February is a cold month in Yellowstone, filled with snow and ice, but it is a beautiful time. Photographers visiting Yellowstone in these cold months should pay close attention to how light is moving across the landscapes of Yellowstone.
February is mating season for wolves…that means that wolves are on the move and many find, that with the increased movement, that wolves are easier to see. Ad to it the ease of spotting of wolves on clean white snow, and you have a great month to see, and if you are lucky, photograph wolves.
Sub zero temperatures and water equals ice. If you take the time to search the banks of Yellowstone’s rivers you will likely find magical scenes of rocks, snow and ice…when you mix in moving water with long exposures. Get out, be safe, and have fun.
Winter causes a change in Yellowstone’s wildlife, their coats fill out to handle the extreme cold of the park, and that makes most of them look beautiful.
February is an extremely cold month in Yellowstone, but it also has few visitors, ample wildlife and a special kind of pure beauty.