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The Look

December 12, 2017 - I got th message. "That's close enough"!
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Hanging On

December 07, 2017 - Bigger than a Bobcat. Just look at those feet.
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Soak Time

October 18, 2017 - Nothing like a quick break and a cool down on a warm day in June.
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Out in the Open

October 09, 2017 - This little guy is fast and multidirectional. Lucky capture coming out of the log.
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Staking a Claim

October 06, 2017 - My read through the eye of the tiger was, "This is my turf and do not come any closer unless you really enjoy pain!" Tha...
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That Look

October 04, 2017 - There it is again. That look you get when you just might be the target in this cat's mind.
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You Got Me

October 03, 2017 - Captured this moment while the baby raccoon was midway down the log. My best guess is it was thinking about which way to...
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Bonding

October 02, 2017 - You can see it in Mom's eyes. This pup is mine, and I will protect it no matte what it takes, so you may want to conside...
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Hiding Out

September 29, 2017 - Couldn't tell if the bear was playing "hide and seek" or trying to push over the tree, but it didn't matter. I was happy...
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Where's Mom?

September 27, 2017 - Looking into this pup's eyes, I read a little separation anxiety. Perhaps it was more curiosity about the camera or me....
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Chewy Toy

September 26, 2017 - You can se by the marks in the tree this grizzly loves a good chew.
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Coming Down

September 21, 2017 - This mountain lion decided to come down the hill fully stretched out. Couldn't tell if this was a show of size or the no...
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The Leap

September 20, 2017 - This is one dynamic ball of energy leaping, jumping, climbing and whatever else it decided to do at the moment.
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Bite Me

September 19, 2017 - Looks like a new way to sharpen your teeth.
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Closer and Closer

September 17, 2017 - As the mountain lion gracefully and slowly comes down the hill, you need to remember that it is far more agile and one h...
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You Need Something?

September 15, 2017 - From the look in its eyes, I don't think this grizzly appreciated being closely watched while it was taking a drink.
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Slapshot

September 12, 2017 - Couldn't identify the object being targeted, but sure glad I wasn't in goal to try and stop whatever it was.
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Soft Landing

September 06, 2017 - This bobcat almost achieved perpetual motion as it leaped from rock to rock.
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Testing the Water

August 31, 2017 - Seemed to be this raccoon kits first time in the water. There were two siblings. This one was much more adventuresome (b...
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Getting Down

August 30, 2017 - This mountain lion had been perched in a tree and when it decided to get down, it did so very quickly and with a lot of...
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Shake It

August 29, 2017 - My dog Mannie does exactly the same thing after getting wet. The basic difference is size -- about 675 pounds of animal...
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Easy Does It

August 24, 2017 - Testing the water. It could be easy, just like falling off a log.
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Strolling Along

August 22, 2017 - Great opportunity to capture a grizzly head. Fortunately, it was just slowly walking along. I made sure I was with someo...
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Glacier National Park

August 17, 2017 - The landscape in Glacier National Park gets better with each turn in the road. It's something to behold and you should m...
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Into the Air

August 15, 2017 - Not only can this cat run fast, it also is very agile and adept at leaping off of trees, rocks or whatever. It's kind of...
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My Good Side

August 14, 2017 - I don't think this Amur Tiger has a bad side, but I wasn't about to ask it to turn around so we could find out.
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Look Into My Eyes

August 13, 2017 - Whenever I am behind the camera, I try and make the connection with the animal spirit through it eyes. Sometimes I get l...
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Hang On

August 11, 2017 - You almost can feel the trepidation about being out on a log with no protection from Mom.
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Summertime Games

August 08, 2017 - Looks like something from a water polo game, but then again, you know it's more serious than that.
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Coming Out

August 07, 2017 - This is one very large and very good looking grizzly. Look at the size of its claws and you'll get some idea of size. Ma...
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Bugging Mom

August 05, 2017 - This coyote pup just did not want to leave Mom alone. Couldn't figure out if it was needy or assertive.
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The Eyes Have It

August 04, 2017 - Makes my day whenever I connect with wildlife through their eyes.
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Standing Tall

August 03, 2017 - When this grizzly stood up and growled, you almost could feel the earth move.
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Breaststroke

