Eating Habits of Black Bears in Grand Teton National Park

Black Bears in Grand Teton National Park

Springtime is a great season to find wildlife in Grand Teton National Park, especially bears, because they come out of hibernation with not only an empty belly, but also a low fat percentage. As a result, they’re hungry and they’re going to eat anything they can find. Grizzly bears will dig up the ground in search of roots, while black bears will eat grass right out of the ground, which is what these cubs were doing with their mother when I happened upon them.… Keep reading...

Important Reminders When Encountering Wildlife Near the Road

Black Bear Cub in Grand Teton National Park

After photographing these black bears for a good hour or so with only two other local photographers near the Signal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, the crowds began swarming shortly after that. That’s to be expected any time there are animals, especially young ones, on the side of the road.… Keep reading...

Black Bear Cub Up a Tree in Grand Teton National Park

Black Bear Cub Up a Tree

Spring is definitely in full swing! The last two days have been particularly exciting for me as I’ve begun heading up into Grand Teton National Park a bit more and the young wildlife has begun springing up! In addition to this black bear cub found near the Signal Mountain Lodge, I also found my first bison calf near the Gros Ventre Campground the day before on my way back from discovering that the same great-horned owl from last year I got shots of is most likely sitting on new eggs.… Keep reading...

Appreciating the Weather in Zion National Park

Storms in Zion National Park

On the first leg of my trip, I hit an unexpected cold front. Since I was only a couple of hours away from Zion National Park, I decided that that would be the best place to wait it out for a couple of nights since it was much lower in elevation than where I was, and thus, warmer.… Keep reading...

Sunrise from Yavapai Point at the Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon National Park

One thing to remember when shooting a dramatic sunrise or sunset is to look all around you, including the exact opposite direction. Most people are so fascinated by the sun rising or setting over the horizon that they could be missing the best part of the show taking place right behind them.… Keep reading...

Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Evening Light in Canyonlands National Park

Having never been to The Needles District of Canyonlands National Park prior to my most recent road trip, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect or which hikes I should ever do. I was told to hike The Joint, but by the time I got there it was a little late to start a hike of that length.… Keep reading...