My fox kits photo in Wild Planet Photo Magazine

Fox Kits by Merle Ann Loman

See more fox kit photos by Merle Ann Loman here

Wild Planet Photo Magazine – Issue 23 • September 2015

What makes The September Issue truly special is the emphasis we’ve placed on featuring new work by our readers and followers. The deadline for entries was tight but the response was fantastic with hundreds of images uploaded to our website. The wonderful variety and impressive quality of work submitted made choosing the final selection a very difficult but hugely enjoyable task. The result is now in front of you, with seven special themed photo galleries that I am honoured to share. If you missed out, don’t worry. The September Issue is here to stay! We will definitely do it again next year. In the meantime, enjoy the issue and please spread the word.

To read the whole issue, then download the full edition for just £3.95/ $6.75/ €4.97 here:

Montana Professional Artists Show and Sale June 2015

A Walk on the Wild Side!

MPAA 2015 Art Show, Hamilton, MT

The MPAA is made up of some of the finest western artists in the northwest.
Friday Night Reception: 6pm to 10pm. Meet the Artists! Free admission, Complimentary Hors d’Oeuvres, No-Host Bar.
Saturday hours: 10am – 6pm Bitterroot Trout Unlimited casting clinic and fly tying demonstration. Public welcome!
Sunday hours: 10am – 4pm
The MPAA is made up of some of the finest western artists in the northwest. Our work features the western way of life in oil paintings, pastels, watercolor, photography and bronzes. Portraying western characters, Native Americans, wildlife and western landscapes, these Montana artists can be found in galleries and western art shows throughout the United States.

GoFundMe – Photography documentary project of Montana’s natural world

As a certified Montana Master Naturalist, Merle wants to photograph nature in Montana’s mountains, plains, rivers and more to document the beauty and status of Montana’s natural world. The photographic journal will serve as documentation and educational material for school programs in a naturalist curriculum for youth and adults. Her goal is to gather photographs and information then catalog and write about the state of nature in Montana in 2015 and 2016. Travel, gear, time and equipment will be costly. Any help would be much appreciated. Thus far she has voluntarily shared naturalist photos and information with Montana Natural History Center (and the schools they serve), Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and Montana Natural Heritage Program. There is so much more to do on this project.

Merle Loman’s photography is how she shares nature through a naturalist’s lens. Science, documentation and art can describe photography and the study of natural history. She is passionate about them both. Photography is how Merle captures visual art, the art of the moment, and acutely records experiences with nature. As a naturalist photographer, she strives to create photographs that are sharply focused, detailed, simple in composition, and that instill a connection between humans and nature. Her photographs record ordinary everyday subjects with a sense of artistry.


Mud Lake on Skalkaho Pass

The Skalkaho Highway is a forty-five mile drive that runs between the Bitterroot Valley and the Philipsburg Valley, in the Sapphire Mountains in southwest Montana. Skalkaho Pass is 7,248 elevation. The boardwalk is making a walkway through a peat bog to Mud Lake.
Mud Lake in June - Skalkaho Highway, Montana IMG_0470
Another view:
Mud Lake on Skalkaho Pass
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Wildflowers – spring in the Bitterroot

See and purchase all my wildflower photos at this link – A Montana View Wildflower Albums
Fairyslipper:Fairy Slipper - Calypso bulbosa IMG_3735
Viola: Viola
Clematis: Wild Clematis IMG_2611
Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Arrowleaf Balsamroot IMG_2060 8x10
Serviceberry: Serviceberry in April on a rainy day - IMG_2432
Order 8×10’s from me if you want – only $15. Also available in 5×7 glossy greeting cards with envelopes. $4 each or 6 for $20, free shipping.

Flathead Lake

Montana’s beautiful Flathead Lake.
West shore of Flathead Lake Img_0086:
Thursday evening - beautiful overcast day at Flathead Lake north of Polson, Montana. IMG_0086

East shore of Flathead Lake IMG_8576-2-sw:
Flathead Lake, East Shore IMG_8576-2-sw

Here are some prices for metal prints that you will see when you hit the “buy” button.
4×6 $28
8×12 $42
12×18 $78
16×24 $137
20×30 $186

Some facts about Flathead Lake in Montana


Bison in Montana

Bison (Bos bison) in Montana winter IMG_7797
Bison (Bos bison) in Montana winter IMG_7797

Bison cow and calf – Lamar Valley in YNP in late October. Img_1055
Bison cow and calf - Lamar Valley in YNP in late October. Img_1055

Click on the photo to go to A Montana View SmugMug site – click the buy button in the upper right had area – Choose “metal” if you like the idea of printing on metal.
Finish choices for metal are High Gloss or Satin (with the white background, I think I would choose Satin). Metal prints have a float mount (hanger) on the back.
The below sizes don’t need cropping but you can chose a different size and crop it to your liking. Here are some prices for metal prints that you will see when you hit the “buy” button.
4×6 $28
8×12 $42
12×18 $78
16×24 $137
20×30 $186