5 Reasons Why Jackson Hole Is the Best Place for Wildlife Photography

Over four million people visit The Tetons and Yellowstone National Park every year, and it’s easy to see why. Many come to explore the natural grandeur and the unique geography of the American Rockies. With the nation’s largest mountain chain as the backdrop and nearly three million acres full of thriving wildlife, Wyoming is often regarded as the best place for wildlife photography in the U.S. Tackling the largest national parks in the country on your own, however, can be a daunting task. Instead, take on the wilderness with Andrew Coleman, one of the world’s best wildlife photographers and renowned for his work with National GeographicBook the Photographer’s Retreat package with the Bentwood Inn to take your Jackson Hole photography to the next level and enjoy a wildlife photography exploration like never before 

What Makes Jackson Hole the Best Place for Wildlife Photography?

Convenient Location

Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Jackson Hole is right next to the airport and just a short drive to both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. The town’s unbelievable location, in combination with its unique charm and a long list of things to do, make it the perfect base for your next wildlife photography expedition.  

Unbelievable Landscapes

The Grand Tetons are part of the largest mountain chain in North America. You’ll be amazed to see some of the tallest peaks in the U.S.! Their impressive stature presents photographers with opportunities for landscape photography that looks like it came straight out of National Geographic. 

Unique Wildlife

Home to elusive and highly sought-after wildlife such as the bald eaglered fox, elk, moose, and even bison, Wyoming is a dream destination for those who wish to capture pictures of some of the most impressive and rare animals our country has to offer. Gray wolves were restored to Yellowstone in 1995 and are a favorite among wildlife photographers that visit the area due to their extreme scarcity and unrivaled beauty. 

Group Tours

Book a guided tour to make sure you find all the best spots in Jackson Hole and the two national parks. The size of the area can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. Having a local to show you around is an efficient way to quickly learn the best access points for specific vistas! 

More to Offer Outdoor Enthusiasts

Jackson Hole is so much more than just a photography destination. On top of offering photographers a chance to take amazing pictures, Wyoming is full of natural landmarks, world-renowned hiking, and a number of fantastic restaurants. There’s something for everyone in Jackson Hole. We guarantee you’ll leave with more than a series of stunning shots! 

The Photographer’s Retreat at Bentwood Inn

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Learn from one of the best photographers in the world with the Bentwood Inn’s Photographer’s Retreat package. Take classes from National Geographic photographer, Andrew Coleman, and follow his lead as he shows you the best places to photograph wildlife near Jackson Hole, WY. The package is shaped for photographers of all skill levels and features six nights of lodging, chef-prepared breakfasts daily, one-on-one mentoring with Andy Coleman, and a sunset safari through Grand Teton.  

Elevate your wildlife photography skills and book your trip now!