Sandra Updyke







Sandra Updyke

Sandra Updyke

Hovland, MN


I am an outdoor gal, having lived in Hovland, Minnesota my entire life. I love doing anything outdoors. I have always been interested in art, photography and wildlife. They all work well together. Over the years I have had a good many up close and personal experiences with most of the wildlife up here. Sometimes I had a camera, sometimes not. Some got pretty intense. But, they all ended well. My dog, currently a golden retriever named Toby, goes with me on almost all of my expeditions to find something photo worthy. He is a bird dog, for sure. But, camera season lasts all year long. I like to take photos to show the beauty of nature as it really I see it. I don't feel a need to use Photoshop to do a lot of enhancing of what nature has created. I don't have a problem with someone using artistic license to make a nice piece of art. But, I do keep it pretty simple. I actually took up photography, more seriously, when I started working full time. Working didn't leave me a lot of time to do much serious painting. But, with photography, I could pick up and go when I had time. Plus, it was a good excuse to make time for outside activities. So, what you see in my photos is a lot of my every day life. I do most of my photos in the winter as I love the ever changing ice formations on the shore of Lake Superior. But, I take wildlife photos throughout the year. I hope you enjoy what you see. :)
I have a Moose Valley Photography page on Facebook for more photos from my area on a regular basis.


Lake Superior Waves by Sandra Updyke


Crashing Waves on Superior by Sandra Updyke


Summer Waves by Sandra Updyke


All Bristled Up by Sandra Updyke


Just Like a Mirror by Sandra Updyke


Whats Up by Sandra Updyke


Acting Cute by Sandra Updyke


Gone Fishing by Sandra Updyke


A view from the island by Sandra Updyke


Pure Serenity by Sandra Updyke


Gone Fishing #1 by Sandra Updyke


Gone Fishing #2 by Sandra Updyke


Tiptoe Thru The Clover by Sandra Updyke


Twin Fawns Playing by Sandra Updyke


Spotted Fawn Exploring by Sandra Updyke


A view from the lake by Sandra Updyke


A Superior Red Rock Beach by Sandra Updyke


Out on the Edge by Sandra Updyke


A Superior Island View by Sandra Updyke


Something Old Something New by Sandra Updyke


The Twins by Sandra Updyke


Raindrops are Falling on my Head by Sandra Updyke


Hollow Rock Reflections by Sandra Updyke


A Lake Superior cove by Sandra Updyke


Superior Shore Rocks by Sandra Updyke