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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

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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A Day in the park

Today began fairly bright and sunny, with some clouds.  But the big, fluffy storm clouds began to gather and the day cooled off, which was refreshing.  The afternoon brought rain…
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The Baby Bison that took a ride in a Car – story in the Washington Post

This story appeared in The Washington Post today and was, at one point, the most read story.  It also appeared in the Idaho Register and was listed as the most…
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Maximum Cuteness

Woke up to pure blue skies again this morning - not all that promising for photos.  But, sure wish I was out there right now as the sunset, with clouds…
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In Search of the Unusual

A couple of days ago I found myself standing along the Yellowstone River with about 150 other people, photographing a grizzly across the river with his elk calf meal.  Don't…
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A Good Day for Watching Wildlife

Not everyday in Yellowstone is meant for photography, because there is so much more about the park than clicking a shutter. One of the most important decisions I made last…
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Raspberry and Snow!

Another long spring day in Yellowstone, with mostly blue skies, warmer temperatures and an endless breeze.  On my way home tonight there was only one word that kept repeating itself…
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The Variety of Yellowstone – Bears to Birds and much in Between

The past couple of days in Yellowstone have been a whirlwind of activity and bountiful demonstration of the diversity of this amazing eco-system.  So much to tell, I hardly know…
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Little Marmots and lots of Grizzlies

Some more baby cuteness brought to you from Yellowstone! Hope you are smiling on this Sunday as we near the end of our Memorial Day weekend. Betting that there were…
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Bear Encounter in the Back Country

Once again the morning began with Rosie.  She was hanging out beside the road, while her cubs were up a tree on the other side, and I lucked into a…
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