Rocky Mountain Bugle Boys: Elk Rut Photography Workshop
September 28 - October 1
The elk rut is an incredible wildlife event. 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. We will spend the majority of our time in Gardiner/Mammoth, and then we will also spend one day down by Lake/Fishing Bridge. This is a photography focused seminar.
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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