With the lure of birdseed, Photographer Jim Brandenburg is just as amazed as you & I that these Pine Ciskins would feed right out of his hand. Andy Baugnet was behind the equipment to capture the moment.
"As a professional photographer I have a lot to contend with when working outside in the winter. Hauling around the cameras and equipment alone can become a hardship. While on assignment for National Geographic photgraphing the white wolves of Ellesmere Island in Arctic Canada, Steger Mukluks were more valuable to my personal comfort and survival than any other part of my gear. They were ultimately more important to me than my cameras. Being warm and light on my feet made my job so much easier than it would have been with the heavy, not nearly as warm, pac boos I'd always suffered in.
My mukluks are as indispensible part of my winter gear here in northern Minnesota as well. The only time I take them off is when I go to bed." Jim Brandenburg