This photo has been making the rounds on face book. Most of you by now recognize the animal on the right, but the creature on the left with the golden braids is not the Swiss miss from the famous children's books. It is noted nature photographer and Idyll-Beast Research Center fellow, Gina Genis.
Genis is always taking photography to places it's never been before. She is now bringing her artist's training and scientist's instincts to a new medium: video. And what more moving subject than our mascot, the Idyll-Beast? Her recent high-country expeditions have reportedly amassed material that will forever raise the bar for Beast spotting. And may forever raise the profile of Idyllwild as a premier destination for cryptozoologists, amateur and professional.