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399 + Spirit

November 27, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Now that the bears are all safe inside their winter dens, it's time for me to look at the large amount of pictures taken this past year. I left Wyoming and am at my winter home in New Mexico, next to the Rio Grande river and home to thousands of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese who spend winter here. Even though it does get cold here, it's nothing c...
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Happy Thanksgiving! (and Black Friday Sale!)

November 23, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Happy Thanksgiving! A big Thank You to all of you who support my work and, either indirectly or directly via your purchases in my Etsy store, allow me to do what I love to do: document our wildlife and help defend the wild animals by spreading the word about their treatment via posts and articles. Thanks to your help, we were able to support four...
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If Moose Could Talk ...

November 19, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Close-up of a bull moose who I found hanging out along the Gros Ventre river in Jackson Hole. Since mating season is over, the bulls have calmed down and generally don't mind having their picture taken. While bull moose can be hard to find during mating season, as the bulls are constantly on the move looking for cows, these days you can sometimes...
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Flehmen Respone

November 17, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
A big bull moose performs the "flehmen response". The animal behavior called a "flehmen response" is recognized when an animal lifts up its head and curls back its upper lip exposing its front teeth. As you can see in the below picture, moose are one of the species that perform this behavior. How? The technical explanation is that this behavior...
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November 15, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Close-up of one of the biggest bull moose in Jackson Hole, named Hoback by the locals. Moose typically drop their antlers in December or early January, and start growing a new pair by the next mating season in September. Even though antlers are the fastest growing tissue in any mammal, you can imagine it takes a while to go from nothing to these...
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Gloomy Day Moose

November 09, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Once the mating season is over in October, the moose start to hang out in groups again. I hiked out into the sagebrush field one afternoon to find 9 moose hanging out together. Now, moose can be quite temperamentful, so I always like to be near a tree (to hide behind) when photographing them. In this case, however, it was just me and an open fie...
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Jackson Hole Skyline

November 04, 2023  •  2 Comments
Grand Teton National Park's skyline. 2024 Wildlife Calendar: only 5 left! Get yours by clicking here in my Etsy shop Do you enjoy wildlife stories and pictures? Sign up below to receive them directly in your mailbox and also receive my free ebook with tips to improve your photography! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Na...
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Fall Color Bull Moose

November 02, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
With the moose rut finally over, the bulls have settled down. During the rut, the bulls are almost constantly on the move to look for cows that are ready to mate. A moose cow only goes in heat for about a day at a time (and this gets repeated over the course of about a month during mating season, unless a bull successfully mates with her), so the...
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Bighorn Ram

October 27, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
It's been a while since I've seen the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in Jackson Hole. During summer, these animals migrate to higher elevations. Once the cold weather arrives in fall, however, they make their way down again. We got our first snow of the fall season here in the Tetons yesterday so the sheep are once again arriving near their winter...
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Wild Horse Donation

October 22, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Big thanks to everyone who bought a wild horse sticker or lip balm! Thanks to your purchases, we were able to donate all of the profits to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, which will support four adopted wild horses for a year! Click here for full details on the four adopted wild horses and the wonderful work the sanctuary does; adopting BLM...
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Uneven Matchup

October 18, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
During the moose mating season, the big bulls typically get the girl. That doesn't prevent the little (younger) guys from trying though. In this case, a big bull was rubbing his antlers in the bushes when a small bull walked in. Unfortunately for him, he was no matchup against the monster-sized paddles of his opponent. He quickly got the message...
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Snake River Beaver

October 12, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
A black bear sighting across the Snake river in Grand Teton National Park turned into an unexpected beaver photo session. Sometimes you have to get a little wet to get the picture. In this case, it meant lying on my belly in the river! Select wildlife images are available as fine art prints in my Etsy shop: find it here. My " Flossin...
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Grizzly Bear Update

October 07, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Who knew that; barely three weeks after my last update; I'd be writing another one already? It feels like the park has turned into a 'bear bonanza' since the middle of September. On a side note, my 2024 Calendar is now available, featuring images of grizzly 399, 610, and other wildlife of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks: get your calend...
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Comedy Wildlife Awards Finalist again!

October 05, 2023  •  4 Comments
I'm happy to report that one of my images is a finalist in the Comedy Wildlife Awards photo contest! My "Flossing Beaver" made it into the finals! Vote for the flossing beaver here (and have a chance to win $500): https://www.comedywildlifephoto.com/affinity-photo-peoples-choice-award/vote-affinity-photo-peoples-choice-award.php Thank you! The f...
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Article on my Wildlife Photography career by newspaper Oil City News

October 05, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Quick note: my 2024 wildlife calendar is now available in my Etsy shop. I'll be shipping out the calendars soon and only have a few left. Order yours here in my Etsy shop. Now onto the interview: newspaper Oil City News out of Casper, Wyoming recently interviewed me about my life as a wildlife photographer. You can read the article at: https://oi...
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