Yellowstone and Tetons
Yellowstone has been called the Serengeti of North America and with good reason; it contains the largest concentration of free-roaming wildlife in the lower 48 states. The numbers are staggering: 67 different mammals live here, including grizzly bears, black bears, gray wolves, wolverine, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, pronghorn, linx, elk, bison, moose, coyotes, foxes, as well as other numerous small mammals.
Any description of Yellowstone will be filled with superlatives; first National Park in the world, greatest concentration of thermal features in the world, up until recently the largest National Park in the lower 48 states, home to the largest Bison herd in the world, and of course, it is home to, perhaps, the most famous geyser in the world, Old Faithful.
Fall is a magical time in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. The landscape is going through a transformation, animals are out and about, getting ready for winter. On this workshop you will be guided by two accomplished workshop leaders, Juan Pons and Greg Vaughn. Juan has been leading workshops in Yellowstone every year for over ten years and Greg has lead workshops for the Yellowstone Forever Institute.
We have put together an intense schedule in order to experience everything these two iconic parks have to offer. We will travel thru the famed Lamar Valley, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Old Faithful, The Beartooth Mountains and Grand Teton National Park. We will stay at and experience the historic Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone as well as The Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Tetons.
During this workshop we will have the opportunity to make some great images of bears, moose, bison, wolves, elk, pronghorn, pikas, mountain goats, big horn sheep, and some of the most inspiring scenic vistas.
Muench Workshops is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.
September 30–October 8, 2018
Itinerary and General Information
September 30, 2018: Arrive in Bozeman, MT (BZN airport code) anytime before 2:00 PM. We'll pick you up at the airport and bring you to the hotel in Gardiner. At a time TBD, we'll meet for Introductions and group dinner where we'll talk about the exciting week of photography ahead.
October 1, 2018: We travel through Yellowstone National Park to Cooke City, where we’ll travel on the Beartooth Highway, one of the most beautiful roads in all of the US, with plenty of great photo ops. We’ll check in to our hotel and then spend the afternoon up high in the Beartooth Mountains where we’ll also photograph sunset. Wildlife we hope to encounter include Bighorn sheep, mountain goats, pika, and marmots.
October 2, 2018: We’ll rise early to spend the morning in Lamar Valley looking for wildlife and landscapes. We’ll spend the day in this area in hopes of great wildlife and amazing sunset light.
October 3, 2018: Up early again for sunrise in the Lamar Valley before continuing south through Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park. We’ll be staying at beautiful Jackson Lake Lodge. Once checked in to our rooms, we’ll head out to photograph sunset at one of the many locations looking at the Grand Tetons and Mount Moran. Wildlife sightings could include moose, elk, fox, coyote, red squirrels, beavers, and otters.
October 4, 2018: We’ll leave early to catch sunrise along the Snake River with the beautiful early light striking the Grand Tetons. After breakfast we’ll have some down time to catch up on post processing and have one of our signature image review sessions. Sunset location will be based on local conditions, but with so many to choose from, there is plenty to shoot in any kind of weather.
October 5, 2018: Following sunrise and breakfast in Grand Teton National Park, we’ll head back north into Yellowstone National Park where we have two nights at Old Faithful Lodge. We’ll have time to photograph Old Faithful Basin, Grand Prismatic Spring and many other geothermal features in the area, as well as the abundant wildlife that take refuge here.
October 6, 2018: This will be a full day exploring many of the great locations in Yellowstone, including West Thumb Geyser Basin, The Fire Hole River and Biscuit Basin. Meals will be at the lodge. Be on the lookout for wildlife!
October 7, 2018: Following sunrise near Old Faithful Lodge and breakfast, we’ll head back north to Gardiner, stopping at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Mammoth Hot Springs with its travertine terraces. Of course we hope to find awesome wildlife in the landscape. We’ll spend our final night in Gardiner where we’ll shoot sunset up at Mammoth Hot Springs.
October 8, 2018: Sunrise will be up at Mammoth Hot Springs followed by our final breakfast and checkout. Travel back to Bozeman for flights home. Flights home can be booked from Bozeman, MT (BZN airport code) no earlier than 2:00 PM.
- Double Occupancy Lodging (single available, just ask)
- All meals during the workshop
- All transportation during the workshop
- Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros
- Image reviews, post-processing instruction
- Fun, inspiration, awesome images, and a great time!
What’s Not Included?
Your transportation to and from Bozeman Montana (BZN airport code), and any lodging in Bozeman before or after the workshop dates (we can make lodging arrangements for you). Travel and trip cancellation insurance. Alcoholic beverages, items of a personal nature. Anything specifically not mentioned as included.