Montana Outdoors

June 11, 2015

Hiding in plain sight: Black Bear

Black Bears have not really acquired protective camouflage as so many other animals have, resorting mostly to their resemblance from a distance to a fire-charred log or a black colored rock or even a deep shadow in the forest. This fellow however seems to have successfully hidden himself from some folks in almost the exact center of the photo in my previous post.

American Black Bear

American Black Bear, Ursus americanus

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June 10, 2015

Flora and fauna along the Flathead River.

Flathead River scene

January 23, 2015

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Montana Highway 200 follows the Flathead River for the last 20 miles of the river before it flows into the Clark Fork River and in that 20 miles there is a stretch of about a half mile where a cliff used to run right up to the river. When I was a kid the old highway in that area had been constructed over a steep and winding path that went up, over and around the cliff. Later, the cliff was blasted out to allow the road to be rebuilt flat and straight, right along the bank of the river. The new cliff face now has numerous seeps from it which freeze in winter, making some attractive ice formations. The vertical lines visible in the ice in these photos are the old drill holes that were filled with explosive charges to blast the rock away. Ice has decorated the holes and in many places, water flows down through the holes and behind the ice.

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

Cliff ice along the Flathead River

December 15, 2013

Flathead frost garden

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Flathead frost garden

Scene of the Flathead River on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Photo taken on 12/18/2009.

October 22, 2011

Fall along the Flathead

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: — montucky @ 12:52 pm

Fall along the Flathead

Fall along the Flathead

Along the Flathead River on the Flathead Indian Reservation

January 12, 2011

Flathead River in January

Filed under: Flathead river, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 12:41 am

Lower Flathead River

Lower Flathead River

Lower Flathead River

Lower Flathead River

(Photos were taken along the lower Flathead River just a few miles above its confluence with the Clark Fork.)

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