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Wildlife Photography by Bill Dahl

Over the past 15 years I have been fortunate to capture images of wildlife in their natural habitat. There are NO zoo, domestic or farm animals contained in this Photo album. The images were captured in the Pacific Northwest, Montana, eastern Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado – The American West. Yes – there are some trout, fly and salmon fishing images in this album. Of course – a few of Reggie and me – as well as a few sunsets.

 

DO NOT view on a damn cell phone.

 

NOTE: A number of these images have been captured in the  “beyond” of the Tetons and Rockies – Grizzly bear country – DO NOT venture out into these areas ( even to “fish” or a “short hike”) without a large caliber hand gun, firearm license for that State, marine/compressed air horn, binoculars, and bear spray…there is rarely such a thing as a “close call” with a Grizzly…don’t take chances – be safe…it’s the ONLY time I EVER possess or carry a firearm. The aforementioned is not an opinion – it is by virtue of years of experience “out there.” It’s common sense. Predator images, as well as elk, mountain sheep, mountain goats, and moose – were captured using a professional L series Canon 70-200 mm USM II f2.8 telephoto lens with a 2 X Canon extender (with camera crop factor – shooting at 640 mm ) – translation: well over 100 yards away – and may have been cropped in post-production to zoom in further on the creature(s). Don’t approach wildlife – they’re wild – you’re an intruder – a potential threat – and – food. You simply cannot safely capture these images on a cell phone or with a compact digital camera in the wild. Don’t try it. Again, be safe. Be respectful of creatures where they live. I am. So is Reggie.

 

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Big Bull Moose

 

 

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The Steamboat Inn

Nestled on the north shore of the North Umpqua River is one of the gems of the Pacific Northwest – the Steamboat Inn. If you blink, you might miss it as the presence on Highway 138 is surrounded by gorgeous plant life.

Steamboat Inn - North Umpqua River
Steamboat Inn – North Umpqua River

Steamboat Inn is noted for – among many things – it’s superb location on the edge of one of the most scenic rivers in the U.S. – The North Umpqua River.  It is the headquarters for fly fisherpersons who come to embrace the challenge of the trout, steelhead and salmon fishing the North Umpqua uniquely offers.

The Umpqua National Forest surrounds Steamboat Inn. You can hike the North Umpqua Trail, visit Susan Creek Falls, and watch Salmon and Steelhead surmount the falls at the Swiftwater Park area a few miles away.

The accommodations,  fine dining, wines, chef, innkeepers and staff are first class. The fly shop and guide services are 5 Star.

Yet, I am always mesmerized by the gardens at the Steamboat Inn. On recent trips in July and August 2016, I captured the images I am SHARING LINKS TO BELOW of the phenomenal flora that inhabits this paradise.

Steamboat Inn Flora - North Umpqua River
Steamboat Inn Flora – North Umpqua River

CLICK on the LINK(s) below – then – click SLIDESHOW.

Steamboat Inn Flora

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Steamboat Inn Flora 2

The Steamboat Inn on the North Umpqua River in Idleyld Park, Oregon – DON’T MISS IT!!!

The Steamboat Inn operates under a special use permit from the Umpqua National Forest.

 

Fall in Love with Life Again – Experience Oregon’s Steamboat Inn:

42705 North Umpqua Hwy, Idleyld Park, Oregon 97447
Toll Free: 800.840.8825      Phone: 541.498.2230
SteamboatInn@Hughes.net