Author Archive for Michael

Rut Crazed

White-tailed bucks are notorious for their caution and flight-response. I considered myself fortunate to catch a shot of this enormous drooling buck at riverside. The buck was distracted with the rut, permitting my presence for only a few seconds. Note the bulging eyes. The buck was out of breath, but ready to go back for more.

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The Front

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You can shoot stunning country for a week and not come up with something you’re pleased with. On my last evening I staked out this scene in the stark rugged country of Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. This is the last place in the lower 48 where grizzly bears still wander onto the prairie. One of the most powerful ecosystems I’ve experienced. Magazine/book editors, please contact Michael Hodges for licensing fees. All orders include a signed print, print number, and a how-the-photo-came-to-be story page protected in a clear sleeve. This page will also contain details of featured animals.


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Stars in the Pines

Rocky Mountain Front

I spent all night in the remote Rocky Mountain Front, trying to come away with the best representation of what I was seeing. It’s always interesting shooting in complete darkness in grizzly country. But that’s Montana, where the stars burn brighter. Magazine/book editors, please contact Michael Hodges for licensing fees. All orders include a signed print, print number, and a how-the-photo-came-to-be story page protected in a clear sleeve. This page will also contain details of featured animals.


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Surreal Oregon Coast

Forest fire sunset, Oregon coast

Taken Thanksgiving Day, 2013 along the stunning Oregon coast. Note the lone gull and surfer. Magazine/book editors, please contact Michael Hodges for licensing fees. All orders include a signed print, print number, and a how-the-photo-came-to-be story page protected in a clear sleeve. This page will also contain details of featured animals.


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Moose Scape

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When shooting wildlife, I always look for animalscapes first. The location is Glacier National Park, the subject a cooperative and photogenic moose. Magazine/book editors, please contact Michael Hodges for licensing fees. All orders include a signed print, print number, and a how-the-photo-came-to-be story page. This page will also contain details of featured animals (if applicable).


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Dawn Creek

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The furthest inland temperate rainforest in the world. Taken in far NW Montana at dawn. The temperature was -5, and I could not feel my fingers after the shoot. This special country holds a remnant population of grizzly bears. Let’s hope they hold on. Magazine/book editors, please contact Michael Hodges for licensing fees. All orders include a signed print, print number, and a how-the-photo-came-to-be story page. This page will also contain details of featured animals (if applicable).


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High Up Grizzly Cub

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It’s not every day you come across a mother grizzly and cub in the high cliffs of Glacier National Park. There are only 1200 of these magnificent animals left. Consider yourself lucky to ever catch a glimpse of a grizzly in the lower 48. Magazine/book editors, please contact Michael Hodges for licensing fees. All orders include a signed print, print number, and a how-the-photo-came-to-be story page. This page will also contain details of featured animals (if applicable).


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Inland Rain Forest

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The Inland Temperate Rainforest stretches from northwestern Montana to Idaho, and on to Washington. Very few people even know it exists, and it is the largest of its kind. I spent the night near this creek in -20 temperatures, and woke at dawn to achieve the image. By the time I left the creek, I could not feel my hands or feet. The lush greenery in the image hides a bone-chilling cold. Magazine/book editors, please contact Michael Hodges for licensing fees. All orders include a signed print, print number, and a how-the-photo-came-to-be story page. This page will also contain details of featured animals (if applicable).


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Peeking Grizzly Cub

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I was extremely fortunate to have witnessed a mother grizzly and her cub scaling a cliff in Glacier National Park. Even better is the cub’s quirky behavior. a moment that will be hard to forget. There are only 1200 grizzlies in the lower 48. Magazine/book editors, please contact Michael Hodges for licensing fees. All orders include a signed print, print number, and a how-the-photo-came-to-be story page. This page will also contain details of featured animals (if applicable).


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Smooth Drop

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Taken at Baring Creek, Glacier National Park, Montana. Magazine/book editors, please contact Michael Hodges for licensing fees. All orders include a signed print, print number, and a how-the-photo-came-to-be story page. This page will also contain details of featured animals (if applicable).


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