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The grizzly bear nicknamed ‘Blondie’ of Grand Teton National Park stands before the Teton Mountains.
With both my cameras still out, a great friend let me borrow her 50D so that I could get my fix and actually click a shutter again. It was a tremendous day in terms of wildlife, but the encounter in getting this shot sent chills down my spine.
I was heading north in Grand Teton National Park hoping for a chance encounter with Grizzly Bear #399 after hearing the news that she has three new cubs that were spotted with her on Sunday. Before reaching that area, I came upon a bear jam and found dozens of people watching the grizzly bear that had been nicknamed ‘Blondie’ by one of the rangers grazing about 100 yards from the road. He began making his way down the creek he was grazing near and headed toward the … Continue reading
A video compilation of Grizzly Bear #610 of Grand Teton National Park and her two yearling cubs.
With my cameras still out, I thought it might be a good idea to go back to some of the video I shot and put together compilations of specific animals. I started with what little video I did get of Grizzly Bear #610 and her two yearling cubs up in Grand Teton National Park. The rain turned to snow during shooting, but luckily that didn’t deter them from scrounging for some food.
On a related note, #610′s mother, #399, was recently spotted out with three brand new cubs of her own which prompted me to begin asking around for a spare camera I could borrow. Luckily, it looks like a good friend is going to let me use her 50D, so hopefully I’ll be coming back soon with some shots of my favorite … Continue reading
A video of spring bison calves and grizzly bear cubs from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
It’s become an unfortunate habit where I send in a camera or two for repair, and that’s when I go back and compile all my recent videos together. The 7D is officially on its way back to Canon to get exchanged out once and for all. It was working well enough for most instances, so I was holding onto it for just a bit longer, at least until I got my 5D back. But then I came back home the other night after standing in 40 degree rain, sleet and snow for three hours catching a mild hypothermia while watching grizzly bear #610 and her two new cubs, only to find that I didn’t have one sharp shot out of the 600+ shots I got. Since the UPS label was still there from … Continue reading
A Yellowstone grizzly bear, nicknamed Scarface, walks along the Lamar River in the Lamar Lamar Valley.
While visiting Yellowstone National Park this past weekend, I wanted to spend an entire day in the Lamar Valley, something I realized I actually hadn’t done before. It payed off because while I was there bright and early, a few hours later a grizzly bear came out and walked along the Lamar River. I followed him, along with others, as he made his was up the river through the Lamar Valley and eventually even got some great shots of him as the river came closer to the road.
It turns out that this isn’t just any grizzly bear. This is the renowned bear nicknamed, Scarface. At roughly 25 years old, he got the name from a fight most likely with another grizzly that left a large scar on the right side of his face … Continue reading
Planning a trip to Grand Teton National Park? The map below will help you get the most out of your photographic destinations. Read on below!
A Google Map display showing the best places to photograph in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
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I’ve created a map from Google Maps showing the best places to stop and photograph the sites so that you’ll be sure to come away with dramatic photos of the area. While wildlife can be seen virtually anywhere in the park (even along the highway), there’s no guarantee as to specifically where you can reach them. I’ve pointed out some pretty reliable locations, but in the end there’s really no telling where or when they’ll be for sure.
The two most popular spots that people think of when they think of Grand Teton National Park are Oxbow Bend and the Snake River Overlook, both … Continue reading
In the previous post, I discussed various photo-hosting services and discussed why I thought PhotoShelter was the best option. I’ll expand on that a little further here in regards to a term that intimidates a lot of people: Search Engine Optimization, or SEO for short. Truthfully, SEO is not terribly complex, especially if you use the tools PhotoShelter has already provided for you in addition to some WordPress plugins that have taken any and all complexities out of the practice.
Optimizing Your WordPress Blog
As mentioned in the previous post, a blog is a must these days. It’s not just a good way to show off your favorite photos and let people know about exciting adventures you just returned from, but behind the scenes it’s a search engine magnet. Each post you can fill with rich, new content makes that magnet grow a little bigger. Modern search engines such as … Continue reading