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Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

This coming Thursday I will be presenting a program at the Center for Prairie Studies at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. The Center for Prairie Studies manages the 150-acre tallgrass prairie preserve owned by Nature Conservancy. During the program I will be discussing prairie grouse’s unique spring courtship and conservation efforts to save them from extinction. The program start at 7:30pm followed by an artist reception and exhibit. For more information about the program, please visit...

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Lesser prairie chicken listed as a threatened species

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in General, Lesser Prairie Chicken | 1 comment

First time I saw the Lesser Prairie-Chicken was in 2003 in western Oklahoma.  Even back then I was aware that their population was in a sharp decline.  A few years later a massive wind farm operation was expanded in the region and destroyed much of their historic leks which have been used for spring courtship.  I am not a scientist, but around 2011 the population decline was so alarming that I couldn’t help but notice their decline.  I could not find any bird in several leks where I’d photographed them before. Currently the Lesser...

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Tips for Winter Photography

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in General, Photoshooting | 4 comments

Tips for Winter Photography

Winter creates unique photo opportunities for wildlife and nature photography. But extreme weather makes outdoor photography challenging, to say mildly. Countless time, I’ve seen people who aren’t dressed adequately for cold weather. Consequently, they usually can’t stay long outside and have to take frequent breaks to warm themselves up. Obviously that means missing good photo opportunities when good actions happen. My advice is to “dress for success”.  Dressing appropriately for the weather, and thus stay longer outside to witness key...

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Why Prairie Matters

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in General | 0 comments

This is a wonderful video on the importance of prairie in our ecosystem, sponsored by Missouri Prairie Foundation and Roeslein Alternative Energy.  Nowadays rare, native prairies play an important role in the survival of various wildlife and plants. This seven-minute video, “Why Prairie Matters,” features many of my images (and me) and will surely make you want to go out on a prairie during summer...

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“Best of the Best” award!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in General, Save the Last Dance | 0 comments

“Best of the Best” award!

This image (included in the “Gunnison Grouse” chapter of the book) won the “Best of the Best” award in Photo category from the 2013 Outdoor Writers Association of America contest.

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Save the Last Dance Book Tour

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Save the Last Dance Book Tour

  Last week I had an incredible time meeting many grouse enthusiasts during a week-long tour to promote sage-grouse conservation efforts in Colorado, sponsored by Conservation Colorado. My programs and book signing events were held in three cities in Colorado – Steamboat Spring, Craig, Grand Junction, and Denver in hopes of increasing public awareness on sage-grouse...

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Exhibit and Program at the International Photography Hall of Fame

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Exhibit and Program at the International Photography Hall of Fame

On November 2nd I will be presenting a program at the International Photography Hall of Fame in St.Louis. The program starts at 10am. Please come to my program and stop by to see my exhibit as...

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Program at the St. Louis Audubon (10/20/2013)

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Events | 1 comment

Program at the St. Louis Audubon (10/20/2013)

Thank you for coming to my...

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Program at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (10/3/2013)

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Program at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (10/3/2013)

I had done many programs before but never on 66 x44 feet wide screen IMAX Theater! The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a world-class museum with amazing displays and exhibits, and I was very honored to have my program there. Thank you for people who came to share the evening with me....

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Meeting Jim Brandenburg

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Meeting Jim Brandenburg

Twenty years ago, I found a photography book titled “Brother Wolves.” I was simply blown away by the breathtaking images of wolves. The book completely changed my perspective on wolves and made me realize the power of photography. Jim published another masterpiece, “Chase by the Light,” in 1998 with 90 images he took for 90 days (one image per day) as an effort to go back to the simplicity of photography.  The National Geographic published all those 90 images. – Jim explains as “the most photos published in the magazine with the least amount...

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