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In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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Young Bull Moose https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/young-bull-moose A young bull moose takes a break from chasing the ladies during the annual fall rut.

Note the small strand of velvet dangling from his antlers.

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 56 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-56 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 55 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-55 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 54 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-54 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 53 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-53 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 52 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-52 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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Fox Spotlight https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/fox-spotlight While hiking in Grand Teton National Park, I found this fox just before the sun set.  

The fox was out hunting and paid no attention to me whatsoever.  

I got lucky as the fox posed towards the setting sun.

 

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 51 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-51 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 50 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-50 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 49 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-49 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 48 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-48 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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Moose Silhouette https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/moose-silhouette A young bull moose poses in front of the Tetons in Wyoming's Jackson Hole. 

These are the kind of shots that I like to get but opportunities come by rarely! 

Luckily, I was carrying my f/2.8 lens on me when it happened, and, the moose didn't move too much. :-)

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 47 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-47 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 46 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-46 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 45 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-45 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 44 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-44 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 43 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-43 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 42 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-42 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 41 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-41 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 40 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-40 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 39 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-39 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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America's Wild Horses: one picture per day in 2021

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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Fiery Tetons https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/2/fiery-tetons Whenever I'm in a scenic environment and there are clouds present around sunset, I find a spot to take a landscape image just in case the sky lights up.  

Unfortunately, more often than not, sunset colors on the clouds don't happen ... but when they do, you get something like this.

Grand Teton National Park: the view from Oxbow Bend towards Mount Moran and the Teton range at sunset.

 

 

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America's Wild Horses: one picture per day in 2021

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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America's Wild Horses: one picture per day in 2021

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

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America's Wild Horses: one picture per day in 2021

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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America's Wild Horses: one picture per day in 2021

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!


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America's Wild Horses: one picture per day in 2021

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!


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America's Wild Horses: one picture per day in 2021

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!


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America's Wild Horses: one picture per day in 2021

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 27 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-27 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 26 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-26 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 25 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-25 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 24 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-24 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 23 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-23 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 22 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-22 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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Destination:Wildlife published my latest article (including my images) on tips for bird photography!

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Here is my favorite image used in the publication: snow geese at sunrise in New Mexico's Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 21 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-21 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 20 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-20 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 19 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-19 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 18 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-18 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 17 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-17 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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Bull Moose Rut https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/bull-moose-rut The moose rut can be a violent affair.  Although during most of the winter season, bull moose hang out in - friendly - groups, the rut during late September and early October spells trouble.

I heard this bull moose before I saw it as it walked through the forest, moaning and grunting loudly with every step.  The signs of an encounter with a bigger and stronger bull were visible: especially looking at the moose from the front, the right eye had a big swelling over it and several parts of the its antlers were missing.

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 16 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-16 Welcome!

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The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 15 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-15 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 14 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-14 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 13 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-13 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 12 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-12 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 11 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-11 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 10 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-10 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 9 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-9 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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Moose Bull Up-Close https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/moose-bull-up-close One of the benefits of carrying a big lens into the field is the ability to get 'close-ups' without being physically close.

I photographed this bull moose in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and just love looking at all of the details.  Something you'd never get to see unless you were able to walk right up to the moose!

For those looking for wall decoration, this image looks amazing as a large Fine Art Print as it brings out all of the details, down to the moose's hairs and spit on his snout.  I'm in process of adding it to my Etsy shop, let me know if you're interested (click here).

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 8 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-8 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 7 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-7 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 6 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-6 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 5 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-5 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 4 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-4 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 3 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-3 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 2 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-2 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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365-Challenge in 2021: America's Wild Horses --- Day 1! https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2021/1/365-challenge-in-2021-americas-wild-horses-----day-1 Welcome!

In 2021, I'm posting one picture each day of the Wild Horses that live across the American West.

The pictures were made on my recent trips and include the wild horses at Arizona's Salt River, Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves NF, Colorado's Sand Wash Basin, Nevada's Virginia Range and Wyoming's McCullough Peaks.

If you see an image you like, all are available to order as Fine Art Prints in my Etsy shop.  If you don't see the image of your choice in my Etsy shop, let me know and I'll add it!

 

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2020: My Year in Review as Wildlife Photographer https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/12/2020-my-year-in-review-as-wildlife-photographer With the new year fast approaching, it's time for a look back on 2020. 

This was the second year of my full-time venture as a wildlife photographer.  I hope you enjoyed watching some of my new images this year and reading some of my articles and my book that was published this year, and I hope you'll follow me into 2021!

My year again started in the great country of Mexico where I was exploring the beautiful Baja peninsula. Unbeknownst to anyone, a virus was spreading like crazy early in the year, soon to be followed by lockdowns all over the world.  I found myself 'stuck' in a tiny town on the Sea of Cortez where I spent my time finishing and publishing my new book "Beginner's Guide to Bird & Wildlife Photography" (see it here) as well as writing several articles (see them here).

I finally left Mexico towards the end of May and headed straight to the Tetons and Yellowstone where I spent the late spring, summer and fall months photographing grizzly bear 399's adorable four new cubs, the bison, moose and elk rut, the wild horse herds as well as a host of other wildlife.

Late fall, I spent about one month along the Mississippi river to focus on the local beavers which was great fun.  Be on the lookout for the videos of the beaver lodge action.

Right now, I find myself in New Mexico, near Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, to photograph the amazing birds that spend winter here, as well as the local javelinas, coyotes, elk, mule deer, bobcat, etc.

In 2020:

- my new book was published: "Beginner's Guide to Bird & Wildlife Photography" (see it here)

- 5 of my articles got published (see them here)

- 24 images sold commercially to magazines/publishers

- after finally opening my new Etsy shop in late 2020 (see it here), I sold 37 wildlife fine art prints, which was a very nice surprise: Thank You!

- and, last but not least, I won several wildlife photography awards!  (see them here)

 

Social Media:

Facebook: astonishingly, my images reached an audience on Facebook alone of over 1,000,000 people this year on the social network, thanks to the power of sharing and re-sharing by Facebook users.  So far, I haven't spend a penny on social media ads, likes or followers so all growth and audience reach has been strictly organic. The number of followers on my Vango Photos business page on Facebook grew 175% in 2020: it just crossed 7,830 followers!  (see my Facebook account here)

Instagram: after getting a late start to Instagram in 2019, my audience has been steadily growing. Also here no money spent on sponsored posts, ads or buying followers, so I'm excited that my posts reached over 450,000 users in 2020 and the number of followers on my Instagram account in 2020 has grown 214%: it just crossed 8,500 followers! (see my Instagram account here)

What's in store for 2021?

As COVID-19 is still making any future planning highly difficult, I don't have any concrete travel plans for the next year, although of course I'll be on the road somewhere in wildlife areas.

- I'm planning on taking on the "365 challenge" during which I post one wildlife picture EACH day of 2021.  Keep an eye on my blog! (see it here)

- I'm committed to write 7 articles on various wildlife in 2021.  Keep an eye out for them throughout the year.

- If all goes well, 2021 will bring my new book.  I can't disclose yet what the topic is but depending on how it goes, it could hit stores (and online retailers like Amazon) by the summer of 2021!

- Hopefully offering my own photography workshops will become a reality in 2021, or perhaps 2022 as it currently looks (sign up on my mailing list if you're interested and when you do, you'll also automatically receive my free book: click here).  Current locations on the short-list include Hyder (Alaska) for the salmon run, bears, wolves, eagles, etc.; Grand Teton National Park for the spring and fall wildlife action and Bosque del Apache for the winter birds.

- I'll keep adding images to my Etsy shop to sell as fine art prints.  Keep an eye on my Etsy store here and add my store to your Etsy favorites so you'll be notified by Etsy when new images are available!


And now, here are your favorite images of 2020.  

