• West Butte in the Sweetgrass Hills. Photo by Kyle Laslea

    Reader photo gallery: New photos galore

    If you know anything about Montana Magazine, you know that we LOVE good photos.

    Including the stunners we have inside each issue, we are lucky to have a very talented set of readers who send us images all year.

    A sharp shinned hawk. Photo by Christine Eckel

    A sharp shinned hawk. Photo by Christine Eckel

    We update our Reader Photo Gallery regularly. Have you checked it out lately? We’ve got another batch of great images up now. 

    Do you have images you’d like to share? Please do! Include full photographer name, a brief description of the image, location of the shot and your contact information in an email with a jpg file of the image to editor@montanamagazine.com.

    To see more of the Reader Photos in each issue of Montana Magazine, subscribe today!

    Jenna

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      Photo by Jaime and Lisa Johnson

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      Photo by Lynn Donaldson

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      Photo by Gordon and Cathy Sullivan

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      Photo by Tony Bynum

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      Photo by Tom Murphy

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      Photo by Leland Howard

    Cover photos captured the best of Montana

    Just in time for the new year we’ve got a look back at the images that made our covers in 2014.

    It’s a fun look back at the year of Montana Magazine issues, which started with a cover of a curious bobcat and ended with a cover that captured perhaps the cutest cowgirl in the state.

    Of course, we couldn’t have done any of this without the wonderful group of people who share their work with us each issue. Our cover images were made by a diverse set of photographers. From Jaime and Lisa Johnson, who captured the snowy bobcat (January/February issue), to Lynn Donaldson who made the image of the tough cowboy riding at the Wild Horse Stampede in Wolf Point (March/April issue).

    Gordon Sullivan captured the lightning bolt striking inside Medicine Rocks State Park for our March/April issue. Tony Bynum got a Glacier National Park mountain goat lounging in the unbelievable backdrop for our July/August issue.

    We featured the Grand Prismatic Spring inside Yellowstone National Park, by Tom Murphy, on the September/October cover. Finally, Riley Jones was the adorable feature of our November/December cover, in an image made by Leland Howard.

    Enjoy!

    Jenna

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      A frozen Fresno Reservoir, by Kelly Sullivan

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      Hoarfrost near Shepherd, by Jullie Powell +

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      A cabin near Big Sheep Creek, by Travis Scott

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      September Snow in Glacier National Park, by Lori Gunter

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      New lights on Missoula's footbridge, by Mike Williams

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      Snowy Mission Mountains, by Kelly Sullivan

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      Turkeys near Libby, By Catherine Dotson

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      A frozen Flathead River, by Robin K Ha'o

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      Mountain grouse, by Soda Butte Lodge

    A snowy slideshow: Winter arrives in Montana

    It’s hard to beat the winter scenes Montana produces as we move deeper into winter.

    And lucky for us, our Facebook friends have been out and about capturing the beauty. Here’s a few examples of the images they’ve captured.

    Thanks to everyone who shared photos on our Facebook page. Have photos of Montana you’d like to share? Email them, along with a short description and photographer information to editor@montanamagazine.com.

    Enjoy!

    Jenna

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      "Transitional spring" at Ninepipes National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Mark LaRowe Photography

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      McGregor Lake, between Libby and Kalispell. Photo by Yvonne Moe Resch

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      An Endecott Cattle Co. calf. Photo by Mark LaRowe Photography

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      McMillian Ridger near Libby. Photo by Catherine Dotson

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      Newborn Big Sky bighorn. By Mark LaRowe Photography

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      Snow geese at Freezeout Lake. By Ken Stolz

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      A rainbow and rain storm in Kalispell's West Valley. Photo by Travis Scott

    Montana springtime slideshow: Clouds and baby animals

    April is here. As most of Montana continues to shake off the winter, it seems like the right time for a springtime slideshow.

    And thanks to our great Facebook friends, we’ve put together a pretty nice set of images to share.

    In some ways, we could call this the Mark LaRowe show. Mark shared a handful of amazing shots, including the calf, the Ninepipes weather and the baby bighorn images included here.

    Also have to give a big thank you to Catherine Dotson (McMillian Ridge), Ken Stolz (Freezeout Lake), Travis Scott (rainbow) and Yvonne Moe Resch (McGregor Lake) for sharing images with us.

    Our readers easily the best. Enjoy!

    - Jenna