Early spring is perhaps the most overlooked time of year in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Grizzly bears are out along the Northern Range by late March and mid-April in the Tetons. Wolf pups are out of the den in early May about the time bison calves arrive in Yellowstone.

Some of Yellowstone opens in late April allowing travel within part of the park. Most of Yellowstone opens around May 8: Be one of the first east of Lake Yellowstone looking for Raspberry and Snow. See what the Wapiti Lake and Junction Butte packs are up to.

Grass is turning green by early May and there is a window before Memorial Day when the wildlife viewing is spectacular, but the summer crowds have not yet arrived.

Join us in early spring to photograph wildlife babies. Enjoy winter, spring and summer in perhaps the same day. We will help you improve as a photographer using our iconic Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as a classroom.

Sample 6 Day/5 Night Itinerary:

Day One: We start at your lodging around noon or the Jackson airport. We spend the rest of the day on a photo safari looking for grizzlies before checking into lodging. D, Lodging

Day Two: We spend all day looking for more bears, elk, coyotes, bison, moose and available landscapes. Lightroom instruction in the evening. B, L, D, Lodging

Day Three: We begin with a sunrise photo workshop in Grand Teton. We have lunch in the Tetons and head to Yellowstone. After spending the afternoon and evening in Yellowstone we check into our lodging in Gardiner. B, L, D, Lodging

Day Four: We get in the Lamar Valley early for wolves, baby bison, grizzlies, moose and landscapes. Lightroom tutorial in the evening. B, L, D, Lodging

Day Five: We spend most of the day along the Northern Range before heading to Bozeman in the evening. We have a farewell dinner and one last Lightroom tutorial. B, L, D, Lodging

Day Six: After breakfast we transfer you to the Bozeman Airport for our goodbyes. B

We can add or subtract a day, reverse the itinerary with arrival in Bozeman and departure in Jackson or begin and end in the same town.

Contact us to discuss your perfect Grand Teton and/or Yellowstone spring photography experience.