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Cody naturalist dedicates career to wildlife photojournalism

POWELL — Unlike most high school kids, environmental photojournalist Julia Cook spent much of her free time in the basement of the Draper Natural History Museum stripping rotting meat from the skeletons of various animals; bears, wolves, mountain lions.

A half-dozen years later, you can still find her there volunteering to do work many would turn their nose up to.

“Sometimes it is a bit smelly,” Cook said during a recent lecture at the museum.

Cook was an intern with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department when a grizzly bear was brought in that would eventually be donated to the museum for a ske...

 

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