Recognized in the annual
Audobon awards, Pinedale resident Elizabeth
“Betty” Boehm will be featured on
an upcoming PBS segment of Wyoming
The 30-minute segment titled “Wyoming
Birding” will air Friday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m.
and again Saturday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m.
Known locally as the artist whose owl
is visible on the side of the Riviera Lodge
facing Pine Street, Boehm is also one of six
photographers featured in the 10th Annual
Audubon Photography Awards.
Boehm, who won the Professional Category
with her photo of two lekking greater
sage-grouse, was featured at the biennial
Audubon Convention, in Audubon magazine,
Nature’s Best Photography magazine,
and in a traveling Audubon Photography
Awards exhibit across the country.
The winning photographers were selected
from 2,253 entrants from all 50 states, Washington
D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces and
territories. Boehm’s photo of lekking grouse
captures part of a unique and rare springtime
mating ritual that few people get the chance
Once recognized, she was contacted by
Elizabeth Boehm photo
The photo of two male greater sage-grouse lekking won the 10th Annual Audobon Photography Awards.
PBS. A videographer and interviewer traveled
to Pinedale to interview Boehm.
She will be as surprised as the rest of the
“I’m not sure how it turned out,” Boehm
said. “There were a lot of ‘ums and aws.’”
While the award-winning photo was not
always her favorite, Boehm said, it is now.
“My favorite photo changes,” she said. A
photographer of wildlife and scenic photos
for 15 to 20 years, Boehm found she prefers
“Grey of Winter” is one of her favorites,
showing a gray owl on a fence post in the
“The mood and colors – he’s got a quiet,
silent look to him,” Boehm said.
“Snowstorm Blue” of a bluebird in the
winter is a bestseller.
Part of her photography is studying her
“I go out before sunrise and study where
they live and learn about the subjects,”
Boehm said. “It’s me learning, not social
media telling me where to go like so many
people do nowdays.”
Boehm’s works are on display and available
for sale at Art of the Winds, 128 W.
Pine St. She has also taught birding classes
through Sublette BOCES in the past.