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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.

 

Comments or questions – use the comment section underneath this post.

CLICK HERE to go to the Photo Album:

Big Bull Moose

 

 

ENJOY! – Questions or comments – contact me or submit a comment below…


 

 

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

or

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

The Horses of Dubois Wyoming

Every September Reggie (my 8 year old Black Lab) and I take a sabbatical to enjoy autumn in the western U.S. – We call it The BRAVO Tour – (Bill and Reggie’s Adventures Visiting the Outdoors).


 

Each year I spend months researching new areas in the western U.S. where we have yet to explore. I came across Dubois, Wyoming and put it on our itinerary for September 2015. I am ecstatic I did…You will be too! Trust us!!!

These particular images are of the gorgeous creatures Reggie and I ran onto grazing in the mountains above Dubois, Wyoming one day.

CLICK to ENLARGE any of the images below or CLICK the LINK BELOW to the entire photo album.

These images are LARGE – VERY HIGH QUALITY  ( I shoot with Canon Professional Gear and shoot in RAW vs. jpeg) and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phonePLEASE view on a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad, SurfacePro 3 or Tablet to enjoy these images.

You can view the entire photo album by CLICKING HERE.

1. Click on the Link ABOVE.

2. Click on the 1st photo you come to in the album or click the SLIDESHOW button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

3. CLICK the arrow on the right side of each image to move to the next image….or click slideshow…

Heck, if we met you on the road or in Dubois – invite some friends and neighbors over and enjoy these images together – sit back and soak up the beauty…that’s what my photography is for…to pause and ponder the wonders of the outdoor world that inhabits our lives…(most HDTV’s can access FLICKR and you can roll these images across your big screen in your living room).

These images are ALL copyrighted – ALL Rights Reserved.  They are the Rights Managed intellectual property of Bill Dahl.

Feel free to share the link to this page with others.

Rights-Managed (RM) Digital Imagery:

My photography works are Rights-Managed products – and are licensed with restrictions on usage, AND limitations on size, placement, duration of use and geographic distribution. You will be asked to submit information concerning your intended use of ANY product, which will determine the scope of usage rights granted AND cost.  Exclusive rights are available for purchase for some rights-managed products. All licenses of rights-managed products are subject to the written approval of Bill Dahl.

If you would like to discuss prints, enlargements, post cards, Thank-you cards, gifts, reception area photo books or licensing any of these images – please contact me directly. I do portrait sessions – pets, people and objects. Need the imagery on your website updated? Publishers, non-profits, companies,  and Chambers of Commerce –  CONTACT ME! Framed enlargements for commercial office space or private residences are also available.  I work for businesses and private parties.

If you would like to discuss prints, enlargements, post cards, Thank-you cards, gifts, reception area photo books or licensing any of these images – please contact me directly. I do portrait sessions – pets, people and objects.  CONTACT ME! Framed enlargements for commercial office space or private residences are also available.

These images are LARGE – VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phonePLEASE view on a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad or Tablet to enjoy these images.


 

 ENJOY!!!

More on Dubois, Wyoming below:

The SPECTACULAR scenery, wonderful/kind/helpful people, outdoor recreation opportunities second to none (fishing? – numerous species of trout fill the rivers and streams,), hiking, hunting, camping, exploring, great artisans, incredible geology, fantastic restaurants, GREAT FLY SHOP (Marlow’s Fly Shop – see Brad and Kris), mountain biking, winter sports, great weather, the BEST riverside (mainstream Wind River) Lodge and RV Resort I have encountered in the western U.S. (Longhorn Ranch Lodge and RV Resort – Randy, Sue and Chip run the place and they are awesome). This is a photographer’s nirvana.

The village of Dubois is surrounded by the Shoshone National Forest, The Fitzpatrick Wilderness (south) and the Absaroka Mountain Range. Just outside town you can drive south and enjoy The National Bighorn Sheep area. Make sure to visit the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center in downtown Dubois BEFORE you venture out as the information they provide will make your visit vastly more enjoyable.

Make sure you drive north out of town (two separate roads) into the Absaroka mountains…the pavement ends a few miles out of town but is well maintained. Get up to the Horse Creek Campground and beyond – to the Double Cabin Campground area for the phenomenal vistas of the massive peaks that surround you.