I deliberately didn't choose my own favorites for this review but relied on my Facebook and Instagram feeds to tell me which images you liked the most.  Some of these images are available as fine art prints in my Etsy shop (see it here), or will be added to the store shortly. (let me know if you're interested in ordering one of these as a print and you don't find it yet in my Etsy shop)

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#1

 

Have a happy New Year and a very prosperous (and healthy!) 2021!

- Jorn

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Happy Holidays! https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/12/happy-holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Here are some of my favorite sunset shots made this year in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. 

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Costa Rica Article https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/12/costa-rica-article Some of my Costa Rica wildlife images were published in the following article: click here.

The article uses some of my images that I made on a trip exploring the wonderful wildlife in Costa Rica a few years ago. 

From the northern border with Nicaragua where I stayed in the forest surrounded by sloths and monkeys, to the country's Caribbean east coast; the southern border with Panama and back north via perhaps the most scenic and most visited section: the Pacific west coast with such gems as Manuel Antonio National Park.

Here's one of the images that was used: a young sloth that I photographed in the forest close to the Nicaragua border.

 

Some of my other favorite images of that trip. Too many images to post as Costa Rica is an amazing destination for a wildlife photographer ...

 

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Rocky Fox Den https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/12/rocky-fox-den

While camping in the mountains outside of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, I was pleasantly surprised to find a fox den in a very rocky area.

Even though I know that foxes create their dens in a variety of environments, such as a hole dug in the dirt or under a house's back porch, I wasn't expecting this pile of sizeable boulders to house a den.

Over the course of a few days, I observed the den and saw two babies come out to explore the world. Great fun to see the two kits explore while at the same time being very cautious!

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Fishing Wolves https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/12/fishing-wolves My latest article was published by Destination:Wildlife!

The article deals with the genetically distinct population of grey wolves that live along the coast in Canada's British Columbia and SE Alaska: the fishing, sea or coastal wolves that dine mostly on seafood.

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Happy Thanksgiving! https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/11/happy-thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's an evening-time visitor to our campsite in the Tetons: a porcupine. This was the first time I had an opportunity to photograph one although it was way too dark for a great image.

It was so dark when I made the image that, even being at f/2.8 on a long lens, the shutter speed was down to 1/50s with ISO up at 6,400. A special thanks to Topaz Denoise for cleaning up the image. :-)

 

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Fox at Sunset https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/11/fox-at-sunset It was getting later and later in the day as I was driving around Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming this fall.  I had my hopes set on finding a grizzly to photograph; ideally 399 with her four cubs.

As it so often does while out looking for wildlife to photograph, miles and miles of scenery pass on by without any bears in sigh t. The sun was close to setting behind the Tetons when I spotted movement in a sagebrush field.  I parked the car on the side of the dirt road, grabbed my D500 with the 200-500 lens and went in for a closer look.  I was sure it wasn't a bear as the shape I had seen was too small but I grabbed my can of bear pepper spray nonetheless.

About 50 yards into the field, I found him: a beautiful male fox!

As soon as I saw him in the sagebrush, I sat down.  The fox looked at me briefly but clearly had other things on his mind: he was out hunting!

Over the course of the next 15 to 20 minutes, he not only tolerated my presence as he worked his way through the field looking for rodents such as voles, he walked in my direction on two occasions. Not that he cared about me being there, I guess I was just sitting where his nose or ears took him on his hunt.

I was fortunate to be allowed to take quite a few images of him, some of pouncing sequences where the fox stands really still for a few seconds to listen to a rodent in the soil in front of him, followed by a vertical jump and the fox landing front feet first into the soil.  However, those images are a part of about 2,000 unedited images so stay tuned. :-)

Here's one of my favorite portraits of the fox with the sun setting behind him.  This image is available as a Fine Art Print in my Etsy shop: click here.

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What Does the Moose Say? https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/11/what-does-the-moose-say What is a good caption for this image?

What does the moose say?

Or, time for a mooooooooo-se picture!

Sorry, bad jokes. :-)

I found this bull moose in Grand Teton National Park as he was hanging out near a river, together with another similarly sized bull.  During the annual mating season (the rut), bulls smell the air in what is called the "Flehmen response": smelling whether a nearby cow moose is ready for mating and is sexually receptive.
 

 

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Grizzly 399 in Wild Flower Meadow https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/10/grizzly-399-in-wild-flower-meadow It's almost time for the grizzlies in the Tetons and Yellowstone to start their annual hibernation.

Living on the road full-time, I recently left Jackson Hole as temperatures dropped into negative territory. But, I'm lucky that I got to see grizzly 399 and her four cubs a few days before I hit the road.

The 4 cubs looked great: they have grown quite a lot since I photographed them in June and look like proper 'mini-grizzlies' now covered in fluffy coats. 

Grizzly mom 399 is pictured below - I made this photograph earlier this summer - amongst the wild flowers in the Tetons.  She looked great earlier this summer, however, it was my impression when I saw her last that she needs to put on some more weight before she decides to call it a night!

For those familiar with the area, she usually hangs out in the area in the northern section of the national park but recently she has been spotted all the way south to the town of Wilson.  Looks like she's working hard - with her cubs in tow - to find more sustenance.  The latest news is that she is looking better but ideally she'll stumble onto some more food before going to her winter den; be it a wolf kill or a gut pile left behind by hunters.  If you have seen her recently, please keep me posted so I can share it with everyone here.

Pictures from my recent encounter with her and the cubs are on their way ... I literally have thousands of pictures to edit and process.  Not looking forward to all the editing; I MUCH prefer to be out in the field. :-)

If you are looking for greeting cards for the upcoming Holiday season, I just put my greeting cards of 399 and other Grand Teton images on sale.  They are blank, folded, heavy card stock greeting cards for any occasion and come with envelopes!


Beautiful pose amongst the wild flowers 

 


Keeping everyone safe 

 


They're coming! 

 


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Joined by one of her cubs to check out the wild flower field 

 

 

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Great Horned Owl https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/10/great-horned-owl While hiking around Grand Teton National Park looking for moose, I travel light. 

Since my average hike usually ends up taking around 4 miles, I carry one camera body and lens: the Nikon D500 with either the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens or the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6.  Which lens gets to go with me depends on the time of day and available light.

On this particular afternoon, I started late so took the more light sensitive f/2.8 lens with me.  Especially on the cropped D500 body, that provides me with the equivalent full frame field of view of 105-300mm: perfect for photographing moose at a safe distance and being able to include some scenery (if it's worthwhile to include).

Now, you'd think that an animal as large as a moose can be easily spotted in a forest.  You'd be wrong unfortunately ... As soon as a moose beds down, he literally blends in so well that you can walk within a short distance and never even know he's there!

But enough about moose ... while hiking through the forest, I spotted 'something' sitting on a branch about 100 yards away. Usually when that happens, it turns out be nothing, perhaps a tree stump or something similar, and I could tell it definitely wasn't a moose!  Upon investigation, it turned out to be a great horned owl!

In the moment, I wished I had brought my (heavy) 600mm f/4 lens with me of course, but I like how this image turned out by including lots of nice scenery and fall foliage around the bird.

 

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Award Winner: WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL! https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/10/award-winner-wyoming-outdoor-council

I'm very excited to announce that one of my images won the annual photo contest organized by Wyoming Outdoor Council!  Check out their 2021 calendar with the winning images.

Here is the winning image:

Baby beaver in Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park

 

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Award Winner: WYOMING FIRST NORTHERN BANK! https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/9/award-winner-wyoming-first-northern-bank

Honored to announce that not one but two (!) of my images won in the annual photo contest organized for the 2021 Wyoming Calendar by First Northern Bank.

Here are the two winners:


#1  Sunset over Mount Moran, Grand Teton National Park

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#2   Baby beaver in Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park

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Moose Rut in the Tetons https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/9/moose-rut-in-the-tetons

 

It is that time of year: the moose rut is in full swing in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.

