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Wild Turkeys

Wild Turkeys

Marty’s photo of the day #2663: Yesterday I posted a photo of a herd of elk passing by my motion-sensing camera, and today I’m posting some wild turkeys. But what I really want to capture is our local peacock (who is very shy) and the momma bear and her cub. I know that the peacock […]

It’s a rock! It’s a bird! It’s a . . .

It’s a rock! It’s a bird! It’s a . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2506: Early each morning I go on a bike ride. Since it’s still dark, I’m always scanning for mountain lions, bears, and sasquatches in my path. Two days ago, I was heading down the narrow dirt road from my house and my bike light caught what appeared to be a […]

A grizzly family outing

A grizzly family outing

Marty’s photo of the day #2442: I had the privilege of watching this momma grizzly and her cubs for about twenty minutes. They came down the side of a mountain and lingered on their way across the valley floor. They finally took off when a huge bison wandered their way. (Photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

Grass bear

Grass bear

Marty’s photo of the day #2383: “I am a big fierce bear! . . . Hold on. I’ll get back to that in a bit, after I graze like a friendly little bunny.”

Our 25-acre refuge from gunfire

Our 25-acre refuge from gunfire

Marty’s photo of the day #2311: Deb and I keep the 25 acres we own around our house as natural as possible. Our goal is to give the animals a safe spot they can come to—especially during the fall hunting season, when we are surrounded by gunfire. Each year the wildlife we see changes. One […]

Bicycling with bears

Bicycling with bears

Marty’s photo of the day #2310: Here’s another bear shot from the motion-sensing camera in my front yard. This one is from Saturday when, coincidentally, a bear briefly ran alongside me, shortly after I departed on my morning bicycle ride. I ride a little later on weekends than on weekdays, so there was just enough […]

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