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These 15 Photos Of Idaho Wildlife Are Simply Stunning

As much a wildlife haven as it is a sprawling, breathtaking wilderness frontier, Idaho is home to over 300 species of animals in the panhandle alone — from tiny woodland creatures, big game, and magnificent raptors, to our waterways and forest floors bursting with wildlife of every size imaginable.

Idaho is unique in that whether strolling through a city park or exploring Idaho’s remote landscape, it typically doesn’t take much waiting to have a heart-stopping encounter with a magnificent creature of some kind; but occasionally, a talented Idaho photographer will capture the moment in spectacular vividness. A special thank you to the keen eyes and incredible photographic talents of the artists whose photos who’ve we’ve included in this list — they’ll make you fall in love with Idaho all over again.

Idaho is incredible. Do you have any wildlife photos or encounter stories to share? Let us know in the comments!

Super-rad musician, scholar, and Idaho native who has loves basking in Idaho sunsets and indulging in spontaneous nature walks across the state.