In August of 2017 I will be leading a small handful of private photography workshops in Glacier National Park. There is no place in the lower 48, other than my home in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, that has so inspired and captured my heart like Glacier National Park. While the park has nearly half the visitation of the more famous Yellowstone, it easily rivals it for both landscapes and wildlife photography. I initially experienced Glacier as young boy with my first camera on a trip with my dad and brother. The dramatic mountains, lush temperate forests, and abundant wildlife sparked my imagination in a way few experiences have since. Each return trip leaves the same lasting impression as my initial visit.
The diversity of habitats and wildlife found here make Glacier National Park one of the most exciting photography locations in the United States. The park is home to grizzly and black bears. In fact, Glacier has the highest density of grizzly bears in the lower 48. The ecosystem provides ample food sources for the bears, one of the favorites being berries, which they will be utilizing during our visit. The section of road that climbs high into the mountains, aptly named “Going-to-the-Sun”, allows us to photograph both bighorn sheep and mountain goats on some of the most picturesque scenes imaginable. Glacier is actually situated as the headwaters of the entire continent. The plentiful water received here travels to the Pacific, Atlantic, and Hudson Bay! This water collects in the over 700 glacially carved lakes located in the park before making its journey onward. This place is a photographers paradise. The ample opportunities to capture mountains reflecting in glacial blue lakes, waterfalls, wildflowers, and the sweeping views of the valley and mountain ranges, make putting the camera down even for a moment a real challenge. Moose, wolves, elk, and even the highly rare wolverine and lynx call this place home.
August 4th - 25th
Contact me to inquire regarding dates outside of this range.
Details & rates:
Each day is packed full of activity. We will be in the field for both morning and afternoon/evening light. The middle of each day will hold time for image review and post-process sessions, or some rest if you need it! These workshops are a two-day minimum.
- 2 Day - $2,450
- 3 Day - $3,550
- 5 Day - $5,400
- Custom all-inclusive trips available. Lodging, food, and all transportation included (minus airfare). Contact me for pricing.
The majority of lodging options are located in West Glacier. There are a couple lodges on the east side, but they are already mostly full for the 2017 season.
Here are my top 2 recommendations (Click on the name of the lodge for a direct link):
#1 Choice because of its prime location: St. Mary Lodge & Resort
#2 Choice: Silverwolf Log Chalet Resort
But if those are full, then don't worry! Here are some more options:
***Lodging is Competitive & fills up fast. This may seem early to make summer plans, but for a location like this, the proverbial early bird truly gets the worm. Many of the lodges will be entirely filled up in the next month or so.
Fly into Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell, MT. The airport sits in a convenient location less than 30 minutes from West Glacier. Major Airlines such as Delta and United fly in here.