In anticipation of our @natgeoyourshot assignment launching on February 26, we’ll be debunking myths about the big, bad wolf — and telling the truth about the real wolf!
Myth: Wolves kill for sport.
Truth: Wolves were brutally exterminated from the continental US based on the myth of a ravenous, cruel wolf that exercises its predatory lust on a whim and at will. But reliable science tells us that most hunts fail and starvation and injuries are common for wolves — and without them nature's balance is disturbed and ecosystems suffer.
Photo by Doug Smith, NPS
When we were in @yellowstonenps last week, Josh & I went on a hike following a ton of Coyote tracks & could here them calling in the distance, after about an hour of walking the trail we gave up and headed back to our car, only to find this one and it’s sleeping companion tucked nicely on a hill about 25 feet from our car 😂
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Ignoring adult responsibilities by doing go pro edits... 📸
Inspiration comes and goes. It’s not an easy thing to create when you don’t feel inspired but those times when everything you make feels like it’s shit is probably what makes it feel so great when you’re able to find something that you’re happy with. I’m slowly letting go if the notion that my pictures (and videos!?) should look a certain way in order for me to be able to share them on here, or anywhere for that matter. At this point I’m just happy trying new and exciting things and seeing where it takes my work. We’ll see how I feel about it in a few weeks... Here’s a picture of a cool pickup truck taken in Powell Wyoming last Summer 🤘🏼
Today is the last day to enter our giveaway with @exploresawyer and @babybearoutfitters (see 2 posts back to enter). I love @exploresawyer and everything they stand for. They encourage kids to get outside and play which is what our girls grew up with in Switzerland. They also send out the BEST emails with the coolest ideas so get on their email list now!
One of my photography goals for the past couple of years has been to get a decent shot of a Wolf. I have spent a lot of time in the places I know of to give myself the best opportunity. I’ve had lots of close calls in the past (like literally having an entire pack cross our path within seconds of me being there), but it’s never panned out. I would always tell myself it’s a numbers game. The more I’m out there the better my chance and statistically speaking, it’s got to happen at some point. Well my last trip to YNP was playing out much the same way. No encounters, just missed a great encounter of some close up action on a carcass by a day or so (figures) and it was time to leave yet again. As we were driving out of the park at roughly 10:30 AM, we saw a black coyote cross the road about 30 yards ahead of us. But wait, coyotes aren’t black! It took a second to sink in, but yes it was a wolf. Then another crossed. As they headed up the hill we stopped and took a couple of quick shots. This was the only reasonable shot I was able to capture. It’s not a great shot and I wish so many things were different with the encounter, but I’ll take it! Now, goal is to get an amazing shot of a wolf! Might take me another couple of years, but it will happen! What an amazing animal. I mean look at those eyes. Really makes you wonder what they are thinking. Anyway, sorry for the diatribe, but hope you have an amazing day and I hope your meeting some of your goals, whatever they may be!
Excelsior Geyser, located in the Midway Geyser Basin, is one of my favorite features in Yellowstone National Park. While in its most active years the geyser’s eruptions reached heights between 100’ and 300’, today it is considered a hot spring. Despite the fact it’s no longer an active geyser it’s certainly still an impressive sight!
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Old Faithful erupts about every hour in reality, but you can skip the wait by seeing it every 10 seconds in this timelapse. However, nothing compares to seeing, hearing, and smelling the real thing. So if you ever have the chance to watch it (my recommendation is to go at night), do it!