"America's best idea"

In an often-cited 1983 commentary, Wallace Stegner, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and environmentalist, proclaimed, “The national parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.” These words have resonated deeply with many and I was particularly touched and intrigued by this idea. As soon as I could, I rushed out to the open road in my 1986 Subaru wagon to explore the parks and all of there grandeur! While my first visit to Yellowstone was not particularly profound, it would be in my return to Yellowstone 15 years later when my eye was better trained to seek out its’ beauty. Since returning to that majestic and mystical landscape in 2010, I have come to find Yellowstone to be one of my favorite locations. To celebrate the 150 years since America’s original National Park, I pursued one of Yellowstone’s most iconic subjects, the American Bison in depth of winter often shooting from a of pair of skis. The animals are in pure survival mode allowing a closer approach than would ever be possible in other seasons. Still, one must always exercise respect, admiration and awe for such beautiful and vulnerable animals. Please enjoy the collection, this work is a culmination of over 25 years of perfecting my photography craft in America’s National Parks. 

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