August 02, 2017 - This was not the result of a belly flop. For a large cat this tiger was fast and it was agile.
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The Look

August 01, 2017 - Can you only imagine how a small animal feels when the coyote locks its eyes on you.
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Cuteness

July 31, 2017 - Who ever thought a member of the weasel family could be so cute.
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Tiger Portrait

July 29, 2017 - Everybody loves to play in the water. Some are faster, better and more graceful swimmers than others.
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Playtime

July 28, 2017 - When you're this big and have teeth to match, tossing a log with your mouth looks easy.
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Chillin'

July 27, 2017 - Everybody needs a break when the weather warms up.
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Glacier National Park

July 25, 2017 - Had a quick break from the wildlife action so I took a short drive into the western entrance of Glacier National Park. I...
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Mirror Image

July 24, 2017 - Not exactly native to Northern Montana. This magnificent, and very rare, Amur Tiger -- all 700 pounds of it -- can be ph...
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Hang On

July 23, 2017 - These two raccoon kits were exploring everything in sight -- the water, the tree limbs, and everything else they could r...
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Cooling Off

July 22, 2017 - Everyone loves to chill out when it warms up, especially when you're wearing a heavy fur coat.
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Testing the Water

July 20, 2017 - Apparently these raccoon kits were new to the water and were just getting their "feet wet".
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Takeoff

July 19, 2017 - You're looking at raw power and beauty in motion.
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Walking Tall

July 17, 2017 - Needless to say, this was one big bear, and when he growled, you could feel it in your bones.
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Mirror, Mirror

July 16, 2017 - Couldn't tell if this back bear was waiting to drink, or just admiring itself, but glad for the opportunity to capture t...
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Foxy

July 13, 2017 - This fox is not being shy. If you look closely you can see the mouse tail hanging out of it's mouth.
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Hard Landing

July 11, 2017 - Not exactly a "belly flop", but 700 pounds of tiger hitting the water from the bank of a pond.
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Is that Me?

July 10, 2017 - Now you have a very large black bear, about 750 -800 pounds, and its mirror image, for a total of 1500-1600 pounds of be...
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Majestic

July 09, 2017 - This is what a mountain lion looks like against the Montana skyline if you can catch one standing still. Right place and...
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Coming At You

July 05, 2017 - When the eyes focus on you, you suddenly realize how this mountain lion's prey must feel just before the lights go out....
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I'll Show You

July 03, 2017 - These coyote brothers, like typical young brothers, were sorting out who is the alpha male. Turned out to be a standoff.
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Double Cuteness

July 01, 2017 - These raccoon kits were about as cut as they can get. You almost want to reach out and cuddle them. Fortunately, your se...
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Fly Ball

June 30, 2017 - Watching this Lynx leap, jump, stretch and run around, convinced me it would be a great add to any baseball team. Probab...
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Targeted

June 28, 2017 - When an adult coyote locks its eyes on you, you very quickly realize size matters and you're happy not to be a smaller a...
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Getting Down

June 28, 2017 - This big cat is just as fast getting up the tree as it is getting down. Think you can outrun it? I on'y think so.
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Majestic

June 27, 2017 - We have coyotes in our neighborhood at home, but none as regal looking as this one.
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Lumbering Along

June 26, 2017 - This is one very large black bear heading for the pond to "chill out",
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Calling the Pack

June 25, 2017 - This is a very haunting sound. Definitely the call of the wild.
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Batter Up

June 23, 2017 - After playing with the log in the water, this grizzly decided it was time to toss it aside. Although I wasn't close enou...
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Eyes on You

June 22, 2017 - This is the wolf Mom looking out for the pups. How close do you want to get?
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Playtime

June 21, 2017 - Yes, even big black bears take time out to sit and play. Just a big kid at heart.
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Apgar Village

June 20, 2017 - This is the vista from one of the largest villages in Glacier National Park (U.S.). Apgar is located on the west side of...
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Wolf Pack

June 20, 2017 - It was very difficult not to reach out and pick up these two young wolf pups. Judging from the size of their feet, you w...
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Reaching Out

June 19, 2017 - Don't believe I'd like to shake paws with this lynx.
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Lake McDonald

