Montana Magic Photography

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About Montana Magic Photography

Montana Magic Photography is nestled in the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains in western Montana.   With four defined seasons, clear mountain rivers, and wildlife at our back door, this is truly a photographer's paradise!  


                                   Discover the Magic of Montana! © 


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Montana Magic specializes in photographic note cards and is a member of "Made in Montana".  Services also include portraits, pet portraits, high school senior photos, and dog & horse shows and events.  



My photos have been published in Montana Magazine; Montana Outdoors; Rural Montana Magazine; Grit Magazine; The Missoulian (Missoula's home town newspaper); We Proceeded On (magazine of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation); Lewis & Clark in the Rockies official program of the Bicentennial Festival; Interactions, magazine of The Delta Society; Great Dane Gazette, and numerous publications and newsletters of local and nationwide non profit organizations.  I have provided the photograph for Travelers' Rest State Park's souvenir postcard; and I am one of the official photographers for the Missoula City Cemetery's annual "Stories and Stones" historical re-enactment.    


  

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High school seniors - need yearbook photos?  Sitting fee is only $40/hour (one hour minimum), and several very  affordable custom photo packages available, starting at only $39.95.  



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Pet owners - Dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, snakes... whether they  run, crawl, slither or fly, let Montana Magic Photography help you capture your best friend's personality in a professional portrait! 



How about a Pet Photo Party??  See Rate and Services page for more information.



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Events - Montana Magic Photography is available for dog shows and horse shows and events.   Have a different even you would like photographed?  Just ask!  See Rates and Services page for more information.


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Publishers - looking for specific photos to illustrate books, magazines, stories or other publications?  Check my publishers' page for location information, and check the Publishers' Portfolio for photo samples! 





 

I was so very fortunate the other day to happen upon this cow moose, in a pond right alongside the road!  She was quite cooperative, despite the numerous vehicles that stopped, and the people who took her photo.


Known as the Moose here in North America and as Eurasian Elk in Europe, Alces alces is the largest member of the deer family, and the tallest mammal in North American, standing on average of six feet at the shoulder. It’s long legs are ideal for it’s aquatic habitat, although it is sometimes found far from water in coniferous woods.  It is typically found in boreal and mixed forests in northern latitudes, ranging from temperate to sub-arctic climates in both North America and Europe.  In the US, their range also extends down the Rocky Mountains into Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. Their diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. Unlike most other deer species, moose are solitary animals and do not form herds. Although generally slow-moving and sedentary, moose can become aggressive and move quickly if angered or startled.

 

DID YOU KNOW??

 

Moose is an Algonquin term for "twig eater."

 

There are four subspecies of moose in North America

 

A moose will devour up to 73 pounds of food per day in the summer

 

They can move each eye independently  (I imagine to make it easier to watch out for predators, or for other bulls during the rut)

 

A full grown bull’s antlers are sometimes called “paddles”, and can weigh as much as 60 pounds

 

Moose are born knowing how to swim. They are powerful swimmers and can swim up to 6mph and can keep up that pace for two hours

 

They can close their nostrils, which allows them to graze underwater. Their respiration rate also slows down in the water, allowing them to stay underwater for long periods of time.

 

The males, or bulls, are very territorial and irritable during the rut, and will take staring them in the eye, aggressive posture and stomping your feet as a challenge.  Avoid all of these “threats”, unless you are able to run 36 miles an hour.


(See more moose photos in the Photo Gallery!)