The Music of Moving Water

The Music of Moving Water

Before the wildflowers bloom, before the return of the first robin, the first signs of spring can be heard in something as simple as the song of a flowing river. Nothing. Not a chickadee. Not a woodpecker. No wind through the trees. Nothing. It is March and the forest...
The Moment It Clicks: A Swan Song

The Moment It Clicks: A Swan Song

The Moment It Clicks: Photographic Stories #1: Trumpeter Swans We live in a world of motion. John Muir knew it: “Everything is flowing—going somewhere… pulsed on and on forever like blood… in Nature’s warm heart.” Like flowing blood, motion means survival to most...
On Assignment: The Hermit With a Horn

On Assignment: The Hermit With a Horn

On Assignment Moment #6: The Hermit with a Horn “Wrangell- St. Elias National Park is a kingdom of peaks. Here four major mountain ranges converge. Nine of the thirteen highest peaks in the United States are found here, and more summits topping 14,500 feet than...
On Assignment: The Raw Feed

On Assignment: The Raw Feed

On Assignment – The Raw Feed Not all assignment moments are filled with northern lights, deep desert canyons, or wild grizzlies. Some are even more important. I was on assignment writing the National Geographic book TREASURES OF ALASKA with photographer Michael...
On Assignment: Touched by a Grizzly

On Assignment: Touched by a Grizzly

Touched By A Grizzly Can anyone really know what lurks in the heart of a grizzly? In the wilds of Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula, Charlie Russell believes he is beginning to find out.  We’re walking into a trap. That much is clear as we pick our way through a dense maze...