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Each month, we post the five most popular photos or videos that appeared in the previous thirty days on IDAHO magazine’s Facebook page.

 

September 16 to October 15, 2018

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First Place, Julie Conrad. Reach: 83,274.
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Second Place, Kandi Gumm. Reach: 66,170.
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Third Place, Stacy Ross. Reach: 48,439.
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Fourth Place, Erik Kaminski. Reach: 46,557.
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Fifth Place, Kevin Oliverson, Magic Valley Camera Club. Reach: 43,645.
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First

10/10: The first snowfall of the year in McCall was yesterday morning where it collided with the autumn colors along the river. ~Photo by Julie Conrad. Reach: 83,274

Second

10/15: Along Highway 55 near Banks ~Photo by Kandi Gumm. Reach: 66,170

Third

10/9: Standing on the bridge at Highway 55 looking up Highway 17, aka Banks/Lowman Rd., South Fork of the Payette at Banks. ~Photo by Stacy Ross. Reach: 48,439

Fourth

10/7: Fall color is at its peak along the Little Salmon River between Meadows Valley and Pinehurst. ~Photo by Erik Kaminski. Reach: 46,557.

Five

10/7: The Tetons are starting to put on their October spectacle. Magic Valley Camera Club
~Photo by Kevin Oliverson. Reach: 43,645.

 

August 16 to September 15, 2018

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First Place, Erik Kaminsky
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Second Place, Kari Ell
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Third Place, Kerry Buxton
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Fourth Place, René Kaiser-Riley
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Fifth Place, Erik Kaminsky
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First

8/30: The Salmon River off the Manning Bridge east of Riggins. ~Photo by Erik Kaminski. Reach: 84,330

Second

8/25: Bloom Peak in the Shoshone Mtn Range. Wishing you a magnificent good night! ~Photo by Kari Ell. Reach: 59,213

Third

8/28: Guess what???? It’s snowing on the Teton Mountain Range east of Driggs! September isn’t even here yet! ~Photo by Kerry Buxton. Reach 42,425

Fourth

8/23: Wonder why it’s so dark all day lately? Here’s the sun sinking into the smoke layers in the Treasure Valley last night. ~Photo by René Kaiser-Riley. Reach: 26,045

Fifth

8/21: Some say the best way to see Idaho is between a horse’s ears. Central Idaho ~Photo by Erik Kaminski. Reach: 25,931

 

July 16 to August 15, 2018

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First Place, Desirae Beason.
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Second Place, Thom Uecker.
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Third Place, Debbie Kane Napierskie.
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Fourth Place, Clint Moerer.
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Fifth Place, Debbie Kane Napierskie.
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First

This is raw beauty. This was taken south of McCall, Idaho on Highway 55. We waited almost an hour to pass. Once we were piloted through, we saw these amazing wildland firefighters that had just come down from the mountain. I caught this image with my iPhone in between the defrost strips of our truck’s back window! It was more than 100 degrees yesterday, and they spent another long day out fighting the fires! Thank you!!! ~Photo by Desirae Beason. Reach: 252,569

Second

Have had this shot in mind for quite awhile now. Here is the Milky Way over the Rainbow Bridge on Hwy 55 just north of Smith’s Ferry. Built in 1933 it is the largest single span bridge in Idaho and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by Charles A. Kyle, it cost $74,000. Part of a major effort by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat economic crisis, the Idaho Bureau of Highways received $8 million dollars between 1933-1934 for emergency road projects. Hwy 55 still had a gravel section as late as 1938. Here is a link for Thom if you’re looking for a print. He owns all rights to the photo, so please go to him directly. https://www.thomueckerphotography.com/ ~Photo and information by Thom Uecker. Reach: 56,727

Third

The Rattlesnake Creek fire, located on the west side of Highway 95 near mm 184 and south of Pollock in the Nez Perce National Forest, was reported shortly after 12:02 p.m. yesterday. If you’re going through that area, be sure to check for updates before you go. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5999/ ~Photo by Debbie Kane Napierskie. Reach: 55,559

Fourth

A remarkable sunset in Kimberly. Magic Valley Camera Club. ~Photo by Clint Moerer. Reach: 44,879.

Fifth

The sun sliding along the Main Salmon near Riggins, kissing “good night” to the hills along the way. ~Photo by Debbie Kane Napierskie. Reach: 37,195.

