Category Archives: Stories from the Field

My 25 Favorite Images from 2016

This is always my favorite blog post of the year.  I realize I don’t do enough blogging, but this is a one I look forward to do at this time of the year.  I hope everyone had a great year … Continue reading

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Safari Report: 2016 Yellowstone Spring Safari

Wow.  That is the only word I could come up with to describe the 9 shooting days of safaris this spring, from May 29 to June 6 in Yellowstone National Park (YNP).  The weather continually shifted from cold, wet, and … Continue reading

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My View: Wildlife Photography Culture

Decades ago in the fall, while on a photo safari in Yellowstone, I came across a group of wildlife photographers at a pullout in Willow Flats, just south of Swan Flats.  This was the best prime moose area (pre-1989 forest … Continue reading

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Classic Moments: Vermilion Flycatchers

On a recent safari to Morongo Valley this past April my group had an amazing experience. Like everywhere else in California spring had come a couple of weeks early – even to these desert Vermilion Flycatchers.  As we moved through … Continue reading

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2015 Spring Wildlife Yellowstone Safaris

Driving north on I-15 the countryside slowly changed hues, from brown to green, to vibrant green.  Through Utah, and then through southeastern Idaho into Montana the green only deepened, the grass was longer, the air crisper.  By the time we … Continue reading

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2015 Southern Utah Spring Safari

The thunderstorms that swept up into Southern Utah in early May provided our safari group with the towering cloud formations that landscape photographers dream of.  That was the good news.  The bad news was a bit too much rain came … Continue reading

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My 25 Favorite Images of 2014

The end of 2014 has come quickly and it’s time to pick my favorite shots.  A slew of bobcat safaris and an extended trip out to Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico and to Laredo in South Texas have … Continue reading

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Dark to Dark: Oct 18th, 2013 Bobcat Safari

The safari day started as it usually does, very dark outside.  I left my home at 5:20am for the drive to Harris Ranch, meeting the folks on my safari, and heading into the foothills with Pinnacles National Park as my … Continue reading

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A Chorus of Bugles

The majestic bugle of a bull elk has a primal, guttural scream to it that instantly grabs your attention, even from a mile away or more.  It is rips through the clean, crisp air and reverberates through the meadows high … Continue reading

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In the Midst of Eagles

When I lived in northern Utah I would hear a lot of stories from acquaintances about remarkable wildlife locations.  I have many friends who are nature photographers, and they have families and friends – and this web of people produced … Continue reading

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