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Mar 29th, 2015

Bison Behavior and Survival

Bison Behavior and Survival Despite appearances to the contrary, Bison are strong swimmers and cross the hefty Yellowstone River without hesitation.   They enter the current and swim directly across with geometric economy, exiting the other bank in the shortest distance.  Bison tend to favor specific crossing sites year after year, regardless of season or conditions.

Mar 2nd, 2015

Winter Highlights Report

Winter Highlights Report I just wrapped up the fourth Winter Yellowstone workshop of the year.  Most participants were repeat offenders and everyone had a successful and enjoyable time.  Perhaps forced winter death marches, carrying heavy artillery, while being bullied into being a better wildlife photographer is addictive!

Feb 9th, 2014

Coyote Climbs Tree and Steals Bobcat’s Duck!

Coyote Climbs Tree and Steals Bobcat’s Duck! Ever the opportunist, coyotes sometimes watch attentively as a badger digs for rodents or as an otter fishes and then may steal the prey.  Along the Madison River this winter, the coyotes are watching the bobcats.

Feb 1st, 2014

Bobcat!

Bobcat! The Bobcat is a striking and rarely seen creature found in brushy habitat, often with downed trees and deadfall. 

Nov 17th, 2013

Hoodoos, Vines & Lost Boys

Hoodoos, Vines & Lost Boys 85F in the shade … Perfect, my favorite temperature. A warm breeze with flocks of cotton from the trees lazily floating by me, uniformly heading upstream only to reverse direction in mass confusion, as if the wind cannot decide where best to deposit the fluff.  I am in the Cederberg Mountain Range, a three-hour drive from Cape Town.

Nov 7th, 2013

African Sky

African Sky Reluctantly, I left my bulkier Wimberly head and tall legs at home opting for the more compact ball head and legs.  Of course, photographing new and fantastic birds in the Cape Peninsula, I realized it had been a mistake.  I made a promise that next time I would bring both and ditch something else.

Oct 28th, 2013

Second Spring

Second Spring Cape Town, a stunning, diverse and intriguing city.   How could anyone resist the allure of two oceans, endless coastline, moody mountains, intoxicating wine-lands and the smallest, but richest floral kingdom on earth?  I’ve been here just over a week and am already emotionally joined to this tiny sliver of land on the South Western tip of Africa.

Oct 12th, 2013

Twelve Days of Stalemate!

Twelve Days of Stalemate! It probably isn't for me to provide a commentary on our dysfuntional, demoralizing democracy - or rather our dysfunctional, demoralizing and self-serving politicians, but what about the National interest?

Oct 2nd, 2013

For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People ...

For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People ... Yellowstone is closed!  The World’s first ever National Park is off-limits to that World!

Sep 9th, 2013

The Latest on Accessing Adobe Photographic Software

The Latest on Accessing Adobe Photographic Software  Adobe has announced a new $9.99 per month Creative Cloud bundle for photographers.

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