Who’s afraid of the big, bad…um…sandhill crane?

Firstly, let me apologize for the quality of these images. I had no intention of doing any photography on that hot, bright Yellowstone afternoon. When my fiancee Jill and I camp in Yellowstone, we usually have very early mornings and very late … [Read more...]

Aliens in Glacier National Park?

This photo experience was so freaky. I mean just look at them. Scariest things ON EARTH! I’m kidding, these bighorn sheep are not so scary at all, and are such gentle and shy creatures. For the most part. In this experience, I found them quite … [Read more...]

How (not) to shoot a buffalo

When it comes to buffalo, I am a bit of a novice. My previous experience was limited to a "sighting" outside Manhattan, Kansas, where the buffalo that became visible just before dawn turned out to be metal cutouts. Knowing this, my friends cautioned … [Read more...]

Trumpeter Swans Come To Denali During Their Annual Migration

One of the greatest stories on the planet is the annual migration of birds. In the subarctic and arctic, there is abundance of food and nesting habitat in the Summer. Millions and millions of birds fly, some of them nonstop, to Denali National Park … [Read more...]

Trying To Get My House Finished In Time!!

Beavers have been creating wetlands for thousands of years. Here in Denali National Park, I have been observing Beavers at Horseshoe Lake for several years. The beavers have grown comfortable with me as I observe them scrambling to get their bank … [Read more...]

Denali National Park is Born

At the end of the Park Road in Denali National Park, there is a small community known as Kantishna. In 1903, gold was discovered there. Nearly 3000 people came there to mind gold and in this total wilderness, they turned to harvesting the local … [Read more...]

Denali Backcountry

When we went to Denali for our 10th Anniversary, we visited the huge park in three separate ways. First, we drove in the main gate near Healy, and went as far as the bridge crossing the Savage River. Only Park buses were allowed beyond the bridge on … [Read more...]

Blondielocks and the Three Bears

We saw a mass of cars filling a parking lot near the petrified tree. Previously, where there were cars big critters were making an appearance. Parking the car near a National Park film crew van we made our way down a wooded path getting excited for … [Read more...]

An Unexpected Encounter in Joshua Tree

After ten days of climbing and camping in Joshua Tree National Park, I was quite satisfied with my desert experience. I was treated to an incredible snow day, nearly broke my ankle on a climb, listened to coyotes howl through the night, and slept … [Read more...]

Residents of Desert View Campground at Grand Canyon

My wife and I really liked the Desert View Campground at Grand Canyon National Park.  It's the first-come-first-served walk-in campground located at the far eastern end of the park and has about 50 spots that can accommodate up to a 30 foot trailer. … [Read more...]