Winter Yellostone and Grand Teton National Park
Winter is beautiful in Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton Park. Blanketed by snow, the 2.2-million-acre park exudes a mythical beauty. The abundance of warm-weather visitors that make Yellowstone the fourth most visited National Park are gone and the wildlife and world-famous geysers as well as the bubbling mudpots, hissing fumaroles (steam vents) and hot springs remain
Wyoming, Montana and Idaho get a lot of snow in winter and some of Yellowstone's interior roads are seasonally closed. That just makes it more of an adventure. Many roads close to wheeled traffic in mid October, except for the roads at the North Entrance which remain open year round.
In winter, Yellowstone National Park morphs into a picturesque wonderland, complete with snowy woods, ice pellets of geyser rain, frozen waterfalls, and abundant animals. Although the bears hibernate, bison, elk, mule deer, moose, wolves, and coyotes roam the park. In summer the creatures spread out to graze grassy mountainsides, munch leaves in the woods, or hunt for prey in the hills. But in winter the animals mass in the lower elevations
But capturing these winter images comes with challenges. The photographers should be prepared to keep warm in sub-zero temperatures—knowing they may have to stay in one place for hours waiting for that perfect moment. Thy must wear layers and bring along hand warmers, as well as becoming familiar with the area they’ll be photographing. In terms of equipment, my advises all serious photographers to have a good camera body, a sturdy tripod, and a selection of lenses (both shorter and longer for landscapes and wildlife, respectively), as well as a solid understanding of their camera’s settings