Over the last few months I have been planning a new photographic trip to Yellowstone National Park in Winter in February 2015 of next year. The intention of this trip is to spend ten days photographing the geothermal landscapes of Yellowstone as well as any wildlife we may encounter during the winter time. We hope to encounter Bison, Elk, Wolves and Fox but as wildlife is always an unknown we shall see what we find and encounter. Yellowstone is a major tourist attraction in the USA which means it attracts millions of visitors a year during the summer months. Of far greater interest to me photographically speaking is the freezing cold and peaceful winter time. During the winter months the temperature can plummet as low as -40 Celsius, the landscape becomes blanketed in snow and there are far less tourists. The chance to create really beautiful and dramatic winter landscape and wildlife images is our draw card this time of year.
Of course winter photography in Yellowstone is nothing new and photographers have been braving the cold at the site of this slumbering super volcano for years. We hope to make some iconic images of some of the more well known features, but also venture further afield. We will be using a large private snow-coach so that we can get off the main road and move around the park to some of the better, but harder to reach areas for photography. During our trip we will be utilising accommodation both in and around Yellowstone National Park. We will also be visiting the Grand Tetons and National Elk Refuge. We have a local professional guide for the duration of the trip that specialises in Yellowstone and in capturing some its more elusive wildlife on video. With their expertise we have high hopes of some incredible wildlife encounters during our time in the park. I was planning to open the trip for bookings here on my blog a week or so ago, but due to the initial email responses from those who had previously expressed an interest the trip is already sold out (sold out in just twenty minutes). It is too early for me say if I will be repeating this trip again in 2016 and beyond but if you were one of those who missed out on 2015 I will be contacting you with first option on any future trip into Yellowstone.
A small teaser and heads up for those of you who scrolled down : I will shortly be announcing another new workshop to the Lofoten Islands in Winter in March 2016 that will follow on directly from my Iceland Winter workshop (trip still to be announced). If you would like to get the drop on this new winter trip then please just drop me an email with your expression of interest and I will let you know as soon as I am ready to start taking bookings.