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Trip Dates: June 5 - 8, 2013
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. Each day ends with our cards filled with exceptional images. We eat lunch as a group at one of the local in-park restaurants with time to socialize and get to know fellow Nikonians. Instruction will be in the field. No strenuous hiking.
Spring is the best time to photograph mom’s with their young. Photo opportunities are endless at Grand Teton National Park with wildlife galore including the potential for Bears, Moose, Elk, Pronghorn, Bison, Coyotes, Beavers, Eagles, Osprey and Owls. (because wildlife is wild there are no guarantees what we will see and photograph) The scenic opportunities are endless as we visit the top 5 locations for iconic Grand Teton landscapes.
Springtime in Grand Teton NP is an exciting time. Bison, Moose and Elk have dropped their young. Birds are nesting and beavers and river otters tend to their young. We arrive before dawn at Schwabacher Landing and we wait for the sun to kiss the tops of the snowcapped Grand Tetons. The reflection in the beaver pond adds the perfect touch to our first image of the day. Then on to Mormon Row to get the classic shot of the barns with the snowcapped peak. Bison herds move in unison as the brand new calves jump, play and chase each other. That’s just the first morning and we have many opportunities awaiting us. We head to Oxbow Bend but not for scenics, instead we look for river otters, beaver, moose, and elk along with their newborn calves and pups. Don’t forget to look up! Bald eagle and osprey nests cap the tall evergreens. Bears are out of hibernation and looking for any opportunity to fill their stomachs after the long winter. Pronghorn, coyote, and fox fill the memory cards and this is only the first day!
Join Nikonians Academy and Jim and Kathy Stamates for 4 wild days to learn, shoot, and experience Grand Teton National Park in the spring.
You will shoot:
The Wildlife of Grand Teton National Park. Wildlife species may include; Moose, Bison, Elk, Pronghorn, Black and Grizzly Bears, Coyote, Fox, River Otters, Beavers, and Wolves. We will concentrate on finding subjects with young. We will also look for Bald Eagles, Great Horned Owls, Trumpeter Swans, Sandhill Cranes and Osprey. Many of them will be nesting as will smaller birds. We will also look for Ruffed Grouse displaying. Landscapes will include the Snake River, Oxbow Bend, Schwabacher Landing, Moulton Barn, and Jackson and Jenny Lakes.
You will experience:
The Grand Tetons in the spring, being near wild animals, the feeling of wilderness, great camaraderie, exceptional photo opportunities, and lots of fun. No strenuous hiking.
Transportation, Lodging and Meals:
Workshop fee includes training and resources but does not include transportation, lodging, meals, or park entrance fees.
We will base out of Jackson, WY.
If you fly, Jackson Hole Airport, JAC, is about 12 miles from Jackson, WY. Jackson Hole is the valley and Jackson is the town. We will shoot all day June 8th and have a farewell dinner that night so plan accordingly.
Lodging options and itinerary will be emailed to you upon signing up for this workshop.
Camping and RVs are also an option.
We will carpool and travel to several locations during the day. Wildlife photography is an adventure and we will be open to what each day will offer us.
Member prices are only applicable to Nikonians Silver, Gold and Platinum Members. Non-members can register as Nikonians members here. Nikonians Basic members can upgrade the membership level here. Membership payments help sustain the growth of the Nikonians community and its services such as the Nikonians Academy.