understanding the natural world not only increases your appreciation of nature but also helps you become a better nature photographer.