Photos

See the landscapes that a border wall would bisect
See the landscapes that a border wall would bisect
Terrain along the Mexico border ignores the man-made divide.
Relics of Montana’s everyday past
Relics of Montana’s everyday past
Abstract photos offer an unsentimental beauty.
Planes, pits & snowmobiles: how scientists get good data
Planes, pits & snowmobiles: how scientists get good data
A day in the field as researchers wring water data from Colorado’s snowpack.
Agua Pura
Agua Pura
Winners of the HCN reader photography contest
Hidden camera traps capture wildlife in Wyoming
Hidden camera traps capture wildlife in Wyoming
An ecologist uses a scientific tool for artistic purposes.
Inside the transient world of mushroom pickers
Inside the transient world of mushroom pickers
People spend months scouring forest floors for money-making fungi in the Pacific Northwest.
Marijuana in Washington: The long road to legalization
Marijuana in Washington: The long road to legalization
Over a year later, officials are navigating thorny legal issues from taxes to licensure.
Photographs of open-air cremation in Colorado
Photographs of open-air cremation in Colorado
As eco-minded baby boomers age, they’re seeking alternatives to modern funerals.
Ranch Diaries: An East Coast visitor adds some perspective
Ranch Diaries: An East Coast visitor adds some perspective
Sometimes hosting an outsider is the perfect reboot.
A bull trout reintroduction in Oregon proves what’s possible
A bull trout reintroduction in Oregon proves what’s possible
The ambitious effort brings a threatened predator back to the Clackamas watershed.
New perspective from Edward Abbey on the river
New perspective from Edward Abbey on the river
Review of ‘The Hidden Canyon: A River Journey’ by John Blaustein
Focusing in on arthropods of the West
Focusing in on arthropods of the West
Up-close portraits of jumping spiders, beetles, Mormon crickets and other creepy-crawlies essential to our ecosystems.
Janet Kessler: The urban coyote watcher
Janet Kessler: The urban coyote watcher
This San Franciscan has spent the last decade tracking, studying, documenting, and generally enjoying the heck out of her favorite neighbor.
A photographer traces footsteps of an early-20th century predecessor
A photographer traces footsteps of an early-20th century predecessor
Review of “Wyoming Revisited: Rephotographing the Scenes of Joseph E. Stimson” by Michael A. Amundson.
A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another
A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another
Photos of the communities for and against the proposed Washington port.
Photos and recordings of Pacific Northwest and Southeast Alaska
Photos and recordings of Pacific Northwest and Southeast Alaska
Review of “Wilderness” by Debra Bloomfield.
Tribal fishing on the Klamath River
Tribal fishing on the Klamath River
Photographs of sturgeon, steelhead, salmon and lamprey fishing.
On the road with America’s sightseers
On the road with America’s sightseers
A photographer looks at three decades of tourism.
Photographs and writing on Yellowstone wildlife
Photographs and writing on Yellowstone wildlife
Review of “Yellowstone Wildlife: Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.”
A giant resort overshadows a tiny Colorado town
A giant resort overshadows a tiny Colorado town
A teacher's perspective of big changes to a small town.
American boondockers
American boondockers
Surprising photographs of people who live in their vehicles, from the Cascades to the Rockies.
Photographs of American histories
Photographs of American histories
Sites where gruesome, beautiful and bizarre events have taken place in Western history and film.
Beautiful yet harrowing photos of urban sprawl
Beautiful yet harrowing photos of urban sprawl
Review of ‘Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain’ by Michael Light.