Between April 2014 and April 2015 I was sent on assignment to cover wildlife, people and landscapes of the Greater Yellowstone eco-system for National Geographic. I concentrated much of my work in and around Grand Teton National Park, just south of Yellowstone. The brief was to try and photograph the wildlife of the area within the landscape in new and imaginative ways. Check out the links below to see how we went about it.
Watch the interview
The coverage of Yellowstone for National Geographic Magazine was very much a team effort. There were eight photographers who shot the article. Everyone had specialities and disciplines that set them apart. They were David Guttenfelder, Michael 'Nick' Nichols, Erika Larsen, Joe Riis, Drew Rush, Ronan Donavon and Louise Johns and me. Pictures from the story were brilliantly edited by Kathy Moran back at NG HQ in Washington, DC. The story, conceived by Chris Johns, was one of the biggest in the Magazine's history.
Click on the otter picture above to read a blog written by my wife about the two of us photographing otters on the Snake River in winter.
shooting the bear
Click on the bear picture above to read a blog about how this image was taken for the May 2016 issue of National Geographic Magazine.