There’s an old Montana adage that says, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes. It will probably change”. Having lived in Montana for many years, I know this to be true. As a photographer, my camera is always ready for the unpredictable faces of Mother Nature.

Please join me on a spectacular photo tour that captures both the fury and magnificence of Montana weather. Breathe deep as a raging mountain snowstorm surrenders to the tranquility of blue skies, experience the shocking colors that magically appear in a July sunset, savor the quiet intrigue of a pre-dawn moonset, feel the unsettling nature of sinister thunderstorm clouds that loom in the distance and witness the unusual diffused colors of a smoky wildfire sunset.

Montana’s big skies are nothing short of spectacular but it’s the exciting unpredictability of weather that demands a continuing awareness and lasting appreciation by those that live here. The following images reflect the amazing beauty and mysteries of Montana weather.

Click on the Wild Weather link below to view the images.