Photo Tour

Yellowstone in Winter

StartsJan 12th 2020
EndJan 18th 2020
Participants6 (Full - Accepting Waitlist)

Yellowstone is a winter wonderland. This time of year, wildlife is pushed down into the valleys and rivers as they search for food, find warmth around geysers, and fight for survival.  Imagine frost-covered faces of bison, herds of bison and elk dark against the snow, icy steam forming veils around geysers, coyotes and foxes diving into snow. Join us as we access this wonderland via private snowcoach. Unlike most tours, we limit our group size to just 6 clients in the vehicle allowing plenty of room for us and our gear. Come, capture the magic of the season with us!

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We will have one lodge that we stay at for this entire trip. Each day, we will have an early breakfast at about 6:30am and head out in our snowcoach to both catch the good light and wildlife activity. We will tailor our routes and destinations each day based on the conditions so we are in the best places each day. To maximize our time in the field, we will have a box lunch each day and stay out through sunset, around 6:00pm. Upon return to our lodge, we will have some time to download images and enjoy a nice dinner together. We have a private snowcoach and are limiting this tour to a small group, allowing room for us and our gear. The other major benefit to a small group is it is less stressful to our wildlife subjects allowing us to get better, more intimate imagery.

You will not need a car during this photography tour as the roads within Yellowstone are closed to regular vehicles. Due to the possibility of inclement weather, we recommend flying into Bozeman on Saturday and taking a shuttle to our lodge in West Yellowstone on Sunday. Karst Stage offers shuttle service from the Bozeman airport to West Yellowstone.

Gettle Photography Inc. is an Authorized Permittee of Yellowstone National Park.



January 12 – Travel Day

Meet at our lodge in West Yellowstone at 6:00pm for orientation meeting and welcome dinner on us!

2 thru 6

January 13 thru 17 – Photographing the wonderland of Yellowstone in winter

Breakfast at 6:30am. Board our snowcoach at about 7:30 and head into the park. We will spend the entire day out finding and shooting wildlife and landscape scenes. Lunch is a box lunch. We will return to our lodge after sunset, around 6:30pm, and enjoy dinner together.


January 18 – Travel day

After breakfast, we depart and fly home.



Payment schedule
  • -$700 deposit due with registration
  • -Balance of $2,500 due by 12-15-19
  • Note: cost includes 6 nights lodging double occupancy single supplement please add $500.00*
  • All breakfasts, lunches and the 1st nights welcome dinner included during the tour
  • Private snowcoach and Driver
  • *As always we would be happy to help coordinate a roommate for anyone interested.

Price does not include

Dinners (except 1st night)
Park pass
Travel from airport to West Yellowstone