Gettin Started!

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...

Only as good as the story behind it.

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,...

An American Legend

An American Legend For years I have traveled to Yellowstone National Park. My first trip was with my family. After that I traveled to Yellowstone with my brothers, and as we grew older I traveled by myself. In most cases we were always in search for bears and wolves, (two of the top...

Birding 201

Birding 201 Last week I visited one of my favorite birding locations, Chester Wetlands just North of Saint Anthony, Idaho. While I was there I could hear Soras all over the place. I decided to sit down at a location that I thought I would be able to find one. Knowing the habitat...

Birding 101

Birding 101 It has been about 5 years since I started bird watching, well “officially” anyways. Growing up outside of Rexburg, Idaho I remember having a bird feeder out our kitchen window. I don’t remember many of the birds that came to the feeder, but I remember that I enjoyed...

Discoveries in Yellowstone Part 2

Discoveries in Yellowstone Part 2 I made a knew discovery today! I have always had a love for Yellowstone growing up close by with ample opportunity to frequent the area I made my way their often. Five years ago I even had the chance to live on its Northern edge in Gardiner Montana. The last couple...

Discoveries in Yellowstone Part 1

Discoveries in Yellowstone Part 1 I will be spending the next three weeks in Yellowstone National Park being taught by and learning with a very diverse and knowledge group of people. Being able to spend this much time in the park and being able to learn this way I have and hope to make some amazing...

My Nemesis Bird (Owl)

My Nemesis Bird (Owl) Nemesis Bird – “(noun) A bird that is highly sought after by an individual birder but despite repeated efforts to be seen, remains elusive and is not able to be added to the birder’s life list.” (From birding.about.com) The Northern Pygmy Owl...

Mesa Falls

Mesa Falls I headed out on a long awaited trip this past Wednesday. I have been wanting to photograph Upper Mesa Falls outside of Ashton, Idaho in away that few if any have photographed it before. If you are not familiar with Mesa Falls it is worth taking a visit to the area and...