Dustin Van Wechel



2022 Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award, Sponsored by Jodie and James Rea

oil on linen
36 x 48 in.
(framed) TBD
In Alaska I came across a small bachelor herd of caribou making their way through the blazing colors of the late summer tundra. Spooked by my presence, the caribou quickly dashed from the area. It was then the inspiration for CariBOO! hit me. Just as I had spooked these bulls, I envisioned them doing the same to a covey of ptarmigan, flushing them from the lichen-covered rocks in which they were hiding.