Warning: Large animals on roadway!
I am delighted to be back in Yellowstone National Park leading another photography workshop for the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. Our class starts tonight and it should be a great one. It is always a pleasure to work with the great Doug Johnson and I am really looking forward to learning more about the park’s inhabitants from our renowned naturalist Mr. Jim Halfpenny.
I am going to do my best to post new images, tutorials, and stories from the workshop everyday this week. It might be hard since internet and cell service is hard to find in the Yellowstone interior but I will do what I can.
Yesterday, Doug and I drove around scouting out places to shoot. We found a few new ones and revisit some favorite places in the beautiful Lamar Valley that are always winners. The lesson that learned yesterday was to slow down! No sooner did we enter the park then we drove right into a herd of bison walking up the roadway. It took a good 15 minutes before they decided to move off the roadway.
The snow pack is deeper this year and it seems like many of the critters are staying closer to the plowed roads. By the time we made over and back, we had to wait for at least three bison herds, two families of elk, and very one brave coyote. That crazy coyote was walking down the yellow line in the middle of the road and did not want to get back into the deep snow. We had to stop and wait for him to walk around the car before we could drive on out to the Lamar valley.
I am really looking forward to meeting all the workshop participants tonight, reconnecting with some old friends, and seeing what the week brings. I am setting up a Flickr group for this program so that you can see more of the student’s images each night and posting our rough schedule so you can check on our itinerary. I always leave these workshops feeling so sleep deprived but inspired! I hope that you will follow our adventures and that you enjoy the wonderful new winter images.
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