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Golden Dorado, Boliva

We love seeing this image of the Dorado being used on the new header for the fly fishing section on the Patagonia website. This brings back some great memories from a trip to the Amazon jungle a few years back. Bolivian golden dorado are such an an incredible specie.

+ Patagonia Fish: http://www.patagonia.com/shop/fly-fishing


 

BLACK AND WHITE PORTRAITS

BLACK AND WHITE PORTRAITS
Candid Portraits

I’ve been fortunate to meet and photograph people from all different walks of life. Portraiture is not my strong suit but I enjoy attempting to capture people in their free unaltered moments.

1. Larry Keel – Last Chance, Idaho
2. Antonio of Asunta Village – Amazon Jungle, Bolivia
3. Rick Matney – Wrangell, Alaska
4. Rene Harrop – Henry’s Fork River, Idaho
4. Eric Grinnell – Bow River, Alberta, Canada
5. River Buddies participant
6. Pat Gaffney – Madison River, Montana

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PATAGONIA WORKBOOK FALL 16 | PUBLISHED

PATAGONIA WORKBOOK FALL 2016 | PUBLISHED
Amazon Jungle, Bolivia

I am very happy to see an image make it to print in the 2016 Patagonia Fall Workbook. Last year I had the opportunity to visit the jungle of Bolivia and photograph and catch golden dorado, it was a life long dream. Although the fishing was amazing, the people and the culture really was inspiring.  It was a humbling experience fishing with them.

+ Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/us/fly-fishing
+ Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures: http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/boliviaPatagonia Workbook Fall 2016-100


 

THE FLYFISH JOURNAL | EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL | THE FLYFISH JOURNAL 7.1
Published Editorial

I’m always very excited to see images on on actual paper. There’s no substitute for holding a magazine and turning the pages. I’m thrilled to see these images made it to the final cut. They bring back such great memories. A big thanks to those that help make these images possible – anglers, sponsors and lodges – without you these images wouldn’t be possible.

Head down to your local shop and grab yourself a copy or order a subscription, you won’t be disappointed.
  + The FlyFish Journal – http://www.theflyfishjournal.com/

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BOLIVIAN JUNGLE BIRDS

BOLIVIAN JUNGLE BIRDS
Amazon Jungle, Bolivia

A few more bird images from my Bolivia trip, I sure do wish I had more time with them, such fascinating animals.

The first image below is a colorful Bolivian Macaw enjoying an afternoon snack. The second is a curious Bolivian Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrot. This little guy had a bold personality!

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THE BIG LITTLE MISS BEE

THE BIG LITTLE MISS BEE
Amazon Jungle, Bolivia

From a distance, it just looked like any normal beehive. Then assuming, as one usual does, that Bolivian bees sting, so it’s best to stay away. But I’m not one for assuming, so upon a closer inspection; I noticed right away that these are your average bees. Factually, this specie doesn’t sting. If had only assumed from a distance I would have missed out on seeing the Miss Bee up close and personal. I would have also missed out seeing their surprising little faces and their busy little important life.

It’s called a Miss Bee because it has no sting and itch. It’s know to many that the honey has medicinal properties, which is credited the ability to cure diseases such as cataracts and conjunctivitis in the eyes as well as gastritis, heartburn and anemia.

I’m certainly glad I’m a curious person by nature, I might have missed out on observing and photographing one of the coolest little bugs I’ve placed my eyes on.

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READY, SET, GO…SCRAMBLE PACKING FOR BOLIVIA!

READY…SET…GO…SCRAMBLE PACK! | OFF TO BOLIVIA
To the Amazon Jungle I go!

That was a few weeks, ago. I had a proximally 12-hours to pack my gear and hop on a whirlwind flight to the remote Bolivian jungles of the Amazon jungle. I’m just now returning. It all happened so fast. The normal anticipation for a trip was replaced with natural spontaneous instinct. I’m still trying to comprehend and take in that amazing trip. One place I thought I’d never see, and now a place I’ll never forget. Lucky.

What a profound experience…. Less is more

“Life is short. The world is big. It awaits your exploration. If you’re not living on the edge, you’re just taking up way too much space.”
– Paul Beaver

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