Preening Trumpeter Swan On Montana’s Elk Lake

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I won’t soon forget being allowed so close to these wild, quintessential swans that came so very close to extinction. [...]

Centennial Valley Sage Grouse And Their Potential Listing As “Threatened”

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About three weeks ago I was able to photograph adult female Greater Sage-Grouse and their chicks in the Centennial Valley of southwest Montana. This species is on the cusp of a threatened species designation so I’m always thrilled to be able to see and photograph them in their natural, wild habitat. Believe me, it doesn’t happen very often. [...]