Welcome to the Montana Panoramic Gallery!
Montana Panoramic an ongoing collection of photographs by Craig W. Hergert. Beginning in 1997, this collection of vast landscapes, mountain ranges, wilderness, rivers, parks, towns, wildlife, hunting and fishing images from all over the great state of Montana has grown to thousands of images, and continues to grow each day. Craig is a freelance photographer whose work is on display in galleries and businesses throughout the nation, and in private
collections all over the world.
Born and raised in Colorado, New Mexico and Montana, Craig was a budding artist from a young age - drawing, painting, and photographing the ranches, mountains and rivers he wandered as a child. He studied art and graphic design at MSU while working at a local bronze foundry, and landed his first job with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks that had him roaming the state building interpretative centers at state parks. His passion for artistic creation blossomed, and he dreamed of making a living as a working artist. Craig continued to hone his craft while working in newspaper printing, construction, and retail marketing. In 2003, he took the leap and pursued photography full-time - he’s never looked back. He has won several international photography awards and was also given the Montana’s Treasured Artist award in 2008 by the Montana Secretary of State. When not hanging with his family, rebuilding old cabins, playing music, or traveling and hiking in search of the next photograph, Craig lives with his wife and two sons in Bozeman.
Few images capture the grandeur of Mon- tana—big sky, big land, big mountains, big everything—as well as Bozeman photographer Craig Hergert’s panoramic photographs. In his newest coffee-table book, Hergert takes viewers on a journey to 26 areas from Glacier National Park to Ekalaka. We almost don’t want to recommend this stunning photogra- phy collection, because anyone who sees it will want to immediately move to Montana.
Montana Outdoors Magazine - Nov.-Dec. 2023
- “Montana Panoramic: Transparent in the Backlight” Craig W. Hergert. Essays by Shann Ray.
"He is an artist of uncommon acumen, his eye attuned to visions of great magnitude alongside the specific substrata of both the human and the wild, flora, fauna, land and sky, the face of a wildflower or the neck of a swan, captured and given to those of us graced to witness his craft."
- SHANN RAY - 2022 - from the foreword to the new book "Montana Panoramic: Transparent in the Backlight"
"Craig does a masterful job of capturing a timeless feeling in all of his breathtaking images. He has spent thousands of days getting up before dawn to climb to just the right location, so that when the sun comes up and before the lifts turn on, he will get that magic photo that will excite you and make you want to experience freedom of your own."
- WARREN MILLER - 2012 - excerpt from "Montana Skiing The Last Best Place"
"Hergert’s panoramics seem to capture the entirety of a scene, from subtle differences in topography and color to holistic form and totality of detail. The result is a more comprehensive engagement of the mind, and a more visceral aesthetic response. When you see an image in Montana Panoramic of a place you’ve been, if only once and years ago, you recognize it immediately."
Mike England, Spring 2008 "Outside Bozeman"