This is a land forged by fire and carved by ice. Over the millennia, these competing elements have pushed and pulled, shaped and molded this region into a place of profound beauty and diversity. This is an ecosystem that still boasts every member of its community that existed before Columbus ever set sail. The valley has become known as the Serengeti of America; the mountains, America’s Alps. Jackson Hole and Grand Tetons National Park is a lost world, preserved in time, standing in all of its raw and untamed beauty waiting to capture the minds and imaginations of artists.
Autumn in Jackson Hole is legendary. Drunk off of their own hormones and the universal need to pass on their genes to the next generation, moose, elk, mule deer, pronghorn, and bison are at the peak of their ancient battle royal. Autumn is the time of action. If you have ever dreamed of photographing moose, whose antlers tower some 9 plus feet above the landscape, as they square off with rival males than this is when and where you need to be. If you have ever fantasized about capturing the pheromone induced insanity of a bull elk calling in all would be rivals to challenge him one after another for his harem of females, than Jackson Hole is where you need to be.
On this photographic workshop and safari, we will concentrate on the big five of Jackson Hole – moose, elk, pronghorn, bison, and bears. Though these will be our primary interest, an infinite number of other possibilities may arise from wolves to great grey owls. That is what makes photographing in Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons so spectacular; this is a land of possibilities. No two trips to the valley to photograph are the same.
Although we will eat our meals as a group, meals costs are not included in this tour.