Category Archives: Features



Christmas in the Wilderness

Story and photos by Dave Freeman

As dawn’s first light penetrated the walls of our tent I unzipped my sleeping bag enough to reach out and grab the small slivers of kindling and strips of birch bark I had placed near the wood stove the night before. Half asleep I loaded the wood stove, lit the kindling, and Continue Reading...



Night Photography Tips from the Experts

For the novice photographer, capturing images at night can be a blur. Literally. Applying the same daytime photography techniques to nighttime shots can be frustrating. So, what is the secret to taking stunning photographs in low light? After speaking with a few professional photographers, each with Continue Reading...



A Winter Waterfowl Wonderland

It may seem strange that the Northern Wilds would be a place to see and photograph waterfowl in winter. After all, don’t they migrate south for the cold months?

Most do. By the end of November, the majority of ducks and geese have long departed for warmer climes.

But mallards, and Continue Reading...



For Two Germans, the Gunflint is “Like Home”

In the summer of 2011, the Northern Wilds office in Grand Marais had two surprise visitors: Gaby Würth and Werner Bahner of Freiburg, Germany. Longtime readers, they have been visiting the Gunflint Trail since 1996. Here is their story:

“In summer 1996 we traveled Continue Reading...