Around mid-month, we post the five most popular photos or videos that appeared in the previous thirty days on IDAHO magazine’s Facebook page.
March 16 to April 15, 2018
3/27: This beautiful polka-dotted horse is Mr. B, a 34-year old registered Appaloosa who belongs to my sister. He is perfectly camouflaged for this time of year! ~Photo by Carol’s Pictures, carolspictures.smugmug. com Reach: 34,549
4/8: Shoshone Falls is having another banner year! This was today. ~Video by Colin Randolph. Note: this video is similar to the one posted on the magazine’s Facebook page—Colin had to take down the actual video, because it was so popular that it overloaded his server, and it also was very popular on our site until then. Reach: 29,777
3/25: Bernard Airstrip at Impassable Canyon on the Middle Fork on the River of No Return, in the Frank Church Wilderness. ~Photo by Lisa Stewart Sullivan.
3/16: Thought you might like these. Supercell with a hail core and Mammatus clouds are probably my most favorite clouds. I wanted to get under the birds but couldn’t quite manage it as the sun was setting fast, they were in a hurry to head out. This was near Minidoka. ~Photo by Kurt Wilcox. Reach 19,899
3/24: If you’re standing here, where in the world are you, and what does it mean? ~Photo by Bob Manzer. Reach: 17,980
February 16 to March 15, 2018
2/27: Caution! Kitty cats on the prowl. I ran into these cougars over the weekend just south of the Grandjean pullout. I had my tripod set up taking photos of the river, the dog was doing her thing and we had been out there for close to an hour. The big cat caught my eye first, so I took these pictures then realized I had my 10-22 (wide angle) lens on. I dropped my pack to get my 24-105 out and the big one came down the ridge towards us. I freaked out, yelling at my dog who thought I was playing a game and running all around. Ooohh, I could have beaten her. I got her safe and looked back and they were gone. The encounter was short—but absolutely incredible. ~Photos by Tyler Lambert. Reach: 17.223
3/11: Aurora Borealis winks and dances along the horizon at Pack River.
~Photo by Kari Ell. Reach: 14,309
3/14: A drone’s eye view of Shoshone Falls over the weekend.
~Photo by Kevin Oliverson. Reach: 14.005
2/27: A couple of sturgeon investigate the photographer near Hagerman.
~Photo by Michelle Chadd. Reach: 13,911.
3/1: Sometimes you have to go looking for wildlife. Sometimes it comes looking for you.
~Photo by Tiffany Hansen. Reach: 13,376.
January 15 to February 15, 2018
1/31: The “Blood Moon,” Blue Moon and lunar eclipse as seen from the Boise Depot in the wee hours today. ~Photos by Dave Morales, Avril Studios. People reached: 54,361.
1/29: Sad news from McCall’s Winter Carnival: this beautiful ice sculpture of a musher and dogs was destroyed in the middle of the night this past weekend by thoughtless clods who doubtlessly thought they were pretty clever. We are happy to have a photo of it to remember its beauty. I thought the lead dog beautifully captured the joy of sled dogs doing what they love. ~Photo by Carol Lewis. People reached: 43,193
Note: This same photo was posted earlier in the month, before the vandalism, and reached 28,857 people.
1/29: There was a terrible traffic jam in Albion last weekend. Be careful if you’re traveling through the area. ~Video by Carol Warr. 39,941 partial and full views.
2/10: Sunrise on the beach. Middle Fork of the Salmon River ~Photo by Link Jackson. People reached: 22,962.
2/7: Waterfowl dumped near Kuna Butte. Your help is needed with this investigation. Someone knows who did this – maybe you? Idaho Fish and Game Southwest Region. People reached: 16,662.