Professional Photography Sessions
2023 Dates: April 30th (SOLD OUT), October 15th (SOLD OUT)
This program is primarily designed for professional photographers or those skilled at wildlife photography. No formal photography instruction is provided. Participants receive approximately 90 minutes time with the animals and plenty of opportunities to chat with world-renowned wolf photographer, Monty Sloan and our animal care staff. Phones are not permitted as “cameras” for this program.
General Schedule (adjustments are made depending on weather and our animal ambassadors level of interest)
- 2:30pm Photography Session with wolves inside our large nature habitat enclosures. We end with a short photography session with our red foxes. Several breaks are necessary during the program, but we try our best to give photographers approximately 90 minutes of time photographing our animals.
- 4:30pm Program Ends
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 2:30 – 4:30pm. The price is $295 and spaces are very limited. We are offering this program twice in 2023: April 30th and October 15th.
- 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.
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]