Ron catches up with Michael and Mark to hear about their adventure to the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska. The primary goal of this summertime trip into wilderness was to try to film bears and fishermen sharing a river during the sockeye salmon run. Listen in to find out how this thrilling expedition unfolded and what they learned along the way.
Michael and Mark travel to Seward, Alaska to visit longtime friend and professional nature photographer Ron Niebrugge. Ron takes us behind the scenes with many exciting tales from his career and life in Wild Alaska.
Our final podcast from the Northern Rockies summarizes the exciting last 3 days of our photo adventure in this immense wilderness landscape.
Ron and Mark have the chance to film a photogenic black bear boar, that has a very tan-colored muzzle, as he's on the move looking for a receptive female.
We discuss a photo and filming opportunity with a black bear sow and 3 cubs of the year...and touch on...
Ron worked on eagle shot for the afternoon Michael filmed the coyote pups at the den Mark was able to film a video short about black bears feeding in the deciduous trees This podcast was recorded in the field Mark did another video short on how black bears scent mark during the mating season
Ron shares his first impressions of the Northern Alberta Rocky Mountains.
Mark talks about photographing in early June, the challenges of the longer days, and the unpredictable weather changes caused by the mountains.
Michael and Mark discuss the moose population and the chances of being able to photograph moose calves.
Michael shares the importance of filming smaller mammals and birds for video to put the whole story...
We had huge success filming Sharptail Grouse on one of Ron's secret leks. The perfect day, a light dusting of snow and lots of birds!
1:45 Mark talks about the weather and describes their set up in the field to photograph Sharp-tailed grouse
3:44 Michael shares how cool it was to photograph the Sharp-tailed grouse and how everything came together for them.
4:51 Ron describes the behavior of the sharp-tailed grouse vs. sage grouse and...
Today was a great day! Made it out the door in complete darkness and got to the lek in ample time.
2:39 Mark talks about the incredible behavior the birds displayed and how they take their time to access the situation and choosing a mate.
7:20 Mark explains how seeking out birds was never his niche but how impressed he was with grouse and their behaviors and how much fun he had being able to observe these animals.
9:15 Rons tells about the distance of the birds on the periphery...
Day 3 in Wyoming and today the weather cooperated and Mark, Ron, and Michael were finally able to photograph sage grouse.
3:30 Mark talks about how late they stayed up promoting their social media and although leaving early in the morning, it wasn’t quite early enough to make the right light for the sage grouse.
7:15 Michael explains how the cold weather effects his Red Camera and shares some hacks to prevent the camera from shutting...
Due to inclement weather and unable to photograph this morning, the guys are podcast ready.
1:40 Mark discusses instagram and the images that deserve appreciation and taking a little longer to look at an image and appreciate the time and hard work that may of went into getting that particular image.
8:06 Mark explains the importance of staying a minimum 10 days at any location in order to develop an appreciation and get over the wow factor to get good...
Podcast start, Mark talks about his excitement of being in Wyoming and all the wildlife they have seen on their first day there.
3:26 Ron talks about the whitetail deer and pronghorn antelope population in Wyoming. Mark makes a confession, despite his background and 25 years in the wildlife photography; it was his first time seeing a pronghorn.
11:30 Mark talks about the primary interest of the trip being photographing sage grouse lecks and the likelihood...