Getting to canyoneer in search of owls has been the highlight of my career! Opportunity knocked and I took my owl spotting skills even further west to the old growth forests of western Oregon. Miles and miles of deep dark forest cut with crystal clear trout streams is not a bad place to call an office. I made one last stop at Devils Tower National Monument to monitor black-backed woodpeckers and peregrine falcons before returning home to Wisconsin.
Hello! My name is Nick Bossenbroek and I am an American photographer and wildlife biologist. I currently hang my hat in northeast Wisconsin but I have been fortunate enough to live and work in some of the most beautiful places across the U.S.
I began my career as a field researcher working in the swamps and forests of South Carolina. Wading through dark, murky, waist-high water trying to capture snakes, turtles, and alligators might not be everyone's cup of tea but I loved it! After a while I saddled up my horse (Toyota rav4) and rode west to work for the National Park Service in Utah. Living and working in Zion National Park was incredible! My work focused on monitoring threatened and endangered species including California condors, spotted owls, and desert tortoises.
I have now turned my skills as a "certified hooter" and professional "bird nerd" into a self-employed endeavor. I spend my days researching when and where to find wildlife in hopes of photographing their beauty and sharing it with you. When it's time to head into the field and photograph some birds I am always grateful to have my trusty assistant, my wife. When we're not backpacking into the wilderness she spends her time creating hyper-realistic wildlife scratchboard artwork. Check her out, she is amazing!
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This video is a culmination of my work as a wildlife biologist and photographer. It has truly been a pleasure to work in our national parks and forests. Enjoy!