Elk Rut in Rocky Mountain National Park

Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado

Dates: September 20-23, Sun at 7 pm – Wed morning at 10 SOLD OUT

Dates: September 24-27, Thur at 7 pm – Sun morning at 10 SOLD OUT

Cost: $999. Small groups: each session limited to 6 people

Details: Rocky Mountain National Park in the fall is one of the best places in the country to photograph elk. The air is crisp. The landscape is colorful with fall aspen leaves. And the elk can be heard bugling throughout the park. Elk behavior is also at it’s best with aggressive bull elk fighting for their harems of cow elk. In addition to elk, we plan to photograph moose, marmots and the fall landscape.

On this course you will learn about:

  • Photographing elk and moose
  • Fall landscapes
  • Composition with wildlife photography

We will be photographing early mornings and evenings with a break midday.


Hotel: Alpenzell Inn in Estes Park- details coming

Closest Airport: Denver International Airport is 90 minutes from Estes Park


Recommended camera gear:

  • Camera body
  • Lenses ranging from wide angle to telephoto (20 mm and wider)
  • Telephoto lens to 600mm for wildlife
  • Tripod
  • Polarizing filter
  • 10 stop ND filter (optional)
  • Graduated ND filter
  • Laptop for editing and critique

Included in the fee:

  • All instruction
  • Copy of Tom’s ebook Create Better Photographs

Students will provide their own:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Transportation, airfare, rental car
  • All meals
  • National Park entrance fee

Tom Bol Photo Workshops is a permittee of the National Park Service for this workshop with a pending Commercial Use Authorization

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