"Miss Montana" Pilot Jeff Whitesell adjusts the C-47 airplane's propeller governor before the second test flight of the World War II era plane at the Missoula International Airport on May 13, 2019. "Miss Montana" journeyed to Normandy to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day after several safe test flights.
Maya Waller, 7, shows off her "mud fashion" while helping her family garden in their plot at the Siren Road Community Gardens in Missoula, Montana, May 30, 2020. The new community garden is the first of its kind in west Missoula.
Noelle Huser looks up from a bathtub filled with black water during a promotional shoot for Headband The Band in Missoula, Montana, Aug. 20, 2019.
Full Circle Vintage Owner and boot-finder Joey Medina in his Lockhart shop, June 30, 2023. Medina travels across Texas and the United States collecting vintage cowboy boots to repair and resell, giving them a second life and preserving Texas history. “When I find an old vintage pair of boots, I always have the idea and the thought, ‘If only boots could tell a story,’” said Medina. “With all the distressing and the wear, I just wonder what happened.”
Edric Tiamzon at the Mobash Skate Park in Missoula, Montana, Sept. 9, 2019. Tiamzon came to school at UM knowing that the skate culture in Missoula would help him grow as a skater.
St. Louis Zoo President and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Bonner smiles as sea lions swim overhead in The Holekamp Aqua Tunnel below the zoo's Sea Lion Sound on March 22, 2021. Bonner announced Wednesday morning he will retire at the end of the year after leading the organization for 19 years. He was instrumental in many of the zoo's modernizations, including the polar and grizzly bear exhibits, the Elephant Woods and the Sea Lion Sound.
Jamari Wilson, Crockett High School, Aug. 2, 2023. Photographed for the Austin American-Statesman's Face off the Field series.
University of Montana student Claire Shinner sits in the grass on Mount Sentinel above the campus, Oct. 1, 2019.
University of Montana MFA candidate Stephanie Dishno runs her fingers over the small cracks in her piece "A Memoir." Dishno filled the cracks in her over-sized ceramic busts in with gold leaf, to emphasize the imperfections.
The Fertile Crescent Trombonist Mitchell Bailey plays in the backyard of his home in Missoula, Montana, Aug. 28, 2023.
"Wild" podcast host Chris Morgan with ten-month old Karelian Bear Dog puppy, Traveler, at the Wind River Bear Institute in Florence, Montana, Oct. 19, 2019. The Bear Dogs are used to deter bears from interacting with humans, keeping both bears and humans safe.
Brad Harthun tailgates outside of Washington-Grizzly Stadium, Sept. 1, 2018, ahead of the Montana Grizzlies' game against the University Northern Iowa Harthun has not missed a Griz game in 15 years.
Kate Brainerd runs across the beach in Bandon, Oregon, Sept. 19, 2021.