• Wildlife Photography Tours

    Stan is proud to offer two different world-class Wildlife Photography Tours during June and July, 2015 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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Return of a Species


I have just returned from leading a bird watching trip along the Mississippi River to see Bald Eagles. Each March, for the past 26 years, many brave souls have joined me on this...

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» About Stan's Columns

Gee-whiz Nature Facts

The typical goldfinch or chickadee is coved with about 1,000 feathers during summer and over 2,000 in winter. During very cold days, and nights, birds fluff up their feathers, reducing the amount of heat loss by up to 30 percent. However, extra feathers alone are not enough to make it through a winter night. Birds have a unique circulatory system in their legs to help them cope with cold temperatures.

Current Moon

Loon 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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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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