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It all began with a Facebook post. As a nature photographer, a stunning image of a grizzly sow and cubs crossing the tundra in a snowstorm caught my eye. The photo had been taken by a Denali Road Lottery winner. My curiosity was piqued.
A long-planned adventure, celebrating the author’s wife’s retirement from teaching, takes one Spokane couple to Alaska.
WILDLIFE -- A wolf could out-swim a white-tailed deer but couldn't make the buck a meal. Photographer David Smith was canoe-camping recently in Lakeland Provincial Park and Recreation Area in northern Alberta near Lac La Biche when the deer plunged into the water with a...
“The large male elephant looked up and stared directly into the front window, giving me that piercing stink-eye look that says, get out of my way,” said Bill Pierce, recalling an adventure travel moment with an alarming pucker factor.
WILDLIFE -- Among the billions of people out there snapping photos of birds, a precious few photographers are masters. Paul Bannick is one of them, and you don't have to take my word for it. The award-winning photographer from Western Washington is presenting a new...
A common redpoll finch sitting in a spruce tree on a white-sky day wouldn’t attract the attention of an Audubon Christmas Bird Count participant, let alone a professional photographer.
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...
WILDLIFE -- My Saturday front-page story about the drought-stoked outbreak of bluetongue that's killing hundreds of deer in the region caught some attention on Saturday, and so did the accompanying photo of a dying white-tailed deer. Some people are criticizing The Spokesman-Review for publishing the...
Hummingbirds are among the most dependable photo subjects for wildlife photographers. Put out a feeder during the summer season and it’s almost instant gratification for a shutterbug.
People are heading to northcentral Washington to celebrate the state-managed Sinlahekin Wildlife Area’s 75th anniversary during special events this summer. But Justin Haug said the 14,314 acres have been busy for months.
A Bonners Ferry man has the unusual distinction of winning a top prize in a Ducks Unlimited waterfowling photo contest without being able to identify the birds in the picture. Steve Jamsa won the Best Overall runner-up award in the 2014 DU magazine contest with a photo of a teal flock banking into a turn on a North Idaho wetland.
Brandon Cole’s images of dolphins, killer whales, sharks and other marine life rank among the best marine photography in the world, yet he lives in Spokane, nearly 300 miles from a saltwater marsh. In recording “Ocean’s majesty,” as he calls it, Cole has traveled the globe, logging millions of air miles to endure 16,000 hours underwater in some 9,000 dives. And yes, he’s survived some goose-bump situations that had nothing to do with cold-water immersion.