To me, Nature is God. Without it, we simply would not exist. Conserving the world’s natural spaces and the creatures that live there is paramount to the survival of humans as a species, and I have therefore dedicated my life to studying environmentalism in order to help people co-exist more successfully and sustainably with the natural world.

All natural materials I use in my creations are either sourced from roadkill, Fish and Game, secondhand sources such as fellow artists and estate sales, or are antique. In this way, I'm ensuring that no animals were needlessly killed for the sake of the artwork I produce. I fully believe that no part of any creature should go to waste if a purpose can be found for it, but I do NOT support trophy hunters or overseas fur farms by buying 'byproducts' like bones, skulls, or claws directly from them. The only exception I make for this rule is for parts from animals legally culled for population control programs approved by Fish and Wildlife.

As a photographer and wildlife enthusiast, I've been involved with many fantastic organizations such as Images4Life and Wild Tiger, as well as the Sierra Club and many smaller, local groups.
I've been published, interviewed, and even featured on Rainn Wilson (Dwight from “The Office”)'s personal networking website, SoulPancake.com.

I’ve also been blessed with the opportunity to visit many of the world’s most amazing wild places, like Komodo Island, Bali, Lombok, Malaysia, and the Cayman Islands, and have even documented entirely new species previously unknown to science.

Other interests include: Wilderness survival, primitive skills, backpacking, fishing, kayaking, boffing, airsoft, snowboarding, meandering around town, and caving.

 

thenorthwestexplorer:

Portland to B.C. - 35mm Outtakes

Location: The Chief - Squamish, B.C.

Date: March 25th, 2014

Anonymous asked
Do you not think collecting animal remains is a little weird

deamhan:

be gone

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not-fun:

srsly if your response to ‘there are sexual predators in your group’ is to shout NOT ALL _______ ARE LIKE THAT!

you are not part of the solution. your response should be ‘oh jesus christ, point them out to me, i’ll make sure they never come back. don’t know their names? describe them. i’ll help find them. i’ll help out them. i will not let this ride.’

by instead raising your shields and going on the defensive what you are saying is ‘i am afraid of the victims speaking out more than of the predators hurting innocents’

and that’s fucked up, man.

I heard you were upset about that post I re-blogged earlier today. You know, the one about the mug on Amazon with the words “MALE TEARS” written on it.

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recklessisawreck:

Okay, is it just me, or does this “coyote mount" look more like an Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler dog, rather than an actual coyote?? A poorly mounted one of course, but yeah.

They got it from an Estate Sale so I really wonder if the original person shot a dog, thinking it was a uniquely colored coyote, and then got it mounted? Or maybe it was their pet. Or maybe a coydog with a LOT more dog than coyote??

I don’t know, but I somehow doubt this is a “purebred” coyote. Despite that all, the fur is beautiful. But really, what do you think?

Looks like the skin didn’t quite fit the form, which is probably part of the reason it’s such a terrible mount. Besides, that’s a really weird pose for someone to pick for a pet dog, as is the eye color. 

Given that, I’m leaning heavily toward the “Ooops. I shot a dog. I’m going to pretend it’s a coyote and have it mounted on a coyote form even though it’s probably not going to fit and see how it turns out” option.

It’s almost like the person who shot it was so in denial about having killed a dog that they went to every extreme they could to make it into a ‘coyote’ instead. Whoops. 

longliveliv:

im-finn-the-human-so-what:

emilyclocke:

ivadoesnthaveafuckingtumblr:

naturepunk:

Is this Canada? This seems like Canada. 

This could have gone so wrong

Nothing goes wrong in Canada

are you sure nothing goes wrong?


I’m on mobile, I can’t see this picture, but it’s Justin Bieber isn’t it.

OH MY GOD

longliveliv:

im-finn-the-human-so-what:

emilyclocke:

ivadoesnthaveafuckingtumblr:

naturepunk:

Is this Canada? This seems like Canada. 

This could have gone so wrong

Nothing goes wrong in Canada

are you sure nothing goes wrong?

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I’m on mobile, I can’t see this picture, but it’s Justin Bieber isn’t it.

OH MY GOD

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taigas-den:

zooophagous:

billibones:

cavalaxis:

Jim Phillips, 59, has been hunting shed antlers Montana public lands for the past 50 years. This Three Forks native’s phenomenal shed antler collection comprises some 14,500 sheds displayed from floor to ceiling—inside a 30 x 64-foot building he constructed specifically for its display. And, yes, he personally found every one.

dream house! i have plan:

le plan- befriend this man. get on this mans will. wait for him to die and take all the antlers.

Except a lot of these aren’t “sheds” they’re attached to the skullplate of the deer, there are even a few actual skulls in there I can see. I mean yeah it’s possible to find them naturally dead (or snag them from roadkill dumping sites) but they aren’t “shed antlers.” You don’t shed your skull the way you shed hair, unless you think a buck grows a new head every season.

I couldn’t have this room in my house. I’d trip over one and impale myself on the next 3476 of them.

I have done this. And I only had ONE freakin’ elk skull in the room. I tripped on one antler and impaled my shin on the other. I couldn’t have a room like this in my house. I’d probably die. If not from horrible injuries, then certainly from happiness. 

Lol Easter

Lief moved out a while ago to live on a farm where they recently lost two rabbits to a dog attack. Lief asked if he could have the carcasses for skinning practice, and then brought them over with a friend of his so I could show them the ropes.

When they were done skinning, I had two fresh naked bunnies hanging up in the shop, so I decided to give the pups an early Easter present and let them devour the bodies for lunch the next day. 

It was Jude’s first whole carcass meal and he did a very good job of working slowly to slice and chew off manageable chunks. He digested it all just fine, which is a big success for a 2-year-old dogbeast who’s been eating nothing but Beneful all his life. 

Okay

Time to get off Tumblr and celebrate Earth Day by looking for roadkill as I drive to the local butcher’s shop to stock up on meat scrap for the dogbeasts, then head out to the woods for a bit of respite.