Yellowstone National Park is home to the most extensive concentration of wildlife in the lower 48 states & when winter hits, the Park transforms into a picturesque winter wonderland, complete with snowy woods, ice pellets of geyser rain & frozen waterfalls.


Whilst some of the Wildlife of Yellowstone, notably the bears hibernate, , , , mule deer, wolves, foxes & coyotes roam the Park as the cold & wind drives them down from the high ridges to forage & hunt for food in the open meadows near the road.

We will spend three full days scouring the interior of Yellowstone. During these days, we will travel by snow coach & the primary focus will be on the wildlife of Yellowstone, such as , coyotes, red foxes, Trumpeter Swans, otters & bobcats.

However, no trip to Yellowstone would be complete without a trip to see Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone & other geyser basins.

On day five, we relocate to Gardiner, our base, for the remainder of the trip.

We will explore Gardiner & the Lamar Valley for the next four days, looking for Bald EagleBisonCoyoteElkMoosePine MartenWolfBighorn SheepOtterRed FoxStoat.

If we are lucky, we may even see foxes “mousing”.

The Lamar Valley is one of the best places in the world to see grey wolves. During the winter, the snowy landscape acts as a blank canvas for quickly spotting their dark shapes as they move across the hills & valleys.

Yellowstone National Park in winter is a truly magical place with opportunities to capture images of some stunning landscapes & the fantastic wildlife that call the Park their home.

For this ten-night tour, we have joined forces with Adam Brubaker of Tied to Nature, a long-time provider of some of the finest winter tours in Yellowstone. Adam is a resident of Idaho & spends his entire year devoted to the wildlife of the Yellowstone ecosystem; he has been providing Yellowstone winter tours for many years.

In addition to Adam, throughout this photography holiday, NaturesLens, the co-founders of NaturesLens, will be on hand to guide & lead you; NaturesLens will be providing assistance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills. They will help you capture images of the incredible wildlife.

What wildlife can you see in Yellowstone in winter?


We hope to observe & photograph Bald EagleBisonCoyoteElkMooseWolf & much more besides, all with the impressive backdrop provided by the surrounding snow-capped landscape.
Snow-clad trees make for impressive images - typical of the type of image that you will capture during the Wildlife of Yellowstone in Winter Photography Holiday

Winter Wildlife of Yellowstone Photography Holiday Itinerary

The following is the proposed itinerary for this photography holiday, it should be considered provisional & subject to change.
  • Day 1 - Assemble Bozeman - transfer to West Yellowstone - overnight West Yellowstone
  • Day 2 - Travel by snow coaches into the interior of Yellowstone - overnight West Yellowstone
  • Day 3 - Travel by snow coaches into the interior of Yellowstone - overnight West Yellowstone
  • Day 4 - Travel by snow coaches into the interior of Yellowstone - overnight West Yellowstone
  • Day 5 - transfer to Gardiner - overnight Gardiner
  • Day 6 - Photography of wildlife on the northern tier of Yellowstone including the Lamar Valley - overnight Gardiner
  • Day 7 - Photography of wildlife on the northern tier of Yellowstone including the Lamar Valley - overnight Gardiner
  • Day 8 - Photography of wildlife on the northern tier of Yellowstone including the Lamar Valley - overnight Gardiner
  • Day 9 - Photography of wildlife on the northern tier of Yellowstone including the Lamar Valley - overnight Gardiner
  • Day 10 - Transfer to Bozeman - Flights to Home Location
Snow-clad trees make for impressive images - typical of the type of image that you will capture during the Wildlife of Yellowstone in Winter Photography Holiday

