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Featured Artist Works Displayed in the Offices of the Governor

January, February, March 2006 - Dave Angell (Bismarck)

Dave Angell taught biology and ecology for thirty years at Bismarck High School in Bismarck, North Dakota. He has been photographing wildlife for over twenty-five years. All of the animal subjects Dave photographs are wild creatures photographed in their natural environment. Most of the images Dave creates are taken from the confines of small portable photographic blinds. He has logged thousands of hours waiting for animals to approach him, once spending thirty-six continuous hours in a four foot cubical blind.

Subjects Dave has photographed have ranged in size from Alaskan brown bear and bison, to minute invertebrate animals. Much of Dave’s time is spent photographing birds visiting his rural backyard. Since restoring his residence to native grasses and wildflowers, Dave has documented nearly one hundred bird species visiting the native prairie environment he and his wife, Chris, created. Many of his photographs were taken just outside his backdoor.

Dave is a seven time winner of the annual North Dakota Non-Game Photo Contest sponsored by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. His photographs have been featured in many North Dakota Outdoors magazines and calendar issues. He has contributed his work to several educational posters displayed throughout the state.

For more information on Dave Angell and Angell’s Images, please visit his web site at

Dave Angell images
Photo of Alaskan bear
Photo of pelicans
"Alaskan Bear"
Photo of an elk
Photo of a bald eagle
"Bald Eagle"
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