Montana Coffee Table Books

Searching for a gift idea for someone who loves Montana, Glacier National Park or Yellowstone Park? Or perhaps you just need some inspiration to help get you through the dark days of winter before a summer trip to Big Sky Country?

Then perhaps a coffee table book of Montana and it's National Parks is just what's needed. With its abundance of stunning scenery and spectacular National Parks, Montana is photographed by numerous famous photographers. And many of those photographs eventually end up in print, as beautiful coffee table books.

Some of the books listed on this page are older. Other's are difficult to find. Yet I've included them all, since anyone who loves Montana (or knows someone who does), just might find these coffee table books useful.

Photo Books of Montana

Click any of the links or images for more information about each coffee table book. All books available through Amazon.


Along the Trail: A Photographic Essay of Glacier National Park : Come with us on a breathtakingly beautiful exploration of the heart and soul of Glacier National Park and the Northern Rocky Mountains of the United States and Canada. You will be amazed by the dazzling details in these 150 marvelous color photographs by the Late Danny On. This never-before-published treasury of On's work is skillfully woven together by well-known nature writer David Sumner in his text. Published in 1980.    
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Glacier National Park - The First 100 Years : Features more than 200 exquisite landscape and historical photographs, as well as some of the finest artwork of the region and its people, including Charles M. Russell's sun-splashed paintings of Montana scenes, Winold Reiss's extraordinary portraits of the Blackfeet, Monte Dolack's vivid Glacier views, and Mel Ruder's Pulitzer Prize winning photographs. C. W. Guthrie, author of four other books on Glacier National Park, details the astonishing changes the park has undergone since its designation in 1910.    
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Glacier National Park After Dark: Sunset to Sunrise in a Beloved Montana Wilderness : What is there to see in Glacier National Park after the sun goes down? As writer and photographer John Ashley reveals in his newest book, some of Glacier's most awe-inspiring sights are found high above the mountaintops. Readers will marvel at Ashley's spectacular color photographs of favorite Glacier landmarks such as Chief Mountain and St. Mary Lake lit by the Milky Way, northern lights, and a universe of wonders. These images complement Ashley's text, which includes clear explanations of astronomical phenomena, traditional Blackfoot stories, Glacier National Park geology and history, and entertaining tales of his own run-ins with curious critters and park rangers.    
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Glacier on My Mind : More than 140 brilliant color images from renowned photographer Michael Sample, capture the magnificence of Glacier in all its wild splendor.    
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Glacier Unforgettable : Experience Glacier National Park's massive knife-edge peaks, awe-inspiring waterfalls, and broad, powerful glaciers. In 136 stunning photographs, renowned landscape photographer Chuck Haney takes you on a journey through the rugged, storied landscape of the Crown of the Continent, with its boulder-strewn streams, lush valleys of wildflowers, and towering peaks.    
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Montana Unforgettable : From cherry orchards in glorious bloom along Flathead Lake to the annual spectacle of thousands of snow geese descending upon Freezeout Lake, from the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain Front to badlands formations that stir the imagination, and from once endangered trumpeter swans to the iconic bison, this collection of artful photography offers an insider's view into what makes Montana so unforgettable.    
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Montana: Portrait of a State : Over 100 brilliantly colorful photographs by Salvatore Vasapolli portray the spectacular scenery and places throughout Montana. This is the perfect take home souvenir. The rustic charm of Montana's cities and towns are also captured here.    
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Portrait of Jackson Hole & the Tetons : In a Portrait of Jackson Hole & the Tetons, Henry H. Holdsworth introduces you to a Jackson that is spectacular and mysterious. In 131 photographs culled from 25 years of work, Holdsworth covers all aspects of the valley, from Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park to the world-famous ski areas, from the fence-high snowdrifts on the Triangle X Ranch to the National Elk Refuge.    
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Portrait of Paradise : Showcasing the dynamic work of Bozeman photographer Carol Polich, paired with an inspired foreword by Bozeman writer Alan Kesselheim, Portrait of Paradise is a timeless tribute to the grandeur of the Gallatin and Paradise valleys and Yellowstone National Park.    
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Portrait of Yellowstone: Land of Geysers & Grizzlies : For most of the year, photographer David Peterson calls Yellowstone home. He applies his unique style of photography to the land of geysers and grizzlies. He seeks to capture Yellowstone's many moods, from the vistas of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone to the landscapes of Mammoth Hot Springs. Engaging wildlife photographs and aerial shots complete this Portrait of Yellowstone.    
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Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks : Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks captures the breathtaking landscape and wildlife of one of America's most renowned regions. More than 275 photographs-from some of the country's best nature photographers-recreate the adventure and grandeur of this area that combines the world's greatest collection of geothermal features, some of the West's most spectacular mountains and its best wildlife viewing areas.    
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The Montana Cowboy: Legends of the Big Sky Country : This elegant book pays tribute to the cattleman's way of life, and ultimately, the Montana cowboy. These mixed-luck, big-hearted folks have been galloping along the ranges of the Big Sky State, pushing cattle for over a hundred years. Through the lens of David R. Stoecklein, these cowboys, with their rich culture and untamed country, triumphantly come into focus to show the world what they are all about.    
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea : America's national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. In this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world's first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres.    
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Wyoming : Wyoming has always exemplified the West. Now as part of the new fully redesigned state book series, photographer Russell Lamb offers a fresh perspective on the Wyoming landscape. Featuring vivid images from Yellowstone, Devil's Tower, and the Grand Tetons, Wyoming captures the heart of Western heritage.    
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Yellowstone & Grand Teton Wildlife Portfolio : Sudden sightings of wildlife are part of the excitement for visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. But most people are there only in the summer. Beautiful, amusing, and artistic, Holdsworth's photographs take readers into all corners of the parks, in all seasons.    
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