Bitterroot Rain Shadows

I took this photo in the Bitterroot Valley. It caught my eye because of the deep contrast of the clouds and mountains. The fall and the spring seem to have the most dramatic skies in both the Bitterroot and Flathead valleys. During these seasons, short storms, or “squalls,” seem to come and go all day long.

About the author

My original inspiration for landscape and wildlife photography began in northwestern Wisconsin, where I was raised observing the hilly farm and lake country landscapes. I was drawn to the Rocky Mountains and Montana in the mid 90s, when I relocated to Missoula to pursue photography. I have been fascinated with the land and with photographic opportunity since. I attended the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in 2003 and 2004 and since graduating, have enjoyed incorporating photography into my every day life. I spend virtually all of my spare time outdoors, where the natural world continues to be a source of creative inspiration for me.

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