2018 Winter in Yellowstone Photography Tour

30 Jan - 4 Feb, 2018
Group Size: to 13 people
Operated by:
Photo leader:
6 days, from 3065 USD
Photograph the “Winter Wonderland” of Yellowstone National Park in the comforts of a private luxury snow coach with wildlife photographer Daniel J. Cox. Along the snowy trails, we’ll stop to photograph the beautiful landscapes and mountain vistas surrounded by steamy geysers, along with a variety of wildlife, including the majestic elk, mammoth bison, coyotes, swans, and bald eagles. These creatures, big and small, find warmth near many of the thermal areas, creating unique and stunning imagery. 
Tuesday, January 30 (D)
You’ll start this wildlife photography adventure with a flight to Bozeman, Montana, where you’ll be met at the airport and transferred by shuttle to the town of West Yellowstone, a scenic and beautiful three hour drive through the Gallatin Canyon. Note: Please arrive in Bozeman before 1:30pm on this day or arrive one day earlier; we can make hotel arrangements in Bozeman for you if needed. Be on the lookout for bighorn sheep, wolves, and moose which are sometimes seen along this drive. After we check into our hotel, a wine and cheese gathering will follow. Daniel will show some of his work and go over tips and suggestions for shooting in Yellowstone. A group welcome dinner to follow.
 
Wednesday, January 31 – Saturday, February 3 (4B, 4L, 1D)
We’ll spend full days in Yellowstone National Park traveling in guided luxury privately-chartered snow coaches. Each day we’ll travel to different locations in the park including Fire Hole, Fountain Flats, Norris Geyser, Old Faithful, Midway and Lower Geyser basins, Biscuit Basin and Obsidian Cliffs. We’ll depart daily at around 7:30am and stay out until 6:00-6:30pm for optimum light. Each guest will have two seats on the snow coach for camera gear and comfort during traveling. All photography will be done outside the snow coach from the road or on designated walking trails.
 
Custom box lunches, snacks, and hot beverages are included daily while touring.
 
Evenings are free to explore the town of West Yellowstone. Visit the Yellowstone IMAX theater or take advantage of time to review your portfolio with Dan. We prefer to give you the option to enjoy time to explore the town on your own, organize photos from your daily shoots, or simply rest. The days are long in the field with a lot of fresh air; it’s good to have some personal downtime and enjoy your trip—this is your vacation! Daniel will have one evening class (optional) to discuss image workflow along with a Q&A session.
 
Our last evening will include a casual farewell gathering over beverages, appetizers, and pizza. Daniel will present some of his recent work. The evening is open to you to showcase your own favorite images to the group from the trip.
 
Sunday, February 4 (B)
Return to Bozeman early morning by shuttle and arrive at/before 11:00am. Please schedule your return flight no earlier than noon.
Holiday Inn
315 Yellowstone Avenue
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
 
PRE/POST TRIP ACCOMMODATIONS – Bozeman
We can help book pre/post trip accommodations in Bozeman if needed. Please email us for details.
 
EXPLORER RATE (see website for details)
2865 per person, based on double occupancy
 
NON-EXPLORER RATE
Add 200 per person
 
Single Supplement: 350
 
Pricing in US Dollars
  • Private small group tour with Daniel J. Cox
  • Transfers to/from West Yellowstone on scheduled days and times of itinerary (2-3 hour drive from Bozeman)
  • All hotel accommodations in West Yellowstone at the Holiday Inn during tour
  • Meals where indicated (5 breakfast, 4 lunch, 2 dinner/drinks)
  • 4 days on private snow coach in Yellowstone with park guide
  • Yellowstone Park entrance pass
  • Photography permit fee
  • All taxes
Natural Exposures cannot control nor is responsible for abnormal weather, natural disasters, or any other disaster that might affect the trip. Travel insurance should be purchased to cover any missed flights or medical problems that may affect/delay your travel. National Parks have the right to change our itinerary.
 
By booking a trip with Natural Exposures, you agree to the following CANCELLATION AND LIABILITY POLICY (see website for link to Cancellation and Liability Policy).

Terrific. Things that impressed me - detailed clothing list, Dan calling two months ahead to check in, efficiency to be personal, and enjoyed how the group coalesced."
- Grace Wright, Pennsylvania

Our "Winter in Yellowstone" trip was just terrific, great weather, great traveling companions, great attention to everyone's wishes and expectations. Dan's patience gave us an amazing wildlife experience."
- Buff Corsi, California

Natural Exposures Yellowstone Trip in winter is absolutely wonderful. I have been 3 times, every time as special as the next. Well organized, each guest is given special care and Dan makes sure everyone is capturing great images. Thanks Dan & Tanya! I would just about go anywhere with you!!!"
- Alison McClure, California

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