Montana Bison Silhouette - National Bison Range.
Trumpeter Swans often mate for life - in this scene a male and female are photographed on a frozen portion of Bull River near the confluence of the Clark Fork River. Males are larger weighing up to 26 lbs., while females can weigh 22 lbs. Powerful flyers with seven-foot wingspans Trumpeters can attain speeds of 60 MPH, while normally cruising at 25 MPH.
Montana Whitetail Doe.
Spending the day in 10-degree, freezing November temperatures and bone chilling wind on Thanksgiving Day, attempting to photograph Bald Eagles from a blind, I was nearly numb to the bones. As I was heading out, this girl jumped up into my path to give a pose just a few yards away. Click, click.
You are so beautiful - thank you for the opportunity to snap your portrait - the ending of a great day in Montana's outback.