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Barrett Hedges is not your run of the mill photographer. Tennessean by birth, he now spends his days hiking snow-covered peaks in Colorado, Alaska, or somewhere in-between. The perfect shot is always on his mind, waking up on frozen tundra only to travel miles each day for a 10-minute encounter with a caribou.
He would have it no other way. This passion for nature and capturing scenes of wildlife, in what’s left of the untouched wild, is what drives him.
Not even 30 years old, Barrett has seen things that most never will. Bengal tigers, grizzly bears, grey wolves, Galapagos iguanas, sloth bears, bald eagles, king cobra, snowy owls, musk oxen, and more have all been photographed in their natural habitat by Barrett.
Perhaps his favorite of all: Grizzlies. Barrett loves their raw power and majestic dominance.
In July the sockeye salmon start running in the Brooks River, and a large number of bears come to eat the fish. Barrett didn’t have to look to find bears in July — they were everywhere! Watching bears up close in their natural habitat is an experience most people never have, but Barrett was walking near them most days. During September Barrett would take his fly rod and camera gear to the river and wait for bears. Being near and getting to know the same bears for an entire summer — and getting to photograph them — was an amazing experience.
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When he gets an idea in his mind, you may as well consider it done because he refuses to allow geography, technological limitations, or lack of funds stop him from reaching his goals. Even if this means supplementing his income by working odd jobs when he can, Barrett has a “whatever it takes” mentality with life, especially when it comes to photography.
He gets the photos by being in the right place at the right time simply because he does all the legwork to be in the right place all the time.
In 2010 Barrett discovered he was the grand prize winner of the 2010 National Geographic Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest. He beat out over 14,000 images and his picture “Coming at You” of a bear in Katmai National Park was the winning photograph.
Luckily for the rest of us, we are able to join Barrett on his adventures. His website is full of his prized possessions and what he considers to be the best of the best when it comes to his photography collection.
He also blogs regularly, allowing his audience to sort of peel back the cover on his latest exploits around the world. Not enough for you? Then you need to take the leap and join him on an upcoming Wildlife Photography Workshop.
We need more folks like Barrett. Men and women who are willing to go the extra mile day in and day out, making sacrifices along the way, in pursuit of pure passions. Folks who truly appreciate creation and fight to engage with nature in a balanced, humble manner.
His life, and photos, speak for sportsmen the world over and remind the world of just how priceless our ecosystems, natural habitat, and wildlife are.
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