MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Mackinac Island

Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert and his wife, Mary, recently returned from a trip to the Great Lakes area. Among their stops was Mackinac Island, which covers 3.8 square miles in land area in the state of Michigan. It is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

LA VALLEUR COMMUNICATES: Musings By Barbara La Valleur — No News Is Good News: Day 150

A note to Fish readers: On Jan. 2, I began a nutrition plan complete with a certified nutritionist coach. After learning that I’m a journalist and blogger, she invited me to blog about my experiences. The following is the 13th of my weekly blogs. “No news is good news” we often say in my photojournalism profession. So I haven’t felt compelled …

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — New Mexico Majesty

Photographer Mike Bogert was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., at the bottom of the Red River Valley. The Red River was his backyard, and yes, he could see Minnesota from there. He was obsessed with photographing the mountains in and around Alamogordo, N.M., on a recent trip. Here is a small sampling of the multitude of pictures Mike took while there.

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — The Enchanted Highway

Photographer Dave Bruner last week took a trip down The Enchanted Highway, which begins begins at Exit 72 on Interstate 94 near Gladstone, N.D., and terminates 30 miles down the road in the small town of Regent, N.D. Along the way, he photographed each sculpture, which were built by Gary Greff of Regent, starting the project in 1990. Beginning with “Geese in Flight” at Exit 72, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — A Night To Remember

What started out as a trip to capture some images of the sunset Sunday night at Kelly Slough National Wildlife Refuge northwest of Grand Forks turned out to be much that than that for photographer Russ Hons. As Russ was photographing the sunset, he received an alert that the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) might be active after dark. Russ said, “As darkness descended, the northern lights …

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Just Ducky

Most people are suckers for baby ducks. The sight of ducklings can lift hearts and put smiles on faces. Grand Forks photographer Mike Bogert will do just that with this collection of images taken on the English Coulee near the University of North Dakota. Some of these ducklings may have been the ones rescued from a drain sewer recently by UND police.

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — May Snapshots

Photographer Dave Bruner’s landscape images from this past month spark the imagination. Among them, “Milky Way Night on the Prairie of N.D.,” which Dave offers this following description: “I was out until 4 a.m. in the morning on a crystal clear night this week to capture these beautiful shots of the Milky Way. There were meteor showers (falling stars) going on …

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — The Return Trip To Fox Lake

A pair of loons and one of mallards, a great blue heron and an eagle caught the attention of photographer Mike Bogert on a recent trip to Fox Lake in northwestern Minnesota. Fox is located on a chain of lakes connected by the Turtle River. Other lakes on the chain include Lake Beltrami, Big Turtle Lake, Movil Lake and Little Turtle Lake.

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — First Day At The Lake

The first day at the lake in the spring is always an exciting time, and Mike Bogert’s  photos taken this past week will attest to that. The birds were abundant, and the photo opportunities numerous on this northwestern Minnesota lake, making one quickly forget about the lack of television service.

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Duluth At Dusk

Who likes lighthouses? Dave Bruner captured these images of the Canal Park lighthouses in Duluth Harbor, along with the Aerial Lift Bridge with a full moon displayed at sunrise. Scenes such as these are why many photographers come to Duluth and the North Shore area on a regular basis ― to capture striking images. It is a favorite of Dave’s, and is a place he will visit again in …

ERIC BERGESON: Photo Gallery — Southwestern Sights

From Catalina State Park north of Tuscon to Sabino Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains to San Pedro Riparian National Wildlife Refuge east of Sierra Vista to Madera Canyon south of Tucson, photographer Eric Bergeson — aka The Country Scribe — captures many spectacular images of the Southwest. Among them: California poppies, a cactus wren, calliandra shrubs, a group of  women hikers (snowbirds from all over the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Winter Wildlife

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons took advantage of the nice weather the northern Plains and and forest areas have experienced thus far this winter to snap these images of some local wildlife. According to Minnesota and North Dakota wildlife officials, the mild winter has been quite beneficial to most area species. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — West Virginia Views

Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson captured these images recently at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., where he was taking some training classes. The NCTC offers a unique and diverse range of conservation training courses, designed by and for the conservation professional. Topics range from coldwater fish culture to habitat conservation planning, from environmental negotiation to building community support for natural …

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with photographer Jeff Olson. The park straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between North Carolina and Tennessee runs northeast to southwest through the centerline of the park. It is the most visited national park in …