As I make my way through editing thousands of images from these past weeks (and hopefully more to come as the moose continue their rut for another week or two), here are a few.  

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RV Life Magazine https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/9/rv-life-magazine

Honored that RV Life Magazine (1 million+ readers!) published an article and review about me and my new book!

Check it out here: https://rvlife.com/book-review-wildlife-photography/

Here is the image that they chose to feature in the article: celebrity grizzly 399 and her four cute cubs, amongst the June wildflowers.  This image is available as a fine art print in my new Etsy shopCheck it out here.


 

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Interview: Pro Wildlife Photographer https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/9/interview

Organization Destination:Wildlife published the second part of a recent interview they did with me: how I got my start as a pro wildlife photographer.

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By popular demand, here are a few more shots of this past summer of celebrity grizzly momma 399 and her cubs.

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Baby Animals https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/8/baby-animals

With winter fast approaching; yes, the first freezing temperatures are here already in Yellowstone's northeast corner; animals born this spring, have to grow up fast.

This baby beaver was born in spring and started venturing out of the beaver lodge after a few weeks.  I can't get over how cute some of these baby animals look!

Beavers are busy this time of year preparing for the cold winter months. Before the ponds and lakes freeze, they collect and store fresh branches underwater near their lodge.  They spend the cold winter months inside their lodge and access their 'fridge' of branches around the lodge.

This baby approached and stood up in the tall grass a safe distance away from my 600mm lens. 

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Blondie's Twins https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/8/blondies-twins

Blondie, otherwise known as grizzly bear 793, is a celebrity bear in Grand Teton National Park. 

Like 399 (that other bear and probably the most famous bear in the world), she 'hangs' in the area of the park around Pilgrim Creek.  Seeing that both sows are believed to be using the humans for protecting their offspring against the big grizzly boars, and thus are often seen near park roads, Blondie is a favorite among the park visitors.

This year, she appeared with one new cub ('coy') in tow. Unlike other years however; possibly due to 399 and her 4 coys using this area; she didn't stay long and hasn't been seen frequently in the park.

Her litter of 2017 however, a pair of healthy sub-adults now, are out on their own since last summer and are frequently posing for photographs.  

Here's a portrait shot of one of the young ones as he (or she) stands up to check out the line of people taking its photograph!

 

Crossing the park road:

 

 

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Wildflower Grizzly https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/8/wildflower-grizzly Wildflower season is coming to an end here in the mountains of Yellowstone and Grand Teton.

The good (great) news is also that mosquito season is dying down ... No mosquito swarms buzzing around your head greatly improves the experience of wildlife photography!

Here's a shot of a young grizzly walking through a beautiful meadow.

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Velvet Moose https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/7/velvet-moose Whereas bighorn sheep, mountain goats and bison grown one set of horns in their lifetime, members of the deer family grow and shed their antlers annually.  The largest member of the deer family, the moose, is no exception.

When winter comes along, bull moose shed their antlers to conserve energy. Some of the big bull moose carry antlers on their heads weighing 50-60 pounds so it's no surprise they don't want to lug them around in the middle of winter when food is scarce. Come April however, they start growing a new set.

The antlers grow inside a layer of skin, which provides blood and nourishment. This bull moose, which I was lucky enough to find on several days inside Grand National Park, is in full growth mode. As you can see, the antlers are covered in skin covered with soft hairs, called velvet.

I found the bull moose in several settings: once he was in a dense forest, eating grass and later bedding down to take a nap. On the next occasion, I found him knee deep inside a pond.

 

Lucky for me, he was a good sport and posed in different poses for pictures!

 


Bedded down

 

Pretty soon now he'll start rubbing his antlers on trees, bushes, etc. to get rid of the velvet covering ... just in time for the annual mating season - the rut - to start!

 

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399 and Cub https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/7/399-and-cub

If you want to see more pictures of 399 and her adorable cubs (and really, who doesn't??), the recent story I wrote about 399 is now published in Destination:Wildlife

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The article includes more of my images, as well as an amazing image made by Jackson Hole locals Jack and Gina Bayles of the family reunion of 399, her 4 cubs, her daughter 610 and her 2 yearling cubs.

Here's one of my favorite images this year of 399.


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Interview https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/7/interview What inspires a person to devote their life to nature and wildlife photography?

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Fox Kits https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/7/fox-kits What's more fun than photographing a fox den?

Set in the forest near one of the large lakes, this den wasn't hard to spot in Grand Teton National Park. A huge pile of burrowed out sand marked the entrance.

Visit the right time of year and you might see a couple of very cute kits poke their heads out!

Red foxes, who are typically solitary, find a mate in the cold of winter. They dig a den (or reuse an existing one) and mate. 

The vixen (the fox mom) gives birth about 3 months later around April to a litter of 3 to 7 kits. Born with their eyes closed, the kits stay inside the safety of the den accompanied by mom, while the dog fox (dad) supplies them with food.

After about two weeks, mom also starts leaving the den, with each parent returning every few hours to bring food. In the meantime, the kits grow up, start exploring around the den on their own and become ever more playful: a joy to observe.


The dog fox (dad) visits the den. He is collared and tracked by the National Park Service.

 

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The Story of Grizzly Bear 399 https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/7/grizzly-399 Grizzly 399, Queen of the Tetons

When a grizzly bear appears in Wyoming's Grand Teton or Yellowstone National Park, traffic comes to a grinding halt. Hundreds of cars get stuck in a traffic jam that can go on for miles - adequately called a bear jam - and everyone's heart rate goes up in the hopes of spotting this legendary predator. Seeing a wild grizzly is the highlight of many family vacations.

Among the estimated 730 grizzlies that live in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, one has become nothing less than an international celebrity: a bear identified as "399", otherwise known as the Queen of the Tetons.


399 photographed in the spring of 2020

399 was born in the winter of 1996 and turned 24 this year. Seeing that grizzlies have an estimated life span in the wild of up to 25 years, she's no spring chicken. The bigger the surprise when, after a long and brutal winter during which the area received 11 feet of snow and temperatures dipped down to minus 25 F (minus 31 C), she emerged from her den this spring with no less than four new cubs in tow! An impressive feat seeing that the oldest known grizzly in the area to have cubs was only a few years older at the time (27 years old), and, the federal Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team has never seen a litter of four at 399's age.

Whereas a typical grizzly chooses to live its life in the back country, far away from human activity, 399 has chosen to spend at least part of her life being close to humans. Some believe this is a deliberate strategy to keep her cubs safe: 399, like some other grizzly sows in the area, raises her cubs near roadsides and developed areas to keep them safe from male grizzlies, who are known to kill cubs. Male grizzlies ("boars") kill cubs in order for the grizzly sow to stop lactating and go back into reproduction mode. That relative easy visibility near park roads makes her and similar bears nothing less than tourist and photographer magnets.


399's four cubs in the spring of 2020

In her life span so far, she is believed to have produced at least 22 descendants, including the cubs that her offspring have birthed over the years. That's impressive were it not that this isn't as rosy as it sounds. About half of her offspring is believed dead. There is the sad story of her daughter, grizzly 615, who was shot by a poacher. Some have been killed by cars, like her only 2016 cub, "snowy." Others still are believed to have been killed by male grizzlies. Did you know that an estimated 85% of grizzlies never make it to 399's age? All of this to say that life isn't easy and guaranteed, even when you're at the top of the food chain in the animal kingdom.

Her most famous offspring and the only one of her offspring who in turn has produced cubs, a grizzly sow identified by the federal Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team as 610, is also regularly seen in Grand Teton National Park. Born as one of 399's triplets in 2006, grizzly 610 is currently caring for two yearling cubs and, as if in a fairy tale, is actually close to her mother. In June of 2020, 399 with her four cubs and 610 with her two cubs were seen meeting each other in Grand Teton National Park. Contrary to popular beliefs that grizzly sows with cubs are aggressive towards other adult bears, both bears recognized each other and the six cubs even played together! In fact, back in 2011, when 399 had triplets and 610 had twins, 610 willingly adopted one of her mother's cubs: 610 ended up raising triplets while 399 raised her two remaining cubs!
 


