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Outdoor World

Yep, I’m writing about a store. Bass Pro’s Outdoor World is one of two stores (the other being Cabela’s in Glendale) that is a place for wheelers to sorta be outdoors yet be indoors. So I’m making it an honorary profile.

All you really need to know about this place is it’s huge, it’s got everything you could want for outdoor enthusiasts, and it’s a cool place to roll around. Last night, a few photographers showed up for a stuffed-animal photo-safari. It was 10 times funner than I expected, and actually somewhat challenging. The easy part of it all is the damn things don’t move. The challenge was positioning to improve the background. For a wheeler, its a rare treat to be able to shoot animals from a flat floor.

Regardless if you bring your camera, it’s a cool place. I give the people who do the interiors very very high marks. Its impressive to see all the animals, mountains, rocks, trees, water falls, etc. Both Pro Bass and Cabelas are a tad pricey, but given the venue, you can see why they need to charge a few bucks more.

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  1. Loren — isn’t it fun! We’ve not been to Bass Pro, but we have been in several Cabela’s stores, and they all have at least some animal displays like these.

    Your pictures are great. We particulaly liked the mountain lion descending. Have to say, though, the first bear looked a little bit unnatural. I guess if you’ve been shot to death, then stuffed and mounted in a retail store, that wouldn’t be entirely natural to begin with!

    Thanks for the show!

  2. Yea, the bear ‘barely’ made the photo list. Thanks for feedback.

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