Join Richard, in conjunction with Natures Images, in America's stunning Yellowstone National Park. Often regarded as one the most beautiful locations on the planet, during the winter it is truly a wonderland. Join us in the world famous Lamar Valley in search of its wolf pack, Red Fox, Elk and more. We'll then head into the heart of the park on our own privately-hired snow coaches, with drivers. Closed throughout the winter months to regular traffic, we will have an amazing opportunity to explore the park with a decent degree of comfort and tranquility. Some images below supplied courtesy of Natures Images.
Richard Peters is a Nikon Ambassador with a style that often favours dramatic light and contrast. He offers a relaxed, down-to-earth approach to his guiding and has won multiple international awards including twice in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He is also one of the only British photographers to have recieved the accolade of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, alongside being a judge for both that and other international photography competitions.
Week 1 will see Richard working alongside Danny Green, one of the UK's most established wildlife photographers. His work is recognised and awarded the world over including working on a long term project for National Geographic.
Week 2 Richard will be joined by Stan Tekiela, a USA based naturalist, photographer and writer, who has photographed wildlife across America and auhored more than 130 field guides.
Day 1: After a long day of travelling to Bozeman airport in Montana, we'll be arrriving around 11pm before transfering to the local Best Western Hotel for a well earned nights rest.
Day 2-4: After a good nights rest we will transfer to Absaroka Lodge in the small town of Gardiner, on the edge of Yellowstone National Park. From here we will explore and photograph under our own steam in the large vehicles we will have at our disposal. The target for these days will be the dramatic settings and wildlife along the Lamar Valley, the only area of the park open to the public during the winter months. Lamar is one of the best places to look for wolves during as there are several territories that the road cuts through and they are attracted to this area because of the large groups of elk who gather in the northern reaches of the park. You will also expect to encounter bison, bald eagle and coyote as well as plenty of landscape, scenic opportunities in this 40 odd mile long valley.
Day 5: We will leave our vehicles at Mammoth and transfer to the snow-coach that we have at our disposal for the next few days. During our transfer to Old Faithful Snow Lodge, our base for the next 3 days, we will again be looking for wildlife en route. Our local guide/driver will be up-to-date with the latest activity in these otherwise non-accessible parts of the park that species like bison, elk, otter, bald eagle, red fox and trumpeter swans can be found. We will also look for scenic opportunities at Roaring Mountain and Norris Geyser Basin en route.
Day 6-7: There will be a degree of flexibility based on what we’ve achieved to date, and want to prioritise, but our potential schedule for these days will include a day travelling over Craig Pass and photographing along Lake Yellowstone, the Hayden Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, as well as another day exploring Upper and Lower Geyser Basin. Being based at Old Faithful Lodge the geyser itself is an obvious additional target, and the geysers generally are the main attraction for bison too, so steam and bison combinations will be high on the wish list. In the event of clear skies there could also be the opportunity for astrophotography too – however the paths are not lit so packing a torch is essential if this might be of interest
Day 8: We’ll look to prioritise areas we want to revisit and work on as we begin our snow coach trip back to Mammoth. From there we switch back to our cars for the drive back to Bozeman.
Day 9: After a final nights rest in Bozeman it's time to catch return flights home but please note, dependant on your final destination your arrival time home may be the following day.
PRICE & DATES
Yellowstone Winter Wildlife - £3125
18th Jan - 27th Jan 2019 SOLD OUT
26th Jan - 4th Feb 2019 SOLD OUT