399 photographed at sunset against the backdrop of the Tetons

That things occasionally get crazy during a bear jam, you may have read in a previous post. We all love to experience the bears (and other wildlife) but some of us seem to forget at times that these are in fact wild animals and that the National Park is not a petting zoo.

To keep everyone safe, since 2007, Grand Teton National Park enrolls a special group of volunteers called the "Grand Teton Wildlife Brigade". In fact, it was due to the popularity of grizzly 399 emerging from her den with three cubs back in 2007 that the brigade was formed. Their mission is to keep the wildlife and the tourists safe, for example, by enforcing the minimum required distance of 100 yards from bears and wolves, and 25 yards from the park's other animals. When talking to some of these volunteers, it becomes clear that managing the wildlife isn't the problem ... it's managing the people.


One of 399's cubs in wild flowers

Grizzly 399, estimated to be weighing in at 350 pounds and standing 7 feet tall on her hind legs, has had one close encounter with a visitor so far. Or at least, one during which she made contact; little doubt she has had other surprise encounters with (sometimes reckless) visitors. Back in 2007, a school teacher set out on a walk near Jackson Lake Lodge in the park and inadvertently surprised 399 and her cubs while they were feeding on an elk carcass. 399 charged and bit the teacher before retreating. Luckily, 399 was spared because she acted as nature intended in defense of her cubs.


Shortly after 399 killed an elk calf in Grand Teton National Park in the spring of 2020, the elk cow returned to where she had left her calf.
The elk approached while calling out for her calf. A heartbreaking (but necessary) moment in nature.

As you can read in my earlier article on grizzlies in the Tetons (published by publication Destination:Wildlife in 2019), the future is by no means guaranteed for these extraordinary creatures. Other than the 'regular' dangers, like collisions with cars, running into trouble in human neighborhoods or violent encounters with other bears, there is the ever looming threat of trophy hunters getting their way in turning these magnificent bears into a wall ornament or a living room rug. The harsh reality is that, were it not for one judge who halted the trophy hunt recently, 399 and other celebrity bears may well have ended up dead by now. Rumor has it that trophy hunters are ready to target 399 as 'the ultimate trophy' ... Remember Cecil the lion?

With the millions of dollars streaming into the coffers of the state of Wyoming thanks to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, a substantial part due to the popularity of the grizzlies, I find it mind boggling why the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission voted unanimously to approve the grizzly hunt. A stark reminder for all of us to choose wisely when it comes to elected officials (as the Commission is appointed by the governor): go further than simply asking which candidate is red, blue or independent, our wildlife will be grateful.


399 photographed in 2020

Is the 'joy' of one trophy hunter (and the measly hunting license fee) really equal to the countless hours of joy that a bear like 399 provides to millions of park visitors annually, not to mention the economic impact those millions of visitors provide to the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem?

For now, all is well. As thousands of park visitors hope to catch a glimpse of her and her four oh so cute cubs, 399 continues her life, not knowing that her plight is being followed by millions around the world.  And that her life, even after she will be long gone, will continue to play a big part in protecting grizzly bears from senseless human politics forevermore.


Two of 399's four cubs in 2020

 


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399 and one of her four cubs in 2020

 

P.S. This blog post was picked up by Destination:Wildlife and shared on their website: click here.

 

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Award Winner: 35AWARDS! https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/7/awards

I was very excited to receive word from one of the world's largest photography competitions: 35 AWARDS. (Web | Instagram | Facebook)

Over 117,000 professional and amateur photographers from 173 countries participated in the latest annual competition and submitted 418,000 photographs. The photographs were judged in three different stages and 98 million votes were received. Ultimately, 50 professional photographers from 50 different countries select the winners from the photographs that received the most votes.

I am honored and grateful (perhaps shocked is a better word) to announce that:

  • I was named as one of the Top 35 Wildlife Photographers in the world
  • I was named as one of the Top 35 Photographers in the U.S. (across all categories, not just wildlife)
  • One of my images was selected to be a part of the annual Catalogue

The awards were given based on these 3 of my images:


This image scored the highest and made it into the Annual 35AWARDS Catalogue

 

News about my award has been reported by:

- Destination:Wildlife: click here to read the article

- Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws: click here to read the article

- Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad: click here to read the post

 

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Baby Beaver https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/6/baby-beaver As I was photographing the activity surrounding a beaver lodge in Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, I could hear baby sounds emerging from the lodge. 

The adults were mostly busy around dusk and dawn doing what beavers do, collecting materials to build the lodge, but the babies stayed put out of sight in the safety of the lodge.  Beavers mate somewhere between January and March with the babies being born around April - May.  Since babies spend their first month inside the lodge, I wasn't expecting to see one out and about.

On the second day, I was amazed to see one of the babies emerging from the lodge. It was great fun watching the baby clumsily walk ashore, ready to fall over at any moment it seemed.

And, for whatever reason, it must have thought I looked interesting as it wiggled over to me! I shot a few shots with the big lens before retreating to give the baby its space.

Stay tuned for a video showing this cute baby ...

 

 

 

 

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Friendly Red Fox https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/6/friendly-red-fox One of the beautiful aspects of exploring Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is that you never know what will you have the opportunity to photograph.

On this recent morning, I spotted a red fox who was taking a nap under a tree, near a walking path in the National Park.

To say that the fox couldn't care less about onlookers is an understatement. 

As visitors noticed the fox and took out their cameras, the fox kept dozing, interrupted only by the occasional yawn.

Here is a tight portrait of the fox and some shots of the fox minding its own business.


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Bear Jam https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/6/bear-jam Oh my, the mayhem that ensues when a grizzly bear pokes its head out of the bushes in our National Parks!

Even in these corona times with lower visitation numbers, a famous grizzly bear like '399' causes traffic jams and people basically loosing their heads, just for the chance to get a glimpse of her.

Yesterday afternoon, along the main park road in Grand Teton National Park, someone spotted this grizzly bear, followed closely by her 4 cubs. Within a matter of minutes, all traffic was pulling over, parking on and off the road, people (many with children in tow) exiting their car and running into the vegetation in the direction where the bear was spotted ...

For the record: yes, people were running TOWARDS a grizzly bear sow with 4 cubs. Many carrying iPads and cell phones and getting closer and closer to the bears since, really, wildlife photographers carry a huge telephoto lens for several reasons. One being that it allows us to keep a safe distance from the wild animal and still get a good picture. No need to walk within 5 yards of a bison to get a frame-filling shot with your cell phone. (Yes, this also happened yesterday afternoon in the park as a flock of visitors thought it was OK to walk up to the wild bison for a picture ... but that story is for another day)

Park Rangers arrived on the scene shortly after with the seemingly impossible task to start corralling the visitors. Gentle persuading of some over-excited tourists ensued.

After all that mayhem, the bear walked out of the dense vegetation with her 4 cubs in tow, crossed the road in between the many cars and subsequently disappeared again. Thirty seconds of chaotic bear viewing.

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Wildflowers https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/6/wildflowers It's wild flower season in the Tetons!

And, it helps the picture if a bear poses in some flowers.

They usually don't cooperate!. 😁


 

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Porcupine https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/5/porcupine This young grizzly bear is estimated to be a little over 3 years old. Lots to learn at that young age! 

Coming out of hibernation, the grizzlies in the Tetons are hungry. I observed this bear today in Grand Teton National Park and noticed something 'sticking' out of his face.  

It appears that this youngster tried to mess with the wrong porcupine!

For those familiar with the local bears in the Tetons, this is one of Blondie's kids that got kicked out last summer.

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Snow https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/5/snow Sometimes the best opportunities happen when everyone has gone home.