 

June 16 to July 15, 2018

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First Place, Julie Conrad.
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Second Place, Julie Conrad.
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Third Place, Lisa Sullivan.
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Fourth Place, submitted by Kitty Fleischman, public domain.
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Fifth Place, Erik Kaminski.
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First

6/26: Heading up toward Lick Creek Summit near McCall. ~Photo by Julie Conrad. Reach: 69,424

Second

7/15: A lazy day on the North Fork of the Payette River. ~Photo by Julie Conrad. Reach; 49, 943

Third

7/11: The Salmon River winding along near Shoup. ~Photo by Lisa Sullivan. Reach: 33,745

Fourth

7/3: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IDAHO! We’re 128 years old today, but we don’t look a day over 127, right? Thank you President Benjamin Harrison. Our population on July 3, 1890, was 88,548. By the time of the Centennial in 1990 it was 1.012 million, while today it is 1.717 million. Who remembers the Centennial just a few years ago…well, ok, 28 years ago, but time does fly? What did you do to celebrate? ~Photo public domain. Reach: 26,533

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7/9: A spectacular summer view from the top of White Bird Grade. ~Photo by Erik Kaminski. Reach: 24,093.

 

May 16 to June 15, 2018

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First Place, Carolyne Goff.
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Second Place, ITD, submitted by William Swenson.
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Third Place, Charlene Aycock.
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Fourth Place, Sharon Breshears.
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Fifth Place, Sharon Breshears.
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6/12: Rattlesnake in Magic Reservoir the other day! I have a post with this pic and many locals say they’ve experienced rattlers in the reservoir and they’re aggressive! They’ll chase after you and try to crawl up your boat and legs, etc! I had no idea and I’ve had my kids swimming in there for years! I’m trying to let people know—wish I had known yrs ago, I wouldn’t have had my toddler at the time swimming around in there! ~Photo by Carolyne Goff. Reach: 145,821.

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6/11: Taken today (by Idaho Transportation Department) at 7:51 a.m. at 5,262 feet level on Lolo Pass. Thanks for sharing! Anybody up for a drive? ~Sent in by William Swanson. Reach: 124,090

Third

5/20: The laser light show at Shoshone Falls ran for three nights last week. They’re hoping to make it an annual event. ~Photo by Charlene Aycock. Reach: 65,764

Fourth

5/22: Early morning in the Snake River Canyon. ~Photo by Sharon Breshears. Reach: 38,256

Fifth

6/11: Despite the gorgeous hues in the photo, you can’t be blue at Redfish Lake. ~Photo by Sharon Breshears. Reach: 29,706

 

April 16 to May 15, 2018

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First Place, Mike Terry
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Second Place, Photo by Link Jackson, linkjacksonart.com
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Third Place, Dick Morris
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Fourth Place, Anna Kirkpatrick
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Fifth Place, Lindy Bauer
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5/15: A priceless view of Idaho’s side of the Tetons from the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway. ~Photo by Mike Terry. Reach: 36,948

Second

5/12: The Lonely Road – this in the Big Lost River Valley. ~Photo by Link Jackson, linkjacksonart.com Reach: 29,050

Third

4/23: Big Southern Butte in the Idaho desert east of Arco. Few will remember 16-inch naval rifles manufactured at Pocatello that were railroaded here for proof firing into the side of the butte during WWII. ~Photo by Dick Morris. Reach: 17,684

Fourth

4/30: Another of those darned traffic jams. Driggs.~Photo by Anna Kirkpatrick. Reach: 17,225

Fifth

5/2: The Sunshine Mine accident took place 46 years ago today. This monument is near Kellogg, placed in memory of the 91 lives that were lost that day. ~Photo by Lindy Bauer. Reach: 15,503

 

March 16 to April 15, 2018

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First Place, Carol's Pictures, carolspictures.smugmug. com
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Second Place, Colin Randolph
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Third Place, Lisa Stewart Sullivan
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Fourth Place, Kurt Wilcox
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Fifth Place, Bob Manzer
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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

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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

 

Third

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.
Reach: 20,716

Fourth

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

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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

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First Place, Tyler Lambert.
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Second Place, Kari Ell.
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Third, Kevin Oliverson.
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Fourth, Michelle Chadd.
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Fifth, Tiffany Hansen.
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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

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3/11: Aurora Borealis winks and dances along the horizon at Pack River.
~Photo by Kari Ell. Reach: 14,309

Third

3/14: A drone’s eye view of Shoshone Falls over the weekend.
~Photo by Kevin Oliverson. Reach: 14.005

Fourth

2/27: A couple of sturgeon investigate the photographer near Hagerman.
~Photo by Michelle Chadd. Reach: 13,911.

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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

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First Place, Dave Morales
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Second Place, Carol Lewis
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Third Place, Carol Warr (see video below)
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Fourth Place, Link Jackson
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Fifth Place, Idaho Fish and Game
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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Fourth

2/10: Sunrise on the beach. Middle Fork of the Salmon River ~Photo by Link Jackson. People reached: 22,962.

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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.