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Deer at Dusk

Deer at Dusk

Marty’s photo of the day #4820: I photographed this mule deer in the American Prairie earlier this month. Even though this is a beautiful deer, I often pass up deer portraits, because they aren’t all that exciting. In this instance, however, what was exciting was that the shot actually turned out. Deb and I were […]

Not Ready to Fly

Not Ready to Fly

Marty’s photo of the day #4818: Never in my life have I seen a higher concentration of northern flickers than I did while visiting the American Prairie earlier this month. The birds especially loved the huge cottonwood trees surrounding the yurt my wife and I rented. The young flicker in this photo wasn’t yet ready […]

The Summer Doves

The Summer Doves

Marty’s photo of the day #4816: Perhaps the most notable difference between our two September visits to the American Prairie and our visit of two weeks ago was the mourning doves. By September, the doves had already migrated, but in early July, they were everywhere. Since they began calling at first light, there was no […]

American Prairie

American Prairie

Marty’s photo of the day #4809: The American Prairie (formerly called the American Prairie Reserve) never disappoints. For the third time in the past four years, Deb and I have rented a yurt there. A few days ago, we were discussing how the yurt has become our cabin—but without all the maintenance. We spent our […]

Dewy 1 and Dewy 2

Dewy 1 and Dewy 2

Marty’s photo of the day #4808: Deb and I are back from spending four nights in a yurt on the American Prairie. Formerly called the American Prairie Reserve, it currently contains 475,000 acres of pristine prairie in central Montana, and the nonprofit organization that controls it has a goal of eventually acquiring enough land to […]

Jesus Christ! . . . Lizards

Jesus Christ! . . . Lizards

Marty’s photo of the day #4807: Here’s a pair of Jesus Christ lizards. The smaller one, near the bottom of the tree, can run across rivers and ponds on its hind legs. The larger one, higher in the tree, has grown too big to do that and would sink. Photographed in Costa Rica.