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Category Archives: Photography
The Montana Bird Project
Sounds impressive, eh? Surely The Montana Bird Project has the sponsorship of the Nature Conservancy or Audubon. It even sounds like there are concurrent projects going on in every state, all leading up to a whiz-bang finish: The … Continue reading
Posted in Birding, Hiking, Montana, Nature, Photography Tagged Montana birds, photographing birds, too many birds 18 Comments
Sandhill Cranes in the Smoke
The combination of a smoky morning and a long-distance shot gives these Sandhill Cranes the mysterious, other-worldly quality they deserve, don’t you think?
Posted in Birding, Montana, Nature, Photography, Wildlife Tagged Sandhill cranes, smoky meadows 13 Comments
They’re out there. You know they are. The critters are all around us, watching…they know we’re there, that’s for sure. If we’re patient, we might find them. There’s someone on this snowy Yellowstone hillside. Do you see him? No? … Continue reading
Posted in Birding, Montana, Nature, Photography, Wildlife Tagged Camouflage, hidden critters 11 Comments
The snow geese are landing, the eagles are in their nests, and the meadowlarks have found their favorite fence posts. Nature keeps on truckin’, and all’s well in this little corner of the world… Happy spring!
Posted in Birding, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography Tagged bald eagles nesting, Freezout Lake NWR, Freezout Lake snow geese, spring in Montana 14 Comments
Now You See Me…
Yesterday’s task was to try and find a Great Horned Owl that we knew was hanging around some old cottonwoods not too far from our house. We tramped around the slushy woods, looking for that distinctive owl silhouette on … Continue reading
Posted in Birding, Montana, Nature, Photography, Wildlife Tagged Great Horned Owl, hidden in plain sight, owl camouflage 22 Comments
Full Moon at Sunrise Over the Rocky Mountain Front
7:00 a.m., November 6, 2014. Freezout Lake, Montana
Posted in Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography 4 Comments
Glacier: Kintla Lake at Summer’s End
Summer is short at Kintla Lake; even in late August the nights are getting cold, the days are shorter, the squirrels are madly caching food for the winter, and you feel like the weather could turn at any moment. … Continue reading
Posted in Camping, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Travel 13 Comments
I’ve been watching a pair of Red-necked Grebes on a local lake since early this spring. They mated and built a nest in May, but the nest must have failed, because no little grebes ever showed up. They hung … Continue reading
Posted in Birding, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Wildlife Tagged Red-necked grebe babies on back, Red-necked Grebes, Spring Meadow grebes 16 Comments
Hidden in Plain Sight
We’ve been hiking down Bear Trap Canyon for a couple of hours now, and I’m more than ready for lunch. I stop by a big log, turn to Bill and suggest that this would be a good stopping place. “Well, … Continue reading
Posted in Hiking, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Wildlife Tagged amazing nature, Camouflage 32 Comments
Between a Critter and the Hard, Hard Ground
Cowboys are pretty much always caught between two bad choices, don’t you think?
Posted in Adventure, Life, Montana, Photography Tagged bullriders, ouch, Rodeo, Wilsall Rodeo 24 Comments