In winter, the summer crowds have gone, and the landscape of Yellowstone is covered with a blanket of frosty white snow. For photographers, this is the best time to visit the world’s first national park: Wildlife have developed their luxurious winter coats, and columns of steam rise from the thousands of geothermal geysers, hot springs, and fumaroles. Professional photographer Henry Holdsworth is a well known Yellowstone expert and he’ll share lessons on metering snowy scenes, as well as photographing wildlife, which will be around every bend.
Animals dominate this landscape in winter. You’ll travel to Lamar Valley, where wolf packs, elk herds, bison, coyotes, moose and other wildlife congregate along the warm terraces as snow builds around geothermal pools. Be sure to bring your spotting scopes and long lenses! You’ll also spend time shooting at Mammoth Hot Springs, Soda Butte and possibly Hayden Valley, a haven for animals and birds. Yellowstone is known for its geysers and Henry will take you to Roaring Mountain and Norris Geyser Basin, then on to the classically Western Old Faithful Snow Lodge, where you’ll spend three nights.
This workshop includes snow coach tours across the tundra, with the possibility of visiting the Lower Loop to photograph the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, as well as other beautiful vistas from the overlooks. Finally, you’ll spend time at this park’s iconic geyser, Old Faithful, where you’ll take your time shooting this famous attraction and other geothermal features like Grand Prismatic Spring. Henry knows how to capture the unique winter beauty of Yellowstone and invites you to explore this natural wonder.
This workshop is run in coordination with Yellowstone Alpen Guides, an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.