• Wildlife Photography Tours

    Stan is proud to offer two different world-class Wildlife Photography Tours during June and July, 2015 in Minnesota's lake country.

    Dates are limited.

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  • Bookstore

    Stan has written and photographed over a hundred state-by-state field guides and other books on nature.

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  • NatureSmart Images

    NatureSmart Images is a web site featuring Stan's popular photography.

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  • Presentations

    Stan Tekiela has given hundreds of talks and seminars across the country.

    Stan's presentations will help you look at wildlife in a whole different way.

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Return of a Species


I have just returned from leading a bird watching trip along the Mississippi River to see Bald Eagles. Each March, for the past 26 years, many brave souls have joined me on this...

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Gee-whiz Nature Facts

There are 10 orders of mammals in North America, with rodents being the largest. The rodent order is called (Rodentia) under the Mammalia class. In fact there are nearly 3,000 species of rodents, which means that about three quarters of all the mammals in America, or the world, are a kind of rodent.

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Loon Photography Tours

During June and July, Stan Tekiela is proud to offer a world-class loon photography tours.

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Do you have any interesting wildlife in your backyard? Any nesting birds, deer, turkeys, reptiles, amphibians, or other unique wildlife? Or maybe a fox or coyote den?

If so, contact Stan at stan@naturesmart.com with your backyard wildlife. If he can get a good photo of the subject, he will send you a print of the photo to hang on your wall.

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NatureSmart Prints and Posters

Stan can be heard all across the Midwest.
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