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Welcome to a winter wonderland.

We invite you to experience the magic of Yellowstone National Park in winter. You’ll photograph the park’s many inhabitants – like bison, wolves, foxes, elk, and eagles – offset against snow-covered landscapes that are effortlessly stunning. We’ll venture into the interior of the park, which is only accessible with a snow coach this time of year, and let ourselves be awed by what we encounter. Throughout the trip, you’ll receive photographic tutoring by acclaimed wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt, who will help you grow as a photographer, at your own level. 

This photo tour is a chance to experience Yellowstone with its quietly beautiful winter coat, photograph a great variety of wildlife, and hone your skills. So grab your gear and your wooly hat, and join us on this photography adventure.

Quick Facts

Yellowstone National Park, US
Jan 12 - 19, 2025

Wildlife & Landscape Photography


Photography Guide: Alan Hewitt
Group Size: Max 6
All Photography Levels

Tour & Destination Highlights

  • Photograph an incredible array of wildlife, including bison, elk, foxes, coyotes, otters, bighorn sheep, moose, eagles, and - hopefully - wolves
  • Frame the animals in a magical winter wonderland, and practice landscape photography too, if you like 
  • Venture into the interior of the park in a private snow coach 
  • Receive tutoring from renowned wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt, who will offer personalized guidance 
  • Be guided by local experts, who have intimate knowledge of Yellowstone and its inhabitants

Quick Facts

Yellowstone National Park, US
Jan 12 - 19, 2025

Wildlife & Landscape Photography


Photography Guide: Alan Hewitt
Group Size: Max 6

PRICING OVERVIEW

USD $7995GBP £EUR €ZAR RAUD $
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At the current exchange rate. Please note final quote might vary slightly


per person sharing

INCLUDING

  • Accommodation
  • Private Snow Coach for 3 days
  • All transportation
  • Lunches whilst out in the field

EXCLUDING

  • International Flights
  • Accommodation or meals in Bozeman (recommended arrival the day before start date)
  • Dinners
EXPLORE

Photography in United States

Yellowstone offers remarkable diversity in landscape & incredible wildlife viewing opportunities

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WHAT TO EXPECT IN YELLOWSTONE

Your Photographic Experience

As the oldest national park in the world, Yellowstone is a triumph of conservation. A haven for diversity teamed with extraordinary wildlife and an incredible assortment of landscapes, this North American wilderness is simply iconic. The park takes on a new light in the cold season, and our Yellowstone Photo Tour is the perfect opportunity to explore this winter wonderland; its expansive landscapes offer a wealth of spectacular opportunities for both wildlife and landscape photography enthusiasts. In the serenity of this snowy retreat, we will be journeying to photograph the park’s iconic species; from great bison herds traversing vast snow-covered plains to cunning foxes plunging into the white blankets in search of prey; from wolves whose howls echo through the valleys to stealthy bobcats prowling along riverbanks. While it’s obviously hard to predict what we’ll see, you should get your lenses ready for elks, river otters, bighorn sheep, moose, eagles, snowshoe hares, and coyotes. Yellowstone National Park simply abounds with diverse wildlife. Amidst the frozen landscapes, we will also take in Yellowstone’s geothermal wonders, including hot springs, geysers, and fumaroles. What makes Yellowstone truly special is this remarkable diversity in landscape and wildlife viewing opportunities; each day presents new and exciting encounters, and our photo tour itinerary remains flexible, allowing us to adapt to the ever-changing allures of the national park. During this Yellowstone Photography Workshop, you will be accompanied by acclaimed wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt. Alan will provide expert photographic instruction and personalized guidance to help you sharpen your skills and capture stunning images. Whether we are exploring the wilderness or taking a break, Alan will focus on refining your camera settings, sharing photography techniques, and offering constructive feedback to enhance your skills to ensure you return home with a stunning portfolio. Note that a good mobility level is required for this trip - and an ability to deal with cold (very cold!) temperatures.

WORKSHOP LEADER

Alan Hewitt

Alan Hewitt

WORKSHOP LEADER

Alan Hewitt

Alan Hewitt is a wildlife and conservation photographer, writer, and workshop leader. Mainly driven by his appreciation for and fascination of wildlife, Alan’s aim with his photography is to document our natural world and use this as a tool for conservation. His work has been used to support wildlife conservation organisations in Kenya, as well as ones closer to his home in the UK, including campaigns to save nature reserves that are home to iconic and endangered species. Alan is an official UK ambassador for FUJIFILM.

