THE FILE 200,000+ 35mm.
OVERVIEW North American wildlife, some African wildlife, outdoor recreation, scenics and locations. Forty years as a full-time outdoor writer and photographer.
FAUNA Moose, including reintroduction to upper Michigan from Ontario, with moose being carried under helicopter, put in large transport boxes, being released in the wild and a sequence of a moose being netted from chopper. Wild elk in the West and Michigan; also, commercially raised elk. Mule deer. Pronghorn antelope. Caribou, especially Alaskan bulls in velvet. Musk ox. Brown bears at Alaska's Katmai NP. Panda bear. Gray wolves feeding on deer and snowshoe hare, winter research on Isle Royale NP, more. Coyotes, including trio howling. Bobcats, including animal snarling from hollow log and young animal with a snowshoe hare. Mountain lion. Red foxes, including pups at den. Pine marten with snowshoe hare, reintroduction in Michigan. Fisher, reintroduction to Michigan. Badger. Snowshoe hare, including a sequence of a hare eating a long-stemmed plant. Jackrabbits and cottontail rabbits. Gray fox. Red and tassle-eared squirrels, including albino and melanistic grays. Woodchucks, including one with plastic bag around neck, a melanistic animal and one with unmatched teeth. Porcupines. Raccoons including animals feeding in garbage cans. River otters. Beavers. Long-tailed weasels in winter coats with cottontail and ruffed grouse. Reintroductions of peregrine falcons and trumpeter swans. Bald eagles feeding on car-killed deer. Mating displays of ruffed, sharptailed, spruce and blue grouse. Wild turkeys, including gobblers fighting. Owls, including snowy with snowshoe hare, boreal, barred and great gray. A variety of birds, including waterfowl, loons and endangered whooping cranes with chick and Kirtland's warblers. Snapping and painted turtles, including snapper laying eggs. Frogs and toads, including American toads mating. Snakes, including garter snake den concentrations in Manitoba, hog nose snake. Congregation of fiddler crabs.
FLORA Wild fruits, berries, nuts, morels, some flowers. Trees with fall color. Logging.
OUTDOOR RECREATION Extensive coverage of hunting, especially deer, bear and small game. Freshwater fishing, especially on the Great Lakes. Kayaking, canoeing, camping. John Voelker (aka Robert Traver) fishing/with brook trout.
SPECIALTIES Whitetail deer, black bear, ruffed grouse, snowshoe hare, wildlife tracks and sign. Extensive coverage of whitetails, including albinos, bucks, does and fawns. Have one-of-a-kind sequences of twin albino bucks from fawns through growth of first antlers, and one year's antler growth from start to finish of an 8-point buck. Unique sequence of a relocated grizzly bear attacking a Montana game warden. Thorough black bear coverage, including color phases, research, eating a variety of natural foods, nuisance animals, in dens, mating, cubs, cubs nursing, bears with whitetail fawns and road-killed whitetails, animal attacking a photographer, much more.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS North America: Canada (many provinces); Grand Canyon (rafting and fishing the Colorado River, riding out of canyon on mules); Hawaii (Haleakala NP in Maui, Waimea Canyon in Kauai, sugar cane and pineapple fields); Lake Superior Circle Tour through Ontario (Ouimet Canyon); Mt. McKinley with tour bus in foreground; Upper Great Lakes region, including state and national parks. Africa: Central African Republic, South Africa, Zimbabwe.
RECENT COVERAGE Managed to capture both digital stills and video of a saw whet owl in a pine tree with a mouse it caught. Video taped the owl eating the mouse. Was also lucky enough to film a mink catch, kill and carry off a chipmunk. Excellent video of whitetails and black bear.
PHOTOGRAPHIC PLANS Richard Smith started shooting digital video in 2003. He has video and stills on the following: Loons changing places on nest, piebald whitetail doe, whitetail buck breeding a doe, black bear denned in bald eagle's nest and in an old building foundation in Duluth, Minnesota, black bear eating blueberries, ravens leaving their nest with a parent feeding one of the fledglings in a tree. Mated pair of whooping cranes with chick, feeding, calling, sitting on nest before egg hatched.
CREDITS Magazines: American Hunter, Buckmasters, Deer & Deer Hunting, National Wildlife, North American Hunter, North American Whitetail, Outdoor Life, Smithsonian, Turkey Call, Whitetails Unlimited. Books: Stackpole, Willow Creek Press. Author/Photographer: Provided most or all of the photographs for books he's written, including Animal Tracks and Sign of North America, Book of the Black Bear, Hunting Trophy Black Bear, Black Bear Hunting, Deer Hunting (3rd edition), Great Michigan Deer Tales (books 1-4), Stand Hunting for Whitetails, Understanding Michigan Black Bear (2nd edition). Advertising/Corporate: National Geographic Television.
RELATED CREDENTIALS/SKILLS Richard is both a writer and a photographer. He has published more than 1,000 magazine articles and 22 books. To see booklist, visit www.RichardPSmith.com.
COMMENTS As a photojournalist, can provide photo/text packages.
NONEDITORIAL SERVICES Available for slide presentations on a variety of natural history subjects. Frequent speaker about whitetail deer and black bear.