Category Archives: Nature

American Black Bears in Minnesota

One of my favorite Minnesota “locals” are American Black Bears! There are many misconceptions about Black Bears. People who don’t know any better fear them, thinking that they are out stalking unsuspecting hikers or campers for an ambush attack. In reality, they are pretty timid creatures who go out of their way to avoid encounters with […]

Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail and Superior National Forest

Have you ever traveled any or all of the Gunflint Trail in northeastern Minnesota? Here are just a few things you’ll find along the way: Gunflint Trail Cook County Hwy 12, aka the Gunflint Trail, starts in the town of Grand Marais right on the north shore of Lake Superior. Most people who make it […]

Nature Photography Day 2017

Nature Photography Day is June 15, 2017! So, what the heck is Nature Photography Day? Nature Photography Day “In 2006, NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association) celebrated the first Nature Photography Day and placed it in McGraw-Hill’s reference work, Chases’s Calendar of Events. Many media and websites took notice. Since then, people throughout the North […]

North Woods Photos at St. Paul Art Crawl 2017

North Woods Photos will be participating in the St. Paul Art Crawl 2017 at Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing again this year! St. Paul Art Crawl 2017 When: April 28 – 30, 2017. Friday 6-10 pm, Saturday noon – 8 pm, Sunday noon – 5 pm. Where: Dow Art Gallery, 2242 University Avenue West, St. […]

How to Photograph Waterfalls

Have you ever wondered how to photograph waterfalls so that you get that silky smooth water effect? It’s not as hard as you think! Here are a few simple tips: Gooseberry Falls State Park, North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota Gear Needed to Photograph Waterfalls If you want to get that silky smooth water […]

Wild Bison in Minnesota

Did you know that as of September 2015, Minnesota has two herds of wild bison? Wild Bison History At one time it is estimated that millions of bison roamed much of North America; from the forests of Alaska to the grasslands of Mexico, from the Great Basin in Nevada all the way to the eastern […]

Favorite Photos of 2016

Just a few of my favorite photos of 2016: Favorite Photos of 2016 It’s always hard to decide on which images I like best because so much of it depends on the mood I’m in at the time. Same thing goes when someone asks who my favorite musical artists are. This past year took me […]

Happy Winter Solstice 2016

Winter Solstice 2016 It’s the first “official” day of winter (though we’ve been dealing with it for awhile here in the North Woods) and the shortest day of the year! That means each day adds a minute or two of daylight for the next six months, ’til things reverse and we wind up back here […]

New June Photos From Minnesota

I finally got around to doing some editing of photos that were taken last month – mostly at Blue Mounds State Park, but also some older ones from the North Shore of Lake Superior as well. That means a whole batch of new June photos from Minnesota have been uploaded to the gallery where they […]

Blue Mounds Minnesota

Most of the time when I shoot in my home state, it’s within an hour of the Twin Cities or up along the North Shore of Lake Superior. But Minnesota is a large and diverse state, with everything from farmland to deciduous forests to conifer forests, loaded with lakes in most places (but not all), […]