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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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The Pink Meanie of Panama with the new(ish) Knekt 6″ Dome Port for the GoPro

Like all photographers, I love my toys. And like most of you, I too have a couple gopro cameras that I tote around with me to play with. While on a recent trip to Panama, […]

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Fishing Bears with the Nikon D5

There is definitely something exhilarating about watching a 400lb sow brown bear come charging straight at you through the water. Of course, that feeling would be a little different if it wasn’t for the fact […]

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Puffins Galore

After a 30 minute boar ride across the most beautiful glacial blue waters I have ever seen, we arrived at a spectacular hunk of rock rising up out of the sea completely covered in horned […]

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Brown Bear Reflections

The biggest problem one faces when photographing brown bears along the banks of Cook Inlet in Alaska, is that they keep getting too damn close. Now, I should admit that I was being stubborn this […]

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Sage Grouse: America’s Bird of Paradise P. 2

One hundred years ago there was an estimated 16 million greater sage grouse in the world. At least that is according to those who figure things out like that.  Theirs was a world of seemingly never […]

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Sage Grouse: America’s Birds of Paradise p. 1

Last week I was driving down a long wash board dirt road through a veritable sea of sagebrush. I had been here before a couple of years ago in this remote section of high desert […]

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Three Toed Sloth on Cover of Outdoors Unlimited

26 This year, while I was down in Panama, I learned that a photograph of mine from a trip to Panama last year made the front cover of December’s Outdoors Unlimited. This is a photo […]

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red-billed tropicbirds of Isla Pajaro

This is the lost world. Situated a few miles off the coast of Isla Colon, Bird Island, or Isla Pajaro is nothing more than a tropical seastack in the Caribbean. Monster waves pound its cliffs, […]

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Favorite Photos of 2015

Can you believe that its over already? 2015. Going, going, gone. With new photographic goals, clients, and projects and on horizon for 2016 that is already consuming 99% of my time, I want to slow […]

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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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Prairie Madness

When you have a background like this, you move fast to find something, anything, to compose in front of it. Luckily, this is Yellowstone. And so finding wildlife high up in the hill country that […]

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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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VIP Summer 2015 released

For all of you who are on the VIP list, and you know who you are, the Summer 2015 VIP newsletter went out this week. This edition has an article on getting over creative plateaus […]

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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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Telling Stories with Pine Warblers

As of late, I have been spending a significant amount of time deep inside of Croatan National Forest. This is an extraordinary place – quite unlike any other national forest I have ever had the […]