South of Dubois (3 miles) take a left turn (north) and get on Forest Service Road 511 to travel along the east fork of the Wind River and enjoy the vast and magnificent scenery – Ram’ s Horn is the peak that will get your attention…trust me.

If you’re out and about, this is Grizzly and Black bear country…ALWAYS have bear spray with you (EACH individual) – know how to use it (test it before you go out) and become familiar with making noise and how to handle a bear encounter when you venture out. BE BEAR AWARE in this area. Period.

The rivers and streams have cutthroat, rainbow, brown, brook and some golden trout. Guides and outfitters can be arranged through Marlow’s Fly Shop in Dubois. You can also float the Wind River Canyon.

Reggie and I always appreciate your feedback – some make some comments on our website here would ya please? You can subscribe to our website so you’ll get notifications when we post new content (and your subscription is deemed proprietary and confidential by me – we will NEVER/EVER share your personal email etc. with anybody – under ANY circumstances).

Best regards,

Bill & Reggie Dahl


 

Dubois Wyoming – A Photo Journal by Bill Dahl

Every September Reggie (my 8 year old Black Lab) and I take a sabbatical to enjoy autumn in the western U.S. – We call it The BRAVO Tour – (Bill and Reggie’s Adventures Visiting the Outdoors).


 

Each year I spend months researching new areas in the western U.S. where we have yet to explore. I came across Dubois, Wyoming and put it on our itinerary for September 2015. I am ecstatic I did…it’s now a place that simply calls you back…already have it on my itinerary for next year (going to fish with Billy Rice from North Carolina while Reggie plays with Debbie).

I will ADD to the Dubois Photo ALBUM as our visit here continues so check back (refresh your browser)and CLICK THE LINK TO THE DUBOIS PHOTO ALBUM BELOW again – for new images.

CLICK to ENLARGE any of the images below or CLICK the LINK BELOW to the entire photo album.

These images are LARGE – VERY HIGH QUALITY  ( I shoot with Canon Professional Gear and shoot in RAW vs. jpeg) and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phonePLEASE view on a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad, SurfacePro 3 or Tablet to enjoy these images.

You can view the entire photo album by CLICKING HERE.

Or Here:

1. Click on the Link ABOVE.

2. Click on the 1st photo you come to in the album or click the SLIDESHOW button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

3. CLICK the arrow on the right side of each image to move to the next image….or click slideshow…

Heck, if we met you on the road or in Dubois – invite some friends and neighbors over and enjoy these images together – sit back and soak up the beauty…that’s what my photography is for…to pause and ponder the wonders of the outdoor world that inhabits our lives…(most HDTV’s can access FLICKR and you can roll these images across your big screen in your living room).

These images are ALL copyrighted – ALL Rights Reserved.  They are the Rights Managed intellectual property of Bill Dahl.

Feel free to share the link to this page with others.

Rights-Managed (RM) Digital Imagery:

My photography works are Rights-Managed products – and are licensed with restrictions on usage, AND limitations on size, placement, duration of use and geographic distribution. You will be asked to submit information concerning your intended use of ANY product, which will determine the scope of usage rights granted AND cost.  Exclusive rights are available for purchase for some rights-managed products. All licenses of rights-managed products are subject to the written approval of Bill Dahl.

If you would like to discuss prints, enlargements, post cards, Thank-you cards, gifts, reception area photo books or licensing any of these images – please contact me directly. I do portrait sessions – pets, people and objects. Need the imagery on your website updated? Publishers, non-profits, companies,  and Chambers of Commerce –  CONTACT ME! Framed enlargements for commercial office space or private residences are also available.  I work for businesses and private parties.

If you would like to discuss prints, enlargements, post cards, Thank-you cards, gifts, reception area photo books or licensing any of these images – please contact me directly. I do portrait sessions – pets, people and objects.  CONTACT ME! Framed enlargements for commercial office space or private residences are also available.

These images are LARGE – VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phonePLEASE view on a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad or Tablet to enjoy these images.


 

 ENJOY!!!

