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Ear Mountain Moonlight was made in January 2004 from the junction of the Teton Canyon Road and the road to the South Fork of the Teton River west of Choteau, Montana.

I've been waiting over two years for just the right conditions to make a moonlight photograph of Ear Mountain. I wanted a bright full or near full moon, a clear sky and ample snow cover. All these came together for this photograph. The 20 mph wind and minus 15 F temperature made things just a little more difficult. While preparing the camera for each exposure the cold numbed my hands and drained the camera batteries. I hastily retreated to my warm pickup while making eight 15 minute exposures. Sharp observers will note the plumes of powder snow blowing off the summit.

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12" x 27" $295
--------9" x 21" $150
6" x 14" $95
-----------3.3" x 8" $35

Sunrise on the Teton was made in September of 1999 from the junction of the Teton Canyon Road and the road to the South Fork of the Teton River.

The sun rose through thin clouds producing a brilliant red glow on the mountains of the Front Range while at the same time brilliantly illuminating the aspens and cottonwoods along the Teton River. I visited the site several times that fall but only once, and then for only a few minutes, did the view appear as in the photograph.

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15" x 27" $295
10" x 18" $150
7" x 14" $95
3.3" x 8" $35

Lightning struck the ground deep in the Bob Marshall Wilderness on June 28, 2007. Nothing seemed to happen but along Fool Creek hot embers smoldered undetected for six days before erupting into flame. The Fool Creek Fire burned over 56,000 acres before it was extinguished in September by rain and snow. Heavy smoke plumes rose from the wilderness daily all summer. Occassionally there was beauty amid the smoke. This photograph was made near the small hamlet of Agawam north of Choteau, Montana.

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9" x 14" $95
7" x 11" $65
4" x 6" $35

Lightning struck the ground deep in the Bob Marshall Wilderness on June 28, 2007. Nothing seemed to happen but along Fool Creek hot embers smoldered undetected for six days before erupting into flame. On July 5th this magnificent plume of smoke blossomed over the Rocky Mountain Front west of Choteau, Montana. By the end of August over 56,000 acres had burned. It was extinguished by rain and snow in September. This photograph was made along the Teton Canyon Road west of US 89 and north of Choteau, Montana.

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9" x 14" $95
7" x 11" $65
4" x 6" $35

It was glorious fall day on the rocky Mountain Front. The sparkling clear waters of the Teton River gurgled over gravel and boulders amid golden aspens and under a crisp blue sky. These photographs were made along the South and North Forks of the Teton River west of Choteau, Montana.

Individually they are stunning, all three mounted in one frame as a triptych would be spectacular!

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9" x 14" $95
7" x 11" $65
------4" x 6" $35

After a long winter in a den, grizzly bears are hungry and begin a continuous search for food. This bear spent an afternoon fishing in Swiftcurrent Creek on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. The bear took only a few minutes to catch and eat several fish. It soon licked its paw clean and headed off in search of other delicacies.

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5" x 7" $35

This Rocky Mountain Front Sunset was photographed just west of Choteau. The mountain panorama includes Choteau Mountain, Mount Werner, Mount Frazier and Old Man of the Hills all under a glorious Montana "Big Sky" sunset.

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11" x 17" $95
8" x 12" $65
4" x 6" $35

These delightful spring wildflowers, called prairie crocus or pasqueflower, emerg and bloom on the first warm spring days after the snow melts. Look for them on prairies amd mountain slopes all along the Rocky Mounain Front.

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10" x 12.5" $95
8" x 10" $65
6" x 8" $65
4" x 5" $35

Teton Butte is well situated to capture the early morning sun. In this 2005 photograph snow covered the ground and the temperature hovered around -25 F. There was no wind and everything was coated with a very heavy frost.

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6" x 10" $65
4" x 6" $35

This glorious pair of photographs was made in February of 2003 from west of Us 89 and the junction of the Pendroy Road. Mount Frazier and Old Man of the Hills are prominent landmarks on the Rocky Mount Front north of Choteau, Montana. The low angle sun provided a a brilliant glow on Mount Frazier and Old Man of the Hills and highlighted the snows of winter.

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14" x 16" $95
11" x 12" $65

Pikas are hearty little mammals that live in rock piles high in the mountains. They don't hibernate in winter. This pika will add most of the vegetation it is carrying to a haystack hidden under the rocks. This photograph was made along the trail to Headquarters Pass. The trail is at the end of the road up the South Fork of the Teton River on the Rocky Mountain Front west of Choteau, Montana

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8" x 10" Gallery Wrapped $149
8" x 10" $65
4" x 5" $35