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Ed Felker
Ed Felker is a fine artist, graphic designer, amateur photographer, writer and outdoorsman. He has written for Virginia Sportsman magazine, and his photographs have been published in Virginia Sportsman and Virginia Wildlife magazines.

He can most often be found outdoors near his studio overlooking the Potomac River, usually with a camera, often with a flyrod, always with a dog, enjoying the beauty and humor in the world around him. He writes about that world at his blog, Dispatches From the Potomac.

Entries by Ed Felker

Rehab, Release, Rejoice

(8) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 9:46 AM


Almost 3,000 wild animals have been treated at the Wildlife Center of Virginia this year, including 31 bald eagles. The skilled staff and devoted volunteers working at the state-of-the-art facility give animals the very best possible chance for recovery, but collisions...

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7th Annual Project Healing Waters Two-Fly Tournament Raises $220,000

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 5:00 PM


Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing utilizes fly fishing and fly tying in the rehabilitation of disabled servicemen and women in Military Hospitals, VA Medical Centers and Warrior Transition Units all across the country. Their premier fundraising event is the 2-Fly...

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The Nation's River

(6) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 8:15 AM

In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson called the Potomac River, polluted with sewage and riddled with algae blooms, a "national disgrace." As a toddler growing up in Arlington, Va., when LBJ made that remark, I was unaware that I even lived near a river. But now I live in a house...

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Yellowstone National Park Lives Up To Its Reputation (PHOTOS)

(43) Comments | Posted September 30, 2012 | 10:06 AM

In planning my latest trip, partly due to the film, Where the Yellowstone Goes, I had been giving thought to the Yellowstone River and our nation's first national park. So I flew into Missoula and met up with friend and fly fishing guide Joel Thompson of

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Where the Yellowstone Goes

(8) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 4:16 PM

Robert Hawkins, a fourth-generation Montanan and lifelong fly fisherman, had always wanted to float the entire length of the longest undammed river in the contiguous United States: the Yellowstone.


Filmmaker Hunter Weeks, in Montana having just wrapped up his latest directorial release,...

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Dogged: How Perseverance (and Facebook) Saved 11 Puppies

(11) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 6:11 PM

Jeanna Jones approached her house holding the saddest thing you can ever bring from a visit to the vet: an empty collar. Before the front door even opened she could hear the wails of the one-day-old litter inside. Eleven healthy Vizsla pups cried for their mother, Mabel, whose collar Jeanna...

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(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 1:32 PM

This is my favorite photograph of my Mother.

(Photographer unknown, courtesy of Felker family)

In it, she is not looking at the camera. She is not even aware of the camera. Her face is almost entirely hidden, in fact. But those who knew...

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