Wildflower Photography in the Rockies: Aim for July – August

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For those landscape photographers among you who are hoping to get up to the Rockies this summer for some wildflower photography, try to aim to visit in the last week of July and/or the first week of August, though this late and huge snow pack may affect things slightly, so it might be prudent to try to delay until about August 5th-10th.  Then again, it could be sunny and warm for all of May, so everything could be back on track again by June 1st (I’ll let you know on this blog).

Wildflower photography in the Rockies is usually best in late July into early August

Either way, roadside flowers usually start appearing in the first or second week of July, while the big profusions of alpine wildflowers are normally in the last week of July and into early August.
If you’ve got the time, you may also want to consider heading over to British Columbia’s Purcell or Selkirk Mountain Ranges, where the wildflower blooms often rival and even beat out the best the Rockies have to offer.

Glacier Lilies in Jumbo Pass in the Purcell Mountains

Happy shooting!
John
PS – interesting in learning how to photograph wildflowers in a stunning setting?  Then think about joining me in August for a wildflower workshop in the Bugaboo Mountains in B.C.!

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