MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Down By The River

Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently took a walk along the Red River and did his best to catch one of these great horned owls in flight but to no avail.

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Paul Bunyan Animal Land

Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently spent some time at Paul Bunyan Animal Land, which is located on U.S. Highway 2 between Bemidji and Cass Lake, Minn. Animal Land is home to nearly 100 animals representing every continent on earth. Some of the animals you can see at Animal Land include lions, tigers, camels, lemurs, kangaroos, raccoons, three species of deer, bobcats, wolves, jackals, coyotes, cavies, coatimundi, skunk, fox, rabbits, reptiles, exotic birds, amazing bugs and various small mammals.

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Summertime Scenes

Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert gets around. Enjoy these shots from the latest Blues on the Red and North Dakota Museum of Arts concerts and bird antics in Minnesota lake country, among others.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — A Medora Weekend

A visit to Medora, N.D., can be memorable. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was there this past weekend, taking in the Medora Musical, a Tigirlily concert and the awesome sights of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Here are just a few of the images that caught his eye. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — A Boat Ride And Hike To Remember

A weekend boat ride and a hike opens up a world of life to Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert.

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Custer State Park

Custer State Park in South Dakota was on the agenda for Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, while on a recent eight-day road trip. Beside viewing some of the park’s wonderful wildlife, they took in Sylvan Lake. Known as the “crown jewel” of Custer State Park, Sylvan Lake offers picnic places, rock climbing, small rental boats, swimming and hiking trails. In Dave’s words: “We had never been to this beautiful lake surrounded by nice rock formations before. We enjoyed walking around the lake and watching people fishing for trout.”

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Peregrine Posturing

Raptor expert Tim Driscoll and his crew were busy at work Monday, banding new peregrine chicks born on the University of North Dakota water tower, and Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was there. The chicks, named Chan, Julie and Carl, were carefully placed in a small dog kennel and lowered to the ground for the banding. The parents, Marv and Terminator, were not happy, and let the crowd of 100-plus onlookers know. They circled the tower and the climbers and constantly voiced their displeasure. The banders weighed and measured the chicks and placed a small metal band on their legs for future identification. The crowd was able to get a closeup look at the chicks before they were returned to the nest at the top of the tower. According to Russ, the falcons “fly unbelievably fast and were not easy to get photos of while in flight.” (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Coulee Cuties

Grand Forks photography recently took a stroll along the English Coulee in Grand Forks a day after a storm rolled through and captured these spectacular shots.

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Outdoor Potpourri

 

Here are some of Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert’s latest outdoor shots, taken over the past week or so.

MICHAEL BOGERT: Photo Gallery — Birds Of A Feather

There isn’t a better time of the year than spring for bird watchers in the Northland. Not only are the migrants returning home after wintering down South, they are also raising new families. Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert shares these recent shots taken in the Red River Valley.