Hobby Provides Memorable Moments

Tim Doolin's cover shot. Photo providided.
Tim Doolin's cover shot. Photo providided.

A hobby of photography has provided many adventures over the years for a local school teacher. News Director Leslie Stratmoen has the story.


Taking pictures of Wyoming's landscapes and wildlife has become a passion for Tim Doolin of Sheridan and has rewarded him with many memorable moments. Like happening to be in the right spot, early one morning, to catch a family of otters taking a bath.

Photography is a hobby the middle school English teacher said has taken over his summers off.

And his photographic adventures have presented many unexpected opportunities, like providing the cover shot for a coffee-table style book by Wyoming author Bill Sniffin.

The book is called “Wyoming's 7 Greatest Natural Wonders,” and has sold well enough that the book is in its second printing, according to the author. So, Doolin is receiving some publicity from across the state and beyond. But, he said, he won't be quitting his day job, at least for now. And, he'll continue to look for that next great photo-adventure, like the one that ended up on the cover of the book.

But, he will be more careful, in the future, he said, because he had one encounter with bison, that though he maneuvered out of harm's way, was just a little too close for comfort.

He did, thankfully, manage to make it to the safety of his car.

In addition to landscape and wildlife photography, he also takes portraits of families and school teams. His work can be seen on his website -- timdoolinphotography.com.

FOR MORE: Tim Doolin was interviewed by Leslie Stratmoen on the Public Pulse news talk show. To listen to the interview, click here.

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Tim Doolin appeared this week on Sheridan Media's Public Pulse show. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)