Nature Photography with a Naturalist!

07/30/2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM MT


  • $25.00


USFS Building
925 Weiss Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


A Yampatika first, in partnership with Morning Light Photography- a Yampatika Naturalist sheds light on the ecology behind your subjects while you gain first-hand help capturing the magic of summer in the Yampa Valley with our photographer and naturalist Chris Becea of Morning Light Photography.




About Chris Becea, Photography Naturalist: Chris's professional career continues with his local photography business, Morning Light Photography. Starting from a young age his love of the outdoors soon found him capturing nature and wildlife images as his passion continued to grow, he chose to pursue a career in photography majoring in photography with a B.A. in Fine Arts. Having over 35 years of professional work as a portrait, fine art, food, nature, and family photographer- Chris brings an exceptional passion for the outdoors and teaching experience to this unique clinic where you can learn about the ecology that inspires your photographs!

Destination: Dumont Lake Day-Use; Rabbit Ear's Pass area.

AGES 16+

Where do you meet: 925 Weiss Drive Steamboat Springs CO 80487

What time and how long is the tour Please arrive at 8:45 am we will set off and carpool at 9 AM and return to the parking lot at the trailhead by 11:00 am.

Difficultly/distance: easy terrain/ short distance. We will be moving to locations relativity close to the trailhead, this area is very gentle terrain. Dress/prepare for more time standing still than hiking.

What to wear: Dress for the weather (current and future) and dress in layers! Many people like to wear long pants/sleeves to protect themselves from the sun, dirt, and things that might make you itchy (mosquitos, etc.). Avoid cotton when you’re able to and go with a synthetic material or wool. Also remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes, good socks, a cool sun hat, and sunscreen!

What to bring in your day pack: 2 Water bottles, snacks, sunscreen, extra layers (long sleeve shirt, fleece) and also bring your waterproof jacket- weather changes quickly, make sure to come for cooler/wet weather

  • Must bring your own camera, tripod recommended but not necessary.  Geared toward DSLR; any camera welcome!
  • Something to kneel on might be nice (such as a small tarp, foam matt, garden kneelers).


Have any questions or concerns? Email Lexi Stine at or call our office (970) 871-9151


If you are registered and feel ill, have been placed under quarantine or have any reason to believe you have been in contact with covid-19:

  • Please call before the program starts & leave a voicemail to let us know- do not attend the program, we will issue a full refund.
  • If you do not call and do not show up we will not issue a refund.


Non-illness related REFUND POLICY

More than one week prior to the start of the program.


Less than one week prior to the start of the program.


The day before or day of the program.