Bill Marchel

Bill Marchel, of Fort Ripley, Minnesota, is a full-time wildlife and outdoors writer and photographer. He specializes in game birds, mammals and outdoor sports, such as hunting and fishing. For more information, visit his website at www.BillMarchel.com.

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Photo of the week

Posted by: Bill Marchel Updated: April 3, 2012 - 3:52 PM

    The winner of the Nikonians 2012 Wildlife Forum February Challenge is Bill Marchel of Fort Ripley, MN. The monthly theme was “Camouflaged Birds, Hidden in Plain Sight." Marchel won with his remarkable image of a well-camouflaged great gray owl perched against the trunk of a white cedar tree.  Nikonians is the largest site in the world for Nikon camera users, spanning 140 countries.  The site garners over 10 million page views per month and more than 40,000 photographers visit the site daily.

 

Photo of the Week

Posted by: Bill Marchel Updated: March 2, 2012 - 7:43 PM

This whitetail doe took an icy plunge.  The deer made it to shore safely.

 

Photo of the Week

Posted by: Bill Marchel Updated: February 24, 2012 - 8:28 PM

A gray wolf heading north, a white-tailed deer going south.

Photo of the week

Posted by: Bill Marchel Updated: February 10, 2012 - 7:53 PM

The winner of the Nikonians 2011 Wildlife Forum December Challenge is Bill Marchel of Fort Ripley, MN. The monthly theme was “Winter Wildlife.” Marchel won with his striking image of a great gray owl in flight over a snow-covered meadow.  Nikonians is the largest site in the world for Nikon camera users, spanning 140 countries.  The site garners over 10 million page views per month and more than 40,000 photographers visit the site daily.

 

Photo of the Week

Posted by: Bill Marchel Updated: January 20, 2012 - 2:35 PM

 

 

I photographed  this ruffed grouse as it fed on crab apples in the afterglow of a winter sunset.

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