Join NaturesLens & venture across magnificent winter landscapes in Utah, the Teton Mountains & Yellowstone National Park, capturing a wide range of native wildlife on camera, including bird species, deadly predators & others, as they live side by side in throughout harsh winter months. Join us to photograph bald eagle, bison, bobcat, elk, moose, trumpeter swan & more in the dramatic scenery of Utah, the Teton mountains & Yellowstone in Winter.
We will travel between different locations so that you will witness the rich variety of wildlife that this region of North America has to offer, capturing stunning images that will benefit from the magnificent backdrops that these wintery landscapes provide. Book now for the photography experience of a lifetime!
NaturesLens invites amateur & semi-professional photographers to join the Utah & Yellowstone in Winter Photography Holiday, to experience & photograph the spectacularly diverse wildlife that Utah & Wyoming, & Yellowstone itself, have to offer during winter months.
The trip begins with the exploration of the wetlands of Farmington Bay along Great Salt Lake in Utah. This stunning landscape is rich with wildlife, & winter conditions make the animals more exposed in their appearance & behaviour, which benefits wildlife photographers. For example, the colder, shorter days force owls & raptors to hunt in the daytime, giving you the chance to capture them on camera in flight & as they track their prey. Here you will also have the chance to photograph a wide range of bird species, including short-eared owls, barn owls, northern harriers, American kestrels, & rough legged hawks, amongst others.
Moving on to Antelope Island, you will witness pronghorn antelope, bison, mule deer, great horned owls, coyotes & red fox which roam the area, made ever more bleak by challenging winter conditions. We will then travel out of Salt Lake City & make a 300 mile journey to Jackson Hole in Wyoming, making the most of wildlife to be spotted across the wide reaching vistas along the way. You will then have the chance to spend several days experiencing the rich wildlife that the local ecosystem has to offer.
The Teton Mountains become covered in a blanket of snow throughout winter, offering a unique perspective of the landscape & providing a magical background for wildlife photography. Harsher winter climates in the Yellowstone & Teton regions attract an abundance of wildlife that complements their unparalleled scenery. Many of the species tend to be less mobile in these conditions, making them easier to spot & therefore enables photographers to capture images of superior quality.
This trip also offers you the chance to spend a day at the National Elk Refuge, which provides a winter habitat for Elks when weather often becomes too challenging for these animals. From here we will travel to Jackson Hole, at the most northerly point of Yellowstone, where we will be based for a further 5 days of the trip so that you will be able to really experience the native wildlife & winter landscapes, & add a plethora of stunning images to your photography portfolio.
Yellowstone in winter offers photographers abundant opportunities to capture magnificent images of the huge variety of free-ranging wildlife, which inhabits the park, including wolves, coyotes, foxes, river otters & eagles. This photography safari is therefore highly predator-orientated, as their camouflage is weakened due to the snow. We have chosen to include at least one day venturing to inner-Yellowstone, to photograph frozen rivers & waterfalls, as well as the amazing geysers & Old Faithful itself.