EXPERIENCE

Your Photo Tour Itinerary

Day 1Drive to West Yellowstone
We will meet in Bozeman, and then ride together in an SUV to West Yellowstone that evening. We will gather that evening for dinner, and go over what the next few days look like and answer any questions.
Day 2 - 4Explore the interior of Yellowstone
Ride into the interior of Yellowstone by private snow coach. What we see will dictate where we stop, but we will make it to Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone for sure. This will be a private coach, so we can stop where we want and for however long we want at each place!
Day 5Park & Gardiner
Drive to the north of the park and Gardiner, Mt. Explore the northern range that afternoon.
Day 6 - 7Wildlife in the northern range
Drive our own vehicle in search of the wildlife that call the northern range home.
Day 8Good Bye at Bozeman
We’ll head back to Bozeman, where we’ll end our trip and everyone can make their ways home.

Yellowstone Photography Workshop

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At Penda, we're all about creating incredible photographic opportunities.

Our photo tours and safaris will take you to the right place, at the right time, to get that epic shot. You'll be guided by a professional photographer, who will help you take your photography to the next level, and we keep our trips exclusive by traveling in small groups. Whether it's in Kenya's sprawling savannahs, Yellowstone's snowy interior, or the jungles of India, your journey will be filled with photography magic.

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Feedback from our guests

Alan was a friendly supportive professional guide throughout keeping us aware at all times. Wildlife – better every day! Leopards with kill up trees, lions female and male doing what they do, big five in first 24 hours, bee eaters and roller birds, close proximity overnight to wild sounds, great colleagues, and friendly staff. I really enjoyed the overall experience.

Derek Bridel

Derek Bridel

The wildlife was amazing and photo opportunities were many and varied. For my first safari it was incredible. There were three highlights. Firstly the silence being remote from human intervention, secondly eagle rock and the crossings we witnessed of elephants, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, baboons and storks across the dry river bed and thirdly the lions and leopard with an impala kill up a tree. And of course lots and lots of memorable elephants. A truly memorable experience. Thank you.

Keith Mead

Keith Mead

I cannot say enough positive things about my workshop experience. Every aspect was absolutely superb — shoot locations and time of day, attention, help and extremely valuable feedback from our leader Emil, logistics, organization, and communication. Hands down, I’ve never learned so much from a photo workshop before. Also, Emil’s passion, enthusiasm, and energy are infectious and, coupled with his eagerness to share a deep knowledge of photography (creative AND technical) and of the places we visited, made the workshop an experience of a lifetime.

Richard Silver

Richard Silver

This trip definitely reached my expectations; I got exposed to much more than I expected. The particular care and attentiveness of the instructors was a couple steps above my previous experiences with photo workshops. I would recommend Penda.

Val Mahan

Val Mahan

Extraordinary experience – trip of a lifetime. Thank you for everything. Highlights were all the animal encounters, and just being immersed in the bush with nice people.

Axel Elfner

Axel Elfner

Without doubt it was one of the best photographic trips and adventures that I have undertaken in the last 15 years. Emil was outstanding as the lead for the group and the other two members were really good as well so all in all it made for a fabulous journey. The variety of both animals and landscapes made the trip so interesting and we had one or two wow moments when we encountered something really special.

MIKE HALL

MIKE HALL

I had fun, met new people from different parts of the world, saw many wonderful animals, was well taken care of and felt safe within each of the two lodges. Photography workshops were full of good help and advice where it was needed. I left this holiday with a light and satisfied heart.

Chris McConnell

Chris McConnell

This trip far surpassed my expectations. Having such good guides/trackers, and such an experienced approachable photographer ensured that we saw plenty of wildlife and photographed them in the best conditions and positions. Had such a wonderful time.

Annette O’Connell

Annette O’Connell

It was FANTASTIC! The food was plentiful and delicious and the accommodations were quite comfortable. Sam is an excellent teacher and I would HIGHLY recommend his workshop to photographers of any skill level. It’s truly amazing what we accomplished in one short week. I just wanted to let you know, it was an unforgettable experience and I’m very grateful to Penda Photo Tours.

Suzanne Evans

Suzanne Evans

The game drives were first rate and the opportunities they presented plentiful. In particular the number and variety of leopard sightings were simply outstanding. Alan Hewitt was a first rate tutor and coach as well as being an engaging and committed host.

David Callaghan

David Callaghan

The whole experience was exceptional from start to finish. Everyone involved was amazing, especially Marleen, Andrew and Andy. I would not hesitate in doing it all again. A highlight for me was conquering my fear of taking street portraits.

Trevor Bancroft

Trevor Bancroft

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