Eric Rock: Photographer, Sheep, Eagle, Photographer silhouette Henry Holdsworth: Trotting Wolf, Aspens, Bison, Grand Prisnatic Hotspring
Doug Oglesby: Red Fox Paul Brown: Wolf on the horizon
Jason Savage: Owl, Coyote trifecta, Electric Peak
The Best Opportunity to Watch Wolves & Winter Wildlife in Their Natural Habitat
There's no better chance to observe wolves in the wild than on this rare immersion in their native realm. Our custom-designed wolf and wildlife photography intensive spends five full days in the famed Lamar Valley of Yellowstone's Northern Range, the best spot on the planet for viewing wolves—and, if we're lucky, capturing images of wolf packs living freely in their natural environment. Though wolves are elusive and typically seen at a distance, the wide-open expanses of the Lamar offer the best prospects for sighting them. Through the relationships we've cultivated with local scientists, wolf researchers and renowned wildlife photographers, we are able to offer this exclusive photo safari for a few privileged guests keen for an intimate encounter with Canis lupus.
Five full days of tracking wolves in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone's Northern Range—you won't find a more in-depth opportunity!
A scenic one-hour helicopter flight offers rare perspective on the scope of the wolves’ habitat, plus elk, bison and moose migration patterns
Meet local wildlife photographers and naturalists who share their expert knowledge with the group through exclusive private engagements
No One Else Offers This In-Depth Immersion in the Wolf's World!
Nat Hab offer the most in-depth winter wolf adventure you'll find in Yellowstone Country. What sets our wildlife photo safari apart? Learn more:
More Chances to See & Photograph Wolves If you're truly passionate about wolves, this custom-designed trip offers five full days of wolf tracking in Yellowstone's Northern Range. No one else offers this in-depth opportunity in the best place on Earth to see these icons of the American wilderness. Of course, we never know exactly where the wolves will be. Even though Yellowstone's Lamar Valley is the world's preeminent spot for viewing gray wolves in the wild (and we've never missed seeing them to date), wolves are at the center of controversy and their increasing elusiveness due to the impact of hunting can make it a challenge to find them. But we embrace that challenge with enthusiasm, and that is the allure of nature when taken on her own terms, rather than turning to game farms to get photos of wolves.
A Small Group Offers a Peaceful, Personalized Experience Our group of approximately 12 guests is further divided into two smaller groups in two vehicles, each with an Expedition Leader, for a quieter experience of nature with less impact on our natural surroundings. Traveling with fewer people also allows us to move quickly to areas where wolves have most recently been spotted, and to observe them without disturbing them. Plus, you're guaranteed more personal attention from our Expedition Leader, who is always at your side to offer photography tips and answer all your questions.
Your Guides are Professional Naturalists and Photographers You won't find more qualified guides! Our Expedition Leaders are both naturalists and accomplished photographers, with in-depth knowledge of Yellowstone's wolves and their habitat. They are in constant contact with local wolf researchers, giving us the benefit of the most current, inside knowledge of wolf locations and activity. Our Yellowstone Photo Expedition Leaders have been guiding in this region for an average of eight years, and they receive additional training and resources from WWF scientists. We're proud that they are the guides called upon to train other local guides. Read our Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
Meet with Renowned Local Wildlife Photographers Drawing on our years of experience in the area, we've arranged a private visit with two of the country's premier wolf and wildlife photographers and videographers. We'll visit the gallery of famed local naturalist/photographer Dan Hartman, who joins us for an outing in the Lamar Valley for our best chance to see wolves in their natural environment. And we'll be joined for lunch by Emmy Award-winning wildlife cinematographer Bob Landis, a legendary filmmaker in the Yellowstone region.
Custom-Outfitted Vehicles Built for Wildlife Viewing
Though generally speaking, we stand outside the vehicle and use spotting scopes when we are actively searching for wolves, we cannot overstate the importance of our customized safari vehicles for further enhancing your wildlife viewing and photography opportunities. Unlike other companies that rely on standard small buses for commercial group travel, we use safari-style vehicles designed especially for wildlife observation, with roof hatches and large side windows that slide all the way open to enhance your perspective and access for photos. With just six travelers per vehicle (12 total), our vehicles are never filled to capacity, so you’ll have plenty of elbow room and space for equipment, plus a guaranteed window seat.
Exclusive Hour-Long Scenic Flyover of Yellowstone National Park Enjoy a very rare opportunity to see wildlife migration routes from the air and gain perspective on the scope and diversity of this protected wolf/wildlife habitat. Our custom-designed one-hour helicopter flight is a special privilege, as commercial scenic flights are rarely permitted over the park. With just six travelers plus our Expedition Leader, everyone gets a window seat.
High-Quality Optics to Enhance Wolf Watching As with all our wolf-watching trips, we provide the highest quality optical equipment to enhance your wolf-watching experience, with top-quality spotting scopes and binoculars available for use by all travelers.
Cold-Weather Boots & Parkas Provided Don't worry about packing heavy outdoor gear and paying extra for checked-baggage fees: we provide sturdy, warm winter boots plus heavy parkas for our guests' use during the trip. Yellowstone is famously cold in the winter, but you'll be comfortable in our top-quality gear.
Low-Season Travel for Better Wolf Encounters Traveling in early spring means far fewer visitors—which likely means that wolves may be less shy—plus there’s a chance we could see the season’s first bears just emerging from hibernation. Wildlife will far exceed tourists in March, and you'll savor a genuine sense of the wilderness across Yellowstone's iconic landscapes.
Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Outstanding Wolf Photo Tour When you travel with Natural Habitat Adventures, you get our exclusive guarantee that states that we will meet the high expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise for yourself!
Feel Good About the Way You Travel We all care about the planet, and you can travel with us knowing that the emissions from your trip are 100-percent carbon-offset. Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company, a feature that is especially critical when considering that wildlife and their habitats are under substantial threat from our planet’s warming temperatures.
Natural Habitat Adventures Is World Wildlife Fund’s Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our small-group nature adventures, World Wildlife Fund, the world’s leading environmental conservation organization, has named Natural Habitat its worldwide travel partner—a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
Photograph the awe-inspiring scenery and wildlife of Grand Teton and Yellowstone under the guidance of expert photographers and naturalists. 8 Days / Jan, From $6295
Yellowstone Winter Photo Expedition
Discover the phenomenal photographic opportunities of Yellowstone’s quiet season, during the heart of winter when wolves and wildlife are more plentiful than people. Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks contain the largest concentration of free-roaming wildlife in the Lower 48, a nature photographer’s grail. Shaggy bison forage for food, their coats rimmed in frost, nostrils creating steam clouds in the frozen air. Elk congregate in vast herds. In the remote reaches of the Lamar Valley we watch for wolves, silently snapping the stealthy predators as they move through the powder. This all-encompassing nature adventure promises exquisite rewards for photographers!