Few people around the world have not heard of Yellowstone and its magical beauty. It is by far one of the most interesting, raw and majestic locations in the country. Yes, it attracts legions of tourists from all over the country and the world, yet it still maintains an untouched beauty.
Yellowstone National Park is one of the few places every landscape and wildlife photographer should see at least once. It was the first national park in the country and it is said the world. With an area of 3,468 square miles spanning over three states, Yellowstone is famous for its geography and wildlife diversity.
It has the largest active super volcano on the continent, the Yellowstone Caldera and half the world’s geothermal features. Everyone knows about the Old Faithful Geyser, but the largest one is actually Steamboat Geyser.
It is the largest mega fauna location in the country with hundreds of species of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish, some of which are sadly endangered. As a wildlife photographer, no matter how many times you visit Yellowstone, it never gets old and it never ceases to amaze with its ongoing display of life in so many forms.
Exploring Yellowstone and enjoying its generous opportunities is not something you can do in one or two days. You need at least one week and someone who knows the Park. Photographer Russ Lawry is one of the photographers who know Yellowstone well and on his workshops; participants enjoy a unique outdoor and learning experience.
Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to join him in a unique adventure through this special corner of the earth. If you’re new to photography or could always use an extra piece of advice, Russ will provide you with composition suggestions and tips on how to get the best quality from your gear.
Speaking of gear, you probably shouldn’t pack your bags for Yellowstone without including a long lens, preferably at least a 300mm one. Someone I know who specializes in landscapes once went to Yellowstone sporting only his wide angle lens. Needless to say, the frustration took out a lot of the joy of being there.
I highly recommend Russ’s workshop to every aspiring and enthusiast wildlife photographer. You’ll be given unique opportunities to photograph grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, moose, elk, wolves and many other species in the wild.