Greetings and Welcome!

I've been photographing Wyoming and all of its wild residents for my entire 38 year career, and it never gets old or tiring. If the good Lord gave me several lifetimes I could not accomplish all that I dream of or visit all of the places in this state I've called home for 57 years.

I have two websites currently that showcase my work at and There you will see galleries of landscape images, Wyoming's wildlife and wildflowers and special galleries of my favorite place, Yellowstone National Park and my favorite large mammal, Bison Bison or the buffalo as many call them. There is a special gallery dedicated to this fascinating creature and I've even made a special tribute print called 'Tatanka and the Iron Horse - the Decimations Haunting Specter' remembering the near extinction of this most significant symbol of the west. My intrigue for this wonderful animal will continue for as long as I can make trips to photograph them.

You can read all about my work, my career and individual pictures by visiting the website, but here I will share with you special places that have particular interest to me, see how I travel and shoot my images, read about some of my past and present experiences, meet friends that have shared special times with me, hear my ramblings about equipment, and hopefully respond to some of your comments.

Well, that is enough of an introduction. Welcome to my world - Images of Wyoming.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Grizzly named 'Misfire' -final part of the audio interview with Larry Roop

This is the final part of the interview with Larry Roop, former Grizzly Bear biologist for the state of Wyoming, on the story of a bear named 'Misfire.' If you've been following along for the past two installments you are looking forward to this installment.

Don't think that the Grizzly Bear stories end here. I've recorded nearly a dozen stories to date and there are plans to share all of them with you in the months to come. This is a remarkable part of Wyoming's grand story, a place in the lower 48 states, still wild, with large tracts of true wilderness. These stories are not tales fabricated by the masterful storytellers that, to this day, still live in our great state, but factual encounters and experiences of a man who lived and worked with these magnificent creatures for over 16 years.

It has been a real gift to call Larry one of my best friends for nearly 40 years and to have had the wonderful experience of sharing some of these things with him first hand. One of the things I hope to share with you in future posts are some of the pictures that support these stories, the bears and the people that will make all of this come alive for you.

Well, sit back and load up this final installment of the story of 'Misfire'. You may be surprised at the end of this story. Enough said. Just double click on this link to hear Larry tell you the final part of the story of a Grizzly Bear named 'Misfire.'

Please don't forget that these recordings are copyrighted materials. They may not be reproduced in full or in part in any form whatsoever, without the express written permission of Larry Roop and Jerry Geist. Failure to do so will result in prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

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