Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I took this photo a few years ago while hiking up Wilcox Pass in Jasper National Park. The Ram had found a small draw in the high country with willows along the small stream. He seemed to relish eating the willow leaves. Bighorns are the easiest of all wildlife to approach and photograph.They are not afraid of humans unless hunted.
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 6:18 PM
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
I spent a few days in the Lost River Mountains above Mackay, Idaho and was able to get several photos of these cute little rabbits. They are dependent upon Big Sage Brush for their survival and have diminished in number as the sage has been plowed, sprayed and overgrazed.
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 4:07 PM
Monday, March 5, 2012
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Saturday, March 3, 2012
This Bohemian Waxwing is just taking off. These birds feed on juniper berries here in Montana during the winter. They have a very rapid digestive system..The berries may take less than one half hour to complete their travel through the system.
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 9:51 AM
Friday, March 2, 2012
I found eight Snowy Owls in Polson today. This is one that I took yesterday. The owls have migrated here from the far north and are in town sitting on rooftops during the day. They must be finding voles or field mice to eat, because they all look healthy.
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 4:20 PM
Thursday, March 1, 2012
I took this photo yesterday. It is not as sharp as I would prefer, but it was the only action shot I got.
Snowy Owls have migrated South throughout North America this winter and no one knows quite why. The owls I have seen the past two days (5) have all looked healthy and were active and alert.
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 7:26 PM
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I was looking through some of my files and found this photo I took a few years ago near Canyon Village in Yellowstone. This wolf is no longer with the Canyon Pack and hasn't been observed for two years. I took this photo from my truck window as the pack went by me.
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 1:06 PM
Monday, February 13, 2012
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
The Bradford Exchange has produced a five plate collection of my Yellowstone Wolf Photos for sale. This is the first time they have featured a wildlife photographer on any of their collector plates. I feel honored to have them use my photos in this series.
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 2:37 PM
Saturday, December 17, 2011
This Huffington Post article explains the reasons this agency should be abolished:
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 10:20 AM
Friday, December 9, 2011
Sometime a photographer sees a lot more than he can adequately photograph. These pups were too far away and I was shooting into the sun, but I enjoyed watching them play for over an hour about a month ago.
I took lots of photos that are good enough for this blog, but will not be sharp enough to enlarge to any size.
Right now in Idaho, where I live, pups like these are being shot, trapped, and snared by the neck in the Idaho Fish and Game Department's War On Wolves. The department, at the request of Idaho Governor Butch Otter, is going to kill over 600 wolves this winter out of a total number of about 850. I have always been a moderate on wolves, but this is not good management. It is a callous disregard for anything close to fair chase and good game management practice. Treating wolves this way is criminal.
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 12:16 PM
Friday, December 2, 2011
I was sitting at my picnic table in the Red Cliffs Campground here in Utah when this little rodent started coming part way out of its' burrow and clipping grass and stuffing it in its' pockets. You can see the bulge (pocket) where the grass is stored below and behind its' ear. After it had its' pockets full, it would disappear into its' burrow for a minute to empty its' pockets, and suddenly appear and start the whole process over again. This is the first time I have seen these animals active during the day. They are usually nocturnal.
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 7:34 PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The round structure at the end looks a lot like a yolk.
Anyone out there that knows what this is?
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 10:01 AM
Friday, November 25, 2011
These rams were knocking heads frequently all one afternoon, but were often just out of sight over the ridge they are on. The sound of the collisions could be heard for close to a mile in the quiet desert air.
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 10:44 AM
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This area was once the shore of an ancient fresh water lake where the dinosaurs hunted each other and caught fish to eat as well. These tracks were obviously put down in thick sticky mud and were not perfectly clear, but it was fun to find them by just going out and looking. Just 3 toes on each foot were visible and they don't look big enough to be a T-Rex. You can use my rock hammer to compare for size.
Posted by Larry Thorngren at 3:15 PM