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Where The Deer And The Antelope Play

Just when you can’t imagine it getting any better, another nature experience redefines extraordinary.

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Last night produced another repeat “low crawl” sunset photo shoot of Annie the Antelope and during the process, Curious George the adolescent Whitetail Buck showed up to join the party. I somehow managed to get even closer to Annie (about 25 Ft.) and captured some amazing shots with her silhouetted by the sunset.

20170707-Where The Deer And The Antelope Play (2)Just when she became uncomfortable with me invading her space, George showed up and he proceeded to allow me to get within 15 Ft. to take close-ups with my camera’s flash as he ate leaves off our Aspen trees. Katie suggested that we open a petting Zoo and charge admission for photo ops.

Finally, It’s unbelievable how much the two Prong horn fawns have grown in 3 weeks. They are now very feisty and strong – running around, jumping and playing with the discovery of their newfound leg strength.

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More to follow and – Plan your trips!

T.O.

PS: Had to take a snake away from Earnie (the Cat) and I was, fortunately, able to release it unharmed. He wasn’t happy at all. He later had a Montana Standoff with George before sprinting to the Garage for cover.

More From Montana – 20170705

Did the “low crawl” sneak on Annie the Antelope this evening around sunset and got within 30 Ft. (Zombro would be proud). Not sure how much longer the Prong horn family (speed goats) will be in the hood but we just learned that they are actually the second fastest animal on the planet (second only to the Cheetah) with a top sprinting speed over 60 MPH.

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Some additional entertaining shots from yesterday. Earnie playing dead, Momma and the kids out for a hike and the Bozeman Nebula (fireworks display from our deck).

More to follow and – Plan your trips!

T.O.

More MT Moments For The Holiday – 20170703

A little MT nature photography to make your July 4th holiday.

Now it’s Cindy (Sarah’s horse) that has negotiated a deal with Annie the Antelope and they are now sharing the round pen.

This morning I was able to get within 50 Ft. of her for the best close up shots thus far.

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We are now about to experience this thing called SUMMER in MT as our weather locks into a high pressure system for the next two weeks. The forecast is for Cobalt blue Sunny skies with Temps in the 90’s and humidity between 15 and 30%.

I also managed to get a few sunset shots that were unusual. One panoramic shot caught a lightning bolt and one displayed “blood” raining down from the skies.

More to follow and – Plan your trips!

T.O.

Fishing Update May 12, 2012: One of Bozeman’s Secret Spots

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Throughout the Gallatin Valley near Bozeman, Montana there are hundreds of spring creeks and ponds that contain some spectacular trout.  In one such pond that covers less than one third of an acre, there are numerous fish that exceed 10 Lbs.  I’ve had the privilege of fishing there on three occasions in the past month where “the census” has yielded dozens of fish between 16 and 20 inches and at least eight rainbows between 5 and 10 Lbs.  Pictured here is one of my favorite fishing partners, Ron Burnside from Colorado Springs, CO.  The smile he radiates is contagious, the fish are epic and the condition/fitness of the fish are possibly the healthiest we’ve ever experienced.  I know that there is a 12 pounder there Fly Fishing Portraits, LLC(because I’ve had him on the line) but there’s a reason that these fish are that large – food is abundant and they’re very educated!  Expect spring creek conditions in these remote/private fisheries and don’t expect to catch much on flies larger than size 16.  We hope you enjoy the portraits in the gallery.  T.O.