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September 27-October 5 Workshop – This workshop encompasses both Yellowstone and Tetons National Parks and is timed to coincide with the rut of Elk, Moose, Bighorn and other mammals as well as beautiful fall colors for landscapes and to top it off, bears and other predators should still be active.  It includes 3 nights each in West Yellowstone, Montana and in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

February 8-14 Workshop – This workshop focuses on the winter wildlife of the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park.  This is the best part of the part for wildlife viewing and early February is the best time of year to see and photograph courting wolves, coyotes and foxes.  Large numbers of bison and elk as well as many other mammals reside here in the winter.  We will also be on the lookout for birds such as Rosy Finches, Pine Grosbeak and Dusky Grouse among others.

Maximum Participants: 5 including photographers and nonphotographers.

Cost and Logistics

September 27-October 5 Workshop – Cost is $5,450 per photographer with a single supplement of $800.  Nonphotographer spouse cost is $4,950.  Deposit is $1,400.  Balance is due 30 days before the trip.  Arrival and departure city is Bozeman, Montana.  Cost includes all lodging, transportation during the workshop, instruction and guiding.  It does not include meals and flights to and from Bozeman.  If anyone would like to drive their own vehicle during the workshop they are welcome to. 

February 8-14 Workshop – Cost is $4,250 per photographer with a single supplement of $600.  Nonphotographer spouse cost is $3,750.  Deposit is $1,100.  Cost includes all transportation during the workshop, lodging, guiding and instruction. It does not include cost of flights to and from Bozeman, Montana or meals.  Fly into Bozeman, Montana by mid day February 8th.  Ken will pick up the group and then drive to Gardiner, Montana where you will stay in a nice hotel.  Then you will have 5 full days and 2 half days of photography in the Lamar Valley.  Mid day on the 14th Ken will drive the group back to Bozeman, Montana for your afternoon flights home.

2026 costs: $4,450 photographer, $3,950 nonphotographer, $600 single supplement.


September 27th – Arrival to Bozeman, Montana by 3pm.  Ken can pick you up at the airport.  Transfer to West Yellowstone, Montana. Evening presentation on photographing wildlife and birds.  Hotel: A nice hotel in West Yellowstone.

September 28th-October 1st – 2 full days of photography in the Madison Valley and interior of Yellowstone National Park.  We will photograph Bighorn, Bison, Pronghorn and other mammals at the start of the rut.  The fall colors should make for beautiful backdrops and landscapes.  We will also be on the lookout for birds including waterfowl such as Trumpeter Swans and Barrow’s Goldeneye.  Bears will still be active at this time of year and we will look for them as well as other predators such as Coyote, Red Fox, Bobcat and Wolf.  Hotel: A nice hotel in West Yellowstone MT.

October 1st – Today we will check out of our hotel and work our way through the interior of Yellowstone down through the Tetons to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  This will be an incredibly scenic drive with a large variety of wildlife and birds. A nice hotel in Jackson Hole. 

October 2nd and 3rd – We will spend two full days photographing in beautiful Tetons National Park today.  The Tetons is especially good for Moose and Elk and we will be there during the height of the rut. Hotel: A nice hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 

October 4th – Today we will work our way back through the Tetons and Yellowstone photographing wildlife, birds and landscapes on the way and in the evening we will arrive back to Bozeman, Montana. Hotel: La Quinta by Wyndham, Bozeman, Montana.

October 5th – Ken can drop you off at the airport anytime for your return trip home.  If we have time in the morning we will do some photoshop processing and review of images. 

Ken Archer

Ken Archer

Ken Archer has been a professional wildlife photographer for the last 25 years. His work is widely published and he is a former first place category winner in Nature’s Best Photo Contest and an overall winner of the Wyoming Wildlife Photo Contest. He has spent a great deal of time photographing wildlife in the American West. Ken uses Canon.

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