Glacier National Park Photo Adventure

September 19 – 25, 2023


September 19 - 25, 2023 (2 Seats Left)

Your Pros:

Juan Pons & Jaclyn Merica


$7495.00 USD Single Supplement: $1300 USD


Montana, USA

Fitness Level:



6 Seats Available


September 19 - 25, 2023 (2 Seats Left)

Your Pros:

Juan Pons & Jaclyn Merica


$7495.00 USD
Single Supplement $1300.00 USD


Montana, USA

Fitness Level:



6 Seats Available


Experience the breathtaking beauty of Glacier National Park in the fall on an epic photo adventure. As the leaves change color and the temperatures cool, the park transforms into a canvas of warm hues and dramatic landscapes. Led by professional outdoor photographers with extensive experience in the region, this workshop will take you to the most picturesque locations in the park to capture the stunning beauty of the glaciers, mountains, lakes, and wildlife during this magical time of year.

Throughout the workshop, you will learn how to compose compelling images, use light and shadow to your advantage, and master the technical aspects of photography. Whether you’re a beginner photographer or a seasoned pro, our experienced instructors will provide personalized instruction and guidance to help you improve your skills and take your wildlife and landscape photography to the next level.

You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the park’s diverse ecosystem, including alpine tundra, subalpine forests, stunning aspen forests, and glistening lakes. You’ll also have the chance to see wildlife such as grizzly bears, wolvesmoose, and mountain goats in their natural habitat.

Our extensive trip itinerary includes visits to the most inspiring and iconic vistas and features throughout this unique region. We proudly offer our valued clients private transportation in our custom Juan Pons Photography Workshop adventure vehicle, providing comfort while exploring the remote depths of the park. This 2021 AWD Ford Transit passenger van boasts ample seating and room for all participants and their gear, large untinted windows for a clear view, USB plugs in each row, and an abundance of trunk space to transport our camera bags.

This workshop offers in-the-field instruction to best hone in your images and streamline your creative visions, as well as post-workshop image reviews and editing sessions to continue practicing skills and techniques learned on the workshop once you’ve returned home.

Sign up now to be prepared to create lasting memories and stunning photographs that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

What Sets my workshops apart

I believe in order to truly enjoy your experience, and to receive the most out of an adventure photography workshop, we must maintain small group sizes with a very high ratio of instructors to participants. I’ve limited this workshop to a maximum of 6 participants and 2 instructors so everyone has an optimal view from inside our vehicles, as well as easy loading and unloading when wildlife is spotted from the road.

This is a unique educational excursion, and by capping the group size, despite immense interest, our team ensures everyone gets the attention and one-on-one instruction they need to make once in a lifetime images.

My workshops are distinctive in that they’re fully inclusive– your tuition cost covers all expenses from the moment you arrive to the moment you depart in Montana. We provide our guests the best possible accommodations, dining options, and unique opportunities in the region.

As a workshop leader, I take your trust in my expertise very seriously. I work in tandem with the National Park Service, and I always operate under the proper insurance, permits, and certifications. I am an Authorized Permittee of Glacier National Park.

What you will learn

You will be accompanied by Juan Pons and Jaclyn Merica during this workshop. Juan is an accomplished professional wildlife and travel photographer and photographic educator who has a deep passion for the outdoors and conservation. Jaclyn is Juan’s assistant, co-leading outdoor workshops in places like Costa Rica, Cuba, Botswana, and Alaska.

Juan and his team believe the best way to teach is by demonstrating, and to this end, we will be shooting alongside you, showing you our technique, and sharing our love and knowledge of wildlife and the landscape. However, our priority is always YOU, and assisting you to get the best images YOU can get.

The biggest advantage of having small groups is the flexibility they provide for customizing and adjusting our schedule to accommodate both to the unpredictable weather and the interests of the group as a whole. This allows us to cover only those topics that you are all interested in, including:

• Techniques for creating exciting and captivating wildlife images

• Best use of your equipment

• Post-processing demos to enhance the quality of your images

• Image reviews

What to expect

My workshops are fairly intensive experiences, and as such, you should not expect this to be a leisurely vacation. My goal is to capture the best images we can during our time in this remarkable location. This means there will be days we begin very early and return to our lodging very late. However, we will always have breaks and lunch rest hours.

