The #ourwild campaign is about real people telling their public lands stories. This #ourwild video, produced by The Wilderness Society, is part of my public land story. I’m a father. I’m a hunter. I’m a photographer, friend and advocate for keeping the public domain in public hands. I am firmly against selling, or trading the public domain to the states. I’m not a preservationist, I’m a conservationist, which means I believe in using the natural resources, not locking them up. I also believe some places should be off limits to extraction. I’m for sensible, reasoned, and smart use of our public resources.
As a hunter and photographer, I support hunter education in the form of learning the history of conservation in America, in addition to how to be safe with a gun. For example, in order to bow hunt in Montana, during the early elk season, you have to have a special permit and pay an extra fee for it. In order to receive that permit you must go through an approved educational course that includes the history of conservation, the history of bowhunting, and the people who were instrumental in creating of the modern bow.
Conservation and resources management are more important than ever. Resources are limited and as we’ve seen our appetite, or demand for them is limitless. I believe that all children should be taught the history of conservation.
Conservation and Environmental Reading List
Here is a list of Authors, and titles worth reading.
Aldo Leopold – A Sand County Almanac
Rachel Carson – Silent Spring
Marc Reisner – Cadillac Desert
Henry David Thoreau – Walden
Wendell Berry – The Unsettling of America
James Lovelock – Gaia
Edward Abbey – Desert Solitaire
Vine Deloria – Spirit and Reason
Below is a selection of photographs of people using public lands. #ourwild Please help by making your story known. You can also take action here, on the #ourwild page. Leave a comment or share this post and together we can insure that our children have #ourwild. #keepitpublic
“National Parks Adventure” filming on location in Glacier National Park – what it was like. Packing a million dollar camera down a rough trail, by hand, in the middle of darkness for a one minute movie clip may seem extreme. Maybe so, but this shoot was for the just released, IMAX film, “National Parks Adventure.” […]
You have until Friday evening to get your bids in for two days of private photography with Montana Photographer, Tony Bynum. Tony Bynum is donating two days of private, one-on-one photography to the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Anyone can bid. Better hurry, winner awarded Friday night, […]
Montana Photographer Tony Bynum Interview – Exhibitions without Walls – “images should stand on their own.”
Montana Photographer, Tony Bynum sat down recently with Ed Wedman, creator of “Exhibitions without Walls,” a website dedicated to showcasing unique digital talent from around the world, for a short interview. Exhibitions without Walls, also operates a fantastic juried competition with some great prizes! Here’s the link to the Tony Bynum interview http://www.exhibitionswithoutwalls.com/tony-bynum-2/
Montana Nature Photographer Tony Bynum and Science Teacher Stacy Dolderer Dive Deep into the Montana Prairie in Search of Wilderness Characteristics
When Erin Madison, (@GFT_EMadison) outdoor writer for the Great Falls Tribune (@GFTribue) called us to do an interview about the Montana prairie project we worked on recently, we were happy to say yes! As many of you know, my partner Stacy Dolderer and I spent several months bouncing around the prairie lands of Montana last summer. […]
The cell phone rang Thursday and on the other end was Leslie MacMillian a writer for the New York Times. She said she was interested in talking to me about my photography work and the map created by Stacy Dolderer, documenting the oil drilling on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. This has been an ongoing project […]
If you’re in the outdoor media business you can not afford to miss this years Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) conference! Date: March 6-9th 2013 Where: Columbia, SC Please use this POMA Conference hyper link, or the one below, to find out more and to register! Time is running out, please […]
Stacey Dolderer and Tony Bynum spent the summer bouncing around the wide open prairie and badlands regions of Montana. They hiked across its dry, sun scorched dirt, around mountainous gumbo plateaus, and over grass sprinkled beaches of ancient ocean bottom while dodging rattles snakes and lizards in an area so vast the long-look includes both time and […]
Montana Quarterly Magazine features an essay by award winning author Scott Mcmillion about an important prairie conservation project conducted in the wild prairie lands of Montana . . . One of the most rewarding and fun projects I’ve ever had the privilege to work on . . . Stacy Dolderer and I had a great time exploring […]
