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Bill
Arizona
Professional photographer
Interests: travel, mountain biking, rock climbing, live music, exploring deserts, mountains and rivers.
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It is said that deserts don't have seasons, but I can say they do. In southern Arizona the "seasons" are those times that are often dictated by the actions of the desert plants and animals. You will know it's late... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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Photographer Bill Hatcher recounts shooting the first bikepacking mountain bike adventure story for National Geographic magazine in 1996. Bill Hatcher followed and photographed three adventurers who were the first to traverse the length of the Alaska Range from Canada to Lake Clark on mountain bikes. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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As an adventure photographer you develop a keen sense of curiosity to a degree that it becomes almost second nature, but it is still important to keep your eyes wide open and always be thinking outside the box. In the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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A photo exhibit by 4 artist that focuses on people, conservation and wildlife along the US and Mexico border. The opening reception is Thursday, October 20, 7pm, meet & greet with the artists. Krista Schlyer, Kaled Jarrar, Raechel Running and Bill Hatcher. This show will run through December 14, 2016. The show is at the Historic Y in Tucson, Arizona. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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Summer is winding down and my photo shoots have been as diverse as always. This is a selection from some some of those shoots, as well as recent published materials. Looking at the photos reminds me that the best part... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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In the film days the standard 35mm 36 exposure film roll encapsulated so many hopes and dreams of the photographer. When on location where I might shoot 30 rolls of film a day, I was always asked how many good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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You should celebrate National Parks! That's why this is my favorite photo from my Grand Canyon spread in the March 2015 issue of Smithsonian magazine. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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More Black and White photos from this week in the desert under a nearly full moon. It's crazy and fun to explore the desert at night in Black and White. I am careful not to step on snakes, one close... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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I was excited when the Sonoran Institute recently sent me to photograph their Colorado River Delta restoration project in Baja California, Mexico. The Sonoran Institute is a U.S. non-profit that works to establish community based conservation programs. This Delta project... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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The Smithsonian magazine has published David Robert's story "Who Can Save the Grand Canyon" in the March 2015 issue of the magazine. I was the photographer on the story. On the last day of the shoot I made this photo... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Bill Hatcher Photography
I've been working on documenting restoration in the Colorado River Delta. In this article in High Country News http://www.hcn.org/articles/progress-report-for-colorado-river-experimental-pulse I photographed the work the Sonoran Institute is doing at Laguna Grande. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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Back in 1988 I spent a month and a half documenting Todd Skinner and Paul Piana's free ascent of the Salathe, the first route to be freed on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, I was the only media on the wall covering their ascent. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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The year 2014 seemed to involve a string of amazing photo shoots and travels. For me the real highlight was settling into my new home in Tucson and reconnecting to the landscape and people around the South West. Looking back... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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Yes, it does snow in Arizona and this selfie at my camp during a solo ski adventure into the White Mountains is the proof. Rock climbing in Joshua Tree, padding down the Lower Canyons of the Rio Grand River are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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Months ago when I heard that a group of developers from Phoenix were planning to build a tram into the Grand Canyon from the rim down to near the confluence of the Colorado River and Little Colorado River, I thought... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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I learned several things on this 5 day hike through the West Clear Creek Wilderness in Arizona. I learned that whereever there is water in Arizona things will grow and that when the water flows year-round things will grow in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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I spent a few days dodging scattered rain storms while hiking below the rim in the Grand Canyon. For the most part I avoided the worst of the deluge or found a good over hang during the heaviest down pour.This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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There's are many ways to photograph a saguaro and I am enjoying exploring all the options. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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It's 4:41 am and two bike riders are moving through a cactus maze in the Sonoran Desert. Dawn is starting to color the sky and I have my camera 20 feet up on a portable camera stand. There's no wind,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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Had a beautiful sunrise during this mornings shoot in the Tucson Mountains. The desert was a comfortable 72˚ it almost made me forget that in a few hours it'll be 110˚ on this trail. Related articles Tucson Mountain Park AZ... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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This week I returned to Saguaro National Park to rephotographed one of the cooler looking saguaro I had photographed last month. Here's a select from this recent shoot. I nearly always publish color images, but after looking at the color... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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The saguaro cactus is the iconic cactus of the Sonoran Desert. Locals are saying that with the mild warm winter in the American Southwest the saguaro is blooming early. Yesterday I saw thousands of saguaro flowering in Saguaro National Park... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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Oops, dust above the bee's left wing. When you're out shooting for a few weeks the camera sensor collects more and more dust. This photo is shot on my Nikon D-3s. The sensor was cleaned just before the shoot and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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Smoke from a control burn near Tusayan on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park contributed to some soft light for this sunrise photo of Isis Temple. This pic was taken last week from nearby Shiva Temple below... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Bill Hatcher Photography
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In an article in today's New York Times about rising water levels on the East coast of the U.S. I was reminded of a shoot I did last year in Australia to document the same subject. Taken in Sydney, Australia... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Bill Hatcher Photography