This may be a familiar photo to many, if you are a frequent visitor to the site. This photo, ‘Grizzlies in the Mist’ was taken by Simon in the spring of 2010 in Yellowstone National Park. It can be found at the top of our site as one of the five featured images.
Simon had the absolute honour of having this photograph selected for display at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta.
The exhibit was to display wilderness scenes between Yellowstone and Yukon:
Yellowstone to Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife and Art
June 16 to November 15, 2012
This exhibition examines artistic representations of the Yellowstone to Yukon region with paintings and sculptures from the permanent collections of the Whyte Museum and the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. An innovative field program sent acclaimed artist Dwayne Harty out to recapture and discover anew the majestic landscape and its bountiful wildlife population. For the last three summers, Harty has been painting in some of the most remote regions of the corridor, capturing landscapes that few, if any, painters have sketched firsthand. His compositions of wildlife in these wild places provides the overlay that connects all of the main ideas of the exhibit.
The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) sent acclaimed artist Dwayne Harty into the field to discover anew the landscape and wildlife along the Yellowstone to Yukon corridor. Learn more… Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.
We had the chance to stop by the museum while it was on display to view the framed photograph. It was a great moment for us both (and I’ve never been more proud).
Find Simon’s articles on Huffington Post, as well. What talent!