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“Learn to Photograph Leks from an Expert”

I’ve been photographing grassland grouse (lekking birds) for almost 16 years now. They have become an important part of my photography. I’m honored and humbled by the National Audubon Society’s recognition of me as an expert on these birds. If you ever want to observe...

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Winter and Sage-Grouse

Wintertime in the High Desert is harsh for most wildlife. Animals such as pronghorn antelope or mule deer spend a lot of energy constantly looking for food; harsh weather, with few choices for shelter, makes...

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Chicken Dance – Celebration of Life

During my trip in Wyoming I had a privilege to meet with and photograph an award-winning Native American dancer, Levon Big Knife. Levon is Chippewa-Cree and Shoshone (tribes based on western states such as Montana and Wyoming) and has been...

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Highway of Death

Highway 28 in Wyoming crisscrosses an area that has one of the largest sage-grouse gatherings in Wyoming. The highway also divides sage land with a Big Sandy River where sage grouse travel for water and food source. This creates deadly consequences to these birds,...

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Sage Grouse: Icon of the Sagebrush Sea

Last Friday I had an honor to share my experiences and images at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon at the opening reception for their exhibit, "Sage Grouse: Icon of the Sagebrush Sea." I felt especially honored after I found out how impressive the exhibit was....

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Kids are our future!

A few years ago when my daughter started tagging along to my talks and programs about prairie-chickens and other grouse, I promised her I’d take her to see prairie-chickens when she turned 5. This year she...

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