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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 Seminars

2021 Dates: March 9, October 12


Photography seminars provide participants with a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. Participants will learn photography tips from world renowned wolf photographer Monty Sloan. The photography instructional presentation will include how to get the best angles, flash usage, and how to eliminate fencing and other background clutter. This is followed by photography sessions with Wolf Park’s wolf ambassadors. Participants receive approximately two hours’ time with the animals.

You do not have to be a “professional” photographer to attend! Bring the camera of your choice and learn how to photograph Wolf Park’s socialized wolves in a low-key, relaxed setting.

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

  • 9:30am Tips and basic wolf photography methodologies.
  • 11:00am Wolf Safety Presentation (Required for entering the enclosure)
  • Break for lunch
  • 2:00pm Photography Session with Wolves inside our large nature habitat enclosures. We will be taking several breaks during the program, but we try our best to give photographers approximately two hours of time photographing our animals.
  • 5:00pm 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.


Photography Seminars run from 9:30am – 5pm. The price is $250 and spaces are very limited. Spring 2021 dates are: March 9. Participants must be 18 or older. There will be direct exposure to Wolf Park’s ambassadors, and you will be instructed on appropriate clothing to wear. Participants should expect to stand and walk through uneven terrain for a minimum of two hours. There are few places to sit in the wolf enclosures and it’s not possible to bring your own seating inside. There will be a break for lunch, but no meals are provided with seminar.

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 [email protected]

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