Category Archives: National Park

Moving Into Night – Badlands

Today’s post features the magnificent nighttime skies that are prevalent over the Badlands of South Dakota. Immediately after the sun began setting, I moved to another location and captured the transitioning skies: Sunset begins, over the Badlands: As the sun sets, the clouds above took on the hues of the sunset: A short time later, […]

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Colorful Badlands Sunset

Today’s post features a couple of sunset images as the sun dropped towards the western horizon, over the Badlands NP of South Dakota.  I have never seen a “bad” sunset here … ok, if it is really cloudy it might not be good sunset material.  But typically, I can always count on some really nice […]

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Down From the High Country

Today’s post comes from my recent trip to the Badlands National Park (South Dakota). I was hoping to see some Bighorn Sheep rams, but I wasn’t sure if it was too early for them in the “lower country”. The rams live as a group of rams, away from the ewes and lambs … that is, […]

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Visiting the Badlands

Just back from an exciting week of travel. One of the highlights of the trip was a 3-day stop in the Badlands NP (South Dakota). I will be posting several blog posts featuring this incredible place … today’s post features a look at some of the landscapes withing the park: Coming up … some of […]

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Cabin in the Woods

The images in today’s post comes from a hike near the St. Mary Lake, on the east side of Glacier NP (Montana) in August. Sitting at the edge of a wooded area, this old (and no longer used) ranger cabin sits: As you can see, lots of wildflowers (mainly Daisies) are growing around the cabin, […]

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Aster Falls

When I was leaving Glacier NP (Montana) during my August photo trip, I could not drive through the park to exit on the west side. Two nights earlier, a storm came through and lightning started a fire inside the park, on the west side, causing the road to be closed and even evacuation of the […]

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Common Toadflax

Today’s post features a pretty cool wildflower that I found blooming near St. Mary Lake in Glacier NP (Montana) in August. The Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) is a rather showy wildflower, with bright yellow and orange flowers: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark III body Canon 28-135mm IS lens, at 135mm Handheld, with IS “On” […]

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Another Logan Pass Sunrise

Today’s image is another Logan Pass sunrise, captured during an early morning hike in Logan Pass, Glacier NP (Montana). As the sun began to rise above the background mountains, I set up to shoot the sun as it broke over the mountains. Shooting in this manner can give some nice “sun stars”: Photographic Equipment Used: […]

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Logan Pass Sunrise

Today’s image was captured during one of my recent, early morning sunrise hikes at Logan Pass (Glacier NP, Montana). As the sun began to peak over the surrounding mountains, the wildfire smoke created a beautifully colored sky for the sun to try to pierce (this image is one of the images that is appearing in […]

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Fun Friday: “Got Milk?”

While hiking Logan Pass in August, I came upon two Mountain Goat nannies, one with a kid, along the side of a mountain. They were not very active at the time, so I hung around for a little while. When one of the nannies stood up, her kid quickly moved underneath her to nurse: Photographic […]

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