Bison at Risk

Bison [Bison bison]
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Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth [Bradypus variegatus]Like so many of our wildlife brethren, the bison in and around Yellowstone National Park are at risk due to the politics of the last several years. They are systemically being destroyed for various reasons that the powers that be would rather you not know and publicly for false ones. Dan Brister of the Buffalo Field Campaign has written a wonderful but brutally honest book “In the Presence of Buffalo” that is short and with touches of sweet and not so sweet accounts of those on the front line attempting to save these gentle giants. Please visit our blog or go to to learn more and perhaps help however you can.
Barbara Magnuson & Larry Kimball
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Bull Elk during the rut

Bull Elk crossing river
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Sandy-in-Alaska-100x-100This Bull Elk was snorting and making lots of noise as he crossed the river. What you can’t see in this image is the female Elk over my left shoulder!
I quickly retreated back to my car as he nimbly approached her and they performed their courtship ritual. He was on a mission and I sure didn’t want to be in his way!
sandra calderbank
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Michael Katz Photography

Reflection, Merced River

Michael Katz

mkgormanptI’ve been photographing landscapes, mostly in the American West and Midwest, for nearly thirty years. As a writer I was inspired by the essays of Sigurd Olson describing the canoe country of northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, and Wallace Stegner reflecting on the West from the Canadian plains to the Grand Canyon. My interest in photography was piqued when I attended a lecture by Ansel Adams, who had just published “Yosemite and the Range of Light,” and the next spring I attended a workshop at Yosemite with wildlife photographer Tupper Ansel Blake. Over the years I’ve attended workshops with acclaimed photographers such as Craig Blacklock, Galen Rowell, Bill Fortnoy, Keith Walklet and Tom Bol. All have given me a sense of wild lands and how they touch the human spirit, providing a context to my own discoveries.

Most of these images were shot with 35 mm cameras. The panoramics utilize a Hasselblad X-Pan II. I’ve stuck with film for a long time, but my traditional 35mm work will be with the Canon 5D Mark II henceforth.

I work closely with my printers at West Coast Imaging to produce the finest prints available. They employ Photoshop to apply traditional darkroom techniques — dodging, burning, cropping, color balance and saturation — to bring the most out of each image. Unless otherwise specified, all prints are on Fuji Crystal Archive paper.

Hopefully, my images portray the beauty and fragility of public lands that belong to all of us, and convey to others the peace and freedom I find when I put on my hiking boots and leave the road behind.

Michael Katz

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