Nature Photography


Wildlife Education and Conservation

Stephen McDonough is a nature photographer dedicated to sharing his love of animals and nature with others, especially children.   

He is based in Bismarck, North Dakota where he loves to hike with his three Golden Retrievers and photograph nature.  He also loves to travel nationally and internationally and especially likes the Dakota Badlands, Alaska, Florida, Indonesia, Central and South America.

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”  "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings 

Over 80 of his gallery prints are in the Dakota Reflections Gallery located at the Independent Doctors Horizon Clinic at 4535 Northern Sky Drive  in Bismarck.

The purpose of Dakota Reflections is to provide education and support wildlife conservation with sales of greeting cards, prints and premium gallery canvas.

Hiking with the Puppies

North Dakota Badlands

Uhuru Peak

19,340 feet (5895 meters)

Mt. Kilimanjaro


One Month Old

Baby Elephant Seal

Gold Harbor

South Georgia

Climbing out of Crevasse

Using Prusiks

Winthrop Glacier

Mt. Ranier National Park

Polar Bear

Checking out Lunch 

Seal River

Manitoba Canada

Inca Trail

Hiking in the Rain

Machu Picchu


Gentoo Penguins

Petermann Island


Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine National Park


Brown Bear Photography

in the Rain

Katmai National Park


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