Location of Adventure
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming & Montana
Group Size Limit
Approximately 12 Travelers
Small groups are the best way to experience nature, and this is especially true for our photography adventures. With just 12 travelers, you’re assured plenty of space and personalized attention when you need it. Traveling in Nat Hab's specialty North American Safari Trucks, we divide our group into two vehicles, each with a guide, further enhancing our low-key presence. As a small group, we maintain the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions in a way that maximizes photo opportunities—we'll depart early in the morning to chase the best light, remain at a site of specific photographic interest to fully explore its potential, or move to a new destination when desired. Our expert naturalist and accomplished photographer guide is always available to answer your questions, provide tips and techniques, and to help you better understand and photograph this amazing region of the world.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Accommodations, services of Nat Hab's professional Expedition Leader(s) and local staff, transportation in Nat Hab's North American Safari Trucks, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, gear including warm parkas and winter boots, use of Nat Hab scopes and binoculars, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees.
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), optional travel protection and medical evacuation insurance.
Easy to Moderate
Tracking wolves in Yellowstone typically occurs in snowy, icy and/or wet conditions, and temperatures can be extremely cold, often dropping well below zero at night with daytime highs in the 30s. Our days generally start before sunrise and are very full with activities. Hikes and snowshoe excursions require moderate physical exertion. They range from one to three miles in length over level ground and slight inclines, though snow and ice may create rough and/or challenging terrain conditions. If you opt to snowshoe, you must be able to go at least one-half mile. Maximum potential distance for snowshoeing is three miles. While much of our wildlife viewing takes place from our vehicles, participants should be prepared to spend extended periods of time outside in very cold temperatures. While travelers are not required to participate in all activities, should you opt out of any of the day’s scheduled activities, we cannot guarantee that alternatives will be available.
Important Information About This Trip
This trip is perfect for those interested primarily in wolves and wildlife photography, as we will spend ample time with local wildlife photographers and focus five full days on looking for wolves in the northern part of Yellowstone park where they are most often seen. Travelers must understand that even though to date we have a 100-percent track record for wolf sightings on our trips, these are very elusive animals and they may or may not come within close range. Much of our wolf viewing is done through spotting scopes to allow the wolves to go about their normal behavior.
Since the areas we travel to are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we strongly recommend that all guests have, at minimum, medical evacuation insurance for this program. While this is not required, we make this strong suggestion in the interest of our guests' safety. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage.
To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
You will be met at the airport on Day 1 and transferred to the hotel to meet your group for a 6 pm orientation dinner. You are free to depart anytime on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.