A Montana native who has spent most of his life exploring wild places and venturing off-trail to find terrain very few will ever witness, Ted often spends weeks at a time in the backcountry in treacherous terrain to capture these incredible images and moments. Ted uses his adventures to help inspire and motivate people to get outside and enjoy the beauty around them.

Being a wildlife photographer, Ted is very sensitive to the animals and will not enter what he terms their “circle of fear”. Ted supports organizations such as Vital Ground, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation and Montana Wilderness Society in conjunction with Continental Divide Trail.

A true purist, Chase does not believe in the significant computer manipulation of photos and believes that the magic happens behinds the lens. Although Ted admits it’s never been about the photography, it’s about the adventures along the way. Photographs can be purchased upon request and soon on-line via the website: