12 days | 01 Feb 2025 - 12 Feb 2025

Photography trip to Yellowstone: bison on the horizon!

Have you ever heard of the ‘eternal hunting grounds’ in a western movie? Did you know these exist in real life? You can find those – virtually intact – in Yellowstone National Park, a real gem and a success story of nature conservation. Take pictures of the American Bison in the snow, capture the power of nature and enjoy a whole range of wildlife and spectacular landscapes during this photography tour!

Pristine nature in Yellowstone

With more than 9000 km² Yellowstone National Park is not only the largest nature reserve of the USA, it was the very first reserve in the world to be created, in 1872. The area consists of a series of woods, swamps and rivers and is located above a volcanic hotspot, explaining the many geysers and hot thermal springs. Especially during winter, it provides us with spectacular images, when the steam spurts out in the middle of the snowy plains.

The wildlife at Yellowstone National Park is unique. Numerous American Bison roam the pastures, together with Wolves, Elks, White-tailed Deer, Coyotes and many more. In the winter, animals gather to conquer the cold together, which does not only offer many photographic opportunities, but also means they are easy to find. During this trip, we focus on the American Bison and try to capture it in its natural habitat. A unique opportunity!

Unique concept of photography

The timing of the trip has been chosen in order to make use of the best opportunities wintery Yellowstone has to offer. We will stay in the middle of Yellowstone, in cabins nearby Old Faithful. We will get there by snow taxi. From Yellowstone West we will explore vast snow landscapes by snowcoach, a type of bus on tracks. This will allow us to travel all over the snowy landscape, not only to have the best opportunities for photographs but also to be mobile in case new opportunities present themselves. We charter a bus for 14 people, so that everyone has ample room for movement.

We start our trip in the northeast of the National Park, in the Lamar Valley. A valley that is also known as ‘the Serengeti of America’ because of the numbers of wildlife that it holds. After this we’ll go to Mammoth Hot Springs for a few days to the heart of Yellowstone, to photograph the surroundings of the legendary geyser Old Faithful. We drive there with a private snow coach. The combination of hot springs and winter atmospheres makes Old Faithful a very photogenic and authentic place. On the last leg of the trip we explore the National Park from the town of Yellowstone West. The vast snow landscapes and the Grand Canyon are on the program, just like the Madison or Hayden Valley. Here too our means of transport is a snow coach.


What makes this tour to Yellowstone so special?

  • A perfectly prepared trip with daily visits to Yellowstone National Park and overnight stay in the legendary Old Faithful Snow Lodge.
  • Maximum photo opportunities thanks to the private charter of a large snow coach.
  • Professional guidance in photographing American bison in their natural habitat.
Group tours
Wildlife tours
Mammal tours
Landscape tours

Get to know you tour guide.

During this trip to Yellowstone National Park you will be assisted by professional nature photographer Yves Adams. He is very familiar with the species of the northern hemisphere and has experience in wintery North America. He is very social and will ensure that this intense photo trip will not only yield strong images but also good stories. He is also very knowledgeable about the right feeling in order to capture the most beautiful landscapes and wildlife. In short, the best of guides.
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This stays with me the most
Luc, participant photo tour Yellowstone, 2019

The close encounter with some rhyme-covered bison on an ice-cold morning at Old Faithful.

The best moment during our Yellowstone tour.
according to tour guide Yves Adams

Geysers splashing meters high in a winter wonderland. Bison that look straight at you and then rush past you at full speed. Both landscape and wildlife are breathtaking here!

Is this photography trip to Yellowstone something for you?

  • You are passionate about photography and would like to learn from a professional in a photogenic environment.
  • You like winter conditions and you don’t shy away from making long days for strong images.
  • You are interested in both wildlife and landscape photography.
  • You like winter conditions.
Photography Level
Nature Level
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Planning is key

Itinerary & Locations

The tour schedule is flexible and dependent on the weather, local conditions and observations.
Departure day! Brussels/Amsterdam - Bozeman (flight not included)

Today you will depart from Brussels/Schiphol to the United States.

We fly to Bozeman and depart from there to our hotel in Gardiner.

Lamar Valley

We make the transfer to Lamar Valley.

Lamar Valley

We shoot a whole day in this beautiful valley, where we hope to find a loads of winter wildlife.

Mammoth Hot Springs - transfer to Old Faithful

After an impression of the Mammoth Hot Springs, we take the snow taxi to Old Faithful, the most famous and largest geyser of Yellowstone.

Old Faithful and surroundings

Today the photographers stay close to Old Faithful all day long.

Transfer to West-Yellowstone

Via the Mammoth Hot Springs we drive to West Yellowstone.

07/02 - 08/02

Our own snow coach takes us to the most beautiful places in this part of the National Park for two days.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Our own snow coach brings us to the Grand Canyon, where we take the most beautiful photos.

Visit to Hayden Valley or Madison Valley

We take a private snow coach charter to Madison or Hayden Valley.

Back home via Bozeman - Brussels/Amsterdam (flights not included)

Our last morning photographing in the area, after which we fly home via Bozeman (Brussels/Amsterdam).

Back home Brussels/Amsterdam! (flight not included)

We land back with both feet in Brussels/Amsterdam (flights not included) and return home with a series of fantastic photos and unforgettable travel memories.

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In order to make the best use of our time, we have opted for accommodation close to picturesque locations. The hotels are of very good quality. As standard you can count on spacious double rooms, with bathroom. A single room is available as an option.

Transport and flights

During this trip, we make use of transport, adapted to the conditions. We will travel from one location to the next using a spacious 4×4 all-terrain vehicle. For transport in the park in snowy conditions, we will be making use of a snow taxi to bring us to the hotel. We have also chartered a veritable snowcoach, on tracks, so we can get to the most beautiful locations even when there is a lot of snow. We have the freedom to go where we want and to halt there for as long as we want. All this to make this trip as comfortable as possible.

International flights are not included in the price, but we are more than happy to help you book these. Take into account an amount of 1000 to 1500 euros for flights from Europe.

Climate and clothing

Warm clothing is essential during this trip, because we will be outside a lot in very cold temperatures. Yves can tell you how to dress and which clothing is the best for these kinds of temperatures. We can expect a great variety of temperatures, going from -5°C to -25°C, and that is not taking into account the wind chill factor!


Fast camera’s with lenses ranging from 200 to 600 mm are a good choice for this trip. Lens covers will protect your valuable equipment.

On an average day, we will take quite a lot of pictures, and in this cold you’ll have to bring a lot of battery power. Memory cards with lots of capacity are a must! We also recommend you bring your laptop with fast memory card readers and memory space. You will be amazed at how many pictures you will take in each session.

Something not clear?

Just ask!