June 18, 2017 - Behind the Lake McDonald Lodge about 9 miles in from the West entrance to Glacier National Park. This park should be on...
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Perched

June 16, 2017 - This big cat -- mountain lion, cougar, etc. -- is not only regal, it also can be dangerous. Don't forget, it is a carniv...
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Where's My Coffee

June 16, 2017 - This is one very large grizzly bear who understands just how I feel before my first espresso of the day.
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Brothers

June 15, 2017 - These two wolf pups -- brother and sister are from the same litter even though they have different coats.
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Got My Attention

September 29, 2016 - Once again, this tundra wolf was on the alert. Don't know if it picked up a scent or heard something which I couldn't, b...
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Frolicking

September 27, 2016 - Just like any other playful dog, this wolf was happy to be running free.
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Double Trouble

September 23, 2016 - Not sure what got this wolf's attention, but I was happy to be off side.
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What Is That?

September 07, 2016 - This Tundra wolf's curiosity was peaked by something in the water. Never did find out what was so interesting.
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On the Move

April 19, 2016 - Stepping lightly, but moving quickly.
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Paw Lickin' Good

April 03, 2016 - Just like your "kitty" at home only a lot bigger, faster and potentially more dangerous.
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Look Out Below

March 25, 2016 - This cat was looking for the right landing spot just before it leaped.
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Sure Footed

February 23, 2016 - Not only is this Amur Leopard sure footed, it also is very nimble and very fast.
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Looking Back

February 05, 2016 - Not only was this cat fast in capturing prey, it run fast and it climbed as though it was rocket propelled.
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Could It Be "Wily"

February 03, 2016 - You think "Wily" may be out looking for the "Roadrunner", or could it be looking for a meal?
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Eye of the Tiger

January 05, 2016 - There is now way you're going to win this "staredown". In fact, it's not something you really want to try.
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Here's Looking at You

December 31, 2015 - Three hundred pounds of action packed thrills.
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Wanna Play?

October 08, 2015 - The temptation was there to walk over and pet this wolf, but common sense reigned.
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That's Close Enough

August 12, 2015 - Out photographing baby wildlife in northern Montana. We all know how mothers will do anything to protect their youngster...
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Hide & Seek

July 28, 2015 - Don't get fooled, she may look relaxed, but she's ready for anything.
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Guarding the Den

July 13, 2015 - Perfect example of protecting her young.
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Karate Chop

June 26, 2015 - It might be a cute little baby badger, but check out the claws.
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Your Move

June 23, 2015 - True to nature, the female was the "alpha".
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On the Hunt

June 12, 2015 - Stealthy and quick to pounce.
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Buckboard

May 24, 2015 - Imagine the stories that go along with this old wagon!
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Canadian Lynx

May 20, 2015 - Curiosity may have killed some cats, but certainly not this one.
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I'm Too Cute

May 11, 2015 - Almost as good as the a parade wave.
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Self Reflection

May 11, 2015 - This mountain lion appeared to be interested in his own reflection -- well briefly ate least. Then he caught sight of, o...
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Baby Badgers

May 05, 2015 - Getting a taste of cool, clear water in Montana.
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Big Thirst

May 04, 2015 - Irrespective of where you may be, the eye of the wolf is upon you.
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Wanna Shake Hands

April 29, 2015 - I think a handshake may be out of the question when he grows into those paws and looks you in the eye
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Kitty,Kitty

April 26, 2015 - Don't let the docile, sleepy eyed look fool you. This is bobcat through and through.
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Good Bones

April 16, 2015 - Actually they're antlers not bones, but it's still a great jaw strengthening and tooth sharpening technique. On second t...
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Teething

April 15, 2015 - Anything will do when it's time to sharpen teeth.
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Amur Leopard

April 14, 2015 - Everybody loves jumping in the water. Think about it. When was the last time you saw a young male pass a puddle without...
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Running Wild

April 06, 2015 - Running, playing, going for the Alpha position, but socializing as only wolves can do. These three wolves had a lot of p...
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Laser Focus

March 31, 2015 - After watching this mountain lion leap and run, I was very happy to be using a telephoto lens for this shot
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Here's Lookin' at You

March 30, 2015 - Proving once again that not only can you not outrun a mountain lion, you cannot jump higher or out-climb it. If you expe...
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Cannonball

March 20, 2015 - Not exactly a grade 10 dive, but exciting nevertheless.
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Walking Tall

March 19, 2015 - Boy was this "big guy" providing us with the opportunity to capture some great moments at the "DDD Game Farm" in Montana...
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I'm the Alpha

March 18, 2015 - After watching these coyote pups frolic for about 1/2 an hour, it became obvious who was the Alpha. Sorry guys, the fema...
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Shake It!

