Elizabeth Parkin

Photography and Naturalist Guide

Elizabeth is an experienced wildlife guide, trained educator, and award-winning photographer dedicated to documenting visual stories that inspire curiosity about our connections to the natural world. Her photography work has taken her around the United States, working both on land and at sea, capturing unique images while staying focused on the importance of ethical wildlife imagery. Elizabeth’s photographs have been published in numerous outlets and displayed through a variety of exhibitions. Behind all of her accolades is a commitment to conservation, a love for wildlife, and a joy in sharing it all with her guests.


  • A.S. in Biology
  • A.S. in Photography
  • Wilderness First Responder & CPR
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • SSI - Advanced Adventurer
  • Alaskan Tour Guide
  • Adobe Photoshop Visual Design
  • ServSafe Food Handling Certification
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As the daughter of Oaxacan artist, Elizabeth has been immersed in art and nature from a young age. With a diverse background in wildlife guiding, S.T.E.M. education, media communications, zoo keeping, and fine art photography, Elizabeth brings a unique multifaceted perspective to her craft. Her fine art work earned her the 2019 Hanna S. Barsam Excellence in Photography Award, and her photography has also been exhibited at Spectrum Art Gallery and its satellite exhibitions, and published in numerous other outlets, including the LA Times.

Elizabeth’s career in the outdoors was inspired by her time as an AZA accredited zookeeper. She’s since become galvanized to experience & photograph America’s majestic wildlife roaming throughout their native habitats. For the last decade, Elizabeth’s career has taken her around the United States, from the wilds of Alaska to the white-waters of Tennessee. She’s now settled into the Greater Yellowstone Area as one of our premier photography specialists here at the Yellowstone Safari Company.

Elizabeth’s passion for photography goes beyond just capturing captivating images, her work is driven by a commitment to conservation and desire to inspire wonder about our relationships to the natural world.

I can not put into words how truly amazing this experience was! I highly recommend booking the wildlife safari trip if you are visiting the area! It was honestly the highlight of my entire trip & the entire team was absolutely fabulous. From help with booking me on a public tour day, to the actual tour itself and every step in between they were all amazing. Excellent customer service. I will absolutely be booking another trip for the summer time.