Wildlife Spirits has
been inspired by nature's beauty. The wildlife that is shown
on these pages have been captured on camera by photographer
& filmmaker Lars Wyka & other guest photographers,
for the purpose of providing students and viewers, information
& reflection, relative to nature's beautiful
is my hope that viewers will be able to learn from and be
sharing of, the beauty that nature brings to us. The variety
of images presented on this site are there for study purposes
as well as personal enjoyment. From the tiny chipmunks and
ground squirrels, ever so playful, to the vast assortment
of the majestic and peaceful elk.
is a great amount of knowledge we can gather from nature.
Not only is the biology important, but the living aspects,
the harmony in which these natural inhabitants of earth live
with, their interaction with one another and their environment,
is all valuable information from which humankind can learn
from. For instance, Elk, which are large and majestic, may
be found living amongst human settlements, never harming or
threatening anyone. They live within their communities always
taking care of one another. They can be found speaking to
each other in very vocal ways. It is very common to observe
elk families which appear in constant communication. The cows
(females) calling out to their calves (young offspring), the
bulls (males) calling out in various forms from warning calls
to rutting (mating) bugles. The elk herd is always on the
lookout, observing all that is around them and speaking with
each other in a caring fashion to the entire herd. You do
not notice any selfish acts within the elk groups. Even the
battles between mating bulls is not an act of violence, but
rather a show of dominance for the sake of breeding. After
the breeding season, you will often find the same bulls which
locked antlers in rutt, now living side by side throughout
the winter months. Each watching out for themselves as well
as one another, often found feeding shoulder to shoulder with
each other. You will find that elk do not damage their environment
They roam and graze, never polluting, never harming the life
that is around them.
site will grow as more of nature's beauties present themselves
to the photographer. Currently much of the work is being filmed
in and around Estes Park, Colorado, within Rocky Mountain
National Park as well as the Big Thompson Canyon area. In
the future, photography of the Pacific Northwest, Canada and
Alaska are planned.
are currently seeking private investment so that filming for
DVD release and Animal broadcast shows can be made available
for further study and understanding of nature by vast audiences.
There is much to show and learn from, in ways that have yet
been approached by the wildlife programs thusfar presented.
Knowledge can be a valuable asset to humankind if we look
to the natural resources of this planet for the information
it can provide to us. Learning to live one's life in harmony
with nature, rather than as a destructive force upon this
earth, can be a valuable step in the right direction for all
site and the work contained within is a passion of mine. I
cannot begin to express into words the feelings given to me,
within my heart and being, which come from the natural beauties
which pose for my camera. To see an elk wink at me... a sibling
pair of fawns look at me in amazement and wonder... to the
birds that will land and observe me as much as I am observing
them... The natural forces of our environment, from the snows
and winds to the rushing waters... there is so much one's
spirit gathers in replenishment to one's being... I hope that
the viewers of this site will gather some of these feelings
while visiting the lives presented herein.
enjoy what nature has given us...