Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS

One of the pleasures of living in the western United States is our proximity to a rich abundance and diversity of wildlife, both large and small. While sharing outdoor space with some species can sometimes be challenging, and occasionally even threatening, for people, particularly in urban and suburban neighborhoods, opportunities to view wildlife in natural, wild settings are usually exciting and gratifying. Photographing them at close range adds yet another fulfilling dimension to the experience of seeing them.

The distinctive variety of birds and other wildlife in western America, from the northern Rocky Mountains to the deserts of the Southwest and west to the California coast, makes this area a wildlife photographer’s dream.

Professional photographer Brent Paull has spent 33 years shooting wildlife images in the American West, both as a nature/wildlife photographer and as… Continue reading


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