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Yellowstone Winter Photography Tour with Nature Photography Adventures

January 6-12, 2019 - Full
January 13-19, 2019 - Full
January 20-26, 2019 - Full

Yellowstone in Winter is a photographers' paradise and we will once again offer our Yellowstone Winter Photography Safari, an adventure designed to maximize nature photography opportunities - with a focus on wildlife, winter, and the thermal features that make Yellowstone famous.

Crystalline snow sparkles in the winter sun as a foreground to magificent waterfalls, steamy geysers, and stately wildlife. Hoar and rime frost outline trees and shrubs near many of the hot pools.

We hold a Commercial Use Authorization from Yellowstone National Park
to guide photography tours.

Bison wander the valleys and geyser basins. And there are fewer people in the park. We love the photographic opportunities and the sense of adventure while traveling in snow coaches.

Join a small group of avid photographers and nature buffs as we travel over the snow on Yellowstone's roads in snow coaches to see wildlife such as elk, bison, eagles, and coyotes.

Almost every winter session in Yellowstone we find wolves, tracks, carcasses of wolf kills or other signs of these magnificent creatures!

We'll vist geyser basins covered with snow and ice to watch eruptions and marvel at beautiful hot springs. We'll compose landscapes and capture intricate macro images in this varied environment.

We'll peer into canyons at Yellowstone's magnificent waterfalls,
cascading among snow and ice.

Winter can create varied light conditions - from bright direct sun to heavy overcast with falling snow. We've endured bitter cold and heavy snow. But the reward has always been some breathtaking moments when you can't possibly create images as fast as your eyes find them.

This is not an "if it's Tuesday it must be Old Faithful" kind of safari.

Each day as we head out on safari, we'll start with a blank slate. We'll call on our years of experience in Yellowstone, current weather conditions, recent wildlife sightings, and our talented guide to "make the call" on where to go and what to explore.

We will, over our five days of snow coach travel, find a balance of wildlife, scenery, thermal features, and macro opportunities. We'll work hard to get to great places in great light - check out the gallery above to verify that we have consistently delivered that over the past years. We have plenty of room for you and your gear in the coach!

  • 1 photography guide/six participants
  • Five full days of guided snow coach outings inside Yellowstone National Park
  • Cost includes all lodging, guided outings, van transportation, service charges, and preparation materials
  • Cost includes breakfasts, field lunches, welcome and final night dinners
  • Cost includes round trip group transportation from the Bozeman, Montana airport (you'll need to arrange your arrival time to meet a schedule). You can also drive directly to West Yellowstone (roads are kept open year round).
  • Participants must be in good health, capable of walking and carrying photography gear over ice and through snow, and be willing to try new things.
  • Minimum enrollment = 5
  • Maximum enrollment = 12
  • Max 6 participants, 1 photo guide, and a driver/guide in each 14 passenger vehicle - room for you and your equipment)
  • We will send you materials to help prepare yourself and your camera gear for this winter adventure
  • To join the safari, or ask questions, click here

What Makes our Yellowstone Winter Photography Safari Better?

  • We have 1 photographer guide for each 6 participants
  • We have been photographing in Yellowstone for more than 20 years - in all seasons - and we know what works, where, in each weather situation
  • We follow a flexible schedule - seizing opportunities presented by weather and willdlife action.
  • We balance our photography time among wildlife, waterfalls, thermal features, winter scenery/landscapes, and close-up photography.
  • Our destinations include Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin, Biscuit Basin, Black Sand Basin, Midway Geyser Basin, Lower Geyser Basin, Norris Geyser Basin, Canyon, Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls, Gibbon Falls, Firehole Falls and the Madison River Canyon.
  • We are first in the park in the morning and wildlife and dramatic scenery start right away.
  • You will not be crowded in our vehicles! We don't overpack them!

A complete preparation mailing will be sent to those who sign up for the program.

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Nature Photography Adventures Calendar of Adventures


Explore Yellowstone's winter wonderland by snow coach, capturing images of pristing winter scenes, abundant wildlife, and exciting thermal features... We offer the best itinerary, the best oversnow vehicles, and a balance between wildlife, landscapes, thermal features, waterfalls, and macro photography! Join us!
Jan 6-12
Jan 13-19
Jan 20-26
Draped across the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguazú Falls has the largest annual flow of any waterfall in the world. The brink stretches for 2.5 miles, broken into a number of individual falls. Devil's Throat is perhaps the most powerful section of this mammoth waterfall. Join us for an exciting exploration, from both sides of the falls, including outings by full moon light! You will learn new techniques and photograph wateralls and rainbows like you never have before! We'll also delve into the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem!
Mar 14-23

Yellowstone Spring Photography Safari

Spring in Yellowstone means babies. Little bison, with umbilicals dangling, learning to romp. Elk quietly giving birth away in secret places. Bears leaving hibernation with their young. All against a backdrop of new green grasses and wildflowers against peaks, still capped with snow. And water gushing down rivers and over waterfalls. Thermals, including geysers, performing for our lenses. Are you coming?
Spaces Available
May 18-25