March 16, 2015 - You've seen your dog do it; in fact you've probably enjoyed the shower from your dog. Well, it runs deep in their spirit...
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What Was That

March 12, 2015 - Was it a bird, a plane or maybe "Superman"!
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Soap Gets in Your Eyes

March 11, 2015 - I haven't a clue what was going on when I captured this shot. I was too busy capturing the moment and totally missed eve...
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Baby Badger

March 09, 2015 - Looks cute doesn't it. Just wait until it enters adulthood and grows an attitude
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Hide & Seek

March 06, 2015 - This big cats eyesight is far superior to ours, so he'll see you long before you'll see him. If that's not enough of an...
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My What Big Feet...

March 05, 2015 - Every time I see a new puppy I check the feet to see how big that cute little pup is going to be. I also have fun with p...
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Thank You, Thank You & Thank You

March 03, 2015 - I still can't quite believe that I received 3 ribbons out of 6 entries. It was only a year ago, I couldn't get by the ju...
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Raccoon Kit

February 26, 2015 - Too cute for words.
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Pounce

February 25, 2015 - Moments like these are hard to capture, but Jeff had us in position. All we had to do is be ready and not get over excit...
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Symmetry

February 24, 2015 - Found this growing everywhere. Looked like a dandelion on steroids as it was almost as large as my fist. Never found any...
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Here's Lookin' at You

February 23, 2015 - Proving once again that not only can you not outrun a mountain lion, you cannot jump higher or out-climb it. If you expe...
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Playtime

February 19, 2015 - Wolves are very social animals. There was some serious "rough housing" going on here, but it turned out to be playtime b...
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Look Ma, No Paws

February 17, 2015 - Right before a "quantum leap", which quickly brought on the realization that this "cat" could clear tall buildings.
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Pure Power

February 09, 2015 - The agility, speed and power of this cat were something to behold.
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Big Thirst

February 05, 2015 - Irrespective of where you may be, the eye of the wolf is upon you.
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Mountain Lion

January 30, 2015 - Speed and power.
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Regal Pose

January 22, 2015 - Talk about timing!
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Family Time

January 20, 2015 - You do not want to get between " and her "kids".
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Canadian Lynx

January 16, 2015 - Curiosity may have killed some cats, but certainly not this one.
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Mirror Image

January 07, 2015 - The gracefulness and tranquility of this mountain lion almost hide its speed and agility. Look closely and you can see t...
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Pure Wolf

December 19, 2014 - When a wolf stares at you and starts approaching, you better stay calm and remember you cannot outrun it. It can get ner...
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Can You Hear Me Now?

December 16, 2014 - This was more of a squeak than a howl, but that too will change.
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Raccoon Kit

December 15, 2014 - Too cute for words.
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Wheelie

December 11, 2014 - While visiting the DDD Game Farm in Kalispell Montana to photograph their amazing animals, I couldn't resist capturing s...
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Self Reflection

December 01, 2014 - This baby badger wasn't too sure about the water, but certainly was interested in its reflection. Maybe that's an animal...
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Head Puppet

November 25, 2014 - I climbed a one mile, uphill trail with all my camera gear to try and catch the sunrise Just outside of Missoula Montana...
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Hide and Seek

November 19, 2014 - This cat (Canadian Lynx) is one of the best in the art of stealth.
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Leap of Faith

November 14, 2014 - You're looking at 300 pounds of a potentially dangerous carnivore launched in your direction hoping your telephoto lens...
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Intensity

November 12, 2014 - Watching this tiger run quickly made me realize that a 300 pound cat was something you did not want to target you as the...
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Coyote Pups

