The Mystery & Myths of the Badlands

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  The Mystery & Myths of the Badlands   Badlands National Park is not only one of the most amazing scenic spots in the world, but it is also one of the most eccentric. That area is a type of other-worldly experience, as if the land holds mysteries and myths hidden deep within the buttes. […]

The Crown of the Continent

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  The Crown of the Continent   When it comes to speaking about the most beautiful places in the world, there is one name that comes up on all ‘Top Ten’ lists. In Montana, Glacier National Park offers some of the most amazing picturesque spots that anyone from a photographer to a naturalist to a […]

Exploring the Architecture of Mesa Verde National Park

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  Exploring the Architecture of Mesa Verde National Park   Not only is it a National Park, but Mesa Verde is also a well-protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, being the largest and most amazing archaeological preserve in all of the U.S..   It was President Theodore Roosevelt who, in 1903, called for protection of the […]

First Peoples Buffalo Jump

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FIRST PEOPLES BUFFALO JUMP, Southwest of Great Falls, MT   The Interpretive Center wasn’t open @ 8 a.m., I just drove on and found signs for the higher access to the Buffalo Jump off the rocks, over the ledge ~THE Buffalo ran and their legs, necks, backs were broken in many places and the People […]

The Giraffe

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  Ah…Circus Animals! The mighty lion is King; roaring loudly at the small dude, he wants nothing more than to grab that whip and chair and show the guy exactly who’s boss! The elephants are the lumbering giants who bring awe and cheers from the crowd. But, the giraffe is…under-appreciated. Not only must he ride […]

Circus Elephants

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  Circus Elephants   When the music began, the Big Top curtains lifted and Jumbo walked into the tent. The elephant lumbered forward, most likely trying to figure out why some sparkly-dressed woman was sitting on top of him. (How those sequins must have scratched!) He would walk around the circles looking bored out of […]

The Lion

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  Ever consider sticking your head inside a ferocious lion’s mouth?   Under normal circumstances, probably not one of your top priorities, but remember seeing the circus lions for the first time?  Eyes wide with astonishment as the tamer opened the mouth of the King and gallantly stuck his head in, then safely back out happily […]

LANDMARK – Adventure Science on American Prairie Reserve

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  Bringing Adventure-Science to the American Prairie From Marco Polo to Lewis and Clark wide open grasslands have long inspired adventurous spirits, and voyages of discovery. However, very few of these vast landscapes still exist unaltered. Only the steppes of Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Patagonia and the Northern Great Plains of America have never been plowed and […]

How to Find Nesting Florida Sandhill Cranes

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  How to Find Nesting Florida Sandhill Cranes Now is a great time to search for nesting Florida sandhill cranes.  Most Floridians know that cranes are cherished members of our communities since so many can be found in our urban areas.  They are very social birds during the off season congregating in large groups but […]

Tampa Bay Photo Shootout

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Calling all photographers!  Join us for the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout in St. Petersburg, Florida being held from April 4- 6, 2014.  This event brings photographers from across the country together for photography, education, sightseeing, camaraderie and fun.  Attendees will participate in four photography workshops of their choice, a keynote presentation by Jim Clark, two […]