A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.
Few people know Yellowstone country better than wildlife biologist Jeremy Schmidt. Jeremy has spent more than 30 years in the area, working as a winter keeper, park ranger, naturalist, photographer, and author. His writing includes several books for National Geographic and articles for National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines. His knowledge of Yellowstone and the Tetons will enrich your experience in these magnificent parks.
Drew Rush has a long history of working in and teaching about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Before embarking on a career in photography, Drew spent ten years guiding on the Snake River and taking people into the heart of Yellowstone National Park in the winter. Since he transitioned into a professional photographer, his work has appeared in numerous international publications and books such as National Parks magazine and National Geographic: Complete Photography. His photographs have also been displayed at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. Drew has recently spent years working in the Yellowstone-Tetons region on several long term photographic projects for National Geographic magazine. He looks forward to sharing an insiders' insights into these magnificent parks!
Kitty Coley is a geologist, wildlife naturalist, and avid birder who has led expeditions for National Geographic for more than a dozen years, including several to Yellowstone during both winter and summer. Since Kitty was a child, she has been visiting and camping throughout Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Her lifelong love of the region has played an important role in her following the career path she has. She is deeply knowledgeable about western ecology, the parks’ unique geology, and their amazing wildlife. Kitty’s interactive and enthusiastic approach make traveling with her a delightful way for you to learn about and appreciate the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.