• Wildlife Photography Tours

    Stan is proud to offer two different world-class Wildlife Photography Tours during June and July, 2017 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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Elk Rut and Fight

Sounding determined and confident, a large bull elk, most likely weighing 1,200 pounds or more, bellowed and bugled right in front of me. His back arched and head held upward, mouth pursed in a...

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Gee-whiz Nature Facts

Black bear are large mammals, well adapted to their environment. Although they are mostly a land animal (terrestrial) they are very good swimmers. It's not uncommon for a black bear to swim up to a mile to get across a lake or to access an island. They can climb trees with ease, and walk on their back legs.

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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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NatureSmart Prints and Posters

Stan can be heard all across the Midwest.
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