Montana High-Rise

Today’s post comes from one of my many visits to the Lee Metcalf NWR in southwest Montana. Not far from Missoula, the refuge is nestled at the foot of the mountains. While driving around the refuge, this Great Blue Heron rookery was observed at the top of a tall pine (?) tree: Photographic Equipment Used: […]

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Head in the Clouds

Today’s post features some morning landscape photos I captured in Glacier National Park (Montana) a few years ago.  Made me “homesick” for the mountains as I prepared this blog post! In early morning, at high altitude on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, the landscape can often be quite dramatic:   Once the sun is up and the […]

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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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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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The Art of Seeing

When you are out in nature, do you often miss some interesting details in the view in front of you?  It’s easy to do. For some time now, I’ve been working on seeing things a bit differently … trying to identify exactly what caused me to take a double-take … looking for interesting details in […]

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Below the Falls

On one of my many recent hikes in Glacier NP (Montana), I hiked to Virginia Falls. Just a very short distance below the falls, was this peaceful scene, with a single Aster wildflower plant gently blowing in the light breeze, in front of some cascades: This is a focus-stacked image, combining two separate images. One […]

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St. Mary Falls

While in Glacier NP recently, I did a lot of hiking. One morning I decided to hike the trail from St. Mary Lake to both the St. Mary waterfall and the Virginia waterfall. Today’s post features a couple of images I captured at the St. Mary waterfall: From here, I continued the uphill hike to […]

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Sunrise Hike at Logan Pass

During my recent visit to Glacier NP, I hiked at least one trail about every day. I typically like to start out very early in the morning, when the landscape is just becoming visible to the eye. Why? Several reasons. First, a lot less people out there, so I have nature more to myself! Second, […]

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Fun Friday: Looking for Goodies

Today’s post features one of the five bears I observed during my recent trip to Glacier National Park (Montana). This black bear was close to the road and continuously foraged among the rocks and wildflowers on the mountainside: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark II body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 IS lens, shot at 400mm  Handheld, […]

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