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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.

Professional Photography Sessions

2022 Dates: March 26 (Sold Out), October 16 (Sold Out)

$245

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

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.


Logistics

Photography Sessions run from 2:30 – 4:30pm. The price is $245 and spaces are very limited. We are offering this program twice in 2022: March 26 and October 16.


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 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.


Questions

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