Yellowstone Photo Tours with Max Waugh
Tours led by a professional photographer with over a decade of park experience
Max Waugh has been photographing wildlife in the region since the year 2000 and has become intimate with some of the best locations to find many of the park's major species. Having previously published maps and guides used by thousands of visitors every year, Max is now able to share his knowledge first-hand on these guided Yellowstone photo tours.
Yellowstone Spring Wildlife, Tours 1 & 2: June 4 - 10 & June 12 - 18, 2016
With Max Waugh
The spring tour focuses on the park's north and east wildlife-rich quadrants, but we'll go wherever great animal photo ops can be found. There's no shortage of subjects, from grizzly bears and wolves uncovering winter carcasses to newborn bison, elk and deer, to migrating birds passing through the park or building their nests. Our 2014 and 2015 spring tours were incredible in terms of the variety and volume of subjects. 2016 promises more of the same!
Yellowstone & Grand Teton Fall Tour: 2016 or 2017
With Max Waugh and/or Zack Clothier
This is the ideal tour for those interested in shooting everything the ecosystem has to offer, from animals to the golden leaves of autumn. We will rise early for sunrise landscape opportunities and morning wildlife activity. We'll seek out bears fattening up for winter, as well as male moose, elk and pronghorn laying claim to females during the autumn rut, and much more. We will offer this tour again in either 2016 or 2017 (possibly both!).
Yellowstone in Winter: January 2017
With Max Waugh
The winter tour also gives you a special opportunity to visit Yellowstone's remote interior, which is closed off to wheeled traffic during the winter. We'll visit several of the park's famous thermal areas, which remain active year-round and provide unique landscape photo opportunities. Our trip to the interior also involves visits to the Madison River (home to endangered trumpeter swans and the rare bobcat) and the vast Hayden Valley and Yellowstone Falls. This tour features 2-3 days in the park interior on a private snow coach.