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Photography Western Montana is Picture Perfect

Western Montana is Picture Perfect

It’s hard not to see a photo in every direction when you’re in Montana, an infinite gallery regardless of the season—the sunlight-filtered golds of autumn aspens, pure white snow against bluebird skies, wildflower-filled meadows in the springtime and summer’s sparkling waters. Western Montana is a photographer’s paradise, with panoramic vistas, scenic overlooks, lake sunsets, stoic wildlife and the jagged peaks and sweeping valleys of Glacier National Park—a travel photographers dream. We even have a photography school right here in Missoula, where nature nurtures the craft.

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Featured Listings

Art at the Barn in Western Montana.

Art at the Barn

233 Whitepine Creek Road
Trout Creek, MT 59874

406.827.7300

Dropstone Outfitting in Western Montana.

Dropstone Outfitting

4365 U.S. Highway 89
Choteau, MT 59422

406.289.0863

Glacier National Park in Western Montana.

Glacier National Park

64 Grinnell Drive
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.888.7800

Glacier Outdoor Center in Western Montana.

Glacier Outdoor Center

12400 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.888.5454

Glacier Park Boat Company in Western Montana.

Glacier Park Boat Company

282 Sunrise Creek Loop
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

406.257.2426

Glacier Raft Company in Western Montana.

Glacier Raft Company

106 Going-to-the-Sun Road
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.888.5454

Kandahar Lodge in Western Montana.

Kandahar Lodge

3824 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

406.862.6098

Mills Wilderness Adventures of MT in Western Montana.

Mills Wilderness Adventures of MT

1 Hogan Street
Augusta, MT 59410

406.562.3576

Montana House in Western Montana.

Montana House

198 Apgar Loop Road, Apgar Village
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.888.5393

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant in Western Montana.

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant

69286 U.S. Highway 93
Charlo, MT 59824

406.644.2588

North Forty Resort in Western Montana.

North Forty Resort

3765 State Highway 40 W.
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

800.775.1740

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort in Western Montana.

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort

190 State Highway 135
Paradise, Montana 59856

406.826.3150

Radius Gallery in Western Montana.

Radius Gallery

120 North Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59802

406.541.7070

Red Bus Tours of Glacier National Park in Western Montana.

Red Bus Tours of Glacier National Park

Throughout Glacier National Park
West Glacier, MT

855.733.4522

Rich Ranch in Western Montana.

Rich Ranch

939 Cottonwood Lakes Road
Seeley Lake, Montana 59868

800.532.4350

River Meadow Ranch in Western Montana.

River Meadow Ranch

3195 W. Valley Drive
Whitefish, MT 59937

410.365.9587

Snowy Springs Outfitters Inc. in Western Montana.

Snowy Springs Outfitters Inc.

15600 U.S. Highway 2 E.
Essex, MT 59916

406.226.9225

St. Mary/East Glacier KOA Holiday in Western Montana.

St. Mary/East Glacier KOA Holiday

106 West Shore Road
St. Mary, MT 59417

406.732.4122

Summit Mountain Lodge & Steakhouse in Western Montana.

Summit Mountain Lodge & Steakhouse

16900 U.S. Highway 2
East Glacier Park, MT 59434

406.226.9319

Swan Mountain Outfitters in Western Montana.

Swan Mountain Outfitters

12000 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.387.4405

The Glacier Institute in Western Montana.

The Glacier Institute

Glacier National Park Field Camp
Glacier National Park, MT 59903

406.755.1211

The Islander Inn in Western Montana.

The Islander Inn

14729 Shore Acres Drive
Bigfork, MT 59911

406.837.5472

The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc. in Western Montana.

The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc.

2955 State Highway 200
Trout Creek, Montana 59874

888.827.4458

The Raven Bar & Grill in Western Montana.

The Raven Bar & Grill

15321 State Highway 35
Bigfork, MT 59911

406.837.2836

The Resort at Paws Up in Western Montana.

The Resort at Paws Up

40060 Paws Up Road
Greenough, MT 59823

800.473.0601

The Shire of Montana in Western Montana.

The Shire of Montana

9 Hobbit Lane
Trout Creek, Montana 59874

406.827.7200

Triple Creek Ranch in Western Montana.

Triple Creek Ranch

5551 West Fork Road
Darby, MT 59829

406.821.4600

West Glacier Village in Western Montana.

West Glacier Village

200 Going-to-the-Sun Road
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.892.2525

Other Listings

Carrie Ann Photography

  • 225 Sandbox Lane Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • 406.471.5076
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Daly Mansion and Margaret Daly Memorial Arboretum

  • 251 Eastside Highway Hamilton, MT 59840
  • 406.363.6004
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Destinie Fouche Photography

Hazer Live LLC

Iron Shield Creative

Izaak Walton Inn

  • 290 Izaak Walton Inn Road Essex, MT 59916
  • 406.888.5700
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Jaela B. Photography, LLC.

Joanna Adams Photography

Johnson's of St. Mary

  • 21 Red Eagle Trail St Mary, MT 59417
  • 406.732.4207
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Kootenai River Fishing Charters LLC

Lodgepole Gallery

  • 245 U.S. Highway 89 W. and W. Durham Road Browning, MT 59417
  • 406.338.2787
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Northwest Montana History Museum

  • 124 Second Ave. E. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.756.8381
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Stumptown Vintage Photography

  • 118 Central Ave. Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.730.8888
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The Heritage Museum

  • 34067 U.S. Highway 2 Libby, MT 59923
  • 406.293.7521
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The Lodge at Trout Creek

  • 135 Squire Lane S. Trout Creek, MT 59874
  • 406.827.2700
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The Sapphire Shoppe

  • 901 Twelfth Ave. W. Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • 406.260.6460
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