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Publications in the Washington Post

Writing about and photographing wildlife is my passion but I did not know that until later on in my life.  Once the bug caught, I could not let it go.  While I have been published numerous times throughout the years, in newspapers, magazines, tourism websites and even a photo on…

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One Morning in Yellowstone

One Morning in Yellowstone During one morning in Yellowstone, this past weekend, I encountered the circle of life – from death of the elderly due to natural causes, to the feeding of the living, to new life. Beginning during the early morning hours, well before dawn, I watched as the…

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Wolf Documentaries in France and Germany

During most of 2017 and until April 15 of 2018, I had the privilege of providing stock footage for two wolf documentaries that will be airing on ARTE – France/German public television.  That meant that I had to film the wolves every chance I got!  Here is the story of…

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Yellowstone Blog

Success! At last.

    Once again I arrived in Lamar Valley just after 5 a.m.  But, this morning, all was dark.  The moon was behind the clouds and all I could make…
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The Art of Waiting

It is the art of patience and being willing to lose that takes front and center in my photography life in Yellowstone. For the past two mornings I have left…
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Entering the Secret World of Wolves

Recently, I spent an entire afternoon hiking around the Lamar den hill.  The area was re-opened to the public several weeks ago, after it was determined that the Lamar Canyons…
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The Wapiti and Mollies, possible union/take over

The act of dispersing is a dangerous one for wolves, because, ultimately, they will be out looking for a mate and territory.  Most often, the male disperser will attempt to…
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The Fox Den

Traveling the backroads of the Yellowstone Eco-system, looking for treasures to share with you means that internet connection is sketchy and mostly non-existent.  I can see that in future years…
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Back and Forth – between Yellowstone and Teton

My camping season got off to a rough start this year, with clogged pipes at home forcing me to a campground before things were ready, and then a landlord arriving…
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My Time with 399 and Snowy

Last Monday morning I awoke in my tent, shivering just a bit from the chill in the air, before sunrise.  The light of the full moon lit up Signal Mountain…
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The Death of Snowy

Due to slow internet, I can not get photos uploaded. As most of you know, 399's beautiful cub of the year, Snowy, was hit and killed by a car Sunday…
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The Fox

Foxes are one of the most difficult animals for me to find in Yellowstone.  So, when this female fox, called a vixen, literally crossed the road in front of me…
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399 and Snowy

Originally, I meant to spend a night in the Tetons and then continue south to the Great Sand Basin National park, but I caught 399 fever and really wanted to…
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The Tetons

Sitting in Grand Teton National Park this morning, watching 399 and Snowy, way out in the sage.  Every once in awhile that cute white face stands up to look over…
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Wild World

At the moment I am sitting in the laundry mat at Colter Bay in Grand Teton National Park.  Had a nice hot shower, for $4.25, and washed some clothes for…
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Quad Mom’s Wound is Healing

The sky was clear blue this morning, meaning bad light for photography, so I decided to stay in and get some more work done.  And then I got a message…
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Coyote Den Moved –

One of the cool things about wolf packs having yearlings at denning time is that they wander around and every once in awhile we might get to see one closer…
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Coyote Pups

After a stormy night we woke up to clear blue skies and temperatures that eventually sky rocketed into the 80's.  Thank goodness for the afternoon clouds that provide occasional relief,…
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