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About me: I live south of Missoula, Montana on the west side of the Bitterroot valley. Many of my photos are taken here in western Montana, but also around the world. I love being outdoors. I hike, bike, fish, hunt, ski and ALWAYS take photos. As much time as I spend outdoors, one needs to eat. You might see photos of food on these treks as I explore the sights, flora and fauna.

I use a Canon 7D and 5D Mark III (with a few lenses and tripods) and shoot in RAW. I process my photos into JPG with Adobe Lightroom with as few adjustments as possible.

Blogs and Social Media links:
Read my online articles at Merle's Outdoor Recreation Articles on Examiner.comMontana Adventures and Other PlacesWapiti Waters Fly Fishing MontanaGet Out and Get Fit Meal Ideas - Make It and Take It Outdoors"About A Montana View" WebsiteMore Photos: RedBubble - A Montana ViewFollow me on Twitter and Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Digg, Tumblr, Foursquare and Pinterest.

I have a new page on Facebook for A Montana View and my photos