Winter Wildlife of Yellowstone Photography Holiday Highlights

We have taken care to refine the itinerary for this wildlife photography holiday; as such, we consider the following to be amongst the highlights of this tour.
  • Three full days scouring the interior of Yellowstone by snow coach
  • Photograph old faithful, the grand canyon of Yellowstone & other geyser basins
  • Explore Gardiner & the Lamar Valley for four days
  • 4 nights accommodation in West Yellowstone on a full board, non-shared basis
  • 5 nights accommodation in Gardiner on a full board, non-shared basis
  • Single occupancy accommodation is provided at no extra cost to you
  • Capture images of some stunning landscapes & the fantastic wildlife
  • Great guide to client ratio of no more than 1:3
  • Guided by Adam Brubaker with David Miles for NatureLens
  • May be combined with our Sea Otters & Bald Eagles of Alaska photography holiday for those who want a longer trip
One of Yellowstone's Coyote's pauses - typical of the type of image that you will capture during the Wildlife of Yellowstone in Winter Photography Holiday
Snow-clad trees make for impressive images - typical of the type of image that you will capture during the Wildlife of Yellowstone in Winter Photography Holiday
A Moose resting in willow - typical of the type of image that you will capture during the Wildlife of Yellowstone in Winter Photography Holiday
One of Yellowstone's Bison seeking vegetation beneath the snow - typical of the type of image that you will capture during the Wildlife of Yellowstone in Winter Photography Holiday

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance – it is a requirement when booking on any wildlife photography holiday scheduled by NaturesLens that you have adequate travel insurance, we suggest a policy from TrailFinders or Campbell Irvine.

Camera Insurance

Insuring your camera equipment before embarking on any wildlife photographic holiday is crucial. Our trips often involve venturing into remote, & sometimes unpredictable environments where accidents & unexpected incidents occur. Insuring your camera gear provides financial protection against theft, loss, or damage, ensuring your investment is safeguarded.

Wildlife photography involves capturing unique & irreplaceable moments, & without proper insurance, any unforeseen mishap could result in significant monetary losses. By insuring your equipment, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you’re covered in case of any unfortunate events, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of wildlife & capture stunning photographs without worry.

We recommend PhotoGuard for amateur photographers or Glover Howe, who we use.

One of Yellowstone's Red Foxes crosses a snowy landscape - typical of the type of image that you will capture during the Wildlife of Yellowstone in Winter Photography Holiday

What will we be capturing images of?

Please note that we cannot guarantee that any photography subject matter or specific behaviour will be present at any given location or time this is the nature of wildlife photography.

You are invited to join us for our 10-day itinerary to capture images of the Wildlife of Yellowstone including Bald Eagle, Bison, Coyote, Elk, Moose & Wolf in the harshest winter conditions

The Winter Wildlife of Yellowstone photography holiday is a ten-night duration event, that costs £7999 & takes place in Bozeman in United States, between the dates of 24th February - 6th March 2026. It is ideal for photographing the wildlife of Yellowstone National Park including Bald Eagle, Bison, Coyote, Elk, Moose & Wolf in the harshest winter conditions. This photography holiday is led by NaturesLens for NaturesLens.

The Winter Wildlife of Yellowstone photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 6, plus NaturesLens.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring medium effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Winter Wildlife of Yellowstone photography holiday starts & ends at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Transfers are included between Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport & Bozeman then onwards to West Yellowstone & Gardiner.

The Winter Wildlife of Yellowstone photography holiday requires a deposit of £1600 to secure a place.

The Winter Wildlife of Yellowstone photography holiday is a ten-night duration event, that costs £7999 & takes place in Bozeman in United States, between the dates of 24th February - 6th March 2026. It is ideal for photographing the wildlife of Yellowstone National Park including Bald Eagle, Bison, Coyote, Elk, Moose & Wolf in the harshest winter conditions. This photography holiday is led by NaturesLens for NaturesLens.

The Winter Wildlife of Yellowstone photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 6, plus NaturesLens.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring medium effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Winter Wildlife of Yellowstone photography holiday starts & ends at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Transfers are included between Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport & Bozeman then onwards to West Yellowstone & Gardiner.

The Winter Wildlife of Yellowstone photography holiday requires a deposit of £1600 to secure a place.

NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.

The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.

NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead.

In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.

Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.

Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.

All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.

NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & 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.

NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.

NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday participants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.

Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.

All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.

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