How Far Away is That Bear?

In Yellowstone National Park it is illegal to approach or remain within 100 yards of bears. If the bear approaches within 100 yards of you, you are required to get into your car or move so that you maintain the 100 yard distance. A ranger on scene may allow a group of...

How Should Photographers Portray Bears?

Photographers and filmmakers can be the only connection some people have with nature. The way we see and document wildlife, on social media or otherwise, has at least some effect on how potential viewers will portray them. Bears are often seen as cute and cuddly, but...

How I Followed My Dream to Move West

At some point during my college years in Georgia, I decided that I wanted to live out west after graduating. I heard about the Yellowstone area from several people. I listened to stories about the great scenery, wildlife, and endless outdoor pursuits. Nobody around me...

Unexpected

Something that photographers have to be prepared for is the unexpected. Nowhere is this more true than the greater Yellowstone area. In this case, prepared means being ready to take a photograph at any second. Wildlife is great at hiding. If they weren’t, it...