ROCKY THE YUCATAN RACCOON

MAMMALS OF THE SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE
Rocky the Yucatan Raccoon

This little guy was left abandoned and the locals took him in. He was a shy little guy, but he came around and loosened up a bit.

+ Casa Blanca & Playa Blanca Fishing Lodges: http://casablancafishing.com/

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YUCAN OSPREY

OSPREY FISHING | SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE
Natures Angler

Local, seasonal, Yucatan angler flying to breakfast with the catch of the morning in its talons, snapper was on today’s menu. I feel lucky to have been able to witness this event as well as photograph two of them fishing in the ocean surf in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. It was an impressive, humbling, sight to say the least.

+ Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/
      + Casa Blanca & Playa Blanca Fishing Lodges: http://casablancafishing.com/

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2014 ANGLERS ANNUAL | HATCH OUTDOORS CATALOG

2014 ANGLERS ANNUAL | HATCH OUTDOORS CATALOG

Coffee tables and guide bathrooms across the world are rejoicing!! The always highly anticipated Hatch Outdoors Anglers Annual is finally out! The new 2014 Hatch Outdoors catalog was just printed and being shipped to a shop near you and available on their website.

I’m exceptionally fortunate to be able to work with the imaginary guys at Hatch for the last 4 years. They’ve been very supportive of my journey and me. That support has helped immeasurably along the way. I’m pleased and humbled to have my image land on their new 2014 catalog cover this year!

Other notable catalog work is a featured article and other catalog images. Destinations included: Pacific Northwest, Yucatan and Argentina. Many thanks to all those anglers, lodges and staff, friends, editors and the many, many persons who helped make this possible. Without you, this reality would only have been a dream.

I’m looking forward to the upcoming year with Hatch and all the adventures that go along with it! New projects are already in the works and logistics are getting the last of the kinks worked out.

Order Catalog
Order your hatch catalog today by clicking on the CONTACT link at the bottom of the HATCH home page. Here: http://www.hatchoutdoors.com/2014/01/2014-anglers-annual/
PDF Here: http://www.hatchoutdoors.com/2014/01/2014-anglers-annual/

COVER | YUCATAN
Zach Wheeler strip-set’n on a tailing bonefish
Yucatan | Casa and Playa Blanca Lodges: http://casablancafishing.com/

FEATURE STORY | PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA
Text Editing: Sarah Grigg: http://shgrigg.com/
Dexter Levandoski, Agustin “Oggy” Fox, Bart Bonime
Patagonia, Argentina | Las Pampas Lodge: http://www.laspampaslodge.com/

IMAGES CONT. | YUCATAN, PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Johnny Pares, Rita Adams, Shaun Lawson

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YELLOW DOG FLYFISHING ADVENTURES | CATALOG COVER 2014

YELLOW DOG FLYFISHING ADVENTURES | CATALOG COVER 2014
New 2014 Catalog

I’m very excited to be featured on one of the covers for the new 2014 Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures catalog and worldwide travel planner! Hard copies of the catalog will be mailed out in early January….BUT you can enjoy a sneak-peak of the new travel publication AND download the full catalog to your iPad, E-Reader, smartphone or laptop right now!

Download the new catalog here: http://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/blog/new-2014-yellow-dog-flyfishing-adventures-catalog-worldwide-travel-planner 


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PATAGONIA | WORKBOOK, FALL 2014

WORKBOOK + DIGITAL
Playa Blanca, Yucatan

I’m very happy to see these photos make it to print. That was such an amazing trip, it’s always fun to relive those moments again. These images were taken at Casa Blanca & Playa Blanca Fishing Lodges in the Yucatan with Patagonia Ambassador – Millie Jo Paini.

+ Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/us/home
+ Ambassador Millie Paini: http://www.patagonia.com/us/ambassadors/fly-fishing/millie-paini/86986


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EDITORIAL COVER | THE FLY FISH JOURNAL 5.1

COVER | THE FLY FISH JOURNAL 2013
Yucatan, Mexico | Vol.5  Issue 1

I am very excited and beyond humbled to have an image on the cover of the new issue of The FlyFish Journal! This was a great trip to the Yucatan, one I will never forget. Big thanks to Rita Adams for catching such a beauty and to the great folks at Casa/Playa Blanca Lodges.

+ The FlyFish Journal: http://www.theflyfishjournal.com/
+ Lodge: Casa Blanca & Playa Blanca Fishing Lodges: http://casablancafishing.com/

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PATAGONIA | AMBASSADOR PROFILE, MILLIE PAINI 2013

 DIGITAL + WEBSITE
Patagonia Ambassador 

 I’ve had the pleasure of working with Millie for the past 4 years. We’ve shot on locations from Belize to the Yucatan to her home Western waters. She’s a true professional in every sense of the meaning. I’m very proud to see her accept the Ambassador position at Patagonia.

+ Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/us/home
+ Ambassador Millie Paini: http://www.patagonia.com/us/ambassadors/fly-fishing/millie-paini/86986


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Yucatan Critters

The first encounter with a Roseate Spoonbill I was truly amazed. Odd looking creatures, with a unique look, cool personality and full of vibrant color, and did I mention…they are 5 different colors of pink!! Maybe to those that see these daily there’s not much to lift an eyebrow over, but to this rocky mountain dude, it’s a rare and jaw-dropping day when you see a flock of pink birds, in mangroves. Ever encounter I have with them is still of wonder. They congregate close to us, watching our actions with curios eyes. One in our group commented on Labrador like characteristics and facial expressions. In a few minutes dozen appear to watch our angling show. Always feel lucky too see these magnificent animals, and I always wonder what they are thinking…. Nature is pretty dang cool. This is one of many images of Spoonbills from the trip to the middle of the Yucatan

Cool looking spiny-tail iguanas seemed to be lurking around everywhere in the Yucatan. I had a hard time getting in close at first, until the locals clued me in on a little trick. The trick seemed to work and I was able to get in tight on this feller while basking on a large piece of washed-up coral. I was fortunate and was able to capture a lot of wildlife imagery on this trip, birds, fish, lizards, sharks, tarpon trying to eat a bird rookery, and of course humans. I even ventured to the famous “Iguana Island” for lunch in ascension bay to see the lunch pets, and make a cast…I never knew Iguanas loved jalapeños.

Check out the Osprey post here: https://bryangregsonphotography.com/yucatan-osprey/

 

Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/us/home
Casa Blanca & Playa Blanca Fishing Lodges: http://casablancafishing.com/
Hatch – Premium Fly Fishing Reels: http://www.hatchoutdoors.com/
TroutHunter leader and Tippet: http://www.trouthunt.com/

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COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY | HATCH OUTDOORS AD

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY | HATCH OUTDOORS  AD 2013
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Deep in the Yucatan jungle sits ruins of an ancient civilization. An old canoe is the transportation through the labyrinths of mangrove tunnels and lagoons, which all looks sticking similar. Don’t forget to watch out for saltwater crocodiles, which lurk in the back lagoons.  The canoe shows marks of where the cocks “tasted” the old fiberglass canoe.  It’s worth the experience and adventure to stand on top of an ancient Mayan ruin targeting ancient fish, tarpon.  You can’t help but think how small we really are in this big world we call Earth.

Angler: Rita Adams
Location: Casa Blanca & Playa Blanca Fishing Lodges | Yucatan

Hatch Outdoorshttp://www.hatchoutdoors.com/
Casa/Playa Blanca Lodgehttp://casablancafishing.com/

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DRAKE MAGAZINE | COVER SPRING 2013

DRAKE MAGAZINE COVER SHOT
Spring 2013 Issue

I’m very excited to see one of my images on the new Spring 2013 cover of the The Drake Magazine!! It’s been a great publication for many years, one that I eagerly look forward too as both a fisherman and photographer. For me its a humbling honor for any of my images to make into print ,and making the cover has always been a lifetime goal of mine.

This image below is of good friend ,and phenomenal angler, Millie Jo Paini fishing her beloved Henry’s Fork river. It was a great hatch that day and both Mille and husband Rich were out doing what they both love to do, “play the game ” (dry fly fishing) on the famous Railroad ranch section. There are a few other goodies inside from BGP, including a little somethin’ somethin’ by friends Johnny Pares and Rita Rose Adams on dry fly bonefish from a recent trip to Casa and Playa Blanca in the Yucatan. The shot was very challenging for many reasons. It didn’t come easy and we spend days trying to get it. After dozens of hook-ups and we finally managed to get a few that really show the fully open mouth of a Bonefish trying to eat from the surface. It was one of the most amazing fly fishing experiences I’ve seen. I know I won’t look at bonefish the same way ever again. Rounding out the issue is buddy Tom Watkins over at the good ol’ TroutHunter freezing on the pages in the spectrum section. Nothing like a brisk mid-winters day of fishing on the Henry’s Fork. Huge thanks all the anglers for doing what you do and letting me document it with my camera, without you these images and adventures would never happen.

This issue is action packed, lots of solid content from some of the most talented writers and photographers in the industry. So head down to your local fly shop and grab a copy today, or better yet, get a subscription!.. hell, snag a shirt too.

+ The Drake Magazine: http://www.drakemag.com/

 

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