In mid January out at Aurum Lodge in the Canadian Rockies, Alan Ernst, the owner of the lodge, and myself co-lead our Winter Mountain Magic Photography Tour. This year’s participants consisted of five photographers and a painter, each with a slightly different vision of what they wanted to capture. They all were enthusiastic, outgoing and a lot of fun and all worked well together as a group. We experienced a wide range of conditions; the temperatures ranged from – 18°C to +1°C, there were moderate winds, some snow and several cloudy days. From sunrise to sunset we were out photographing at various locations near the lodge, Abraham Lake and further afield into Banff National Park. Overall we had a great time and captured a lot of wonderful images.
Kevin Schafer is a repeat participant of our Winter Mountain Magic Photography Tour; his first time joining us was in 2016. Kevin specializes in photographing rare and threatened wildlife and has been published in National Geographic. Below are a few of Kevin’s images that he captured on this year’s tour (click here to view some of the photos he took while on the 2016 tour). More of Kevin’s work can be viewed at kevinschafer.com and @schaferpho