A black bear catches a salmon, causing eggs to squirt out, at Peterson Lake on July 26. The bear then ignored the salmon and ate the eggs before hunting for more fish. (Photo by Steve Hamilton)

A black bear catches a salmon, causing eggs to squirt out, at Peterson Lake on July 26. The bear then ignored the salmon and ate the eggs before hunting for more fish. (Photo by Steve Hamilton)

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A marmot carries beach grass at The National Shrine of St. Thérèse on July 22. (Photo by Paul Dick)

A marmot carries beach grass at The National Shrine of St. Thérèse on July 22. (Photo by Paul Dick)

A bee visits a flower along Twin Lakes on July 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A bee visits a flower along Twin Lakes on July 24. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Moss-covered trees along the Treadwell Ditch Trail on July 29. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Moss-covered trees along the Treadwell Ditch Trail on July 29. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A waterfall flows under a bridge on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on July 29. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A waterfall flows under a bridge on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on July 29. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A pond along the the Treadwell Ditch Trail on July 29. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A pond along the the Treadwell Ditch Trail on July 29. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A wildflower on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on July 29. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A wildflower on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on July 29. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A spruce tree root wad on Lower Montana Creek Trail on July 31. (Photo by George Reifenstein)

A spruce tree root wad on Lower Montana Creek Trail on July 31. (Photo by George Reifenstein)

A wildflower at at Jensen-Olsen on July 30. (Photo by Susan Johnson)

A wildflower at at Jensen-Olsen on July 30. (Photo by Susan Johnson)

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