Private Ecuador Bird Photography

Contact us about private adventures.
Private Adventure
Jun 8-16
Glaciers, waterfalls, puffins, geysers, volcanos, amazing landscapes, black sand beaches, and nesting sea birds! Join us as we explore Iceland, cameras in hand.
Space Available
Jul 8-17
This float plane-based adventure will take us deep into the Alaskan wilderness where we'll put ourselves in position for up-close and personal photography of bears fishing for salmon - and jostling with each other. This is a rugged adventure that will send you home with countless great images, both of the bears and of this great wilderness.
Aug 3-10

Wild Bunch and the Mara Crossing!

When the great Serengeti Migration reaches the Mara River in the Tanzania/Kenya border region, the millions of wildebeest and zebras have to cross. In that river, crocodiles await. What follows is high drama. What a fitting safari for our Wild Bunch. Oh, and we'll weave in some other spectacular parts of Tanzania, including the predators of the Central Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and more! If you are wild enough, check with us to see if you qualify!
Aug 25 - Sep 7

Journey with us through Ecuador's Chocó Cloudforest Ecosystem to find exciting birds. We have choreographed an adventure to help you build an outstand collection of images of colorful and exotic birds - including a number of unique hummingbirds! And, we'll have our very own bird "whisperer" along to help us find them! Did we mention nightwalks for frogs and spiders? And butterflies and waterfalls?
Space Available
Oct 6-13
Iceland presents an outstanding opportunity to compose great images of the Northern Lights at night, while finding dramatic light on landscapes and waterfalls during the day! We'll also take time to explore an ice cave, visit a glacial lagoon filled with icebergs, and photograph icebergs on the beach!
Space Available
Oct 27 - Nov 5


Frogs and waterfalls. Beaches and canopy trails. And many hours on boats photographing exciting birds and monkeys. This is a great adventure for working on bird and wildlife techniques, mastering the challenging light of the rainforest, macros, and landscapes. Hummingbirds with flashes and night photography with LED lights!
Space Available
Timed to meet the great migration in the Serengeti, our safari takes you to some of the great parks and protected areas in northern Tanzania in search of lions, zebras, giraffes, cheetah, hyenas... Of all our itineraries, anywhere in the world, this one has the best reviews - and is a real life-changing experience! If you'll only be making one photography foray into sub-Saharan Africa in your life - this is the trip!
1 spot open
For 2020, we have woven together an itinerary that gets us to some seldom visited parts of the Galapagos, some of our favorite places, and the spots where we can photograph penguins, tortoises, flightless cormorants, all kinds of boobies, breeding frigates, marine and land iguanas and more! We have 10 nights at sea! Don't forget that this trip always fills early - you won't be able to join it in the 12 months before departure!
Spaces Available
(1 Cabin)
Apr 12-25
We are off to Rioja and Ribera del Duero in Spain in search of castles, Roman aquaducts, cathedrals, and great wines. We'll venture into centuries old underground wine caves, visit modern wineries, walk among the vines, eat gourmet meals, and taste excellent wines - photographing as we go.
Space Available
May 18-28
It's time to grab your spot on our 2020 Kenya Photography Safari. We have secured a set of logistics to put us in great positions to photograph great wildlife, superb landscapes, and some unique cultures. Your chance to create images of three kinds of giraffes, and several species not found in other southern and eastern Africa safari destinations. Our key destinations include Samburu, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Mount Kenya, Lakes Elementaita, Nakuru, and Naivasha, and the Masai Mara!
Space Available
Sep 6-18
Turkey! Where the East meets the West - Asia and Europe divide Istanbul at the Bosporus! Blue Mosque. Spice Market. Grand Bazaar. Cappadocia. Ephesus. Hierapolis. Sagalasos. Aphrodisias. The Acropolis. Temple of Athena. Assos. Troy! The list goes on! Throw in incredible artisans - and some of the best olives and olive oil on the planet - and a well executed photographic adventure itinerary! Let's go!
Space Available
Sep 26 - Oct 10


Botswana Photography Safari

Botswana just after the rains. Swollen rivers and wildlife along the edges. Birds abundant and nesting. Animals fresh as tourism stops during the rains - we'll be the first groups in and we are going places no one else will go. Count on great opportunities with hippos and elephants, antelope, zebras, wildebeest, cats and dogs. Small group by design. Read the itinerary and then contact us!
Space Available
Mar 5-17
This float plane-based adventure will take us deep into the Alaskan wilderness where we'll put ourselves in position for up-close and personal photography of bears fishing for salmon - and jostling with each other. This is a rugged adventure that will send you home with countless great images, both of the bears and of this great wilderness.
Space Available
Aug 3-10