Photographing the Bears of Katmai, Alaska

Katmai bears

  Our wildlife photography highlight this past summer was undoubtedly our close encounters with brown bears (larger cousins of the grizzly) in Alaska’s Katmai National Park. We’ve been fortunate to have visited many of the world’s wildlife hotspots, and we would rank Katmai as among the best of the best for photography. Despite being fairly […]

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Photographing Yellowstone – Part 4 Planning


  As we discussed in the past three postings, Yellowstone National Park excels as a photography destination. If there is a downside to visiting Yellowstone, it’s the sheer number of people that also find it a great place to visit. Over three million people come every year, the vast majority between June and September. Our […]

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Photographing Yellowstone: Part 3 Wildlife

bison, Yellowstone National Park

  We watch from the side of the road as a female wolf gorges herself on an elk that the pack had killed the previous night. When she leaves, she is so full of meat that it seems an effort to walk. The den is about two miles away and she is likely taking food […]

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Photographing Yellowstone: Part 2 Thermal Activity

Grand Pristmatic Spring

Yellowstone National Park boasts something like half the world’s geothermal features – a wonderland of gushing geysers, steaming hillsides, boiling mud, and multi-hued pools that seem to be oozing paint.   The most famous feature is Old Faithful Geyser which faithfully spews a white column of boiling water 180 feet into the air every 90 […]

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Photographing Yellowstone: Part 1 The Canyon

Lower falls, Yellowstone National Park

This is the first in a four-part series on photographing Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Few places offer such an incredible variety of photo possibilities, from stunning landscapes to wildly colourful thermal features, along with fascinating critters. First we’ll look at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, which is what impressed us most. […]

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