MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Going Up In The Country

Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has been at it again. Here are some great landscape and animal shots (wild and domestic) from a couple of recent jaunts into the countryside.

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Signs Of Spring

A good indicator that spring has arrived is the appearance of animals that have either gone south in the fall or the emergency of those that have made themselves scarce during the long winter. Canada geese are among the former and moose the latter. Bald eagles, however, can be counted in both groups. Some winter along the Red River of the North, while others escape the cold temperatures for several months of the year. Here’s some of what photographer Michael Bogert has seen since spring has officially arrived.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Twin Cities Zoos

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons has an eye for wildlife, so it’s no surprise that he recently visited the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley and the Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul. The Minnesota Zoo, which opened in May 1978, is a state agency that has been a destination home to more than 4,700 animals — many endangered — in award-winning exhibits since its opening. The Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory are located in Como Park and are owned by the city of St. Paul and are a division of St. Paul Parks and Recreation. It was established in 1897 with the donation of three deer, and today has 25 animal habitats featuring orangutans, gorillas, giraffes, lions, tigers and more. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.