A long day of searching for wildlife in Wyoming had come and gone. After driving around and hiking all day, I stumbled upon a small line of cars along the road on my way home; 'home' being my camper in the National Forest.

A bull elk had gathered a small harem and was bugling way out in a field. Too far for any decent shot I thought as I glanced at the elk.

Not having had any luck that day, I decided to stick it out. I parked, took out the tripod and set up the big (and heavy) 600mm lens. You never know.

Well, nothing happened.

The bull elk kept bugling from time to time while the cows munched on the grasses. Far away.

As the sun set, it started snowing and it got very dark quickly. Other photographers started leaving one by one.

Snow isn't ideal when shooting: it messes with your auto focus system as your camera focuses on snow flakes between yourself and the animals; and of course, the moisture can damage your equipment. Being a regular visitor to Alaska, I'm ready for moisture and my camera and lens are protected with a 'rain coat' (click here to see what I use and recommend).

I switched the camera to 'manual' auto focus and sat there; enjoying the snow and the sounds of nature. Pretty soon, it was just me and the elk.

As the dark clouds and snow increased, and it got darker and darker, I dialed down the shutter speed further and further. 

Finally, the herd came closer ... and closer ... within reach of the 600mm lens. I shot a few images. This is my favorite.

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Wildlife Trivia Competition - The Winners! https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/5/wildlife-trivia-competition---the-winners

Time to announce the correct answers of the Bear Trivia Game!

The game was surprisingly hard as only 15% of e-mails received contained all 5 correct answers!

The winners have been drawn by my wife out of all the correct answers and they have been notified via e-mail.  Thank you all for playing!

And, keep your eyes on your Inbox as I have future trivia games planned.  Sign up for the newsletter if you haven't already done so (click here).

Now for the correct answers ...

Q1: These 3 grizzlies were quite interested in all the humans taking their photo in the Tetons. What distance are you required to keep from grizzly bears in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks?

A. None, you can walk up and pet them!

B. 100 Yards

C. 50 Yards

D. 1 Mile

Q2: This grizzly cub munched on this tasty thing in Canada's Kananaskis Country. What is it eating?

A. Salmon

B. Dandelions

C. Meat

D. Sunflower

Q3: I found this creature up a tree in Alaska. Who does this foot belong to?

A. Grizzly bear

B. Squirrel

C. Black bear

D. Moose

Here's a better look at the bear:

 

Q4: I watched these brown bears in Alaska eating these "orange balls". They are a delicacy for brown bears, but what are they?

A. Salmon eggs

B. Blueberries

C. Blackberries

D. Fish eyes

Q5: And finally, which animal did I find taking a nap in the bushes in Alaska?

A. Black bear

B. Moose

C. Brown bear

D. Polar bear

Here's a close-up of the bear's face. Notice he's keeping an eye on me.

 

Prizes up for grabs:

First Prize: 1 copy of my new book "Beginner's Guide to Bird & Wildlife Photography" + 1 copy of my book "Follow Your Bliss: Road Trip into Mexico and Central America".
1 Copy each. E-Book format (PDF).

Second Prize: 1 copy of my new book "Beginner's Guide to Bird & Wildlife Photography"
If you have already purchased my book, you can opt to receive my book "Follow Your Bliss" instead. E-Book format (PDF).

Third, Fourth and Fifth Prize: 1 copy each of my e-book "Follow Your Bliss: Road Trip into Mexico and Central America"

 

 

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Best Places to See and Photograph Grizzly Bears https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/5/best-places-to-see-and-photograph-grizzly-bears Destination:Wildlife published my latest article today: my list of the best places to go and see brown bears. 

Read it here

MANY Thanks to the great wildlife photographers who allowed their work to be included!

Here's one of my favorite images; made in Alaska last summer; that made it into the article.

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Wildlife Trivia Competition - Bear Edition! https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/5/wildlife-trivia-competition

With most of us sitting at home, what better time to play a trivia game and possibly win some cool prizes? 

Time to play the Bear Trivia Game!

Here are the rules:

1. Answer the following questions. Clue: I photographed all these bears in the American West.

2. E-mail your answers to me by 5 PM MST this Friday May 8. 
One entry allowed per e-mail address. By entering the competition, you agree to receive my e-mail communications.

3. Sit back and wait as I tally up the results and draw the winners from the correct answers!
Follow me on Facebook (click here) and Instagram (click here) for the announcement of the winners!

 

Prizes:

First Prize: 1 copy of my new book "Beginner's Guide to Bird & Wildlife Photography" + 1 copy of my book "Follow Your Bliss: Road Trip into Mexico and Central America".
1 Copy each. E-Book format (PDF).

Second Prize: 1 copy of my new book "Beginner's Guide to Bird & Wildlife Photography"
If you have already purchased my book, you can opt to receive my book "Follow Your Bliss" instead. E-Book format (PDF).

Third, Fourth and Fifth Prize: 1 copy each of my e-book "Follow Your Bliss: Road Trip into Mexico and Central America"

 

Here goes ...

Q1: These 3 grizzlies were quite interested in all the humans taking their photo in the Tetons. What distance are you required to keep from grizzly bears in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks?

A. None, you can walk up and pet them!

B. 100 Yards

C. 50 Yards

D. 1 Mile

Q2: This grizzly cub munched on this tasty thing in Canada's Kananaskis Country. What is it eating?

A. Salmon

B. Dandelions

C. Meat

D. Sunflower

Q3: I found this creature up a tree in Alaska. Who does this foot belong to?

A. Grizzly bear

B. Squirrel

C. Black bear

D. Moose

Q4: I watched these brown bears in Alaska eating these "orange balls". They are a delicacy for brown bears, but what are they?

A. Salmon eggs

B. Blueberries

C. Blackberries

D. Fish eyes

Q5: And finally, which animal did I find taking a nap in the bushes in Alaska?

A. Black bear

B. Moose

C. Brown bear

D. Polar bear

Now ... E-mail your answers to me at jorn@vangophotos.com ... 

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Lockdown https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/4/lockdown When I entered the Mexican state of Baja California mid December, I had no idea I would be still here come late April. Do you miss seeing the wildlife in our National Parks?

I was on my way back to the U.S. in February when the Corona virus hit. Since then I've been "stuck" in a tiny town on the Sea of Cortez, Bahia de los Angeles. National Parks in the U.S. still closed.

Nothing to really complain about though. It's a beautiful place where I'm stuck, really.

Barely 500 people call this place home. It's surrounded by mountains on three sides. Other than a few small stores, there's nothing really to do here besides enjoy nature. So, rather than sit in the sun all day, I wrote an article about the great birding photo opportunities that exist around the Sea of Cortez: read it here.

What I especially appreciate about this place is that it's hours away from the nearest town, which reduces the chance of virus infections.

That being said, the first heat wave has just hit. Life in an RV becomes less fun when the temperature hits almost 100 F or 36 C. Luckily, I can go out onto the water for kayaking to keep me cool. 

That being said: it's about time for all of this craziness to end, right?

Looking at pictures of last fall in the Tetons makes me crave cooler weather. Even in late September and early October, the Tetons were getting cold. My RV water tank froze several times, sometimes for 2-3 days on end, before I finally decided to leave the area in search of warmer temperatures.

Moose, with their dense undercoat and hollow hairs, don't seem to mind the cold!

Here's a big bull moose wandering around in a snow covered sage brush field in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. Moose are amazing to photograph; they are huge, taller than most horses.

After being "stuck" in the same place for almost 3 months now ... I look forward to someday soon being able to get back to Wyoming and Montana's wilderness areas, where the temperatures still hover around freezing at night and the wildlife runs wild!

 

 

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Happy Earth Day https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/4/happy-earth-day Happy Earth Day!

It's times like these that remind us what's really important.

No, it's not the cost of the car in our driveway. It's not the size of the driveway. It's not the number of megapixels our phone possesses. 

