Yellowstone Birds: Advanced Photography Workshop

Yellowstone Birds: Advanced Photography Workshop

$562.50
Dates:
May 20 - 22
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Meals Included?:
Yes
Instructors:
Forrest Rowland
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Program Subject:
Photography, Wildlife

During this advanced workshop we will spend two full days in Yellowstone learning a number of good photographic practices and fieldcraft techniques by exploring a deeper understanding of both the charismatic megafauna and the fantastic birds of the Greater Yellowstone Ecoregion. We will spend time with such iconic species as Sandhill Crane, Golden Eagle, Mountain Bluebird, and Trumpeter Swan capturing their nesting and courtship behaviors at the height of breeding season! With luck, rarer species such as Dusky Grouse, Northern Pygmy-Owl, or Williamson’s Sapsucker might be found, among many others. While seeking out the bird shots we want, we will surely come across unforgettable mammal sightings. Bison with newborns, Wolves on a hunt or at a den, perhaps even a Grizzly Bear rooting for food are among the likely encounters we’ll spend time enjoying. By understanding the behaviors and natural history of the species we hope to photograph, we’ll learn how to better portray their lives and stories through our images.

About the instructor

Forrest Rowland is a published ornithologist and photographer who has happily resided in the Greater Yellowstone Ecoregion for the past 13 years. Beyond becoming intimately familiar with the resident and migratory birds of our region, he is an expert in the birds of Montana, the United States, and South America, where he has held or currently holds seats on Rare Bird Commitees, conservation committees and non-profit boards. During the course of his career in avian conservation biology, expedition planning, ecotourism business development, and photography Forrest has been honored to lead birding and wildlife adventures in more than 50 countries on 6 continents. He is excited to bring his passion for birds and ecology to this course and share his knowledge and love of Yellowstone’s amazing animals with you!

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Yellowstone Birds: Advanced Photography Workshop

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SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.