Elk Rut Photography Workshop
The elk rut is one of Yellowstone's most spectacular events! Males bugle constantly, a sound that signals the arrival of autumn in the Rocky Mountains. Giant, absolutely beautiful bull elk, compete for breeding rights with the females. Their courtship style is a harem style, and the males are constantly busy claiming and protecting an entire breeding herd of females. The rut is dynamic, noisy, and beautiful. This program will spend the majority of the time in the Gardiner/Mammoth area, and also spend one day down by Lake/Fishing Bridge.
This course is for intermediate+ photographers, who know the fundamentals of their camera and how to use it, in addition to basic knowledge of post processing.
About the instructor
Kate Ochsman is a naturalist and wildlife photographer based outside of Yellowstone. Kate believes in art for a cause – hers being conservation. Her artistic “why” is to help people connect with the wild, both within and outside of themselves, for we protect what we know and love. Building her fine art photography portfolio, Kate travels globally to photograph wildlife and wild places. Before her move to Yellowstone, Kate, a certified South African Safari Guide, ran an innovative program in the South African bush for college-aged participants that taught them photography, filmmaking, marketing, and how to use these along with social media to spread awareness for wildlife conservation issues. She has also worked in human-wildlife conflict in Namibia. These days, Kate is focusing on American wildlife and conservation issues through wildlife guiding and photography.
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