Yellowstone Grand Teton Spring Photography Workshop and Instructional Photo Tour

Yellowstone | Grand Teton spring photography tour and workshop. A great time for Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Wildlife and Landscape Photography with the bonus of being in the heart of the Milky Way Photography Season.

May 1-8 2024

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Yellowstone Grizzly bear photograph

Yellowstone Grizzly in spring snow storm seems curious as it looks at a photographer. Limited edition of 800 prints.

Spring is a special time for photographers to tour Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. This a time of birth for bison, deer, moose, and pronghorn babies will not be for yet so the predator like Grizzlies and Wolves will be looking for bison which make it easier for us to locate and photograph these iconic apex predators. Waterfalls will be in full force, geysers will be steaming and grizzly and black bear, wolves and coyotes will be hunting to feed there own growing young. This along with the scenic wonders of America's first national park make this one the most productive times for nature photographers. Long rewarding days exploring Yellowstone and its wonders will be coupled with days in the Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole photographing the freshness of spring with the high country still cloaked in winter snow with give us the best of both seasons. Also this is the best time to photograph bears in both parks!

Imagine all of this and the chance to capture the Milky Way over the thermal hot springs of Yellowstone and the majestic Grand Teton Barns.


Picture of a Wolf in a stream

Wild Wolf near the Lamar River in Yellowstone. Fine Art Limited Edition Photo.

The itinerary will include airport pickup not later than 3 pm in Idaho Falls, Idaho where we will depart for our base in West Yellowstone, Montana. Or you may choose to fly directly to West Yellowstone Mt.

Elk cow and calf Kissing

Photo © copyright by Jess Lee.

After checking in to our rooms we will proceed into the park for our first afternoon and evening of shooting. during the next 3 days we will leave West Yellowstone well before dawn to set up in time for our sunrise shooting. Our exact daily location will vary depending on the location of the wildlife, but these will be long exciting days with opportunities to photograph subjects as varied as newborn mammals, elk, moose, bison, antelope, bears both grizzly and black bears, wolves, coyotes, fishing eagles and osprey. Of course there will be bubbling geysers and mud pots. hiking will be limited to short hikes. The weather can be variable in yellowstone any time of the year but generally the temps will be in the 30's in the morning warming into the 60's and 70's mid day. light rain or snow is possible but severe weather is un-common during this time.

Jackson Hole Spring Flowers

Jackson Hole Spring Flowers

After departing yellowstone we will move Jackson Hole Wyoming our base for exploring the photos opportunities of the majestic Grand Teton national park. here we will photograph not only the common spots of this great location but some of the many lesser known places Jess has found through his many years of photographing jackson Hole. Grand Teton national park also holds the same wildlife as yellowstone and will will have many chances to photograph the wildlife while we are in the Tetons.

Instruction will be provided as needed and you will receive a complete orientation on the how, why and when to photograph each location we visit as we explore Yellowstone/Grand Teton's in spring.
Jess is yellowstone specialist and has had thousands of images taken in the park published over the past 30 years.

This is a small group trip with 6 people max.

Early Spring Bison Calf in snow

Yellowstone Bison or American Buffalo... Photo © copyright by Jess Lee

Photo tour, all field guiding, and instruction


Meals and Lodging is not included.

$1000 deposit holds your place


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Yellowstone National Park Photographic Print of Howling Wolves

Yellowstone National Park Photographic Print of Howling Wolves in a Limited Edition of 50 Exclusive high-resolution Museum Quality Fine Art Prints. Photos copyright © Jess Lee

palm trees bending with the breeze

Transform your walls with Bending with the Breeze, a beautiful Fine Art Limited Edition Print of the Hawaiian paradise photographed by Jess Lee.

Edition of 100

Big Sur California Pacific Coastline Photography

California Coast Photography is said to be one of the world's most challenging and rewarding pursuits for a visual artist. In this photo of the Pacific coast of California, the rewards of the many days spent waiting for the perfect condition to capture the drama and beauty of California's rugged and temperamental coastline were rewarded with this superb photograph.

California Coast #4 is an edition of 50 prints.


Grand Teton sunrise Photography Print of the Teton Range reflecting  in a side channel of the Snake River
Grand Teton National Park Photography Print
Grand Teton National Park Photo Print of Elk grazing along the Snake River with the snowcapped Teton Range in the background.
Teton Spring flower fields