A Loon father gently offers an insect to his hungry, two-day-old chick. Photographed on a small lake in western Montana.
Like our own fingerprints, the pattern of golden flecks on each long-toed salamander are unique - not to mention beautiful.
A male black bear (right) cautiously greets a female nose to nose. During spring the young couple will travel together for a few days before parting ways again. (Note - these are two wild and free-ranging back bears.)