Fun Friday: Please Don’t Eat the Flowers!




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from 2013, while photographing in the beautiful Glacier National Park in northwest Montana. I came upon this image over the weekend, while working on assembling information for a return trip to the park next summer. This image was captured early in the morning, just a few days after the park […]

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Late Afternoon Bull Elk




While driving the National Bison Range road in SW Montana, we came upon a single, bull elk that was grazing in the late afternoon light: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 2 body Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, shot at 400mm Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 200 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter 1/60 sec. Note: Thanks to […]

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Stack of Racks




At the National Bison Range in SW Montana, they have a huge stack of shed Elk antlers near the parking lot: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 2 body Canon EF28mm-135mm, f/3.5-f/5.6 IS lens, shot at 41mm Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 200 Aperture f/4.5 Shutter 1/60 sec. Reminder: I have a booth at the […]

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Fun Friday: Playin’ in the Wildflowers




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area, just outside Missoula, Montana. While attending some photography classes at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in 2007, I captured this deer fawn as it wandered about the meadow: A few moments later, Mom walked out of the shrubby area and met up with her […]

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Fun Friday: Peek-a-Boo!




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from Glacier NP, where I spent a week in early July. At Logan Pass, this cute little Columbian Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus columbianus) wanted to play “Peek-a-Boo” with me: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, shot at 400mm Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 250 Aperture f/5.6 […]

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Bear Grass




On my first entry into Glacier NP, I thought I would not see Bear Grass (Xerophyllum tenax) wildflowers growing. The late snowstorm had made pretty much everything in the park late, and there was very little Bear Grass growing on the first day … and the few plants seen were not really accessible for photography. […]

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Fun Friday: Talk About a Burrow!




While photographing Mountain Goats in the rocky landscape of Glacier NP, an amusing Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata) ran about the snow slope and ended up at his “burrow”, which was actually a hole he had dug into the deep snow, just to get to his burrow! Glacier NP received a heavy snowstorm in late June, […]

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Wild Geranium




Again this trip, I found many Wild Geraniums (Geranium caespitosum) growing around the meadows and edges of woodlands in Glacier NP (Montana). These plants grow from 1 to 2 feet high and produce brilliantly colored flowers that range from 3/4-inch to 1-inch in diameter. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 […]

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White-crowned Sparrow




While photographing Columbian Ground Squirrels, several White-crowned Sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophrys) would frequently fly into the Glacier Lilies and search out seeds and insects: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon Canon EF100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6, IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 250 (top photo) and ISO 500 (bottom photo) Aperture f/5.6 Shutter 1/400 sec. and 1/800 sec.    

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Early Morning Beauty




An early morning drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road (Glacier NP, Montana) can be a rewarding experience: As we rounded a sharp corner, the light was just beginning to hit the top of a mountain, across the valley. Clouds were really pouring in … and gaining altitude with every turn of the car wheel, we were […]

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