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Getting close to wildlife for a photo could trigger an attack or make the animal less wary of people and more likely to charge or attack the next person that comes along, wildlife experts say. (Brett French)

Smartphone cameras are curse on wildlife 

WILDLIFE -- It's no secret how skilled wildlife photographers live in harmony with the wild creatures they photograph. It's called a TELEPHOTO lens, which allows them to keep a distance that affords comfort for the animal and safety for the photographer. The advent of the...

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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015




Squirrel takes 10. (Phil Hough)

Readers photos capture the outdoor moment

PHOTOGRAPHY -- Readers have shown their talents, outdoor savvy, enthusiasm and good humor with the photos they've submitted to our Outdoors Reader Photos Page. The flurry of squirrel photos triggered by the submission (above) by Phil Hough of Sandpoint was a hoot. Check out all...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012

A boreal chorus frog calling. (Jaime Johnson)

Chorus frogs are nature's windbags

WILDLIFE -- The ponds at the Dishman Hills Natural Area are easy to find this time of year, since hikers can often hear them long before they see them. Chorus frogs are in full song. Outdoor photographers Jaime and Lisa Johnson had a similar experience...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

National Landmarks map for Washington. (National Park Service)

Take your best shot at natural landmark photo contest

OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY -- People in the Inland Northwest are sitting pretty for participation in a photography contest associated with the 50th anniversary of the National Natural Landmarks Program. Steptoe Butte is among the closest national natural landmarks to Spokane, but many other photogenic sites are...

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Runners share the trails with hikers and mountain bikers before sunset at the South Hill Bluffs.  (Rich Landers)

Win a forest photo contest without leaving town

FORESTS -- The U.S. Forest Service has announced its My Neighborhood Forest photo contest, celebrating America’s urban and community forests. The Grand Prize winner will receive $200 in outdoor gear courtesy of the National Forest Foundation. The contest, which runs through July 22, seeks to...

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MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

With Lake Pend Oreille below, snowshoers head up Goat Peak in the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. (Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness)

Snowshoers find plenty to walk on

WINTER SPORTS -- Photo shows a group of snowshoers enjoying a fine March 24 during the 6th annual Goat Mountain trek above Lake Pend Oreille. Almost daily snowfall in the previous five days has left fresh layers on a deep snowpack. The hike is one...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

Local photographers set spring seminar, speaker

OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY -- The annual photographic seminar and field trips sponsored by the Inland Empire Chapter of the Photographic Society of America will be held March 31-April 2 at Spokane Community College. Professional photographer Nevada Wier is the featured presenter for the event, which also...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2011

A whitetail sheds velvet from his antlers in August. (Jaime Johnson)

Bucks looking ragged as they shed velvet

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Whitetail bucks are making that transition from growing velevet-covered antlers to hardened racks that will play into their stature for breeding. Outdoor photographers Jaime and Lisa Johnson of Lincoln, Mont., keep track of such things. Check out their gallery.

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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