Montana Photographer Publishes An All-Wild 30-Year Retrospective
MONTANA LIVING — Wildlife photographer Donald Jones has released a new photography book on Montana, "Wild Montana."
Jones' photos have been featured on more than 800 magazine covers, and he's worked with everyone from Newsweek to Field and Stream. Long known for his stunning, all-wild images, Jones proudly presents his home state in a beautiful, large-format career retrospective from Farcountry Press.
In Jones’ Wild Montana, Jones, finds that even after 30 years, “the list of photo subjects that I pursue continually grows with every adventure I take. However, what hasn’t changed is my curiosity and my appetite to observe and document all the wild creatures I come in contact with in my travels.”
For his eleventh book, Jones wanted something special that not only showcased his elite work but also represented the state he loves. "Pulling images for this book was no easy chore,” he says, “but, I tried my best to cover all four corners of our beautiful state." Gathering much of Jones’ favorite photos from his accomplished career, Wild Montana features images widely published across several photo books and national periodicals, now all in one gorgeous volume.
The results are candid images of Montana’s wild creatures, all in their natural habitats, and the spectacular scenery they call home. Images are accompanied with often-humorous captions that offer nuggets of natural history and personal tales, inviting readers to experience moments in the life of a wildlife photographer.
"In most of the captions, I tried to include an anecdote or two about the particular image, which I hope readers find entertaining as well as informative," Jones said.
About DON JONES
Award-winning wildlife photographer Donald M. Jones has called Montana home for over thirty-six years. An obsession that began as a young boy with binoculars swaying from his neck and a bird book wedged in his back pocket, off to find adventure where he could in suburban Chicago, eventually drew Don to the vast wilderness of Montana.
Here, Jones' overwhelming passion for the outdoors and photography led to living his dream as a full-time wildlife photographer since 1993. His work has taken him from the Artic to deserts, from swamps to mountains, and everywhere in between—but his first love is for his home state, wonderfully diverse in its abundant wildlife and habitats.
Jones resides in the small northwestern Montana town of Troy, Montana.