Category Archives: The Inner Game of Outdoor Photography

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Spirit of the Wild

What is it about bears that say “wilderness” to us? For North America, these are our super predator. Their reign is undisputed in the natural world. For me, there are few moments in life in which […]

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Crocodiles of the Cuero y Salado Honduras

Floating down the Rio Saluda in a small native boat in Honduras, I found myself searching for crocodiles at high noon. This wasn’t exactly the time of day one expects to do any serious wildlife […]

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Story Trumps Everything

When is it OK not to see the eyes of your wildlife subject? When is it OK to photograph “butt shots?” When the story that the photograph tells is powerful enough to override just about […]

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Lilliputians in the land of Giants

When it comes to photographing this poison frogs in the Panamanian rainforest, I like to get eye to eye with my subject. This lets me enter into their world. It makes them leap out of […]

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The Lovely Poison Dart Frog

The Lovely Poison Frog – yes that is its real name! A.K.A: Phyllobates lugubris Look closely at its back. That is a tadpole right there. The males of the species stand guard over the eggs that […]

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Poison Dart Frog – Bastimentos Red

Based out of the Boca del Toro region of Panama, I spent the last week finding and photographing poison dart frogs, sloths, tropical birds, and tropicbirds (this last one is an actual species). The islands […]

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The Devil is in the Details

With binoculars plastered to my face, I counted over 100 mule deer from the seat of my Land Cruiser. This is a huge population of deer that eke out a living between the cottonwood lined […]

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Storybook Bear

This was Amy’s first encounter with a grizzly bear. It was April, the snow was falling so hard you could barely see and we were risking the late season blizzard in hopes to find this sow […]

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Egret in Black II

Since I first released this photograph, I have fielded quite a few requests for information on how I created this image. Is it heavily photoshoped? Did I add the background? How on Earth did you […]

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Egret in Black

Last month I stopped by the egret rookery in St. Augustine Florida for a morning while on my way down to Sarasota for my Florida Bird Photography Workshop. As is typically the case this time […]

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