BOOKS

Photographed and written by David Moskowitz

 

Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope

In a North American rainforest, that few people even know exists, about a dozen dwindling herds of caribou are struggling to survive.

Caribou Rainforest doesn’t tell an easy story, ask easy questions, or pretend that there are easy solutions to the possible extinction of the last mountain caribou herds found in Canada and the United States. There are fewer than twenty animals left in the last US herd. Yet what Caribou Rainforest does—with photographs, words, and science—is explain why this is happening, so that as a community we don’t repeat our mistakes, even when our intentions are good.


Wolves in the Land of Salmon

Wolves. We love them, idolize them, and are fascinated by them. We also hate them, fear them, and blame them. The wolf's relationship with humans is complex and can be emotionally wrought, depending on whether one is a hunter, rancher, or animal lover. 

Wolves in the Land of Salmon is nature writing at its best. Vivid imagery and a sense of wonder bring the text alive and help the reader understand exactly what it means to be a wolf. David Moskowitz's training as a wildlife tracker gives him insider knowledge that he generously shares in hopes that with greater understanding comes new perspective. 

The daring photography provides the first significant portrait of these charismatic animals west of the Cascades and the British Columbia Coast Range. His accounts of young wolves at play, and the stories that shed light on the psychological power wolves have across cultures and generations, make this a true wilderness adventure.


Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest

Wild animals fascinate, yet are rarely seen. It is possible, however — if you know what to look for and where, and if you understand what you see — to increase your chances of wildlife sightings, whether you are far from civilization or right in your own backyard.

Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest includes illustrated descriptions for more than 180 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates most common in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, northern California, Idaho, and western Montana. With more than 460 photographs, hundreds of scale drawings, and more than 90 distribution maps, it belongs in every pack and is a must-have for nature lovers of all ages and skill levels.


Film

 

Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest

Produced by David Moskowitz, Directed by Colin Arisman


Selected Articles and Photo Publications

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf Scientist

Photography by David Moskowitz and others. Article by Chris Solomon. The New York Times Magazine. July 5, 2018.

Gray Ghosts, the Last Caribou in the Lower 48 States, Are ‘Functionally Extinct’

Photograph by David Moskowitz. Text by Jim Robbins. The New York Times. April 14, 2018.

Out of Time? Mountain caribou are vanishing but conservationists aren’t giving up.

Photography by David Moskowitz. Text by Lynne Warren. National Wildlife Federation Magazine. October 19, 2017.

America's GRAY Ghosts: the Disappearing Caribou.

Photography by David Moskowitz. Text by Jim Robbins. The New York Times. October 3, 2016.

In Canada, mountain caribou recovery falters

Text and photo essay by David Moskowitz. High Country News. October 31, 2016.

 The Last Stand of the Mountain Caribou

Text and photography by David Moskowitz. Seattle Magazine. July 2016.  

Wolves in the Land of Salmon

Text and Photography by David Moskowitz. International Wolf. Summer 2012:8-11.

Leaving “Leave No Trace” Behind: Towards a Holistic Land Use Ethic

David Moskowitz and Darcy Ottey. 2006. Green Teacher. 78:16-19.


Contributing Photographer

THE NORTH CASCADES: FINDING BEAUTY AND RENEWAL IN THE WILD NEARBY, BRAIDED RIVER

THE ART OF ADVENTURE: OUTDOOR SPORTS FROM SEA TO SUMMIT, BY IAN SHIVE AND JON-PAUL HARRISON, INSIGHT EDITIONS

WOLVERINE WAY BY DOUGLAS CHADWICK, PATAGONIA BOOKS.

PETERSON’S REFFERENCE GUIDE TO MAMMAL BEHAVIOR BY MARK ELBROCH AND KURT RINEHART, HOUGHTON-MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO WILDLIFE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

COYOTE’S GUIDE TO CONNECTING WITH NATURE BY JON YOUNG, ELLAN HASS, EVAN MCGOWN, OWL LINK MEDIA.