Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hooded Merganser - Boise, Idaho

I found this Hooded Merganser in a pond here in Boise where I am staying. The males are in full courting colors and are courting the females.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bighorn Ram in Willows - Wilcox Pass, Jasper NP, Canada

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.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Idaho Pigmy Rabbit - Mackay, Idaho

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.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Snowy Owl - Polson, Montana

This Snowy Owl is trying to land in the top of a Juniper tree. The branches are not heavy enough to support its' weight and it is flapping to maintain balance. I saw seven of these beautiful birds yesterday before leaving for Yellowstone.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bohemian Waxwing - Polson, Montana

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.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Snowy Owl - Polson, Montana

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.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Snowy Owl - Polson Montana

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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gray Wolf - Canyon Pack - Yellowstone National Park

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.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Desert Bighorn - Zion National Park

This Desert Bighorn Ram has just descended a cliff and is walking up the bottom of a very rocky canyon. I usually do not like photos of Bighorns from above, but this photo turned out well. This is the largest ram that I photographed in Zion last December.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Bradford Exchange Collector Plates - Featuring Larry Thorngren's Yellowstone Wolves

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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.