A natural photographer

Bentonville man’s work graces cover of magazine

Posted: February 1, 2018 at 4 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/Lara Jo Hightower Bill Petrunich's photography work sometimes puts him in the path of dangerous animals -- like this brown bear he photographed in Alaska.

Bill Petrunich and his wife, Phyllis, of Bentonville have willingly put themselves in the path of Alaskan brown bears and wild African animals -- all in the name of art. Bill Petrunich is a nature photographer, a title that has been nearly six decades in the making, but one he now can wear proudly. Nearly 40 of his photographs have been published in 13 issues of the publication Nature Photography. In fact, his photo graces the cover of the fall and winter, 2017-2018, edition of the magazine.

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Despite it having happened 13 times now, Bill Petrunich said it's still a thrill for him to see his photos publi...

Photo Credit Bill Petrunich This photo, taken by Bill Petrunich in January 2017, shows the Salt Pan reflection in Death Valley National Park in Califo...

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