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North American National Park #4 – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Posted by on December 7, 2013

North American National Park #4 - Yellowstone, Wyoming

North American National Park #4 – Yellowstone, Wyoming

Yellowstone is not only the first national park in the United States, but the first national park in the world. Created in 1872, Yellowstone has held its position as the greatest of the parks in North America.

What makes Yellowstone so special is a combination of the geothermal activity which accounts for the hot springs and geysers, the landscape which creates such spectacles as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and the large number of megafauna which inhabit the park.

Its uniqueness was recognized when it was one of the first 12 sites to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Yellowstone is one of the most difficult to get to parks in the continental United States as there are no major cities in close proximity. The closest airport is in West Yellowstone, MT but flights to Jackson Hole, Bozeman and Boise can also get you to the park with some driving. The best option is to have your own car as the park is very large. Plan to spend at least 3 days to see the park properly.

Yellowstone is one of the few places which I would never refuse a return visit. I hope to make a future visit in the winter to photograph the park covered in ice and snow.

View the complete list of US and Canadian National Parks I have visited.

Announcing My 3rd Annual Travel Photography Tour To…. SOUTH AFRICA!

Posted by on December 7, 2013

2014 Travel Photography TourI’m happy to announce my 3rd annual travel photography tour with G Adventures. The 2014 edition of the tour will be going to South Africa!

In 2012 we did a tour of the American Southwest where we photographed some of the great national parks like Yosemite, Death Valley, Zion and the Grand Canyon. In 2013 I lead a group to Italy where we shot in Venice, Rome, Cinque Terra and the Amalfi Coast.

Next year I’ll be going with photographers to explore the nation of South Africa. I’ve been wanting to do a photography tour where we could photograph wildlife. The previous two tours had lots of great landscapes and cultural sites, but little in the way of animals. Kruger National Park should provide this in spades. In addition to trying to photograph the Big Five, we’ll be capturing the sights of Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Here are the basic details you need to know:

  • Dates: May 12-20, 2014
  • Staring Point: Cape Town
  • Ending Point: Johannesburg
  • Cost: US$1899.00
  • Meals Provided: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Lodging: Hotels (4 nights), Sleeper Train (1 night), Lodges (3 nights)

In addition, you’ll be getting personal instruction from myself during the trip and online assistance BEFORE the trip.

We expect this trip to be sold out again, and seats are sold on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions about the tour, feel free to ask in the comments or send me an email.