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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 Sessions

2021 Dates: March 21, October 3


These programs are primarily designed for photographers already skilled at wildlife photography. No formal photography instruction is provided. However, you do not have to be a professional photographer to enjoy your time and take memorable photos. Participants receive approximately two hours’ time with the animals depending on the program and plenty of opportunities to chat with world-renowned wolf photographer, Monty Sloan. Sessions typically include one or more breaks to allow the animals to relax (and participants to warm back up or dry out depending on the weather).

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

  • 1:00 PM Wolf Safety Presentation (Required for entering the enclosure)
  • 2:30 Photography Session with Wolves inside our large nature habitat enclosures.
  • 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 Sessions run from 1:00pm – 5pm. The price is $195 and spaces are very limited. Spring 2021 dates are: March 21. 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.

Refund Policy

Cancellations occurring greater than 10 days prior to the photography session can apply 75% of the registration fee to another session. 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 photography session. Only if the program is canceled by Wolf Park will the fee be refunded.


If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

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