Frequently asked questions

Great Gray Owls of montana winter photo safari


Q: which airport should I fly into?

  • Missoula International Airport. Please schedule your flight for the morning of the tour, or the night before the tour if morning flights are not available. Pickup is scheduled for early afternoon (1-2pm). A group shuttle will be waiting for you to pick you up and transport you to our workshop destination in western Montana.

q: what is the weather like in Montana during the winter?

  • The weather in Montana can be very unpredictable any time of the year, and this certainly goes for winter as well. Average temperatures range from -20 to 20 above Fahrenheit, but can be as low as -30 F in the early mornings and evenings. Proper clothing is an absolute must for the Great Gray Owl Photo Safari in Montana. A basic list of essentials will be emailed to you prior to the tour, but if you need specific recommendations on clothing, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be more than happy to assist you in finding the right gear for the adventure! 

Q: will there be any hiking involved on thIS tour?

  • Activity during this tour will be limited to short walks. Participants should feel comfortable with short walks of less than 1-2 miles. Snowshoes will be helpful when navigating the deep snow. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own snowshoes, or consider renting them in Missoula. 

Q: Will the cold damage my camera equipment?

  • Cold weather can have negative effects on things like camera batteries, camera LCD screens, tripods, and other accessories.  We will take every precaution to protect our gear while out in the field. 

Q: What camera gear should i bring along?

  • A list of recommended equipment will be provided upon registration of this tour. At minimum, I recommend having a telephoto lens of at least 300mm for photographing owls. A longer lens, such as a 400mm-600mm is certainly helpful, as is a zoom, such as a 70-200mm, or 100-400mm.


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