Montana June 2009
Jul 6, 2009Public
Photo: Sandhill crane in the Beaverhead Mountains
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Photo: Mountain bluebird in the Beaverhead Mountains
Photo: Yellow-headed blackbird in the Big Hole Valley
Photo: Pine siskin in the Big Hole Valley
Photo: Wilson's phalarope female in the Big Hole Valley
Photo: Wilson's phalarope pair in the Big Hole Valley
Photo: American white pelicans flying over the Big Hole Valley
Photo: Near Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area in western Montana
Photo: Yellowstone Park east of Mammoth Hot Springs entrance
Photo: Yellowstone Park
Photo: Elk in Yellowstone National Park
Photo: Bear in Yellowstone. This (taken with a zoom lens) is as close as we got -- I'm not complaining!
Photo: Buffalo and calf in Yellowstone National Park
Photo: Buffalo grazing in Yellowstone National Park
Photo: Yellowstone National Park
Photo: Yellowstone National Park
Photo: Beartooth Peak as seen from the Beartooth Highway northeast of Yellowstone National Park
Photo: Marmot near Yellowstone National Park
Photo: Climbing higher on the Beartooth Highway, trees thin out, grass is shorter
Photo: Above the tree line along the Beartooth Highway
Photo: A black rosy finch, one of three species we especially wanted to see on our Montana trip. This species breeds above the tree line, building cup nests in a cavity on a cliff
Photo: Clark's nutcracker seen at Rocky Point Vista along the Beartooth Highway in Custer National Forest. This species is found in pine forests at high elevation  (3,000 to 13,000 feet).
Photo: View from Rocky Point Vista on the Beartooth Highway