Discovering the Bears of North America
Bears are icons of our wild places. They are powerful and intimidating, yet they signify calmness, comfort, and peace. They are adored around the world, capturing the interest and imagination of many. Delve into the lives of these magnificent animals with Stan Tekiela’s Bears of North America.
Whether crawling into black bear dens in northern Wisconsin, trekking across the Manitoba tundra in search of polar bears, or traversing the Rocky Mountains in pursuit of grizzly bears, award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela has spent more than 20 years traveling across the United States and Canada to observe and photograph bears.
He has documented every aspect of their lives: major events such as mating and hibernation (torpor), as well as everyday activities, including foraging, hunting, and socializing. The result is a striking portrayal of these mammals in Bears of North America.
With his knack for being in the right place at the right time, Stan has utilized rare opportunities to capture some of the most compelling images of his career. Through this book and his research, he hopes to inspire a new appreciation and respect for bears in others. The coffee-table book is a must-have for lovers of wildlife and nature.
About the author: Naturalist, wildlife photographer, and writer Stan Tekiela has published more than 175 field guides, nature books, children’s books, wildlife audio CDs, puzzles, and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers, and cacti in the United States. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 30 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs.
A well-known columnist and radio personality, Stan’s syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers, and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations. Stan can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. He can be contacted via www.naturesmart.com.
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