Faces in the Field: Kenton Rowe

Here at Outdoor Life, we work with many great photographers. Starting this June, we've decided to showcase some of the best on our website. Starting with Kenton Rowe. Kenton Rowe is a freelance photographer based in Helena, Montana. He was raised on a small dairy farm in central Nebraska through his grade school years, then moved with his family to Ecuador. There, he developed an appreciation for other cultures and a love for the rainforest of the upper Amazon River. In 2006, he graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations. Fishing the Salmon Fly Hatch on Rock Creek. - Philipsburg, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Photography was a hobby for Rowe, but it grew into a fledgling business in 2004, when he and his wife, Karen, started shooting weddings and portraits. Stalking big rainbows on the Missouri. - Craig, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
His business has since taken off in many directions; he loves challenges and is not afraid to take on about any project. Fishing companions. - Missouri River, Wolf Creek, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
His growing list of commercial clients includes Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and philanthropist Thomas Siebel. Beginner's luck: His first trout ever. - Missouri River, Helena, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
In the last few years, Kenton's work has become a staple in magazines such as Montana Magazine and Montana Outdoors, and he has had images featured in National Wildlife Federation, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Today, Outdoor Life, The Land Report and others. Scoping out the water. - Ketchikan, Alaska Photo by Kenton Rowe
In 2009, Rowe's intimate image of a mother mountain lion and her cub garnered an international award from the National Wildlife Federation. Intimate with a bear. - Ketchikan, Alaska Photo by Kenton Rowe
In 2009, Rowe's intimate image of a mother mountain lion and her cub garnered an international award from the National Wildlife Federation. Fishing the fall cadis fly hatch. - Missouri River, Wolf Creek Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Kenton's diverse background has become a strong asset for his photography, and enables him to be equally comfortable snuggling up to a rattlesnake for an intimate portrait or shooting Montana's governor. Leisurely afternoon on the Blackfoot River. - Ovando, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Coyote Trio. - Estes Park, CO Photo by Kenton Rowe
Canadians on the Platte River, Fort Morgan, Colorado Photo by Kenton Rowe
A frisky rooster in the early spring melt. - McCook, Nebraska Photo by Kenton Rowe
Retrieving despite the cold…- 6 degrees Missouri River, Craig, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Watching the next flock coming in overhead. Missouri River, Craig, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Wild Horse Island Ram. Polson, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Stalking big bull elk. Grass Range, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
A big bull long after shooting time. Grass Range, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Fishing off the docks. Flat Head Lake Big Fork, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Ready for a hunt. Helena, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
The end of a glorious lake trout fishing day. Flat Head Lake, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Calling in the lady folk. Grass Range, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
View over the clearing. Grass Range, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Not intimidated. Helena, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Caught up to the quarry. Helena, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
A wolf hunt has resumed. Darby, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Teaching the young guy to field dress his elk. Darby, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe
Good guy for my wall. Darby, Montana Photo by Kenton Rowe