On this workshop, you will fly into and depart from Kalispell, Montana (Airport code FCA). You should expect to receive important instructions from my team with details to secure your flights 4 months prior to the workshop. 

Then, about 2 months prior to the workshop, you will start hearing from me and my team on a regular basis. I will provide you with a Workshop Participant Info Packet with all relevant details, as well as go over more info regarding the workshop to get you inspired and thinking about the images you want to capture during the workshop. At this time, you will also receive from me a list of recommended clothing, equipment, and even discounts for equipment you may want to acquire for this excursion.

Pre-departure group zoom conference

My assistant, Jaclyn, and I are always available to answer any questions you may have leading up to the excursion- simply call or email and we can help you as best we can.

Additionally, we will schedule a Zoom meeting 4-6 weeks prior to the start of our workshop. There, you can meet your fellow workshop participants, ask any questions before traveling, receive insights and recommendations for reference books, and much more. 


Tuition for the workshop is $7495.00 USD for double occupancy per person.

If you would like to enjoy private accommodation during the workshop, that can be arranged for an additional supplement of $1,300 USD.

If you would like to reserve your spot on this workshop, you can do so with a $2995.00 USD deposit. The balance of the workshop fee ($4600 USD), is due 90 days prior to the first day of the workshop.

If you are in need of a special payment arrangement, please reach out and we are happy to work with you.

What is included

• All lodging

• All meals

• All private ground transportation

• All snacks and water during daily outings

• Non-alcoholic beverages during the workshop


• All permits, fees, and gratuities

• In-the-field instruction

• Image reviews and post-processing sessions

• Creative inspiration and group camaraderie

• An unforgettable experience

What is not included

• Air travel to and from Kalispell, Montana 

• Any applicable items of a personal nature, such as laundry services and alcoholic beverages

• Travel, Medical, and Trip Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended)

• Anything else specifically not listed as included

The fine print

• You are responsible for making your own flight arrangements to and from Kalispell. We will assist you with flight arrival times and departures prior to your booking. Please do not book your flight reservations until you receive explicit instructions from our team.

• Deposit is fully refundable up until 90 days prior to the start of the workshop, NO REFUNDS are permitted less than 90 days prior to the start of the workshop.

• Make sure to check the Terms and Conditions for all my workshops.

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Typical Travel Itinerary

When photographing wildlife and nature, the key is to remain flexible and open to adjustments in order to maximize our daily itinerary as needed to observe the behavior of the wildlife and lighting conditions.

An example workshop itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: Arrival into Kalispell, Montana

Plan to arrive before 1 PM to Kalispell, Montana (Airport code FCA) on the start date of the workshop. Our team will pick you up in our private workshop vehicle and continue toward our lodging.

For the first part of our workshop, our group will be based in East Glacier, conveniently located to set off early the next morning on our photo adventure and take advantage of any and all creative opportunities the conditions present us.

Day 2 – 3: East Glacier National Park

On Day 2 and 3, our group will venture to some of the most iconic vistas and wildlife opportunities Glacier National Park uniquely boasts.

On these days, we will traverse across Logan Pass, stopping along the way to photograph breathtaking scenery, compose landscape stunning landscape shots of the fall foliage at St. Mary’s Lake and Two Medicine Lake, and Many Glacier, and practice creative techniques in between.

Day 4 – 6: West Glacier National Park

 On Day 4-6, we will head toward West Glacier, and explore new depths to this impressive National Park. 

We will spend time photographing the majestic Trail of the Cedars, and Lake Mcdonald..

We will also explore Logan Pass and Going-To-The-Sun-Road once more to revisit creative compositions worth giving a second try.

Day 7: Departure from Kalispell, Montana

On Day 7, we will enjoy one final photo outing in the early morning, or you can stay back at the lodge and complete any final souvenir shopping prior to our departure.

We will transport the group back to Kalispell, Montana, where you can catch your departing flights after 12 PM.


photos from previous trips

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