Aerial photographs from Gazette chief photographer Larry Mayer's Twitter feed.
Canyon Ferry Reservoir along the Missouri River was created by a dam constructed from 1949 to 1954. The 35,200-acre reservoir is one of the most popular year-round lake fisheries in the state. This is a view from the southern end of the reservoir near Townsend looking toward the Big Belt Mountains.
Canyon Ferry Reservoir is seen in this aerial photo from 2010. When officials with the Bureau of Reclamation began holding back water to fill Canyon Ferry Reservoir earlier this month, the Missouri River flow below Holter Dam dropped more than 45 percent in less than a week.
The investigation into a shooting in a South Side home on Sunday night is continuing, according to a press release from Lt. Jeremy House of the Billings Police Detective Division.
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Billings Gazette chief photography editor Larry Mayer provides a few tips to get spectacular aerial photographs even from an airline seat.
Billings Gazette chief photographer Larry Mayer provides a few tips for shooting great portraits even when you don't have a studio.
The Billings Gazette has received six awards in the 2012 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest for Region 10 of the Society of Professional Journalists.
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The Musselshell River, on the right, was larger than the Missouri River in June 2011. The Missouri comes in at the upper left of the photo and makes a bend at the mouth of the Musselshell. Crooked Creek, entering at lower left, also is swollen by floodwater. The road, lower center, leads to …
A wolf, a bear and a bare-naked woman -- Gazette photographer Larry Mayer has seen some unusual sights on his many flights into the airstrip at Schafer Meadows in Montana’s Great Bear Wilderness.
A pile of bear scat showed up near Larry Mayer's campsite one morning.
Mountains rise above the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, lower left, in Montana's Great Bear Wilderness Area.
A doe poses for a picture near the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.
A floater reels in a 12-inch cutthroat trout from the emerald green water of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.
A Cessna hauling rafters approaches the Schafer Meadow airstrip on July 12. The airstrip provides access to the remote Middle Fork of the Flathead River and is the only wilderness airstrip in Montana.
A black bear lumbers across a trail along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in Montana's Great Bear Wilderness Area on July 13.
A sign at the Montana Pilot's Association campground reminds pilots to remove all evidence of their trip to the Schafer Meadows airstrip.
Forest Service horses and mules feed along the fence surrounding the Schafer Meadows airstrip.
A spider waits for some of the plentiful flying insects to strike its web between fence posts at the Schafer Meadows airstrip.