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We “took over” Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for one beautiful late October morning when we were the only visitors. The photographs here were taken during those enchanted hours. The spicy scent of sagebrush fills the morning air. Mist rises from wetlands teeming with waterfowl. A Coyote trots across a meadow with a purposeful gait. In a burst of energy a cloud of thousands of dazzling white Ross’s Geese take to the air in a frenzy,… Read More

Greater Sage-Grouse dance on their sagebrush lek each spring in the high desert of Eastern Oregon.

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon provides one of the finest spring birding experiences in America and a visit takes you back to the landscapes of the Old West.

The “Oregon Outback” in the high desert south of Burns is among the most remote areas of America, where ranching traditions of the Old West are kept alive.