Yellowstone has been called the 'Serengeti of North America' and with good reason; it contains the largest concentration of free-roaming wildlife in the lower 48 states. The numbers are staggering, sixty-seven different mammals live there, including grizzly bears, black bears, gray wolves, wolverine, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, pronghorn, linx, elk, bison, moose, coyotes, foxes as well as other numerous small mammals.
Any description of Yellowstone will be filled with superlatives; first national park in the world, greatest concentration of thermal features in the word, up until recently the largest national park in the lower 48 states, home to the largest bison herd in the world and, of course, it is home to, perhaps, the most famous geyser in the world, Old Faithful.
What sets my Yellowstone photo workshops apart
First you need to know that I have been leading winter photo workshops in Yellowstone for 16 years, every year. In Yellowstone it is imperative that you have a guide that knows the park very well. Yellowstone is vast and you need to know the trends in the animal behaviors, to know where to find them and how to photograph them in the best possible way.
I believe that in order to truly enjoy your time and get the most out of a photography tour and/or workshop you need to have small groups, and a very high ratio of instructors to participants. My Yellowstone workshops are very unique in that the group is very small, no more than 6 participants with 2 instructors, that is a 3:1 ratio! The reason our Yellowstone groups are so small is very simple, every participant has their own door and window out of the vehicles. This provides participants with the best opportunities to capture those images when speed is of the essence in exiting the vehicles and setting up or when it is necessary to shoot out of the window. Additionally, I make sure you have plenty of room for your gear and warm clothing.
In comparison, most other tours have one instructor and up to 14 participants in a single van, with no operable windows! With me you are assured to have the best vantage point at all times, and never be held back by sitting in an overcrowded van.
As a photo workshop leader I take my responsibilities seriously. I work closely with the national parks and I always operate with all the proper insurance, permits and certifications. I am an Authorized Permittee of the Yellowstone National Park.