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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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Itty Bitty Black Bears

Headed into the park early this morning in the red glow of sunrise, just for a day in the park.  My only certain plan was a hike and the rest…
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Under the Rainbow

It was a short day in the park for me, due to errands and work, but I did manage to get out late this afternoon, into heavy rain, hail, snow,…
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Saying Goodbye to Twin and Mottled – Heartaches for the Lamar Canyons

Saying goodbye to two more members of the Lamar Canyon pack, Twin, the alpha male, and Mottled, the beta male, is long overdue. Truth be told, every time someone asks…
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The long view in Yellowstone

Yesterday morning, with a tad bit of a late start, I had the pleasure of enjoying gorgeous light and activity around Blacktail Lakes.  A wolf, black, scarred and battered, was…
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Moose Monday

Today, snowy, cold and windy and a landscape of partial white, began as most do for me in Yellowstone, with the wolves. The three Mollies, and a fourth that possibly…
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A baby popped out – geese, bears, bison and frogs

Before heading to Lamar Valley this morning, I stopped at Calcite and spent about two minutes with a nice looking black bear boar.  He seemed to be on a mission,…
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The Cinnamon Cubs

The black bear that I like to call "Picnic," because she is often at the Yellowstone Picnic area, came out last year with two cute little cinnamon colored cubs and…
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Quad Mom!

Gosh, it has been such a long day, I can scarcely remember how it began.  Seeing friends, lost of them. Out in Lamar Valley, we looked for the Lamar Canyons…
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The site was down

The Yellowstone Daily was down for maintenance on the server and so I was unable to post.  My apologies for the inconvenience. The black bears weren't very visible near Calcite…
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Two cubs survived

After fearing that a grizzly boar killed all three cubs belonging to sow number 815, hanging out near Roaring Mountain, it was such a relief to see today that two…
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Everywhere a Black Bear

Tonight’s report starts off with some pretty sad news, if reports are true.  Apparently, a boar found the Obsidian sow (815F, 7 year old female) that I photographed just yesterday…
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More Bear Babies!

Just spent two wonderful days in Grand Teton National Park watching 399 and 610 with their youngsters.  Not as much of 399 as I would have liked but  both her…
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In the Tetons Looking for Bears and Wolves

A friend posted that she had come to the Tetons and seen 399 today and so I threw things in the car and drove three hours, only to discover that…
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A Bearly Good Day

While there truly are a lot of grizzlies and black bears being seen on the Northern Range, most of the grizzlies are a long ways off and not photographable.  And,…
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Little T is Nursing, Mollies, Bison, Moose and Badger – Plus the print winner is announced

Got going a little later than usual, which allowed me a nice, slow, scenic drive through the park on my way out to Lamar.  Clouds threatened rain, which we eventually…
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