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DATES: September 23-26, 2013
Fall in Yellowstone NP is an exciting time. Bears have entered hyperphagia so they feed constantly, preparing for hibernation. Most of the deer species are in full rut with giant bull elk bugling and chasing females. Pronghorn bucks gather their harems and chase off the competition. Wolves are active in the early mornings in Lamar Valley as the young pups join the pack to hunt their prey. Bison herds roam the meadows as autumn colors return after a summer of love. The air has the smell of changing seasons and winter is just around the corner. This is Yellowstone National Park in its prime.
We cruise the Madison River in the early morning looking for bull elk and their harem. The cool morning air greets us as we make the first of many wildlife images. Later, as the day warms, we stroll down one of the many boardwalks to get abstract shots of the mineral deposits as steam rises all around us. Old Faithful erupts on time and fills our cards with memorable images. Join Nikonians Academy and Jim and Kathy Stamates for 4 wild days to learn, experience, and capture the essence of Yellowstone National Park in the Fall.
This is an intense 4 days of photography. We will position ourselves each day before dawn for the best light and best wildlife or landscape options. We will visit the many icons of Yellowstone including Yellowstone Falls, Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic, Mammoth Hot Springs and more, while keeping a keen eye for wildlife along the way. Each day ends with our cards filled with exceptional images. We eat lunch as a group at one of the local restaurants with time to socialize and get to know fellow enthusiasts. Instruction will be in the field with no strenuous hiking.
It is our goal to get you into the very best positions in order to photograph the best animals at the best time of day. Jim and Kathy have been photographing in Yellowstone for decades and know the area extremely well.
Most Likely: (many with young)
Big Horn Sheep
(because wildlife is wild there are no guarantees what we will see and photograph)
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Expert guidance from a Professional Wildlife Photography Team (Jim and Kathy Stamates)
4 days of intense photography
Great Camaraderie with like minded enthusiasts
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Airfare; Closest Airport - BZN at Bozeman MT
NOTE: It is about 90 mi. To Garner 1.5 hour drive. Allow enough time to be there for the orientation which will be around 6PM.
Lodging, Meals, and Transportation are not included (car pooling highly recommended)
NOTE: We will share your email with other students for car pooling and room share.
We will stay in Gardner MT for the first night and Cooke City for 3 nights then back to Gardner for our last night (a list of lodging will be sent after registration, camping is also an option)
If you cancel more than 30 days before the workshop, we will refund your tuition except for a $125 fee. If you cancel less than 30 days before the workshop, we will refund 50% of the tuition. If you cancel less than 7 days before the workshop, we offer no refund.
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