• 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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Prairie Chickens  


I've been spending a lot of time this spring filming some of the most strange and unusual mating rituals of the bird world. First I spent several...

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Gee-whiz Nature Facts

In spring, both the male and female Mourning Doves will build an incredibly flimsy stick nest. In fact, many of the nests are so flimsy, they are blown down in even the mildest storms. Like other doves, the female lays only 2 white, unmarked eggs. The male incubates during the day while the female takes over for the night shift. It takes just over a week for the eggs to hatch.

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Wildlife Photography Tours

During June and July, Stan Tekiela is proud to offer a world-class loon photography tours.

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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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NatureSmart Prints and Posters

Stan can be heard all across the Midwest.
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