A couple weeks ago, I mentioned a book by a photographer friend of mine, Tim Christie. What I neglected to say was that Tim is responsible for the most amazing, enjoyable and educational photography excursion I’ve ever had the fortune to take.
Several years ago, a friend of mine moved from Cheyenne to Arizona. This friend is a musician, and he had an organ he needed to get down to his new place. Somehow I always wind up being that friend who not only has a truck and trailer, but also a willingness to help others move.
I didn’t want to just deliver the organ if I was going to drive that far, so I called another friend who lives in Arizona in the winters, and who happens to be the most incredible wildlife photographer I know. This friend’s name is Tim Christie, and I’d been trying to find an opportunity to get together with him for years where we could get outside and shoot some pictures of wildlife.
For one reason or another, all the plans we made to do that didn’t work out year after year. But when I needed to deliver that organ, I called Tim and asked if it would be a good time to finally do it. He not only enthusiastically agreed, he started planning the trip probably moments after we hung up the phone.
I spent three days shooting with Tim, and he took me to many of his favorite, secret wildlife spots. We saw roadrunners, javelina, countless raptors, and even a rattlesnake and a gila monster. It was incredible.
And Tim finally got around to putting together a book of some of his photography, and he sent me a copy. I don’t know if any of the shots he used were from that trip I took with him, but they were at least taken at those places he took me to see.
If you want to see Tim’s photography or order one of his books or calendars, check out his website at TimChristiePhoto.com. You’ll get to see some of the wonder I got to witness and a whole lot more.