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Yellowstone Predator photography workshop

Dec 30 - Jan 5

Wolves, Foxes, Coyotes and Bobcats will be our target on this very small group workshop.

Photos on this page have been taken during recent workshops.

Bobcat in winter, Yellowstone

This exclusive Yellowstone predator workshop is possibly the best North American wild predator photo opportunity on the planet.

Yellowstone wolf in winter

3 dedicated photographers, 1 guide with decades of experience finding and photographing predators, 1 full sized SUV so everyone has a door and window, 1 snow coach. This will give you the best opportunity to capture wild predators in their natural habitat surrounded by the splendor of Yellowstone winter.

Jumping fox Yellowstone

Jess's Yellowstone predator photography work has appeared publications such as National Geographic, National Wildlife, Sierra, Smithsonian, Defenders of Wildlife and many more.

This trip is timed to give you the best chance to capture images of wild predator behavior as they go about their life cycle. The holiday rush will be gone, the temperature historically drops at this time which means the wild hunters will be busy looking for prey. Since this is just the beginning of the lean times of winter our subjects will still have their best coats of the year.

Coyotes fighting

 

To help insure success in capturing unique images of these elusive subjects Jess will be in contact with his network of Yellowstone locals to gather information on predator locations each day. As with all wildlife there are no guarantees but past trips have been very successful in photographing predators during this time using techniques and the technology developed many years in the field.

Our hunting ground will be all of the vast winter wilderness of Yellowstone's interior and the wildlife wintering areas of the north range. From the frozen Hayden Valley to the moody steam filled Firehole basin and on to the vastness of Lamar Valley we will spend rich full days searching for and photographing predators. From dawn to after dark we will be in the best locations to find our quarry. This is a exercise in fast lens, sensitive cameras and special searching techniques to find and photograph these predators when they are most active.

One of the keys to making this trip successful is the ability of each photographer to have a window and a door. Wildlife predator action can happen by surprise without time to find one of the required winter parking areas and walk back to where the action was. With our roomy full sized SUV's you will be set up and ready the instant the action begins. No waiting for the other van passengers to get their gear together and exit the single door. You will be prepared and shooting. Each photographer will have bean bag for photographing out the window when it is safe to do so. From roomy warm vehicles, bean bags, and a passive night vision device for searching we will be ready when the predators are active.


You should plan on arriving in Bozeman Montana the day before the trip so you will be prepared to be picked up before dawn to begin our journey to Yellowstone. Every morning we will start our day before first light searching for predators, lunch will be at a local restaurant or with a filling sack lunch when we are in our chartered private snow coach. On our last day we will photograph in the early morning in Yellowstone then work our way back to departing flights in Bozeman.

Lodging, snow coach, instruction, guiding (three photographers per guide and luxury SUV), transportation, breakfast and lunch included.

$4450 Double Occupancy. Single supplement $300,$1500 deposit holds your place.

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GROUP MINIMUM: Occasionally I am able to run a trip below our group minimum which is generally 5 unless otherwise noted. In such instances it would be necessary to apply a small group supplement. You would be contacted regarding such a situation but you would not be obligated to accept the new terms.
RESERVATIONS: Your deposit is required to secure your place on any trip, with the balance due 90 days prior to the departure date.
Upon receipt of your deposit, we will mail out our acknowledgment and tour reservation form.
Details of hotels, flight arrival recommendations and other trip tips will be mailed when the tour is full.
MEALS: Some meals and refreshments may be included depending on the trip details, but not alcoholic beverages.
ADMISSIONS: Access to public buildings and national parks etc. is included in the land price.
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be confirmed in writing, and due to costs incurred by JessLeePhotos in arranging a tour, the following penalties apply.
For written cancellation received 31 to 60 days prior to departure, a cancellation fee of 50% of the amount due plus non-recoverable deposits will be due.
For written cancellation received 30 days or less prior to departure, a cancellation fee of 75% of the amount due plus non-recoverable deposits will be due.
If your place can be resold, JessLeePhotos will reduce the penalties, or give a 100% refund. JessLeePhotos strongly suggest that tour participants invest in trip cancellation insurance.
CANCELED EXPEDITIONS: In the event of insufficient tour sign-ups, JessLeePhotos reserves the right to cancel any given trip. In that event 100% of moneys received will be returned. However, JessLeePhotos is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
LUGGAGE: JessLeePhotos request that tour participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag and tripod. We do not wish to be dictatorial in this matter, but asks that group members bear in mind space and comfort in our vehicles. All personal luggage is the responsibility of the owner.
SMOKERS: Smoking is not permitted at meals or on vans. It can be permitted at photo stops where local ordinances permit, photography and photographers are not affected.
RESPONSIBILITY: JessLeePhotos and its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, and as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause. JessLeePhotos reserves the right to substitute hotels, and other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
JessLeePhotos reserves the right to pass on to tour members any additional and unplanned expenditures incurred during the tour, via events beyond JessLeePhotos' control.
The right is reserved to accept or decline any person as a member of any tour.
Payment of tour fees by trip participants constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.

Contact us at 208-529-4535 or Jess@JessLeePhotos.com

 


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