Growing up in the forest: A great gray owl chick that doesn't yet know how to fly. Since it can't fly yet, it climbs trees and old snags for safety, as well as to strengthen it's wings and to practice flying. 

Smokey: Some nearby forest fires this summer spewed lots of smoke into the valley, giving some interesting photographic possibilities. This photograph of the Tetons at sunset was taken as the smoke rolled into the valley from Idaho. I dig it.

Black Bear Family: I spent quite a bit of time in the backcountry with this black bear family this fall. I got to know them during several weeks while feasting on berries as they fattened up for winter. 

Oxbow Sunrise:  Going to the Oxbow in the fall is a bit of a clusterfuck. Some days (like this one) there can be literally hundreds of photographers lined up. Some of them are respectful and well-behaved, some aren't. Sometimes you can't find a place to park your car, or even your tripod. So.... I usually only go there once or twice during 'peak fall color' and try to guess at which days have potential to be spectacular. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. This year, I guessed correctly and we were all treated to an amazing sunrise.

Fall Foliage: I've been dreaming of such a photograph for years. A great gray owl perched on an Aspen tree, with fall colors in the background. It happened this fall.

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