Jim Bechtel

Jim Bechtel's photographs capture the wildlife of Yellowstone National Park and Montana. He is best known for his extraordinary photo of "Paradise Valley, Board of Directors", taken north of the Park which shows 16 royal bull elk, all standing and facing the viewer.


Montana resident Jim Bechtel has been a photographer for over 30 years. His passion is to capture the natural world on film. His simple mission is to provide high quality photographic images that reflect his special appreciation of nature. A skilled technician with an artist's eye, Jim often works from dawn 'till dusk in the rugged Yellowstone landscape in hopes of capturing special images of animals in their natural habitat.

Board of Directors

  Paradise Valley Board of Directors is not a lucky shot as it would readily seem, but certainly there had...
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