Grizzly 399 and Bruno in Grand Teton National Park

December 05, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The day was a Tuesday in late May. In April and May, I'm out daily in Grand Teton National Park to look for wildlife to photograph. On this particular day, I was exploring 399's home range when I noticed two bears in the distance. One looked like an adult, the other like an older cub. I setup my camera and started waiting; hoping that they woul...
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Grizzly 399 Print Sale

November 27, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Starting on Black Friday (11/25(and ending on Cyber Monday (11/28), everything in my Etsy shop (fine art prints, greeting cards, puzzles) is 15% OFF on top of free shipping: click here to shop. And now, back to today's pictures: Here's grizzly 399 on a rainy summer day. She sure looks great for a soon-to-be 27 year old bear! Sign up to re...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2022  •  2 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving!!! I am thankful that there are still wild places left. Places where we can escape to and where we can go to see the wonders of nature and its wildlife. Here's to many more years of adequate protections for the animals and wild places from an ever-growing human population! And, I am thankful for you. Without your support, I...
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The Story behind the Picture

November 19, 2022  •  2 Comments
What is going on with the moose teeth in this image that made it to the finals of this year's Comedy Wildlife Awards? Well, it's not photoshopped as some seem to think. (Sidenote: that wouldn't be possible anyway since the Comedy Wildlife organization checks the RAW file - the picture's "negative" - to make sure no editing or Photoshopping was do...
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Bull Moose in Grand Teton National Park

November 17, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
One of the biggest bull moose in Grand Teton National Park, photographed during last year's mating season. Fine art prints available in my Etsy shop, starting at $45 Performing the Flehmen response Read more here about this particular behavior Licking his lips Taking a break with a view of the valley that is Jackson Hole ("Hole"...
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Grizzly 399 at the Snake River and Jackson Lake Dam

November 13, 2022  •  2 Comments
How exiting it is when you run into grizzly 399! On this particular afternoon exploring Grand Teton National Park, I noticed a small crowd hanging out by the Jackson Lake dam. In this area of the park, a crowd of people typically means a grizzly bear! With high hopes of seeing a grizzly and that grizzly hopefully swimming in the river, I parked...
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Fox in Snow

November 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Here is one of my favorite images from this past Spring in Grand Teton National Park. I camped in the National Park's winter camping area at Colter Bay, next to Jackson Lake. While the temperatures dipped down to 0 F (-18 C), I was out daily looking for wildlife. With most of the big ungulates (elk and moose) hanging out in the southern section o...
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Where is Grizzly 399?

November 08, 2022  •  6 Comments
After the warm and prolonged Fall season, Winter is finally arriving in Grand Teton National Park. Temperatures are expected to drop down to -3 F in a few days (-19 C). Having fattened up as much as possible during the Fall season, the grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) are now getting ready to enter the next phase of their l...
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Wildlife Short Video: Bull Moose in the Snow

November 04, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Photography is my passion. Video... well, not so much. Nowadays, however, most cameras (and phones) have the option to record videos built-in. A great image is wonderful to look at, but, admittedly, so is a nice short video of wildlife encounters. So, I have every intention of recording some of my encounters while out looking for the perfect ph...
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Finalist in the Comedy Wildlife Awards!

October 20, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Exciting news! My "smiling moose" image is selected as a finalist in the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards! I made this image in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming during the moose's fall mating season. The bull pictured gave me a big grin... by showing his 'shark teeth'. No, moose don't have sharp shark teeth. In fact, they don't even h...
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Huge Bull Moose

October 18, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Troubles of Getting the Perfect Moose Photograph Moose don't like the sun much so they are mostly active dusk and dawn. This means that, after a long afternoon hike in nature looking for them, you typically find them bedded down. While you sit down near the moose when you finally found some, you hope and pray that they will get up to start e...
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Moose at Gros Ventre Campground

October 11, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Looking at this moose cow and calf, now may not the best time to try and use the bathroom... I found these two lined up in front one of the Gros Ventre campground's bathrooms. Interested in learning camera settings for wildlife photography? Check out my book, available on Amazon.com Do you enjoy wildlife stories and pictures? Sign up belo...
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Gear Shout-Out *** Cotton Carrier Camera Harness ***

October 05, 2022  •  2 Comments
Gear Shout-Out: Cotton Carrier 3G Camera Harness System As some of you reading this may know: I’m not a gearhead. I don’t buy the ‘latest & greatest’ unless there is a great reason for my style of wildlife photography. Marketing departments would have us believe that, once their latest product gets launched, you can pretty much throw away their e...
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Fall Colors

September 28, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
After a long summer photographing the bears in Alaska, I made it back to the Tetons just in time for the fall colors. Due to the warmer than normal temperatures, the fall colors haven't really started yet in most areas of Jackson Hole. What has definitely started is the moose mating season. On my daily hikes; searching for moose; I have come acr...
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Help Feed Rescued Wild Horses

September 24, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Only 3 months left: can we make it to $1,000 before the end of the year to help feed rescued wild horses? Get your sticker or lip balm here: https://www.vangophotos.com/support_our_wild_horses_sticker All profits go directly to buying feed! The wildies thank you! 🙂 Here are some of my favorite images of Wyoming's wild horses.
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