I'm noticing what really counts is our families.  And our food. 

Few things seem to scare us more than a scarcity of food in our supermarkets. Few of us have ever lived through moments like these in which people are lined up around the stores to find half empty shelves inside.

The Earth Day Network is dedicating today's Earth Day to the pollinator. These are the mighty animals that move pollen around which fertilizes other plants, which ultimately results in a variety of fruits and seeds.

Without these small creatures, there's no doubt that our supermarkets shelves would go really empty ...

Here's a pollinator that I caught in the act with my macro lens. 

I love shooting nature with a macro lens. It's not until later when you see the images on your computer screen that you see all the fine details.

 

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Wolf Kill https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/4/wolf-kill Even though wildlife can appear anytime anywhere in Yellowstone National Park, I like the Lamar Valley in the Northeast section of the park.  Home to unobstructed views, wildlife can be spotted from a great distance, especially when using a pair of binoculars or a spotting scope.

Such was the case on this day in June.

After another early morning wake-up call, I was driving the long distances required in a vast park like Yellowstone. As I approached Lamar Valley, a few cars were parked along the road. In this part of the park, that usually means any of two things: a grizzly bear or a wolf sighting!

The scene was quite dramatic. A wolf pack had singled out and surrounded a bison cow and her newborn calf. Now, a bison cow is nothing to underestimate: at 1,000 pounds (500 kg), one well-placed kick can kill or severely injure a wolf.

So, what did the wolves do? They took it easy. They harassed the cow trying to steal the calf away from her. They laid down for a while, then they tried again.

This scene went on from the very early morning hours until late afternoon (!).

Finally, the cow was so exhausted that one wolf reached the calf. The rest, as they say, is history. The cow charged but to no avail: the calf was lost. 

The following images were taken from at least 300 yards distance. These were made with an equivalent 35mm focal length of 750mm and heavily cropped. As such, they are not the best: I wanted to share them anyway as this is not something you get to experience and see every day.

You never know what to expect in a place like Yellowstone!

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Sunset Shafts https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/4/sunset-shafts I had spent the afternoon looking for the elusive Great Gray Owl in Grand Teton National Park.

It was late fall, a few weeks after the aspen foliage had disappeared and the first snow was on the ground.  

Hours of driving and, eventually, hiking around in the aspen forests yielded zero owls. Another day of no decent wildlife image made. Even in an amazing place like the Tetons in Wyoming, more often than not, wild animals are absent. Or, what happens more frequently perhaps, I don't find them in a situation that is very photogenic.

You may get all excited when you finally spot a moose, only to find out that he or she is moving away from the road at a rapid pace. Sometimes the animals seem to take a cruel pleasure into just showing you their butt. Patience is not always enough; some days things just don't come together.

On this particular day, I hiked until the sun disappeared behind the Tetons. As I was heading out of the park towards my campsite in the National Forest, the cloud cover broke ever so slightly.

A few minutes later, relaxed and driving with good background music on (I believe I had a CD of Willy Nelson on), I looked at the sky. I couldn't believe my eyes.

A great sunset for me has clouds. If you're lucky and the cloud cover doesn't stretch to the horizon, the sun illuminates the clouds from the underneath and turn them all orangy. (not sure if that's a word ... but moving on)

The sun had broken through the clouds behind the tetons and shafts of light appeared around Mount Moran.  I couldn't believe my eyes!

I turned the car around and drove to one of the scenic vistas in the park: Oxbow Bend. Usually lots of people are there to photograph the amazing views; this time, perhaps caused by how late it was in the season, I was all alone. I snapped a few pictures with my high megapixel camera.

All the warm colors in the shafts of lights and the reflections onto the water at Oxbow Bend: it was one of the most amazing sunsets I ever witnessed in the Tetons!

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Let It Snow! https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/4/let-it-snow

 

Let it snow!

A beautiful bull moose poses near the Gros Ventre river in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Moose are remarkable animals. It doesn't appear that they have a lot of fur but they seem unfazed by temperatures well below zero. Hollow hairs on top of a dense undercoat keep them comfortable.


 

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Patzcuaro, Tzintzuntzan and Isla de Janitzio: Michoacan's Gems https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/4/patzcuaro-tzintzuntzan-and-isla-de-janitzio-michoacans-tourist-favorites

 

One of Mexico’s most charming Pueblo Magicos (“magical towns”) is located in the southern state of Michoacan.  With an elevation of 7,000 feet (2.100 meters), a beautiful colonial center, a lakefront location and a near perfect climate of warm, sunny, dry days and chilly evenings and nights, the town of Patzcuaro is a favorite of many Mexico travelers.

 

Patzcuaro was founded in the 1320s and when the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in the 16th century, was made capital of the ‘New Spain province’ of Michoacan.  The town prospered under Spanish rule and experienced lots of population growth and construction, including the building of several churches. 

As a result, Patzcuaro rivals Mexico’s other colonial favorites: the likes of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato or San Cristobal de Las Casas.  Today, 80,000 people call Patzcuaro home; including many American and Canadian expats; although the town has done quite well to retain its small town feel.

Cobblestone streets dominate the colonial center and most buildings are cleanly painted in the same colors as other magical towns in Michoacan (white and burgundy walls). 

Surprisingly, houses are made of adobe; a dirt-like substance that is dried and cut into bricks; which is a very common building material in parts of New Mexico in the United States, specifically Taos and Santa Fe.  The adobe walls are covered in stucco and painted, and protected from rains by an overhanging tile roof.

Highlights in the colonial center include the “Plaza Grande”, Patzcuaro’s central square.  Even though this square surprisingly doesn’t have a church, it is a nice place to visit with its stately, well preserved houses that surround the statue of Bishop Vasco de Quiroga, who lived in the 16th century and helped bring peace to the region. 

The square also has a great bakery – Panaderia – which sells delicious coconut cookies and pastries filled with tuna.  Not a bad idea to buy some freshly baked pastries, find a shaded bench on the square and relax while enjoying the soothing music that plays through the speakers around the square …

One block away is the “Plaza Chica” which has a market on Tuesday and Friday: a great place to buy fresh, organic, locally grown vegetables and fruits for almost ridiculously low prices.  Once you get to know and experience the real Mexico; not the tourist versions of Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas or Acapulco; it’s quite easy to understand why so many ‘Norteamericanos’ head south into Mexico to enjoy their retirement. 

The quality of life, the cost of living, the great weather, the culture, the friendly people, the food, the scenery … it’s hard to beat!

Of course, as with comparable colonial towns in Mexico, there are plenty of beautiful churches to visit around town.  And, just walking through the old streets and experiencing the atmosphere and architecture is a treat.

Patzcuaro’s attractions don’t stop at the town’s borders however.  Right next to town is Lake Patzcuaro, surrounded by high mountains – some of which are actual volcanoes.  The lake is famous for its butterfly-net fishing: a practice demonstrated today by local fishermen for tourists as commercial fisheries have moved on from this practice.  The lake contains several islands, the main one being “Isla de Janitzio”. 

From Patzcuaro’s harbor (“Muelle General”), boats depart for the island on a regular basis.  A 30-minute boat ride brings you across the lake to the foot of the small mountain that is Isla de Janitzio.  From the island’s harbor, it is a steep climb to the statue of Jose Maria Morelos.  Built in 1933, the 40-meter statue honors one of the heroes of Mexico’s battle for independence in the early 1800s.

 

Nearby towns are also worth a visit.  Santa Clara del Cobre; an easy 20 minute-drive south of Patzcuaro; is a magical town known for its copper factories and stores.  The town is just the right size for an afternoon of exploring and marveling at the many copper things sold in its stores. 

Consider driving the ‘loop’ road that goes from Patzcuaro to Santa Clara del Cobre to Lake Zirahuen and back to Patzcuaro: Lake Zirahuan is a small, pretty alpine lake.

