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Winter Wildlife in Yellowstone

 
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Aug 23, 2017 16:33 |  #1

Has anyone taken one of the wildlife photography tours in Yellowstone? I am interested in hearing how it went & how you handled the frigid weather.


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Aug 23, 2017 16:56 |  #2

Have done it twice and will probably do it again sometime.
There is nothing like Yellowstone in the winter. It's cold but well worth it!
Most of the time you are in a snow coach between locations and when you are getting out what you are shooting is worth the cold so it makes it doable. Plus you know the snow coach is there when you need to warm up.




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Aug 23, 2017 23:56 as a reply to sidg's post |  #3

Thanks, I just put a check in the mail for my spot. I am going solo so I am hoping it is fun.


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Aug 28, 2017 07:48 |  #4

I did one with Jess Lee back in 2010. Jess is a nice guy and a great photographer, and it might be worth it to you to have someone else do the driving if you're nervous about driving in the ice and snow. On the other side of the coin, you're stuck in the back of a van with a bunch of other people and at the driver's mercy. Several times, when we were in the snow coach, people saw animals and asked the driver to stop and he took about a half a mile to stop, and by the time the last people piled out of the van, the fox or owl or moose was gone. For wildlife, I think you might be better off going on your own, if you have experience driving in snow and ice.


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Aug 28, 2017 12:54 as a reply to RikWriter's post |  #5

Thanks for the input. I have talked to a couple of people & this tour is very recommended & since I am on a limited time frame, I will be happy enough to let someone else do the driving. :-)


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Aug 28, 2017 16:07 |  #6

The only way to drive yourself in the park during the winter is via snowmobile. I've done that. The best bet is a snowcoach tour for sure. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.


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Aug 28, 2017 19:35 |  #7

I need to correct my previous post. You can drive your vehicle from Mammoth along the Lamar etc. , but when snow coaches were mentioned I thought of West Yellowstone where most of them are based.


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Aug 28, 2017 19:53 |  #8

Mel-S wrote in post #18439584 (external link)
I need to correct my previous post. You can drive your vehicle from Mammoth along the Lamar etc. , but when snow coaches were mentioned I thought of West Yellowstone where most of them are based.


Most tours will drive you around in a van on the roads up through the Lamar, and most will take you in a snow coach to the otherwise inaccessible parts of the park. The thing about those parts is, there usually isn't anything out there except bison in the dead of winter, so it's mostly landscape shots.


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Aug 28, 2017 20:46 as a reply to RikWriter's post |  #9

That is okay with me... I like a mix of both.


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Aug 29, 2017 14:55 |  #10

Looking to head there later this fall :)




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