My friend and fellow explorer and adventure Rick Graetz recently featured some of my imagery in his e- magazine “Crown of the Continent.” In it Rick shares stories and the history of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. You can view the “crown of the continent” magazine by clicking on the highlighted text. My images start […]
Tristan Scott of the Missoulian and Tony Bynum Talk Oil Drilling – Blackfeet Reservation, adjacent to Glacier National Park
Tristan Scott of the Missoulain and I sat down, over the phone for a one-on-one talk about my conservation photography project, “oil development on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.” It turns out he’s been covering the oil development for the news paper for quite some time. Tristan was interested in my project to document the oil […]
National Parks Traveler mentions Oil Drilling in the Crown of the Continent, on the Blackfeet Reservation, adjacent to Glacier National Park
The National Parks Traveler Web site did a nice job comparing the oil drilling on the Blackfeet Reservation, and the Rocky Mountain Front of Montana, the area now being referred too in some circles as, “the Crown of the Continent,” with areas in the country adjacent to other national parks where oil drilling has been proposed. Kurt uses […]
In this interview with Elk Hunter Magazine Tony discusses some hunting tips and techniques as well as his personal observations about how to train for a hunt and documenting the experience through photographs. Read to the end! Tony gives a great discount offer to readers of Elk Hunter Magazine! An Interview with Elk Hunter Magazine’s […]
Montana’s Public News Service released this thoughtful report on the Blackfeet Oil Drilling Project on February 13th. It’s encouraging to see this quality of coverage about Tony’s effort to document the changing landscape of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and the Rocky Mountain Front. Time Capsule Project Under Way at Blackfeet Reservation February 13, 2012 EAST […]
“Philip Anschutz is drilling on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation outside of Glacier National Park. Tony Bynum is documenting it.” Glacier National Park Travel Guide recently interviewed Tony about the oil drilling along the Rocky Mountain Front & Blackfeet Indian Reservation here. They posed these six questions to him: What is your experiencing photographing Glacier […]
The Montana Official State Travel Site! “MONTANA represents the untamed, the wild, the natural. Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are starting points. Between the parks lie mountains that don’t have names yet, in ranges you’ve never heard of. Scattered in their valleys, you’ll find small towns full of friendly locals sharing the unexpected and even maybe their […]
Chris Peterson of Hungry Horse News interviewed Tony and another local businessman, Darrell Norman about the expanding oil infrastructure on the Blackfeet Indian reservation, the Rocky Mountain Front, and adjoining Glacier National Park. His article speaks to the impact on local people as they anticipate inevitable changes. Photographer’s eyes on reservation oil rigs CHRIS PETERSON […]
The Missoula Independent “Indy Blog” wrote a nice article about the Rocky Mountain Front Blackfeet Oil Drilling Documentation Project. Its been exciting to see the word about this important project spread. With thoughtful articles such as this we hope to build awareness and help people pay attention. We at Tony Bynum Photography appreciate the […]
An amazing blogger, “Prairie Mary“, recently met and found much common ground in their conversation. Prairie Mary writes an amazing 1000 words per day about a huge array of topics. In this particular post she covers Tony Bynum Photography, Glacier Impressions Gallery, Tony’s interest in the oil development on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, his community […]
On January 26th, The Great Falls Tribune interviewed Tony with the focus on the Rocky Mountain Front/Blackfeet Oil documentation project. It is a “print only” report which means the story can be purchased for online viewers. GF Tribune write, Karl Puckett wrote: Tony Bynum of East Glacier has photographed grizzly bears, elk and Glacier National Park. […]
The photography editor at Elk Hunter Magazine is Tony Bynum. Tony Bynum is among the best outdoor photographers in the business today. His images are used in outdoor publications, books, and commercial advertising around the world. He’s an avid outdoor sportsman, family man, and a board member for the Professional Outdoor Media Association. Read the […]
New interview by Camera Obscura Magazine featuring Moose Peterson, Tony Bynum and others – there’s some great birds in here too! Click though the plates, they follow the interview. Error: Embedded data could not be displayed.
Tony was featured in this article by Alex Sakariassen of the Missoula Independent Two years ago, Montana photographer Tony Bynum found himself within a few hundred feet of a grizzly sow and her cub in a snowy gorge in Glacier National Park. He’d been out shooting mountain goats for the day, but naturally swung his […]