Journeys to Learning!

During the past few months you may have noticed I haven’t been blogging or posting much.

And, I’m super excited to share with you what I’ve been up to! I’ve teamed up with a special education teacher, Kristin Peterson, to create educator resources to inspire all learners through adventure – Journeys to Learning!

Pictures featured are all Wallner Photography original photographs!

We already have 4 products available for sale at Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT):


We hope you and your students enjoy the engaging materials that include beautiful photography!

If you aren’t a special education teacher and know someone who may be interested in Journeys to Learning! products, please consider sharing this with them!

Thank you!

Is that Rudolph and Clarice?

Our outdoor backyard camera caught some activity last night near the bird feeders! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Clarice (his girlfriend)!!

Getting ready for the Big Night!


Cute Polar Bear Butts!

What better way to start your weekend off than with cute Polar Bear butts!

Enjoy your weekend!

#polarbear #cub #butts


Happy Thanksgiving! (2 Polar Bear Family Photos)

We wanted to take a moment to let you know how thankful we are for the opportunities to share our photos with all of you throughout the year.

We wish you and your families nothing but the best this Thanksgiving.

Thanks for following our blog posts here and on social media!

Wallner Photography


A Burrowing Owl Outside It’s Roost

Here’s the Burrowing Owl that was hiding in Monday’s blog! Love those eyes!

Burrowing Owls, unlike other owls, are active during the day. And, they build their roosts (or houses) in vacant Prairie Dog homes. I found this owl in the middle of a Prairie Dog town in the Black Hills, South Dakota.

#owl #photo

Burrowing Owl - One

Burrowing Owl - Two

Burrowing Owl - Three

Leisure Time

Elk are often found resting in the shade in Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Perfect photo as we head into the weekend!

Leisure Time

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TBT – Rescue on the Mighty Mo

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to take various types of photographs. The most unique by far, have been the ones I took while working as a reporter/photographer. I took thousands of photographs from people to sports to crime to accident scenes.

During this part of my life, I developed many of my photography skills, although I continue to learn more every day with the changing digital world and travel opportunities I didn’t have when I was younger.

Here is a photograph that I’ve tinkered with (and not very well I might add) to bring it from a picture hanging on my wall to digital. I have yet to discover the best way to convert printed pictures to digital…

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this “shot short” from my past.

Rescue on the Missouri River
During what now has been coined the “Great Flood 1993,” I was working at a daily newspaper in Missouri. One of the local fire departments called me to let me know that floodwaters had isolated a little town along the Missouri River called Wainwright. They were making plans to rescue the town’s residents and would I be interested in going with them. I asked “What time do I need to be ready to go?”

When I arrived, the fire captain met me and introduced me to two U.S. Coast Guard members. They were going to be my crew for this adventure.

So there I sat on a boat, headed into the swiftly moving floodwaters of the Mighty Mo (Missouri River). Had I thought this through a little more, I might not have jumped into the boat as quickly as I did, but there I was.

We had made several failed attempts to get around the levee, which was completely submerged under the fast current. The crew decided to try to go over the levee. The boat ended up getting caught on the levee and the end of the boat that was still “free” was grabbed by the current, placing the boat (and us) in an interesting predicament.

Thankfully, two of the crew quickly grabbed long rods, jammed them into the levee, pushed just enough to lift the boat up off the levee after several tries. I kept telling myself, “at least I am in safe hands” being with a fireman and two coast guard members. After that minor glitch, they ended up scrubbing the “rescue.”

As we headed back to where we entered the river, another team of firefighters had been able to make it to the little town via a land route. Even though I missed getting photographs of the rescue, I definitely felt my experience on the Mighty Mo during the Great Flood of 1993 was definitely more memorable!

7199-Mighty-Mo Website

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