20 minutes north of Patzcuaro and also along the shores of Lake Patzcuaro; sits the small town of Tzintzuntzan

The name means “Place of the hummingbirds” in the old language.  Tzintzuntzan was the capital of the region – known as “Tarasca” – before the Spanish arrived and economic and political activity shifted to nearby Patzcuaro, which at the time was nothing more than a small suburb of Tzintzuntzan.  The state of Tarasca was the military and economic powerhouse in the area from the 12th to the 15th century with an empire stretching from Mexico’s west coast all the way to Mexico City.  They were quite accomplished fighters as they successfully fought back the Aztec empire on multiple occasions and didn’t know defeat until the Spanish arrived in the 1600s. 

Today, the town is known for its archeological site.  It contains the former Tarascan ceremonial center, located on a hill overlooking the town and Lake Patzcuaro.  The main draw is the five circular pyramids built here, or “Yacatas”.    Interesting to spend a few hours but not really on the same level as Mexico’s other famous pyramids. 

In town, the monastery of San Francisco was built during Spanish reign and is open for visitation.  This is a pilgrimage destination: one of the churches in the monastery houses a wax figure of Jesus.  The wax figure is said to have miraculously grown 30 centimeters on its own … We enjoyed driving the lake-front route back to Patzcuaro which passes through several indigenous villages and provides great views of Lake Patzcuaro and its islands.

The town also has several great options for RV camping.  One is situated along the busy highway MEX 120 near the harbor; “Villa Patzcuaro”.  A popular park, it is home to several Americans and Canadians who spend their winter here.  We camped at the RV park just outside of town: “Rancho La Mesa”.  Whereas Villa Patzcuaro can be a little cramped if you have a big RV, Rancho La Mesa can pretty much accommodate RVs of any size and the park is frequented by RV caravans.  When we arrived, 12 RVs were here (most of which were part of a caravan) but then just one week later, it was just us on the campground.  It’s hard to imagine a campground with these features being almost empty in the US or Canada.  Rancho La Mesa is located near MEX 120 and the toll road between Morelia and Uruapan.  It sits on a hill and provides amazing views of Patzcuaro and the lake.  Another benefit is that Rancho La Mesa houses one of Patzcuaro’s top restaurants, which gets busy on weekends.  The campground provides full hookups and is a 20-minute walk to the colonial center.

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Salt River Sunset https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/4/salt-river-sunset Sunset at the Salt River in Arizona's Tonto National Forest. This is one of my favorite images and involved  going waist deep into the river. (No equipment was hurt in the process)  Read the story of the Salt River wild horses under the below image.

 

The river is home to a herd of wild horses that were introduced by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 1500s. Documented well before the area became a National Forest in the early 20th century, these horses have been thriving along the Salt River for 500 years.

However, their rights to live on the land were recently disputed by local ranchers who claimed that the horses were eating grasses meant for their cows. Whether their cows were even supposed to be allowed to graze there - on national public land - is a discussion for another day. Even though wild horses (and burros) have been protected in the U.S. since 1971 ("Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act"), the Salt River 'wild' horses never received that protection ... they were looked at as 'feral' horses with no legal right to live on the land. As a result of the pressure by ranchers and the lack of funds given to the Tonto National Forest Service - needed to manage the horses - the horses were set to be forcefully removed from the land.

On July 31, 2015, the U.S. Forest Service posted a notice that they would remove the horses. The horses would be sold at public auction; most likely to end up in slaughterhouses. However, the people were not going to give up 'their' wild horses without a fight!

The press was alerted, rallies were held ... Under increasing public pressure, the Arizona legislature got involved and passed House Bill 2340: "A PERSON MAY NOT MANAGE, HARASS, TAKE, SHOOT, CHASE, CAPTURE, KILL, SLAUGHTER OR EUTHANIZE A HORSE THAT IS PART OF THE SALT RIVER WILD HORSE HERD WITHOUT WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION FROM EITHER THE UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE OR THE COUNTY SHERIFF, WHICHEVER ENTITY HAS JURISDICTION OVER THE AREA IN WHICH THE SALT RIVER WILD HORSE HERD IS LOCATED."

Many thanks to the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group!

 

 

 

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Fight https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/4/fight If you've been following my recent posts, you may have noticed a few images of fighting bull moose. One image showed two bull moose duking it out; another showed three bull moose coming together to test their strength. Both images were made in the weeks following the annual rut so, as mentioned in those posts, those bull moose were merely playing around. No females were at stake.

The following image is a different story however.

I was photographing a bull moose in Grand Teton National Park who was guarding a cow moose during the rut. After about 30 minutes of observing them, suddenly, the big bull became agitated and he started looking around into the surrounding forest. A few minutes later, I saw why he was agitated: a second big bull appeared.

He left 'his' cow behind and headed over to the intruder. Time to settle who got to go back to the cow!

The two bulls approached each other slowly. They both started swaying their heads side to side, showing off their massive antlers. I expected one of the bulls to back away but they kept getting closer and closer ... 

With a loud cracking noise, their stormed into each other!

I was so excited that I almost forgot to press the shutter release. The action was short-lived. After a few seconds, the intruder got the message. He turned and ran away. The victor watched his retreat and returned proudly to the cow!

 

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Birding the Sea of Cortez: New Article Published! https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/3/birding-the-sea-of-cortez-new-article-published Excited that Destination: Wildlife published my latest article: birding around Mexico's Sea of Cortez!

Read the article here.

Here are some images that didn't make it into the article.


Cattle Egret

 


Gull

 


Reddish Egret

 


Snowy Egret

 


Tricolores Heron

 


Tricolores Heron

 


Yellow Crowned Night Heron

 


Cattle Egrets

 


Yellow Crowned Night Heron

Juvenile Yellow Crowned Night Heron

 

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Wildlife Trivia WINNERS! https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/3/wildlife-trivia-winners

The competition is over and my wife's innocent hand has drawn the lucky winners!

As a reminder, these were the trivia questions with the correct answers highlighted.

Q1: What bear species is pictured here?

Polar bear | Black bear | Giant Panda | Brown bear 

Q2: What the heck is that in the tall grass?

Nutria | Otter | Beaver | Muskrat

Q3: What bird species is staring at you?

Bald Eagle| Raven| Swallow | Crow

Q4: What is swimming in the river?

Moose | Bison | Mule deer | Elk

Q5: What bird species is this?

Canada Goose | Great Blue Heron | Snow Goose | Wild Turkey

Drum roll ... Here are the winners!

First Prize (U.S. and Canada entries only): 11 x 14 gallery print of an image of your choice (to be selected by you from the galleries which you can preview here)

WINNER: Kay C.

Second Prize (U.S. and Canada entries only): 1 copy of my book "Wildlife Photography Journal & Checklist" (see it here)

WINNER: Rachael K. 

Third, Fourth and Fifth Prize: 1 copy each of my e-book "Follow Your Bliss: Road Trip into Mexico and Central America" (PDF) (see it here)

WINNERS: Kevin R., Catherine M. and Mike M.

Congratulations and thank you for playing!!!

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Wildlife Trivia Competition! https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/3/wildlife-trivia-competition

With most of us sitting at home, what better time to play a trivia game and possibly win some cool prizes?

Here's the rules:

1. Answer the following questions. Clue: I photographed all these animals in the American West.

2. E-mail your answers to me by 5 PM MST this Wednesday 3/25. One entry allowed per e-mail address. By entering the competition, you are subscribing to my e-mail newsletter.

3. Sit back and wait as I tally up the results and draw the winners from the correct answers!  Follow me on Facebook (click here) and Instagram (click here) for the announcement of the winners!

