“Winter in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons”
By Bill Lea Set for November PSC Meeting

Bison cow covered with hoar frost

To what extreme would you venture to capture outstanding winter images? Would you be willing to enter the caldera of an active volcano? Would you risk it? Although it is not near as dangerous as it sounds, a vast array of subjects can be found and photographed amongst the hot springs, fumaroles, and geysers of Yellowstone National Park, a still vibrant volcano. Photographing winter wildlife and scenery in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone is simply amazing.

Bill Lea will provide attendees with a glimpse of the spectrum of photographic opportunities a winter visit to these two national parks will provide. When you find a frost-encrusted bison walking towards you, a coyote howling to the pack, or a red fox leaping from a snow bank directly in front of your camera, you quickly realize the opportunities make the challenges of cold-weather photography more than worthwhile. Only then do you truly understand that venturing into the caldera of an active volcano to photograph winter wildlife is exactly what you need to make your life a little more exciting.

Photographing the wonder of wildlife, wildflowers, landscapes, and a variety of other natural subjects from the Canadian Rockies to South Florida is a passion for Bill Lea. Capturing intimate images of wildlife and landscapes in “just the right light” has long been the trademark of Bill’s photography. However, he may be best known for his portrayal of black bears, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Florida Everglades. Photographing black bears for more than two decades has provided Bill with extraordinary opportunities to learn about bears. For nearly 20 years Bill has been presenting educational programs throughout western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee in an effort to dispel the many myths and un-truths about bears. He has appeared on Dateline NBC, National Public Radio, Midwest Outdoors, Animal Planet, local radio stations, news stations, and a variety of other programs. Bill lived among bears for two to three months per year for nearly a decade. He currently posts a bear photo and educational message nearly every day on his Facebook Page: (www.facebook.com/BillLeaPhotography)

Coyote rolling in the snow

The enjoyment of sharing the wonder of black bears and nature with others is second only to Bill’s desire for promoting a respect for all wildlife and the natural world. If you would like to see more of Bill’s photography please visit his website at www.BillLea.com.


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