My 30 year career as a National Park Ranger all across the U.S. provided great opportunities for photography during my off-duty hours. A few of my photos are posted on this gallery for your viewing, and I would welcome your comments on the images. I'll offer some photos for sale through this Gallery at some point in the future.
My work as a ranger also provided material for the recently released book, ''Hey Ranger! True Tales of Humor and Misadventure from America's National Parks.'' This fun book takes a look at the lighter side of miscues in the Great Outdoors, and it has been well received by readers. Information about the book and links to major booksellers are available at http://www.heyranger.com.". I'm now at work on the sequel, so if you have some humorous stories of your own about outdoor adventures, I'd be glad to consider them for the next book. Information is available on the ''share your story'' page on the above website.
I've also had the opportunity to be a contributor to the Outdoor Eyes Newsletter, and to several national periodicals, including the Saturday Evening Post, Family History Magazine, Reminisce Extra and The Upper Room.
I hope you'll enjoy the photos - and the book!
- Volunteer In The National Parks
By definition, a volunteer isn't normally paid for his or her work, but in some cases there can be other compensation.
- Lost & Found In The National Parks
Sooner or later, many of us will experience that sudden feeling of panic while we're away from home. Where's the camera?
- Commercial Photography in National Parks
Some of the premier locations for outdoor photography in the U.S. are located in areas administered by the National Park Service (NPS.)
- Glacier National Park Photo & Visit Tips
If you're looking for outstanding opportunities for both outdoor photography and recreation, Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana ought to be on your list.
- Wildlife Photos... Shoot 'Em Safely
Wildlife photography is a popular activity for both pros and amateurs, national parks and similar areas often provide unique opportunities for a prize-winning shot.
- Bear Safety and Bear Pepper Spray
Some of the best spots in North America for outdoor photography are also home to bears. To reduce your chances of a close encounter of the worst kind, check out this on-line expert advice.