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Jess Lee's Photos LLC. Presents

Yellowstone - Grand Teton National Parks in The Fall

This is the trip that has been choosen as the Grand Prize of the prestigious Defenders Of Wildlife Photo contest three years in a row.

Sept 22-28th

 

 

 

 

Autumn in Yellowstone and the Grand Teton's is a time of change. Not only will the trees and meadows be changing to the tones of the fall season but, the wildlife will be in a frenzy of pre winter feeding and mating behavior .This is the prime time for a Yellowstone-Grand Teton photo trip. Elk, Bison, Deer, Moose, Wolf and Bears will be in prime condition preparing for winter as they forage in the mellow gold meadows and aspen forest. This spectacular event along with the scenic wonders of America's first national park makes this one the most beautiful times for nature photographers in the Yellowstone/Teton country. While immersed in this great location we will put you in the right place at the right time and teach you how to best capture the wonders of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks during this season of splendor.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Great Grey Owl
Therma area

 

During your time in Yellowstone we will concentrate on Your images capturing the essence of autumn in location only dreamed of by many photographers. From pre dawn to after the last twilight we will hunt for images of the beauty of this land. We will show you how to photograph the steaming geysers and thermal areas of Norris geyser Basin and the interior of the Yellowstone's geyser basins. You will photograph Old Faithful, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the winter wilderness of Hayden Valley. When we move to Grand Teton we will be at the best time to fill your flash cards with beautiful and artfully designed images of what many believe is the world most photogenic mountain range in the world and the vast numbers of wildlife that lives there.

Bull Elk
Grand Teton

Jess has been living, photographing, guiding and instructing in the Yellowstone eco-system for over 30 years. Jess spends over a hundred days a year photographing Yellowstone and its wildlife .Living in the Yellowstone eco system gives Jess the intimate knowlege of these two parks possed by few workshop leaders. Thousands of his award winning Yellowstone photographs have appeared in publications such as National Wildlife, Sierra, Defenders of Wildlife and Sports Afield. Jess's wild wolf images have appeared in prestigious publications such as National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Defenders of Wildlife, Backpacker and many more including Ken Burns recent hit production " National Parks, Americas Best Idea". While most tour leader come to Yellowstone for a few short weeks a year we are attuned to the local conditions and keep up to date on the wildlife activities by daily contact. In addition we have a vast network of local friends who are constantly reporting to us on wildlife activities.This is your chance to learn from that vast base of experience.

Grand Teton
Bull Elk

 

The itinerary will include meeting the in the early afternoon of September 22th in Idaho Falls, Idaho where we will pick you up for our trip to Yellowstone National Park. or you may choose to meet us in West Yellowstone if you are arrive there by flight or car.   After you are settled in your room we will have a brief trip orientation and evening of photographing along the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park. For the next 3 days we will leave West Yellowstone well before dawn to set up in time for our sunrise shooting among the rich wildlife that autumn brings. These will be long exciting days with opportunities to photograph subjects West Yellowstone as varied as large mammals, the Elk rut, bubbling geysers and mud pots.

On the 26th we will depart Yellowstone after a morning shoot and safari to Grand Teton National park and Jackson Hole Wyoming. From here we will spend our time photographing autumn colors and wildlife with the backdrop of one of the most magnificent mountain ranges in the world. We will photograph iconic locations such as Oxbow Bend, Mormon Row Barns, Snake River Overlook and Schwabacher Landing .

The late morning of the 28th find us saying good by. We will drop you off at the Jackson airport around noon or continue on to return to the Idaho Falls airport around 1:30 pm. 

 

This trip includes, lodging, ground transportation, guiding, field instruction. $2495. Single supplement $250.

Meals are not included. $500. Deposit

GROUP MINIMUM: Occasionally I am able to run a trip below our group minimum which is generally 3. In such instances it may be necessary to apply a small group supplement. You would be contacted regarding such a situation but you would not be obligated to accept the new terms.
RESERVATIONS: Your $ 500 deposit is required to secure your place on any trip, with the balance due120 days prior to the departure date.
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Details of hotels, flight arrival recommendations and other trip tips will be mailed when the tour is full.
MEALS: Some meals and refreshments are included depending on the trip details, but not alcoholic beverages.
ADMISSIONS: Access to public buildings and national parks etc. is not included in the land price.
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be confirmed in writing, and due to costs incurred by JessLeePhotos in arranging a tour, deposits are non refundable.
Payment in full is required 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations after 120 days will receive a full refund( except deposit) if your spot can be filled from a waiting list or if you can fill your spot.
JessLeePhotos LLC strongly suggest that tour participants invest in trip cancellation insurance.
CANCELED EXPEDITIONS: In the event of insufficient tour sign-ups, JessLeePhotos reserves the right to cancel any given trip. In that event 100% of moneys received will be returned. However, JessLeePhotos is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
LUGGAGE: JessLeePhotos request that tour participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag and tripod. We do not wish to be dictatorial in this matter, but asks that group members bear in mind space and comfort in our vans. All personal luggage is the responsibility of the owner so please keep the weight to a limit YOU can handle and other restrictions can be met.
SMOKERS: Smoking is not permitted at meals or on vans. It can be permitted at photo stops where local ordinances permit, photography and photographers are not affected.
RESPONSIBILITY: JessLeePhotosLLC and its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, and as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause. JessLeePhotos reserves the right to substitute hotels, and other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
JessLeePhotos reserves the right to pass on to tour members any additional and unplanned expenditures incurred during the tour, via events beyond JessLeePhotos' control.
The right is reserved to accept or decline any person as a member of any tour.
Payment of tour fees by trip participants constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein including but not limited to injury, death or other liability incurred during a trip..

 

 


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Bull Elk

Teton Morning

Young Grizzly

 

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