More on Dubois, Wyoming below:

The SPECTACULAR scenery, wonderful/kind/helpful people, outdoor recreation opportunities second to none (fishing? – numerous species of trout fill the rivers and streams,), hiking, hunting, camping, exploring, great artisans, incredible geology, fantastic restaurants, GREAT FLY SHOP (Marlow’s Fly Shop – see Brad and Kris), mountain biking, winter sports, great weather, the BEST riverside (mainstream Wind River) Lodge and RV Resort I have encountered in the western U.S. (Longhorn Ranch Lodge and RV Resort – Randy, Sue and Chip run the place and they are awesome). This is a photographer’s nirvana.

The village of Dubois is surrounded by the Shoshone National Forest, The Fitzpatrick Wilderness (south) and the Absaroka Mountain Range. Just outside town you can drive south and enjoy The National Bighorn Sheep area. Make sure to visit the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center in downtown Dubois BEFORE you venture out as the information they provide will make your visit vastly more enjoyable.

Make sure you drive north out of town (two separate roads) into the Absaroka mountains…the pavement ends a few miles out of town but is well maintained. Get up to the Horse Creek Campground and beyond – to the Double Cabin Campground area for the phenomenal vistas of the massive peaks that surround you.

South of Dubois (3 miles) take a left turn (north) and get on Forest Service Road 511 to travel along the east fork of the Wind River and enjoy the vast and magnificent scenery – Ram’ s Horn is the peak that will get your attention…trust me.

If you’re out and about, this is Grizzly and Black bear country…ALWAYS have bear spray with you (EACH individual) – know how to use it (test it before you go out) and become familiar with making noise and how to handle a bear encounter when you venture out. BE BEAR AWARE in this area. Period.

The rivers and streams have cutthroat, rainbow, brown, brook and some golden trout. Guides and outfitters can be arranged through Marlow’s Fly Shop in Dubois. You can also float the Wind River Canyon.

Reggie and I always appreciate your feedback – some make some comments on our website here would ya please? You can subscribe to our website so you’ll get notifications when we post new content (and your subscription is deemed proprietary and confidential by me – we will NEVER/EVER share your personal email etc. with anybody – under ANY circumstances).

Best regards,

Bill & Reggie Dahl


 

Swan Valley Idaho – The South Fork of the Snake River

One of my favorite places on the planet to visit, camp, fish and explore.

Click on any image below to ENLARGE or go to the link below to enjoy the entire album:

The South Fork of the Snake River is a phenomenal place for photography, wildlife, fishing and enjoying spectacular scenery.


 

These images are from September 2015…just as the leaves of autumn were beginning to turn.

These images are VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phone. PLEASE view on a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad, SurfacePro 3 or Tablet to enjoy these images.

You can view the entire photo album by CLICKING HERE.

1. Click on the Link ABOVE.

2. Click on the 1st photo in the album

3. CLICK the arrow on the right side of each image to move to the next image….or click slideshow…

These images are ALL copyrighted – ALL Rights Reserved.  They are the Rights Managed intellectual property of Bill Dahl.

Feel free to share the link to this page with others.

Rights-Managed (RM) Digital Imagery:

Rights-managed products are licensed with restrictions on usage, such as limitations on size, placement, duration of use and geographic distribution. You will be asked to submit information concerning your intended use of the product, which will determine the scope of usage rights granted.  Exclusive rights are available for purchase for some rights-managed products. All licenses of rights-managed products are subject to written approval of Bill Dahl.

If you would like to discuss prints, enlargements, post cards, Thank-you cards, gifts, reception area photo books or licensing any of these images – please contact me directly. I do portrait sessions – pets, people and objects. Need the imagery on your website updated? Publishers, non-profits, companies,  and Chambers of Commerce –  CONTACT ME! Framed enlargements for commercial office space or private residences are also available.  I work for businesses and private parties.

If you would like to discuss prints, enlargements, post cards, Thank-you cards, gifts, reception area photo books or licensing any of these images – please contact me directly. I do portrait sessions – pets, people and objects.  CONTACT ME! Framed enlargements for commercial office space or private residences are also available.

These images are VERY HIGH QUALITY  and are NOT intended to be viewed on a mobile phone. PLEASE view on a high resolution PC, Mac, HDTV, iPad or Tablet to enjoy these images.


 

 ENJOY!!!