Yellowstone in Winter

UPDATE: As of April 16, 2019, this workshop is sold out. Please contact us to be placed on the waiting list.

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, sixty-seven different mammals live here, including grizzly bears, black bears, gray wolves, wolverine, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, pronghorn, lynx, elk, bison, moose, coyotes, and foxes—as well as other numerous small mammals.

What makes our Yellowstone workshop unique:

  • No more than six participants. This provides the best opportunities to capture those images when speed is of the essence—in exiting the vehicles and setting up, or when it is necessary to shoot right out of the window.

  • Plenty of room for your gear and warm clothing in the vehicles. You will have the best vantage point at all times, and you will never be held back by sitting in an overcrowded van or bus filled with too many other photographers.

  • Flexibility, which allows us to adjust the schedule in variable weather and to cover unique topics that our participants are most interested in.

Juan is an accomplished professional photographer and educator who has a deep passion for the outdoors. His priority first and foremost is always on you and helping you express your own creativity, and to capture the unique images of Yellowstone that you envision. He believes that one of the best ways to teach is by demonstrating, so after you're set up, he will be shooting alongside you, sharing his unique vision, techniques and, love and knowledge of Yellowstone.

Some Topics We Will Cover During this Workshop Include:

  • How to create aesthetically pleasing wildlife and landscape photographs

  • Storytelling through natural history photography

  • Best use of equipment in varying circumstances

  • Long exposures, light painting, and time-lapse photography

  • Panoramic and high dynamic range photography

  • Digital workflow

  • Adobe Lightroom basics

  • Personal critiques and image sharing throughout the workshop

Muench Workshops works with the National Parks, and we always have the proper permits to operate in Yellowstone National Park.

“Authorized Permittee of the Yellowstone National Park.”


Yellowstone National Park




January 19–25, 2020

Fitness Level:

Walks in snow of up to one mile
with elevation gains,
at 7,000’ to 8,000’ altitude.

Your Pros:

Sold Out – Wait List
Limited to 6 Guests

The beauty was so much more than I could have imagined. And, I improved my skills, particularly with aperture priority and working with long lenses. I am so thankful for Marc’s not so gentle push to learn aperture priority.
— Kathy Martin, Greenland '17

Itinerary and General Information

January 19, 2020: You should arrive into Bozeman airport (BZN) no later than 1:00 PM on the first day of the workshop and depart no earlier than 1:00 PM on the last day of the workshop. Juan will pick you up at the airport and transfer to hotel in Gardiner. We‘ll photograph some of the wildlife and landscapes around Gardiner in the late afternoon. After dinner, we have an introductory meeting and go over conditions and wildlife reports and final itinerary. Overnight in Gardiner

January 20–23, 2020: Leave early on our private snow coach from Mammoth Hot Springs on our way to Old Faithful Snow Lodge. We’ll spend the day traveling through the park looking for landscapes and wildlife. We’ve chartered our private snow coach for five full days of wildlife and landscape photography within the park. We’ll have plenty of time to visit, Old Faithful Basin, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Biscuit Basin, Grand Prismatic Spring, and many more. We’ll also be looking for Bobcat, Elk, Bison, Fox, Coyote, and more.

January 24, 2020: Travel via private snow coach back to Mammoth and visit the “Grand Canyon of Yellowstone“ and look for wildlife and other scenic opportunities. Overnight at the Mammoth Hot Springs Lodge.

January 25, 2020: Travel to Bozeman airport for departures. Flights home can be scheduled for after 1:00 PM.

What To Bring

Please see our What to Bring page now for guidelines on packing. Approximately 90 days before your workshop, you will be sent a PDF with more specific instructions.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (single available, just ask)

  • All transportation during the workshop including snow coach and gratuities for snow coach driver

  • All meals during workshop, plus snacks and water in the vehicles

  • All permits and fees during the workshop

  • Photographic guiding and instruction from Juan Pons

  • Inspiration, fun, and a great time!

Whats Not Included?

Your transportation to and from Bozeman Montana airport (BZN), and any lodging in Bozeman before or after the workshop dates (we can make lodging arrangements for you). Travel and trip cancellation insurance (optional). Alcoholic beverages, items of a personal nature. Anything specifically not mentioned as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $3,500 is due at sign up and will hold your space in the workshop. A final balance payment of $4,495 will be due by October 1, 2019. If you are registering after that date, please make your payment in full. All of our other standard terms and conditions apply.

Additional Information

Yellowstone in winter is a magical place. Year after year, this workshop fills up a year in advance. Sign up now to reserve your spot on this workshop. Got questions?