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An elk-line

An elk-line

Marty’s photo of the day #2662: Yesterday, at 9:00 a.m., we had at least ten elk pass within two hundred feet of our house. That’s not unusual, but it’s always a surprise when it happens without humans or dogs knowing about it. This shot is the first in a sequence of five photos of elk, […]

Crossing the Athabasca River

Crossing the Athabasca River

Marty’s photo of the day #2448: When I photographed this amazing elk, crossing the Athabasca River in Alberta, Canada, my camera lens was on its deathbed. Consequently most of the photos didn’t turn out, and since I was using a film camera at the time, I didn’t know until it was too late. This is […]

Elk stand-up comedian

Elk stand-up comedian

Marty’s photo of the day #2419: “So the guy says to me, ‘I’m a stable genius,’ but when I look him up in the Field Guide to Humans, it lists his species as ‘Trumpus insanous.’ Hell, he’s not even a stable genus!” —Elk stand-up comedian

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 […]

Backyard Elk

Backyard Elk

Marty’s photo of the day #2203: This elk walked by the motion-sensing camera in my backyard earlier this week.

My front yard elk and possible poachers

My front yard elk and possible poachers

Marty’s photo of the day #2081: This was the scene in my front yard yesterday. For the last few days, we’ve had a herd of elk hanging around. At this time of year they are a bit scraggly, as they are losing their winter coats. They were also quite skittish, so I had to be […]

Fawning over fawns, part 2

Fawning over fawns, part 2

Marty’s photo of the day #1873: Two days ago, I checked the motion-sensing camera in our backyard. I have definitely found the best spot to photograph fawns and turkeys, but I would rather get the elk, moose, coyotes, bear, fox, mountain lion, and pine martins that roam our property. This time I captured two really […]

Fawning over fawns

Fawning over fawns

Marty’s photo of the day #1872: Yesterday, I checked the motion-sensing camera in our backyard. I have definitely found the best spot to photograph fawns and turkeys, but I would rather get the elk, moose, coyotes, bear, fox, mountain lion, and pine martins that roam our property. This time I captured two exceptional fawn photos […]

Forest Fire Sculpture

Forest Fire Sculpture

Marty’s photo of the day #1815: Yesterday Deb, I, and the dogs headed up the Skalkaho Rye Road (southeast of Hamilton, MT) in search of a meadow, we hoped to explore. We never found the meadow, but we enjoyed an interesting hike through an area burned by a forest fire many years ago. We are […]

Secretive Elk

Secretive Elk

Marty’s photo of the day #1791: It’s just amazing how secretive the animals living around our house can be. I have a motion-sensing camera in the woods below my home-office window. I look out that window all the time, yet I never see these two elk that show up on that camera week after week. […]

Mother and Baby Elk

Mother and Baby Elk

Marty’s photo of the day #1491: Yesterday I posted a photo of a mother moose and her baby in my front yard. Today we stay with the mother and baby theme, but switch to my back yard. We have a tall window-wall that faces the woods behind our house. And since the woods drop into […]

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