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Spring Wildlife Photography Workshop Wrap-Up

Grizzly Bear #399 watching sunrise with her cubs, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (Mike Cavaroc)
Grizzly Bear #399 watches sunrise over Grand Teton National Park as her cubs graze.

This past Friday, we wrapped up our first annual Grizzly Bear and Spring Wildlife Photography Workshop. There were two workshops spanning five days each scouring both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks for grizzly bears, wolves, black bears, bison calves, and all the other wildlife that calls Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks home. Though I was out recovering from a nasty virus for the first workshop, I was able to lead the second one, both coming out a huge success! Due to my absence from the first workshop, this will be a summary of the second workshop, though I was told the first week was able to find a whopping 38 different bears!

Black bear cub running through a meadow, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (Mike Cavaroc)
Black bear cub running through a meadow, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

For the second week, we started our drive from Jackson on Antelope Flats in Grand Teton National Park immersed in a healthy bison herd with the Teton Mountains providing a dramatic backdrop.
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Grizzly Bear and Spring Wildlife Photography Workshop

Together with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris, I’m offering a spring wildlife photography workshop that focuses on finding the apex predators of the region, along with all the other spring offspring flourishing throughout the ecosystem.

We’ll spend the first few days exploring Grand Teton National Park in search of the grizzly bears that have begun to leave their mark on the park while also capturing and taking advantage of all the other wildlife we find along the way. Most of the time will be spent where we encounter grizzlies most often, so much of the attention will go to them, but we will certainly take advantage of other opportunities and sights in between the grizzly bear opportunities.

After a few days in Teton Park, we’ll head up north in search of the famous Yellowstone wolves as well as other grizzlies and abundant wildlife.
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Best of Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris – July 19-31, 2012

Even with wildlife at a relatively calm and inactive level, we’re still seeing quite a bit of action at Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris. We even have some night classes coming up where I’ll teach you all about night photography. Get in on it while you can!

A coyote steps into Alum Creek in the Hayden Valley of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A coyote steps into Alum Creek in the Hayden Valley of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
July 28, 2012 – Yellowstone Safari A beaver chews on leaves in its pond in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A beaver chews on leaves in its pond in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
July 22, 2012 – Teton Half Day Safari A young mule deer buck stands near Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming as he appears to be smiling. (Mike Cavaroc)
A young mule deer buck stands near Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park.
July 24, 2012 – Teton Half Day Safari A black bear cub chews huckleberries growing on bushes on Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A black bear cub chews huckleberries growing on bushes on Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park.
July 29, 2012 – Teton Half Day Safari
NOTE: We were all safely in the car during this encounter.
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Best of Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris – July 6-18

I missed last week’s update, so here’s two weeks worth of favorite photos from my guided safaris with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris. We had a lot of rain and clouds move in which helped with a lot of the wildlife shots, and even a few landscapes! I also hit Old Faithful a little later than normal recently and was able to catch a rainbow at the base of the eruption. I’ve been adding plenty more photos in addition to what’s here, so be sure to check out all the galleries for plenty more and be sure to get in touch with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris to reserve your trip. Clicking on any photo will allow you to purchase a print if you’re interested.

A great gray owl flies past a bare tree limb in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A great gray owl flies past a bare tree limb in Grand Teton National Park.
July 17, 2012 – Half Day Grand Teton Safari A small herd of bison rest and graze beneath the Teton Mountains in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A small herd of bison rest and graze beneath the Teton Mountains in Grand Teton National Park.
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Best of Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris – June 30-July 5, 2012

Below are my favorite photos from guiding this past week with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris. Get in touch with them asap if you’re interested in a tour. Spaces are filling up fast!

Below I’ve even included this week’s top Yellowstone Darwin Award contestant!

A cow moose turns her attention ahead of her in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A cow moose turns her attention ahead of her in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
July 2, 2012 – Yellowstone Day Safari A bull elk looks over its shoulders carrying a velvet antler rack in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A bull elk looks over its shoulders carrying a velvet antler rack in Yellowstone National Park.
June 30, 2012 – Yellowstone Day Safari Two pronghorn does look back curiously in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
Two pronghorn does look back curiously in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
July 3, 2012 – Grand Teton Half Day Safari A young male moose looks over curiously in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A young male moose looks over curiously in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
July 1, 2012 – Grand Teton Half Day Safari Yellowstone Darwin Awards
A man tries his best to be gored by a bison, despite warnings from a crowd of people in Yellowstone National Park.
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Best of Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris – June 22-29, 2012

Below are my preferred shots from the past week of guiding with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris. The heat is beginning to take its toll on some of the wildlife, but that hasn’t prevented us from still getting to see plenty of animals. Get in touch with them if you’d like me to guide you out there!

A small herd of bison rest beneath Blacktail Butte and the Teton Mountains in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A small herd of bison rest beneath Blacktail Butte and the Teton Mountains in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
June 25, 2012 – Teton Day Safari A coyote stands in sagebrush and vegetation in the Hayden Valley of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A coyote stands in sagebrush and vegetation in the Hayden Valley of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
June 26, 2012 – Yellowstone Safari A male bison rests in sagebrush in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A male bison rests in sagebrush in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
June 25, 2012 – Teton Day Safari A mule deer poses next to lupine wildflowers in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A mule deer poses next to lupine wildflowers in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
June 25, 2012 – Teton Day Safari A line of bison migrate in front of the Teton Mountains in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
A line of bison migrate in front of the Teton Mountains in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
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