Deb’s New Multimedia Presentation is Now Available

Nature’s Moments – vol 1  (HD on BLU-RAY) Deb’s happy to let everyone know that her new show is now available.  Personally created by her in every aspect, this is sure to become a treasured favorite. Witness magnificent scenery and captivating wildlife moments in this brand new multimedia offering. This artful presentation on disc features […]

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Photo of Deb in Colorado

Welcome World (to my blog)

Hello there and welcome to my site of natural history and conservation photography! Invariably the uniqueness and beauty of wild lands always manage to move me. Presented on this website is a sample of images from destinations throughout the United States and Canada in which I’ve hiked and photographed. My images represent the spirit of […]

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Wildlife Photography Part 1 – Code of Ethics

Whether you’re out hiking in the backcountry or sightseeing from your car, having a chance encounter with wildlife is a magnificent and treasured moment. Watching little elk calves speed running zigzag among the herd or glimpsing a bear munching on glacier lilies are sights that captivate and inspire us all. – Deb For many however, […]

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Images by D. S. Tappan is now on facebook!

Hey everybody, IMAGES BY D. S. TAPPAN is now on facebook. You can find her at www.facebook.com/DebTappanPhotography . Visit Deb on Facebook! She looks forward to hearing from you.

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Grizzly 399 is alive!! and she’s emerged with a new cub!

For all of us who have had the privilege of witnessing this matriarch with her offspring, you can image our horror upon hearing that a hunter was claiming to have killed this spectacular “mom” earlier in the year (2016). We now know that Grizzly 399 (“Blondie”) lives! She emerged from her den at 10:13am on […]

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What Gear is in Deb’s Pack

I’m often asked what gear I use.  Here’s what currently in my pack: (2) Canon EOS 7D Mark II dslr bodies Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Canon EF 70-2oomm f/2.8L IS USM Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon Extender EF 1.4x II Canon Extender EF 2x II Canon […]

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SPECIES UPDATE – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

UPDATED December 18, 2016: As of December 2016, within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (a UNESCO-MAB World Heritage Site), the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory has identified 974 species new to science and 9140 species new to the park. In total to date, there are 19254 species in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This […]

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Tragedy Strikes: Habituation to Humans Ends in Young Elk’s Death in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Many of you have already seen the video (going viral) showing a young male elk (spike) interacting with a photographer in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This young elk was play-sparring with a man who had been photographing wildlife in the park. Normally, wildlife will not approach humans but, in this case, the elk […]

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Urgent: Please help stop the slaughter of wolves in Wisconsin

Wolf-killing in Wisconsin is out of control: Nearly 200 wolves killed in just over 2 weeks! Please TAKE ACTION NOW by going to Defenders of Wildlife and sign their petition: https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2659 . In Wisconsin, in just over two weeks, 181 wolves have been killed by hunters and trappers. More wolves have been killed in these […]

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