Daily wildlife observations using sophisticated optics and modern cameras equipped with telephoto lenses. Interpretive programs lead by noted wildlife specialists, photographers, wolf-watchers and park biologists. Visits to notable sites such as geyser basins, habitat recovery areas, wolf re-introduction pens, old wolf dens, and lodges that are of interest to the ecology, natural history and culture of the Yellowstone ecosystem.
The last time a solar eclipse was visible in the U.S. was February 26, 1979. On August 21, 2017, there will be a total solar eclipse. We will be traveling to the Grand Tetons National Park to view this rare astrological happening.
In almost 99 years, there hasn't been an eclipse that has been this accessible to viewing coast to coast.
By employing simple, primitive, lightweight equipment involving skillful operational techniques and using artificially prepared enticements resembling insects in various stages of maturation - Joe Allen will provide instruction and equipment in this pristine riparian environment along the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River, Wyoming's only federally designated Wild and Scenic River. Ernest Hemingway had a cabin here and was a frequent visitor to the region to fly fish and write.
Participants will capture once-in-a-lifetime wildlife visuals with the help of professional wildlife photographer, Dan Hartman and an arsenal of high-end photo and optical gear.
GoPro 4 Hero Great for video and still photos.
Canon 6D Professional dSLR camera, wirelessly streams to your mobile device.
Telephoto and Super-Telephoto Lenses 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM | 400mm f5.6 IS USM | 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM | 1.4x and 2x extenders with monopods.
Swarovski Spotting Scopes high-precision optics, sophisticated functionality and incredibly lightweight and rugged.
We will be staying at Silver Gate Cabins for 9 nights. Cabins are heated and cozy, with fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms with showers. The cabin complex has a general store with snacks, ice, maps and wolf/predator sightings and information.
Four special meals will be provided in conjunction with guest speakers and special events. Due to numerous dietary idiosyncrasies, participants are otherwise asked to prepare their own meals in cabin kitchens and are welcome to visit local restaurants.