November 10, 2014 - Pups at play.
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Coyote Close Up

November 10, 2014 - A group of us were participating in a baby wildlife photo workshop led by Jeff Wendorff at the DDD Game Farm when "Mom"...
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Spring Forward

November 08, 2014 - Talk about a perfect 10. This is 300 hundred pounds of pure, focused energy launched at its target. Very exhilarating to...
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Posing

November 06, 2014 - Talk about cooperation! This fox preened, posed and stood still for the photographers while we worked to capture its bea...
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Quantum Leap

November 03, 2014 - What an exciting moment to watch this big cat go airborne. Gets the heart rate up when you see something like this first...
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Local Talent

November 02, 2014 - While staying in Glacier National Park, my wife and I were relaxing, sitting on the grass and re-energizing with some tr...
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Pure Wolf

October 30, 2014 - When a wolf stares at you and starts approaching, you better stay calm and remember you cannot outrun it. It can get ner...
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Good Bones

October 28, 2014 - Great jaw strengthening and tooth sharpening technique. On second thought, don't try it.
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Just Having Fun

October 27, 2014 - I'm not sure, but I think after running, leaping, diving, and jumping around for about half an hour, this magnificent an...
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Bear Grass Bloom

October 25, 2014 - Captured this lone stalk of bear grass while meandering around Glacier National Park. Didn't think of it at the time, bu...
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Eye of the Tiger

October 23, 2014 - After reading about tigers' sight, I was feeling pretty good that we were shooting during the day rather than at night w...
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Twist & Turn

October 23, 2014 - I have no idea what this big cat was focused on, but I was looking through the lens focused on him and was fortunate eno...
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Hard Landing

October 19, 2014 - After a majestic leap of the opposite shore, this cat made quite a splash when he hit the water. Not exactly a stealthy...
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Right at You

October 17, 2014 - Very majestic, very focused and very fast. Not much else to say.
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Running Wild

October 14, 2014 - Until you get close you don't realize just how fast a 300 pound cat can move. Just hope it's headed in another direction...
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Standing Tall

October 10, 2014 - Maybe because I was looking through the lens, I never saw what attracted the attention of this bobcat. It certainly made...
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Stalking

October 08, 2014 - Stealthy, normally unseen, cautious and always focused. This Canadian Lynx is very elusive.
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My What Big Feet...

October 08, 2014 - Every time I see a new puppy I check the feet to see how big that cute little pup is going to be. I also have fun with p...
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Eyes on You

October 03, 2014 - Not exactly your average house pet.
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In the Rain Again

October 02, 2014 - You guessed it. Another rainy day and I'm out exploring in Montana.
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Chillin'

September 30, 2014 - After running around, leaping in the pond and generally working off a bunch of pent up energy, this cat decided to chill...
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On the lookout

September 26, 2014 - Mama obviously was focused on something that aroused her instincts. Her eyes and ears were totally aimed on a specific s...
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Is That Me?

September 17, 2014 - Think this cat looks docile? Fooled me for a minute too. Then I saw him take off and leap about 8 feet onto a tree. Deci...
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Bragging Rights

September 16, 2014 - Recently I was one of about 1100 photographers participating in a worldwide challenge in two categories. Now that the...
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Coyote Pups

August 26, 2014 - True to nature, the female was the "alpha". Irrespective of that, these two were so cute, it was difficult not to reach...
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Weathered

August 20, 2014 - Out in Kalispell, Montana in the rain, of course. Could not sit still so out we went -- my camera and me. Tried somethin...
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Karate Chop

August 08, 2014 - This guy was cute, curious and very fast. Anyone who has read "The Honey Badger" by Robert Roark knows they are not so c...
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Black Bear

August 06, 2014 - After spending about 45 minutes photographing this black bear I discovered some interesting facts. It can run at speeds...
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Leap of Faith

July 22, 2014 - When I saw this mountain lion hit the ground running and take a "giant" leap onto this tree, it dawned on me that the lo...
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Playtime

July 09, 2014 - When these two wolves came running straight at me out of the woods, I was a little concerned about if they were going to...
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On the Prowl

July 06, 2014 - Just before this wolf started to approach, it had been standing on top of a rock looking around. It appeared to be relax...
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