Welcome to the blog for Steve Hinch Photography.

On this page you'll find photographic information on the places I've photographed recently as well as some technical information on the photographs themselves. I'll also post updates on what I've seen and experienced in Yellowstone and abroad, current wildlife sightings, and anything else of interest.  Check back often for updates!


"Yellowstone Forever: A Decade in Yellowstone National Park" Honored

June 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I was honored last week to learn that my first book, Yellowstone Forever: A Decade in Yellowstone National Park, was selected as a finalist for the High Plains Book Award in the photography category.  Published in 2016, it has sold over 3,500 copies to date and features some of my favorite photographs from the last ten years in Yellowstone National Park.  Yellowstone Forever: A Decade in Yellowstone National Park is available through the Yellowstone Forever Organization, select gift shops in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding towns, or signed copies can be ordered from my website.

Where Have I Been??

June 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Back in May I announced that my Facebook postings would be very limited but that I would continue with my blog posts.  But then I've vanished for a month.  Well, Over Memorial Day weekend, I came down with a mild case of pneumonia.  Then, four days later, on June 1st, my wife and I were blessed with the birth of our first child, Sophie Hinch.  So, needless to say, life has been pretty hectic the past month.  That said, with my wife's mother here to help us, I hope to get back to work and will be posting a little more often again.

712M in the USA Today

May 22, 2017  •  1 Comment

The PatriarchThe PatriarchSubject- Grey Wolf

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The Yellowstone Forever Organization featured this image of Yellowstone wolf 712M in their full-page advertisement in Saturday's special National Parks Edition of the USA Today.  Did you happen to see it?  If not, USA Today still has copies of the special edition available on their website at USA Today.  This image, The Patriarch, was photographed on opening day 2014 as the old wolf soaked up the morning sun.

First Meeting

May 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Most of the big crowds, especially with photographers, gather when a bear is near the road.  As much as I love bears I also feel the constant crowding of them near the roads is a bad thing, so I've largely stopped photographing bears.  And I also don't believe in hiking after bears.  Away from the road, trying to photograph grizzlies is a risky endeavor and I don't believe putting myself or the bear at risk is a worth any photo.  I do enjoy photographing special moments that happen with animals in their daily lives, unmolested, and natural.  Early one frosty morning, this newborn bison calf decided he or she wanted to make a friend.  He saw another bison calf nearby and watched intently.

After a moment, his mother must have noticed and looked in the same direction.  Apparently she gave her blessing and soon the small calf slowly approached the potential playmate.  I found it interesting that the cow bison did in appear to check out the playmate before the youngster made it's way to make the introduction.

Soon, the smaller calf worked up the courage and came and said "hi."  The older calf responded in kind and they cautiously sniffed each other for a few minutes and followed each other around before they both returned to their respective mothers.  Perhaps it was the first time either of them had met another bison calf.  Undoubtedly by now, if they're still in the same herd, they've had quite a few play sessions.  But this potential first meeting was interesting to watch and I felt like I was seeing a special little moment in the lives of these youngsters.

Happy Mother's Day

May 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A Kiss For MomA Kiss For MomSubject- Bison Cow and Calf

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Wishing all mother's a happy and wonderful mother's day today.  Yellowstone's mothers endure many tests and challenges as do our mothers.  So thank you for all you do to make us better people.



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