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, bison, elk, moose, 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 bison, 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 Eagle, Bison, Coyote, Elk, Moose, Pine Marten, Wolf, Bighorn Sheep, Otter, Red Fox, Stoat.
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, DavidPui Hang, the co-founders of NaturesLens, will be on hand to guide & lead you; DavidPui Hang 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 Eagle, Bison, Coyote, Elk, Moose, Wolf & much more besides, all with the impressive backdrop provided by the surrounding snow-capped landscape.