The Next Level

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"Out of the Forest"  American Moose  -  Brainard Lake National Recreation Area, Colorado The Next Level by Weldon Lee           Most of us take our cameras into the field because we like making photographs. We like sharing them with our friends. We make copies to decorate the walls of our homes and offices. A few of us even find ways to … [Read more...]

America’s Wildlife Needs Your Help

ALASKA WILDLIFE ALLIANCE

NOTE by WELDON LEE . . . I received the following correspondence from the ALASKA WILDLIFE ALLIANCE. This is the first time I have ever posted any correspondence from another source on my blog. However, I believe this issue is extremely important. If you care anything about our wild brothers and sisters, you must speak up. Thank you for your … [Read more...]

What’s Happening to Our National Parks?

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"Call of the Wild" American Elk  -  Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado "It is a shame that our land management agencies fail so miserably at the task of preservation, originating in a pervasive inability to fully acknowledge what there is to preserve and to place proper value on it." - Guy Tal, from his essay Canyon Time, "More Than A … [Read more...]

Art, Thoreau & New Releases

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 "Out of the Forest" American Moose  -  Brainard Lake National Recreation Area, Colorado I've sometimes remarked that a landscape image without wildlife is empty and sterile. There's so much more to Planet Earth than just rocks and water. However, without these elements there could be no life. I can easily see why Native Americans refer to the … [Read more...]

Beginning A New Year

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  "Out of the Past" Sandhill Crane  -  Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico I've posted a couple of images that I made during a trip to Bosque that Lori and I made this past December. I really hope you like them. However, right now I want to tell you about my new camera that I purchased this past October . It's a … [Read more...]

Santa Claus – How It All Began

XNIA04  GRAY WOLF  (Canis lupus)captive animal; Kalispell, Montana

Wolf saved Santa Claus by Weldon Lee Although Christmas is right around the corner and Santa will soon be making his rounds bringing joy to boys and girls around the world, few people know the story of how is all began. Gather ‘round as I share the story that was passed along to me from one of my friends - someone that was actually there when … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Weekend

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Long-tailed Weasel  -  Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado Lori and I had been planning on traveling to western Colorado for over a year to photograph one of the herds of wild horses living in our state. For one reason or another, it never happened. Then, sometime back in October, we began talking about our annual trip to Bosque del Apache … [Read more...]

New for 2016

Leopard - Borswana

"The Transformation" Leopard  -  Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa This leopard has become transformed into a mystical aberration as he searches for his next meal.    "Showdown in the Rockies" Bighorn Sheep  -  Estes Valley, Colorado The resultant rifle-sounding crash when their heads meet can be heard a mile away. These are … [Read more...]

MISSION: New Earth

PHOTO MISSION New Earth

  "We don't want to protect wildlife. Our mission: Establish a new earth where wildlife doesn't need protecting." - Weldon Lee   Many organizations, for a number of years, have been working to save wildlife. Although there have been successes, the problems still exist. In many instances, they are even escalating. While these … [Read more...]