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  • Wildlife Photography Tours

    Stan is proud to offer two different world-class Wildlife Photography Tours during June and July, 2016 in Minnesota's lake country.

    Dates are limited.

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  • Bookstore

    Stan has written and photographed over a hundred state-by-state field guides and other books on nature.

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  • NatureSmart Images

    NatureSmart Images is a web site featuring Stan's popular photography.

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  • Presentations

    Stan Tekiela has given hundreds of talks and seminars across the country.

    Stan's presentations will help you look at wildlife in a whole different way.

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Great Blue Heron nesting

There is a large and very common bird that perhaps you see on a regular basis but rarely does anyone see it nesting. The bird is the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) and is the largest / tallest...

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Gee-whiz Nature Facts

Males and female American Tree Sparrows appear identical. This is a common trait of the sparrow family. Look for the Tree Sparrow's very unique discolored bill. The upper bill, or mandible, is dark gray and the lower bill is yellow.

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Wildlife Photography Tours

Each year, during June and July, Stan Tekiela offers two world-class wildlife photography tours. Here's your chance to learn some tricks of the trade from a top preofessional.

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Check out Stan's latest photos at
NatureSmart Wildlife Images

Do you have any interesting wildlife in your backyard? Any nesting birds, deer, turkeys, reptiles, amphibians, or other unique wildlife? Or maybe a fox or coyote den?

If so, contact Stan at stan@naturesmart.com with your backyard wildlife. If he can get a good photo of the subject, he will send you a print of the photo to hang on your wall.

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Order Prints and posters of Stan's photos at
NatureSmart Prints and Posters

Stan can be heard all across the Midwest.
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