Category Archives: Photo Safaris

A Thousand Words – Reminiscing and Mineral King

My photography heart resides in the American West, from border to border, Canada to Mexico – from the Rockies west to the California Coast.  My first photography trip to Glacier was in 1986, my last was two years ago. My … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – From Low Days to High Days

On my worst day in the field, chasing a particular animal that I can’t find (usually bobcats), I am rewarded a number of different ways.  First, I’m spending an entire day out in nature.  Every day that I spend out … Continue reading

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My Top 25 Images from 2019

This has been a year of improving animal portraits for me.  As wildlife a photographer it is always nice to shoot a new species, but for me, 2019 has been a year of improved encounters where I’ve been able to … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – Utah

For over 28 years I lived and worked in Utah, and in that time I learned most of what I know about photography.  Beginning after my 2-year church mission to Montana, first in Provo (BYU) and Utah County, then St. … Continue reading

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Always Colorful Colorado

I’ve done many photography safaris to Colorado and never been disappointed, never. On my most recent trip a few weeks ago at the end of September we hit patches of mountains that still had more green aspens than yellow, but … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – The Coming of the Fall Elk Rut

There are few things I look forward to as much as the autumn elk rut in Yellowstone National Park.  While my home in California is still hot (though cooling, especially in the morning) the long drive north brings higher elevations … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – The Wolves of Yellowstone

Over the years since the gray wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone – the winter of 1995, thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of encounters have occurred with photographers. I have seen many amazing images and always get a tad jealous of … Continue reading

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My 2017 Favorite Photos of The Year

While this is always a fun blog post to create, scoring my own shots is difficult to do – not because I’m easy on myself, but because I’m extremely critical of my own shots. After judging so many contests my … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – The Crystal Mill (CO)

If you haven’t photographed the iconic Colorado location, known as The Crystal Mill, then you have missed out on one of western America’s most classic shots. To be honest, I photographed it for the first time last year (2016) as … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – A Gray Fox to Remember

Surprise is a common occurrence for wildlife photographers, maybe the most common occurrence. While you can make educated guesses based on past experiences, about timing, or locations, or weather – still, the shock of a great encounter always amazes me, … Continue reading

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