Next workshop:
  1. Out of Africa Wildlife Park
    November 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm


24 Jun 2019

The Great Bear

Can you name the eight species of bear that exists in the world? They are grizzly, black, polar, giant panda, Asiatic black, sloth, sun and spectacled. The Great Bear Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Missoula, Montana, dedicated to the conservation of the eight species of bears and their habitat around the world. The Foundation was created in 1981 to be a voice for the bears. Bear News is their internationally distributed quarterly newspaper dedicated to increase citizen action,…

08 May 2019

The Mighty Tiger

Tigers teach us to trust our instincts and act swiftly when needed. They show us the value of focus, patience and the element of surprise. This month’s poem is in honor of these beautiful creatures. Let me know what you think. Tigers are estimated to have walked the earth for nearly 2 million years, yet 96% of their numbers have disappeared in the last century. There is only an estimated 3,890 tigers in the wild; all of them could fit…

05 Apr 2019

Inspiration from the Eagle

Inspiration from the Eagle By Kathleen Reeder   Soaring majestically with grace, With commanding courage and strength, Carrying our prayers and dreams on its wings, On the bridge between heaven and earth.   The chief over all winged creatures, Alert with keen sight and no fear, Our symbol for personal freedom, To choose when to fight or to take flight.   Spread your wings… soar as the eagle, Expand your view… stretch your limits, Ride the storm’s fierce wind waves…

25 Feb 2019

A Hummingbird’s Message

A Hummingbird’s Message By Kathleen Reeder   Jewels in flight with lightness of being, Magical creatures full of life and joy, Savoring each sweet moment free of time, Dazzling us with their humming song, Enchanting us with super powers.   Perhaps a messenger between worlds, Keeping nature and spirit in balance, Teaching us to live in the moment, Pursue our dreams with courage, and  Endure the wild with cleverness.   Allow her message to refresh your soul, To stir feelings…

20 Jan 2019

My Cheetah Instincts

My Cheetah Instincts By Kathleen Reeder   I am a cheetah individual in Botswana, Always alert, vigilant, courageous, never wasteful, Creating energy waves as I purposefully and freely move, Honoring my gifts of speed, agility and beauty, Trusting my place on Mother Earth as a solitary being, Comfortable, secure and energized by my essence, Savoring the shade of a tree on a hot day,   I am a mother of four cubs, Witness to their sacred birth and existence, Sharing…

10 Jan 2019

Secrets of Water

Secrets of Water By Kathleen Reeder Fall colors, Cool air, blue skies, light breeze on my skin, The creek luring me with a melody of calming music, Brooks babbling, waterfalls splashing, tumbling and gushing, Shimmering, glittering and reflecting warm sunlight, Softly whispering secrets to those who are listening,   I’m here, I’m listening………… The water reveals the Tree of Life, With deep roots hugging the shoreline, Full of branches and leaves evolving in constant sensual motion, Moving with a seductive…

12 Apr 2018

Cool Gadget: MagMod Flash Modifier System

Do you use an external flash that slides into the hot shoe of your camera? If so, you’ll want to get the MagMod system to diffuse, extend and control the light from your flash. It’s the coolest gadget in town. I use it exclusively when using flash. It has replaced my Gary Fong Lightsphere, Lumiquest Softboxes and Better Beamers. No more velcro straps and flimsy attachments. It’s sturdy and fast to assemble. It’s pricier than the alternatives, but well worth the…

08 Mar 2018

The Ghost Cat of the Himalayas

Snow leopards are gorgeous creatures. They are native to the rugged highlands of Central Asia. In particular, they are found in the Himalaya region, living at elevations as high as 9,000 – 15,000 feet above sea level. They are smaller than most big cats, weighing about 60-120 pounds. Their tails are nearly as long as their body, it keeps them warm in the cold climate. Snow leopards don’t roar, they chuff. The snow leopard is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List…

07 Mar 2018

Sarah Dolliver Shares Nature and Inspiration in Her eBooks

Sharing…sacredness…touching lives with the sweetness and beauty of nature! That’s how Sarah Dolliver chooses to spend her life. Read how nature inspires her and how she’s sharing her inspiration through her beautiful photo eBooks. Here is Sarah’s story… When my heart goes “Wow,” regardless of subject, I have to stop, explore and find what’s special. My photographs tend toward the more intimate part of nature, sometimes beyond the grand landscapes to the details we might overlook. One particular photographic fascination is…

22 Jan 2018

Wildlife in Winter Snow 2018 Trip Report

Let it snow!!! And there was a lot of snow in Montana in January 2018. I always look forward to the Wildlife in Winter workshop. Adjacent to the Rocky Mountains, the Kalispell area is a stunning location. The workshop is offered through Triple D, which has been in business for over 40 years, offering a variety of animal species to photograph in a large selection of natural settings. Participants have the opportunity to photograph trained animals and work with experienced…