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

June in Montana – what’s going on?

Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) south of Sweathouse Creek in the Bitterroot Mountains on 6-11 – last flower I could find up here. Image 5034

Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) south of Sweathouse Creek in the Bitterroot Mountains on 6-11 - last flower I could find up here. Image 5034
See more wildflower photos at this link.

First year White-tailed buck in velvet, Image 7279 8×10

First year White-tailed buck in velvet
See a few more White-tailed buck photos at this link.

Great Blue Heron in Mission Valley wetlands, Image 6991 portrait 8×10

Great Blue Heron in the Mission Valley wetlands #bird #Montana Image 6991

See more bird photos at this link.

American Mink – Mustela vison on the banks of the Bitterroot River

Mink on the Bitterroot River – this was the den area. Very cool spot on a nicely vegetated bank of the middle river.
Reference: http://fieldguide.mt.gov/detail_AMAJF02050.aspx
This medium-sized, semi-aquatic carnivore has a long, thin body; short, sturdy legs; short, pointed nose; short, rounded ears, and a dorsoventrally flattened head. The tail is thickly furred and overall color is usually rich dark brown. Look also for a white chin patch and sometimes white spots on the belly. It is similar to the River Otter but is much smaller.