Chuck Haney Outdoor Photography
Early Summer Newsletter

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Old Wooden Barn and Mission Mountains near Pablo, Montana. This structure seems like an old friend after nearly 30 years of photographing or at least, admiring it with the stunning backdrop.


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Old Wooden Barn and Mission Mountains near Pablo, Montana. Really having fun test driving the NIK Sliver Efex for b&w conversions.


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Storm clouds dump rain in to the Flathead River at the National Bison Range in Moiese, Montana. May usually brings stormy weather to Montana. Bad weather is a plus for nature photographers!


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Bluebells and Native Bunchgrass at the National Bison Range in Moiese, Montana, USA


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Dock at dawn on Flathead Lake in Polson, Montana. After getting up @ 2:30AM to catch the aurora we ventured down the city park in Polson for this 5AM serene capture.


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Sunset light on Flathead Lake in Polson, Montana. Man, what a week for dramatic weather and clouds around sunset. The Mission Valley rocks.


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Sunset light on Flathead Lake in Polson, Montana, USA


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Northern Lights on Flathead Lake in Polson, Montana. This was the 2nd night; not as good the night before in Whitefish, but still an amazing spectacle.


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Clay Cliffs along the Flathead River with Mission Mountains near Ronan, Montana. Another location that I have shot often over the years, but the play of shadow and light made this a new keeper.


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Clay Cliffs along the Flathead River with Mission Mountains near Ronan, Montana, USA


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Mission Creek in the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness near St Ignatius, Montana. Love the movement in the very clear water.


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Mission Creek in the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness near St Ignatius, Montana. After shooting the wide angle creek images I found this interesting cascade with the water going over the fallen log.


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Mission Creek in the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness near St Ignatius, Montana. I kept shooting tighter with my Canon 100-500mm lens and experimenting with different shutter speeds until I got one I really like. Really drawn to create more artistic images in this state of my career.


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Current in the Mission Creek in the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness near St Ignatius, Montana, USA


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Sunset clouds in the Mission Valley, Montana, USA


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Wetlands pond reflects the Mission Mountains at sunset at the Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana. I've gotten pretty good at reading clouds (I've stared at way too many over the years. LOL). I knew with the opening under the stormy clouds in the west that a good sunset was in store.


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Wetlands pond reflects the Mission Mountains at sunset at the Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana. It kept getting better and better as the clouds began to turn red.


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Wetlands pond reflects the Mission Mountains at sunset at the Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana. I kept telling my small group, that it doesn't get any better than this for landscape photography.


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Wetlands pond reflects the Mission Mountains at sunset at the Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana, USA


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Wetlands pond reflects the Mission Mountains at sunset at the Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana, USA


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Fiery sunset light on the Mission Mountain Range near Ronan, Montana, USA


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Wetlands pond reflects sunset clouds at the Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana. Looking west in the opposite direction here.


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Historic St Ignatius Church in St Ignatius, Montana, USA


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Redhead Ducks at Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana. While the sunset light was going off for the pond landscapes (above), I kept switching to between my wide angle and my telephoto lens as I wanted to capture the waterfowl in this terrific warm light.


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Female Redhaed Duck at Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana. Lovely habitat shot.


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Male Ruddy Duck at Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana. One of my favorite birds in great light!


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Trumpeter Swan takes flight at Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana, USA


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Trumpeter Swans at Pablo NWR in Polson, Montana. The birding opportunities in the Mission Valley are outstanding. Consider joining me in May sometime..


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Pair of Western Grebes at Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana, USA


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Meadowlark singing at the National Bison Range in Moiese, Montana, USA


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Male Mountain Bluebird in the Mission Valley, Montana. Hard to find a more beautiful songbird.


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Pair of Mountain Bluebirds in the Mission Valley, Montana, USA


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Male Mountain Bluebird in the Mission Valley, Montana. I got lucky as I walked around the lonely gravel road as a pair of bluebirds landed on a nearby fencepost. The field of yellow canola made a great backdrop and contrast to the vibrant blue of my model.


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Male Mountain Bluebird in the Mission Valley, Montana, USA


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Yellow Headed Blackbird singing in cattails at Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana. These guys are very present in the cattails and very loud.


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Yellow Headed Blackbird singing in cattails at Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana, USA


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Common Snipe at Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana, USA


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Double Crested Cormorant in flight at Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana, USA


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Eastern Male Wild Tom Turkey in breeding plumage near Whitefish, Montana. I noticed a huge flock of turkeys during my bicycle ride earlier in the day. I returned later with my telephoto lens. There were only 3 turkeys left in the pasture, but this magnificent tom followed several hens right to me.


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Eastern Male Wild Tom Turkey in breeding plumage near Whitefish, Montana. Pretty sure this is my best turkey image to date.


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Eastern Male Wild Tom Turkey in breeding plumage near Whitefish, Montana, USA


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Male Northern Harrier spars with mature Bald Eagle in the National Bison Range, Montana. A pair of harriers were having none of this eagles advances.


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Female Northern Harrier in flight at the National Bison Range near Moiese, Montana. This makes two years in a row that I've had these birds at the same location. They put on quite a show!


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Female Northern Harrier in flight at the National Bison Range near Moiese, Montana, USA


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Male Northern Harrier in flight at the National Bison Range near Moiese, Montana, USA


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Male Northern Harrier in flight at the National Bison Range near Moiese, Montana, USA


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Male Northern Harrier in flight with rodent kill and Mission Mountains at the National Bison Range near Moiese, Montana, USA


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Red Tailed Hawk in the Mission Valley, Montana, USA


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Short Eared Owl in flight at Ninepipes WMA with Mission Mountains near Ronan, Montana, USA


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Short Eared Owl at Ninepipes WMA near Ronan, Montana. On the last morning of the trip this owl was very gracious to permit us taking his portrait in the rain.


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Young black bear at the National Bison Range in Moiese, Montana. Literally a few feet away from newborn bison calves. Good thing it wasn't a grizzly.


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Bison with Mission Mountain background at the National Bison Range in Moiese, Montana, USA


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Bison mother with calf at the National Bison Range in Moiese, Montana, USA


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Bison mother with newborn calf at the National Bison Range in Moiese, Montana. Literally born a few minutes before we pulled up in our vehicle. What a treat to witness this new arrival. You can just sense the caring motherhood in this females eyes.


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Bison mother with newborn calf at the National Bison Range in Moiese, Montana, USA


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Bison mother with calf at the National Bison Range in Moiese, Montana, USA


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Calypso Orchid in the Mission Mountains, Montana, USA


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The Northern Lights shine over Whitefish Lake and the Whitefish Range in Whitefish, Montana. I'm sure you have all seen many of these images from an incredible evening.


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The Northern Lights shine bright in Whitefish, Montana. First, the solar eclipse and then a major aurora event. It has been quite the spring of 2024!


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The Northern Lights shine bright in Whitefish, Montana, USA


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Evening light from Whitefish Lake City Beach in Whitefish, Montana, USA


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Evening light from Whitefish Lake City Beach on Big Mountain in Whitefish, Montana, USA


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Oregon Grape on wet day in spring in Whitefish, Montana, USA


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Oregon Grape on wet day in spring in Whitefish, Montana, USA


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Oregon Grape on wet day in spring in Whitefish, Montana, USA


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Cable Car on Columbus Avenue at night in San Francisco, California, USA


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Saint Peter and Paul Church in Washington Square at dusk in San Francisco, California, USA


Chuck Haney Outdoor Photography
608 Pine Pl.
Whitefish MT 59937

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406 862-0521

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406-261-0354

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