Yellowstone & Grand Tetons in Spring
7 daysJackson, WY & Gardiner, MT
Adventure through two of Americas most iconic and wildlife rich national park, alongside an Award-winning wildlife photographer as your wildlife guide and photographic instructor. On this journey, designed for photographers of all levels, you will focus on producing unique wildlife imagery while sharpening your photographic mindset and skills.
The unprecedented small group size will allow everyone a window seat and plenty of room for personal space and photographic gear. It will also allow the group the ability to modify our itinerary based on personal goals and unique wildlife phenomena that occur along the way. Our focus will be to capture images of the elusive mammals (ie. wolves, bears, moose, fox, badger, elk, big horned sheep) stopping along the way to photograph at some of the most beautiful landscapes in America. This trip is scheduled around peak wildlife activity and during the school year to avoid crowds.
I knew I wanted to hire someone to take me and a friend through Yellowstone but never imagined our trip would be so memorable. Aaron was an ideal guide, we saw everything including great gray owls, wolves, moose, beavers, grizzly bears and even a bald eagle. However, what mostly impressed me was Aaron’s desire to help us get the best shots and patience in helping us improve our photography skills. The trip could not have been better and I’m already planning my next trip with him. – Todd S – Frisco, Texas
Fun, informative, exciting, exhilarating….if this describes your expectations for a wildlife photo shoot, then look no further than Aaron Baggenstos. Aaron’s passion for photography and his knowledge of wildlife are the perfect combination for an exceptional photo tour. On-location instruction/coaching combined with many hours each day of photographing wildlife is a methodology that insures a memorable learning experience regardless of photography skill level. – Don S – Tyler, Texas
Day 1: Arrival day. Your met at the airport upon landing and transferred to your first nights accommodation to get settled in. We will meet as a group at 7pm for introductions and and a short welcome presentation given by Aaron. (Accommodations: The Cowboy Village Resort)
Days 2-3: We will spend these days exploring Grand Teton National Park in search of wildlife and spectacular landscapes. Allow Aaron’s extensive experience in the park get you to the right places in the best light. We will rise early each morning as the wildlife is most active and our landscapes are painted with low angle light. We will return to town mid-day for rest, image review, and lunch at one of Aaron’s favorite local restaurants. Evening wildlife safaris followed by dinner at a local restaurant in town. (Accommodations: The Cowboy Village Resort)
Days 4-6: We will spend these days exploring Yellowstone National Park. It’s our primary goal to photograph Yellowstone’s elusive wildlife. These days our itinerary is flexible and we will visit the areas with the best wildlife activity. Aaron’s experience and network gives us an advantage in locating a large variety of wildlife. Its typical that we see 12 species of mammals on this trip! We will visit Yellowstone’s classic locations including Mammoth Hot Springs, the Lamar Valley, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the Hayden Valley. All the while searching out badger, fox, river otters, owls, big-horned sheep, elk and countless other species we encounter along the way. We will return to town each day mid-day for rest, image review, and lunch at one of Aaron’s favorite local restaurants. Back out for an evening wildlife safaris followed by dinner in town. (Accommodations: Rodeway Inn Gardiner)
Day 7: Day of departure. Free shuttle to the airport for morning flights out of Bozeman International Airport.
Arrival & Departure Airports
Arrive in Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)
Depart out of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
6 nights hotel accommodations, all meals, transportation during the tour, park fees, in field photographic instruction, photography presentations, image reviews, and image processing lessons.
Itinerary Does Not Include
Airfare, alcohol, gratuities for photo guides ($100 recommended), travel insurance.
If you would like to register for this workshop or have additional questions, please fill out the form using the sign up today button below. Please specify the date of the tour you prefer. Please also take a minute to review our Terms & Conditions, containing important information about our cancellation and refund policies. Refer to our workshop information section to learn more about the registration process and our frequently asked questions.
*Aaron’s Photo Tours is an authorized permittee of the National Park Service.