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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Share My Admiration for the Periodical Cicada

I’ve always felt a special fondness for the remarkable Periodical Cicada (genus Magicicada). The life history of this small critter is compelling with populations only appearing to us at 13 year or 17 year intervals. In May of 2008, I was fortunate to have witnessed the emergence of the 17-Year Periodical Cicada. They were identified […]

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Elk Reintroduction in the Smokies

DID YOU KNOW: This little male elk calf is a member of an elk  population making a comeback. As a result of over-hunting and habitat loss, this native species was nearing extinction throughout the Appalachian mountains and eastern United States. By 1900’s it was feared that the elk was nearing extinction throughout all of North […]

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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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“Macro” (close-up) Photography: Getting Up Close and Personal

One of the pleasures of having a compact digital camera  is being able to shoot lovely macro images without having to purchase additional lenses or accessories. If you haven’t experimented with this feature on your compact digital camera, do so. You’ll absolutely love it. It enables you to get very close to your subject and […]

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Organize and Archive: Getting a Handle On All Your Images

Organizing and archiving digital photos can be a bit tricky. But, it really doesn’t have to be. I travel a lot for the specific purpose of taking photos. When I get back home, I’ve got lots of images to transfer and organize. – Deb I use my photo organizing software (also known as digital asset […]

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Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics: Leave No Trace Principles

We’d like to thank the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics for allowing us to post their Leave No Trace Principles here. To learn more about how you can minimize your impact when visiting wilderness areas, go to: Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. – Cheers, DST Plan Ahead and Prepare: Know the […]

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