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Your Outdoor Photos: February 2024

The Inland Northwest is full of flora, fauna, waters, scenery and active people out to savor it all. Please visit this gallery regularly to share photos of your wild experiences, learning moments, hot discoveries, favorite trips. Help us build a visual tour of what's so great about the outdoors in this region through all four seasons. This photo gallery will be an inspiration to some people. To others it will be a reminder of why we love to live here – and get outside as much as possible.

NOTE: Before photos show up in the reader photo gallery, they must be approved by an editor. If yours does not show up immediately, fear not. The only likely delay is that an editor has not had a chance to approve new photo submissions yet. Thanks for participating!

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Photos in This Album

  • Spring is just around the corner on Turnbull as these two Hooded Mergansers were courting a female won't be long now. Taken Feb 21 2024.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Nothing beats a good willow breakfast for this wintering moose on a wet morning on Turnbull. Taken Feb 21 2024.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • Frozen mud puddle, Stateline Road, December 27, 2023

    Photographer: David Dowers

  • 89.5% waxing gibbous moon

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Red Shafted Northern Flicker perched in a tree on a rainy morning.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Northern Flicker woodpecker on a rainy morning.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Male House Finch on a rainy morning.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • American robin on a rainy morning.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • River Otters breaking thru the ice, posing for picture. Spokane River near Seven Mile. 2/17/24

    Photographer: Mark Hendrickson

  • River Otter running across the ice on the Spokane River near Seven Mile. 2/17/24

    Photographer: Mark Hendrickson

  • Big Sky country, Montana, 2-18-24

    Photographer: Ron Patton

  • 82.9% Waxing Gibbous Moon

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Coming at you! (I was at the far end of the pond and he flew directly up and over me.) Trumpeter Swan, Turnbull Refuge, Middle Pine Pond ten days ago

    Photographer: Jerry R O L W E S

  • 65.6% Waxing Gibbous Moon.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Robin eating the fruit of a mountain-ash.

    Photographer: Steven Leachman

  • 52.4% waxing moon at noon.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Goldeneye taking a run for it, 2-14-24, Pend Oreille River

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • High Selkirk Mountains view, 2-13-24

    Photographer: Ron Patton

  • 33.8% waxing crescent moon.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Blue Heron along Spokane River at Riverside State Park. 2/13/24

    Photographer: Mark Hendrickson

  • 23% waxing crescent moon.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • On a early February winter birding trip to Arizona I found the most popular bird in the American Southwest the Roadrunner it stopped for a second and gave me a shot. Taken Feb 6 2023 South of Tuson Arizona.

    Photographer: Buck Domitrovich Cheney W.A.

  • American robin in the rain.

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • A Scottish Highlander enjoying some sun in Pend Oreille County, 2-9-24

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • A Goldeneye duck breaking the water after a dive, Pend Oreille River, 2-9-24

    Photographer: Nia Patton

  • Bald Eagles sparring at Saltese Flats. 2/6/24

    Photographer: Mark Hendrickson

  • Geese taking flight from pond at Saltese Flats. 2/6/24

    Photographer: Mark Hendrickson

  • Squirrel in the clump river birch

    Photographer: Mary Jo Stauner

  • Latah Creek was full up and the mist was hanging low on this walk through Vinegar Flats at the beginning of February

    Photographer: Melaine Williams

  • River otter atop the ice after he ate his catch, Turnbull Refuge, Friday 2-2-24

    Photographer: Jerry Rolwes

  • River otter enjoying a fish atop the ice at Turnbull Refuge Friday 2-2-24

    Photographer: Jerry Rolwes

  • Sunrise from the first week of February. Taken from the Centennial Trail in Kendall Yards

    Photographer: John Wehrer

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