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Photography and Filming

Wolf Park is a great place to photograph or film wolves. We offer a variety of options both inside and outside the enclosure. This is great for art reference, wildlife photography, documentary filming, and just for fun! Photography programs are led by world-renowned photographer Monty Sloan.

Photography Mini Sessions

2024 Dates: March 31, October 6th


Photography mini sessions are geared towards individuals seeking a unique photography experience to get references for art, film, or personal enjoyment. Amateur photographers are welcome but phones are not permitted as “cameras” for this program. This fast paced program will include photography sessions with wolves and foxes and opportunities to chat with our staff photographer and animal care staff. Participants receive approximately 40 minutes with the animals.

General Schedule (adjustments are made depending on weather and our animal ambassadors level of interest)

  • 3:30pm Photography Session with wolves inside our large nature habitat enclosures. We end with a short photography session with our red foxes. Short breaks will occur during the program, but we try our best to give photographers approximately 40 minutes of time photographing our animals.
  • 4:30pm Program Ends

Program Instructor

Monty Sloan is a world-renowned wolf photographer who has been associated with Wolf Park since 1988. Monty studied Earth Sciences at UC Berkeley before getting hooked on wolf photography. Monty photographed wolves at other facilities for several years before officially moving to Wolf Park. He also works as an animal trainer, educator, and assistant researcher.


This photography session runs from 3:30 – 4:30pm. The price is $245 and spaces are very limited. We are only offering this program twice in 2024, on March 31th and October 6th.

Program Requirements

  • Participants must be 18 or older.
  • Participants must wear long pants, closed toe shoes, and shirts with sleeves (no tank tops). Dangling earrings, earrings with butterfly backs, and any easily removeable jewelry must be removed.  Additional clothing requirements will be provided in a welcome packet.
  • Participants must be capable of standing and walking through uneven terrain for a minimum of 90 minutes. There are few places to sit in our natural habitat enclosures and it’s not possible to bring your own seating inside.
  • Participants must watch a 75 minute safety orientation video and pass a short quiz prior to arrival.
  • Participants must acknowledge that Wolf Park reserves the right to deny entry to our wolf enclosures after evaluating participants for safety concerns.
  • Participants must acknowledge that this program is for photography purposes and not created for the facilitation of direct interactions.
  • Participants must acknowledge that Wolf Park reserves the right to end a photography program early if necessary for the safety of the participants and/or the welfare of our ambassador animals.
  • Participants must acknowledge that they may be asked to leave and forfeit their program payment if the rules and/or staff suggestions are not followed.

Refund Policy

Cancellations occurring greater than 10 days prior to the seminar can apply 75% of the registration fee to another seminar. Arrangements for transfer must occur by the end of the calendar year. If arrangements do not occur; your fee will be considered a tax-deductible donation. No refunds if cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the seminar. Only if the seminar is canceled by Wolf Park will the fee be refunded.


If you have any questions, please email