Monthly Archives: March 2011

  Ah, the beach… is there any place more popular for families during Spring Break or summer vacation?  Warm sunshine, soft sand, bright skies…kids swimming in the ocean, jumping waves, building sand castles, collecting shells… Some great photo opps, no doubt, but capturing them can be surprisingly challenging. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard parents […]

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There are over 250 waterfalls and countless scenic river overviews in the vast 2.22 million acre Yellowstone National Park. So if you’re naturally drawn to waterscapes, there are plenty to photograph!   I’ll admit that I’m not one that usually seeks out either…especially in Yellowstone, where I’d rather be photographing frosty bison, stark lodge pine trees or vivid mineral springs that […]

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I was snowshoeing along a 15 mile trail in Montana’s pristine wilderness when all of sudden…  …my imagination returned to reality. Okay, so I didn’t come across bears emerging from hibernation. Nor was I even snowshoeing. I was watching bears playing, lazing, and fighting up close at the Grizzly Encounter, a sanctuary located halfway between Bozeman and […]

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This timber church was built to resemble a Viking ship, a distinctive style which became popular throughout the country. Set on a sloping hillside, this UNESCO church dating from 1150, overlooks a scenic fjord where small ships cruise past in the summer months. When we visited, the caretaker unlocked the massive door and led us inside the dark interior […]

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When I was in Yellowstone last month, I didn’t have the opportunity to visit Lamar Valley where wolves have been reintroduced. Nor did I have the good fortune to see them elsewhere in the wild (except a trio of pups through a scope in the Tetons).  But I did get to observe them at a wolf sanctuary on […]

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