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Bio 21 year old photographer from Minnesota, USA. Currently based in Bozeman, MT.
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This is the only image I was able to take of the woodland caribou I was after in the trip described in the last post. I spotted this bull on the sand beach of one of the smaller islands from my canoe and landed as he was already headed into the forest. I was amazed that as I struggled to move through the extremely thick foliage with my camera, this bull seemed to effortlessly navigate the chaos of the forest even despite his antlers.
A couple years ago I chartered a fishing boat to drop me off with my canoe and camera gear on a remote archipelago of islands off the Canadian shores of Lake Superior. I camped for 7 days alone on the islands, searching for the elusive woodland caribou. It was a primordial place, the only trails on the islands were made by herds of caribou that snake through the most dense and diverse boreal forests I had ever witnessed. There are species of plants on the islands that are only found above the Arctic circle, but have persisted there since the last ice age. It was an incredible privilege to spend time in such a wild place, and I can't wait to go back.
There's something about being in dense forests that I crave. The open space that characterizes the west is beautiful, but I'll take the comfort of a dark forest canopy over my head any day.
I haven't been able to get out lately due to a much more intense semester with school. Would much rather be freezing my ass off with these feathery tubes in the woods again.
Rut is long over for the moose of Yellowstone; and while a few months ago these bulls would be sparring for the rights to mate, now they spend all day together and half heartedly spar to pass the time. Or maybe they're trying to dislodge each other's antlers, who knows.
Had a fantastic weekend in Yellowstone last weekend with my dad, who flew out from Minnesota. After about a dozen of trips to Yellowstone together since I started photography at age 10, this was his first winter trip, and hands down one of the best yet.