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Wind River Canyon Blog     

     Imagine a beautiful golden canyon in a far-away land.  The Wind River Canyon, in the state of Wyoming, is one of the very few wild places that have remained relatively unspoiled by over-development.  The Wind River runs fast and clean, the junipers have berries that feed wild birds, wildflowers bloom, and over 100 species of birds fly in this magical Wind River Canyon.  Bighorn Sheep, Elk and Deer have all been seen from our cabin steps, and four species of hummingbirds come to nest and raise their young in the Wind River Canyon every Summer.      

     My Wind River Canyon Blog will be about my experiences with Mother Nature in the canyon's ecosystem, and the way in which I capture those magic moments with affordable equipment, cheap software and lots of serendipity.  I hope you enjoy the ride as much as my wife and I have.

"I want people to fall in love with Mother Nature, not wonder what happened to her." 


Wyoming Hummingbirds Fighting Photographs

August 04, 2018
It was one hundred degrees in my favorite high-hide. The breeze blowing in my face felt more like the winds of the Sinai than the Wind River Canyon. Every sunny afternoon...
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Wyoming Hummingbird Feeding Frenzy Video

July 28, 2018
Near dark in the Wind River Canyon an event happens that few have ever witnessed. You see, hummingbirds expend so much energy during the day that at night they enter a st...
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New Wyoming Hummingbird Photographs!

July 14, 2018
There are so many hummingbirds in the Wind River Canyon right now that they drained their favorite feeder in less then 23 hours! Running four busy hummingbird-feeders is...
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The Spider and the Wren

June 30, 2018
Many years ago I sort of inherited an old wren house. It was broken and weathered severely but it had promise to become a home for tiny birds. After cobbling the wooden b...
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Wyoming Wildflowers 2018

June 16, 2018
Not so long ago, I was on the south-end of the Wind River Canyon photographing wildflowers for my website HogbatsPhotography.com. It was a warm June morning with not a si...
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