Photo of Deb Tappan 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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Morning Glory with Morning Dew - (Tennessee)

“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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Photo of Deb Tappan and Utah in North Carolina

Adopt a Pet, Please

By Utah (the dog, not the state) Tappan Hi everyone! My name is Utah. I’m Deb’s “littlest peanut” and all around dog pal! We’re strong proponents of pet adoption from area shelters and rescues and equally strong opponents to “puppy mills” and the like. Was I adopted? You betcha! But did you know that nationally […]

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Little Black Bear Cub with a Dandelion

Please Help Stop Brutal “Bear Baying” in South Carolina

Outlawed in all states but South Carolina, “bear baying” also known as “bear tethering” or “bear baiting” (the act of using dogs to attack de-clawed, de-toothed and chained defenseless bears) is horrible and grossly inhumane. Please go to the site below to learn more and to sign the petition seeking the outlawing of this abuse […]

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Environmental Advocacy Sites

Discover Life in America (All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory) Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Wildlife Land Trust Vital Ground The Yellowstone Association Pacific Whale Foundation Foothills Land Conservancy Glen Canyon Natural History Association Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park National Parks Conservation Association 

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