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Gettin Started!

Welcome to Tied to Nature! My blog for “for those that don’t get out, can’t get out, or can never get enough”! As a photographer sharing my photographs it not enough, behind every photo there is life, a story that can be told. As I share my photography I hope to share that story. I […]

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Yellowstone After Dark: Revealing a Vibrant Star Spectacle

Welcome to Yellowstone National Park, where the wonders of the daytime are matched only by the magic of its nighttime skies. Another world comes alive above us when the sun dips below the horizon. Away from city lights, on a clear night, Yellowstone offers a perfect spot to witness a sky filled with stars, giving […]

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Yellowstone Summer & Beating the Crowds

Yellowstone National Park is open all year round, though summer from mid-June to the end of August has been deemed the prime time to visit. If you prefer to beat the summer crowd, visiting early in the season and timing between the early morning and late afternoon can provide a calmer experience. The busiest hours […]

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Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park 

In the heart of the American West, a vast 2.2 million acres of pure wilderness stretch across Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Imagine lush meadows, dense forests, alpine tundra, and steaming thermal basins all coming together to support a variety of wildlife. These natural marvels captivate visitors and play a crucial role in sustaining the park’s […]

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The History of Bears in Yellowstone

Did you know there is a “Bear-Muda Triangle” in Yellowstone?    This intriguing area is around Tower Junction, at the intersection of the road leading to the Park’s northern entrance at Gardiner, Montana, and the route traverses the Park from east to west. Positioned near the junction of the Tower-Roosevelt and Mammoth-Tower roads, this region […]

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Yellowstone the First National Park

Are you a history buff? Animal lover? Geology enthusiast? Yellowstone National Park has it all.    There are 429 national parks in the United States. These parks became landmarked to preserve the natural environment and protect the animals.  After an exploration by a survey team to gather geological data of the Wyoming region for a […]

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Eastern Idaho, Yellowstone’s Gateway

People from all over the world come to fish in the rivers and streams of  Eastern Idaho. Some consider the rivers in this area to be the “Epicenter of top-notch trout fishing.”  As much as people are drawn to Eastern Idaho for the fantastic fishing, people are also drawn here to visit Yellowstone National Park. […]

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Bears of Yellowstone

 As a tour guide in Yellowstone, one of the top questions I receive from guests is, “Will we see a bear?” Their hopes are high, but their faith is lacking, and I believe many are surprised when I mention that there are no guarantees, but their chances are good. Many people have grown up watching […]

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Breaking Down Fences

I sat in an informative meeting tonight concerning the idea of a wildlife fence and overpasses going into the Island Park, Idaho area. Before I get into the proposals let me give you some background on myself.  Wildlife is my passion and my business. I am both a wildlife photographer and an owner of a […]

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My Owl Survey Part 1

If you are familiar with Dan Hartman and Wildlife Along the Rockies you may have heard of his yearly owls surveys. Talking to him recently I believe he said he is on his 9thyear listening for Boreal Owls (it may be longer).  After reading some of his survey experiences on https://yellowstonereports.com last year, in 2017, […]

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Only as good as the story behind it.

I often asked my guests after a trip through Grand Teton, or Yellowstone National Park what was their favorite thing. Most of the time I hear “the Lower Falls”, unless we had a pretty good wildlife trip. Then I may hear some of the responses I heard on my last trip, “the bison fighting”, “the […]

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