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' -second of three part audio interview with Larry Roop

The second and third parts of the audio interview with Larry Roop and the story of a Grizzly Bear named 'Misfire' will follow in fairly close succession. I want you to understand the whole story without any large gaps that may affect its continuity.

This is a rare opportunity for you to follow a bear story that takes place over several years and note many changes that took place in this bear's life. I think you will find this a most interesting tale and may be surprised in the final installment.

What do all of these bear stories have to do with Images of Wyoming and photography? Well, that is a fair question. The answer for most of you is not much, but their purpose is for information and education, not just entertainment. For many who visit Wyoming, the areas surrounding the Tetons and Yellowstone National Park are the most visited and photographed sections of the state. Those areas are where Grizzlies live. To be unaware when in these wilderness areas can be very dangerous. We all need to be conscious of the creatures and natural hazards that exist anywhere we choose to work and play. I hope you take these stories to heart and in them find warnings that may contribute to your safety and enjoyment of Wyoming.

Having had many opportunities to work with Larry and the bears, I developed a healthy respect that I never had before. If you talk with Larry personally, you will find the same to be true with him. He has told me on many occasions that his life and work in the wild country has changed forever as a result of seeing and working with these animals. He trapped and handled hundreds of these animals. If such profound changes happened to someone like him, it should make a difference to all of the rest of us.

Now on to part two of the story of a Grizzly Bear named 'Misfire.' Just double click this link to download the file and play in your default media player. Enjoy!

This recording is copyrighted material. It 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 according to the infringement laws of the United States.

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