First Prize (U.S. and Canada entries only): 11 x 14 gallery print of an image of your choice (to be selected by you from the galleries which you can preview here)

Second Prize (U.S. and Canada entries only): 1 copy of my book "Wildlife Photography Journal & Checklist" (see it here)

Third, Fourth and Fifth Prize: 1 copy each of my e-book "Follow Your Bliss: Road Trip into Mexico and Central America" (PDF) (see it here)

 

Here goes ...

Q1: What bear species is pictured here?

Polar bear | Black bear | Giant Panda | Brown bear 

Q2: What the heck is that in the tall grass?

Nutria | Otter | Beaver | Muskrat

Q3: What bird species is staring at you?

Bald Eagle| Raven| Swallow | Crow

Q4: What is swimming in the river?

Moose | Bison | Mule deer | Elk

Q5: What bird species is this?

Canada Goose | Great Blue Heron | Snow Goose | Wild Turkey

Now ... E-mail your answers to me at jorn@vangophotos.com ... Sit back and relax!

 

First Prize (U.S. and Canada entries only): 11 x 14 gallery print of an image of your choice (to be selected by you from the galleries which you can preview here)

Second Prize (U.S. and Canada entries only): 1 copy of my book "Wildlife Photography Journal & Checklist" (see it here)

Third, Fourth and Fifth Prize: 1 copy each of my e-book "Follow Your Bliss: Road Trip into Mexico and Central America" (PDF) (see it here)

 

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Lookout https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/3/lookout Don't worry mom, I've got this!

This grizzly cub vigilantly kept an eye on the stopped traffic and photographers as mom grazed near a highway in the Bridger-Teton National Forest last spring.

 

 

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The Bear's Soul https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/3/the-bears-soul It is often said that the eyes are the window to the soul. 

I wonder what this black bear's eyes are revealing.

Is he happy? Afraid of the human photographing him? Weary about nearby grizzly bears or wolves?

 

All the black bear wanted was a bite to eat.

Perhaps he got more than he bargained for. The chum salmon he scooped out of the river was almost his size.

 

 

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Salmon Stream https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/3/salmon-stream Hiking in a rain forest in Alaska can get exciting - fast. I was out exploring along the edge of a stream in Alaska on a lightly traveled hiking trail. The stream was filled with spawning salmon and who is attracted by that? Bears.

Visibility was limited as the stream curved and I could only see about 20 yards to my left or right. The bank was overgrown with vegetation on both sides of the stream: it was the middle of summer and this being a rain forest, was extremely lush. I realized that in some sections it was pretty much impossible to see anything - even as big as a bear - until it was very close.

As I hiked along, I made sure to be loud but I think the fast running stream was drowning out any noises I made, plus bears aren't especially known for their excellent hearing capacities. Movement in the bushes across the stream, about 10 yards away. A black bear appeared out of the ferns. I looked at him, he looked at me. "Hey bear, it's me, I'm here", I said in a calm voice. Judging by the look on his face, he was as surprised to see me as I was.

A few seconds later, his attention turned to why he came to the stream: salmon! Bear pepper spray in hand, I snapped a few pictures in the beautiful setting and went on my way.

 

 

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Sunrise Pose https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/2/sunrise-pose Looking for wildlife usually involves getting up early to catch the sunrise, taking a break mid-day and then staying out late until after sunrise.

Some days you wake up in what feels like the middle of the night, put on some clothes, take breakfast to go and head out. Hours pass without seeing a single animal - or at least in a situation you want to photograph - and you go home disillusioned ... only to repeat the same pattern the following day.

On this occasion, I had woken up early in freezing temps during Jackson Hole's fall season. I headed out and after only a few minutes found a bison, all by himself in front of a beautiful backdrop! He was well away from the main roads so I was all alone with the bison. What a start to the day!

As he grazed in front of me, seemingly undisturbed by my presence (remember to keep a safe distance of minimum 25 yards at all time), I waited for the sun to rise behind me. The Teton mountains run north-south so the valley floor which contains much of Grand Teton National Park gets flooded with sunlight each morning; or at least when there's no cloud cover which often times happens.

This particular morning, I got lucky. The bison posed beautifully with both him and the Tetons illuminated by the rising sun. What I especially like about this picture is that I didn't have to use my high frame rate action camera - the bison didn't particularly move fast - so I got to use my high Megapixel camera body. Even though it doesn't translate well to the low resolution of the internet and social media, the detail is amazing: I love the frost on the bison's back (the temperature was well below freezing) and the subtle catch light in his eye.

And, yes, after photographing the bison, I did head out for the day looking for wildlife to photograph in and around the national park ... but I didn't see another single thing. I should have just turned back to spend a relaxing day at home after this bison: save myself 12 hours of looking and a tank of gas!

 

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Portrait of a Moose https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/2/portrait-of-a-moose I found this big bull moose surrounded by beautiful fall colors in Grand Teton National Park.

They are quite imposing creatures from up close: park rules state to stay (at least) 25 yards away but even that seems close when you're face to face with a big bull.  They stand larger than a horse and don't forget those giant antlers (or paddles) on their head that can do quite some damage if you're not careful ...  

 

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Inside the Nest https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/2/inside-the-nest This past summer in Southeast Alaska, I had the pleasure of being able to observe a nest of Swainson's thrush. How fun it is to watch the parents leave the nest and upon returning with beaks full of berries or insects, be greeted by hungry mouths!

These medium-sized birds spend the summer as far north as Canada and Alaska. In winter, they head south to the warmer climates of Mexico and all the way to Costa Rica. Talk about a long journey twice a year.

Barely a few weeks after hatching, these three young left the nest.  I was grateful to watch them grow up. Every time a parent returned with food, all three young sprung alive and it's as if they were all shouting "Me! Me! Me!."

 

 

 

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Bald Eagle https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/2/bald-eagle Annually, several creeks and rivers from Alaska to British Columbia fill with spawning salmon. The miracle of a salmon run is an awesome sight.

First the salmon arrive, from a few fish to hundreds and sometimes thousands of fish, until the river seems saturated with salmon. As the salmon get busy laying and fertilizing eggs, the predators arrive on the scene.

An estimated 137 species of animals depend on salmon. The list is long and impressive: killer whales (orcas), brown and black bears, otters, wolves and bald eagles are among them.

The bald eagles pictured below feasted on a salmon run in Southeast Alaska.

As shown below, all eyes are on the salmon. The eagles sometimes fly so close overhead that they don't fit in the picture!

Once they locate a salmon - usually they prefer to go for the dead ones (it's less trouble than catching a live one right?) - they start their feast and are highly protective of their catch.

They sure are powerful and impressive animals, fishing a salmon out of the creek almost as big as themselves!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wonder what this eagle was looking for ...

 

I'm excited to announce that my new book is coming soon! Click on the below picture for more information.

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Strike a Pose https://www.vangophotos.com/blog/2020/1/strike-a-pose I found this owl after several hours of hiking in Grand Teton National Park. Others had reported seeing owl activity in the area but I always arrived on the scene a few minutes late it seems ...

Getting tired of driving around the park for hours (and days) with no result, I decided to take a walk. I hiked into the beautiful aspen forests and started looking. Never having seen a great gray owl from anywhere closer than a football field away, I found inspiration by watching plenty of videos made by the local Jackson Hole owl expert (Steve Mattheis).

Two hours into the hike - without result - I decided to start heading back to the car. Another frustrating search for the elusive Phantom of the North but at least this time, I had gotten some exercise in and had been surrounded by beautiful fall foliage.

Then, as out of nowhere, I spotted a familiar shape on the side of an aspen tree. I had found a great gray owl! Sunset was coming close so the light was falling fast. I took a few pictures with my Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 lens (my favorite hiking lens) and kept my distance to not disturb the owl. I couldn't believe my eyes: finally, there it was. 

As the owl flew from tree to tree, it kept its eyes on the ground looking for its next meal. It went down to ground several times but unfortunately (for my photography) it wasn't successful in catching a vole.

I spent about 30 minutes watching the owl but as it was on the move, I only got a few pictures.

 

 

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