The Rattlesnake Wilderness is a Special Place
I spend a great deal of time wandering around the Rattlesnake Wilderness just northeast of Missoula, Montana. Many of my favorite images have been taken there.
During every season, people flock to this natural playground for trail running, hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, skiing, fishing, and hunting. Breathtaking sites abound, so it’s no wonder that it’s a recreation destination for so many nature lovers. It is, of course, also host to a plethora of deer, black bears, big horn sheep, elk, coyotes, mountain lions, and moose, alongside countless varieties of birds.
The U-shaped Rattlesnake Wilderness basin is fed by over 50 small creeks running throughout the area, which is also home to Lodgepole Pine, Fir, Ponderosa Pine, and Spruce trees, as well as the more than 30 small glacial lakes.
Several of the images included in my Landscape Gallery capture the rolling Rattlesnake Creek, with moss, stones, and crisp mountain water rushing past (as it gushes down from the Rattlesnake Wilderness). I have taken some liberty in experimenting with color and texture in the digital format, which I think only highlights the magical nature of these photographs. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do.