Dave Shumway

Dave Shumway

Dave M. Shumway is a professional photographer, director of communications for Volunteers of America and adjunct professor of photography at Rocky Mountain College. Currently based in Montana, Dave has two passions, one for the outdoors and one for photography. To this end, he averages 150 days/year in wild and fragile places the world over. Working as a photographer, Dave’s assignments include everything from wildlife and landscape photography to journalism and commercial work. His extensive time in the field shows through in online galleries, which are loaded with images of the fragile places to which he travels. His work can be viewed at www.DaveShumway.com.

Coyote in snow. Photo copyright Dave Shumway

Buried in Snow in Yellowstone by Dave Shumway

Photos of Yellowstone in Winter. A coyote makes his way through deep snow and Hoosier's Bar has piles of snow in front.

December coyote by Dave Shumway

Yellowstone in December Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

December… the crowds have left, the snow is accumulating and the animals know that they have a long cold winter ahead of them.

Otter in Yellowstone. Photo by Dave Shumway

Yellowstone in July Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

The secret to photographing Yellowstone in July is to know where the action is, hike there shortly after sunrise and spend the entire day there.

copyrighted geyser photo by Dave Shumway

Yellowstone in May Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

In May, the crowds have not filled the park (yet) and all of the wildlife is starting to recover from winter’s extreme cold.

Copyrighted photo of bears by Dave Shumway

Yellowstone Bears in May Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

Enjoy these photos of black bears, grizzly bears, and cubs taken during the month of May in Yellowstone National Park.

copyrighted Yellowstone wolf photo by Dave Shumway

Yellowstone in March Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

March… the month of the wolf. With winter loosening it grip for the first time the Park’s wildlife begins to come out including grizzlies.

Copyrighted Yellowstone bighorn in February. Photo by Dave Shumway

Yellowstone in February Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

February is a cold month in Yellowstone, filled with snow and ice, but it is a beautiful time. It is also mating season for wolves so they are out and about.

Yellowstone in October - Swan - Copyright Dave Shumway

Yellowstone in October Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

October...Fall colors, elk rut, cool mornings, steam on the water, less visitors and (often) magical light.

A hawk in Yellowstone in August. Photo by Dave Shumway

Yellowstone in August Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

I take advantage of the passes as they are cooler, less crowded and at the peak of summers bounty.

YS birds by Dave Shumway

Yellowstone in April Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

April can be a mystery box of opportunities in Yellowstone, as it seems each year the snow levels and activity are completely differen

Dave Shumway January feature photo

Yellowstone in January Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

Wolves are out and about, their prey is in the valley, so they too are within sight of the road that runs through the "Northern Valley."

Dave Shumway wolf 06 featured photo

Yellowstone Wolf 06 Remembered. Photos by Dave Shumway

Wolf 832AF (AKA "06" - for the year she was born) was the Alpha Female of the Lamar Canyon Pack killed on Dec 6, 2012 as part of Wyoming's wolf hunt.

Dave Shumway Fox in November

Yellowstone in November Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

Photographs of early winter in Yellowstone National Park featuring wildlife, Lava Creek, Abiathar Peak, and Undine Falls.

Sept Yellowstone trees by Dave Shumway

Yellowstone in September Photo Gallery by Dave Shumway

Fall brings about a boost to wildlife activity in the park. Most visitors come to see and photograph the elk and moose ruts.