We had a great display the first night of my Aurora workshop. This is from the wild country north of Fairbanks at around -20.
The best thing about desert storms is the light before and after the storm. The problem is know where to be when the light is right. There is no way to beat having been to a place many times before, but if you haven’t had that luxury get out your maps and get in position early.
We had waited for over an hour in near zero temps with only the ears appearing over the snowbank, the sun had passed behind the ridge along the Madison River and he light had gone as cold as the air. Then he chose to start his hunt. We followed him with our lens till he silently disappeared in the forest.
What a way to finsh another great day in Yellowstone
We made a very quick trip for a job in the Pacific Northwest this fall and had a chance to grab a few Autumn photos. Looks like a place I need to get to more often.
Announcing the Spring Yellowstone/Grand Teton photo Workshop. Details here
This fast moving rain/dust storm over Lake Powell gave my workshop some great photos but the most fun was just trying to keep ourselves upright in the accompanying wind.
We made a little run to the Wyoming high country during our Fall Cowboy and Wild horse workshop.
Just look this Wyoming Mustang in the eye. Then think of him and his band being rounded up and put in long term holding.
Is there another way?
No doubt in my mind we need grass for livestock on our public lands. We also need our public lands to be a place where we, the public can go to renew our souls. Part of that process for me is to watch, wonder, and try to capture the sprit of the wild things that live there.
I for one think there is room for both.
From last weeks Wyoming Cowboy workshop. It was a great shoot. The Cowboys gave their all and made a wonder trip that we will be repeating next year.
The Short version is, the trip was great! Better than expected with some of us shooting over 4,000 photos of Jaguars doing nearly every possible behavior.
Here is a link to a few that I have had a chance to edit. I have only been through about half of the Jaguar images ( and none of the really cool Bird, Capybara and Cayiman photos) I brought home but the way my schedule is I may not get back to the rest of the images for a while.
I will be offering another trip to this great location during the end of July or the first of August for next year. The exact dates will be sent to my newsletter subscribers who will get first shot at the openings.