Glacier National Park is considered by many to be among the most beautiful mountain regions of the world. Join us in the fall season and photograph this immense wilderness park in it’s arguably most colorful season. Fall colors, Moose & Grizzlies abound here in September at the border of Montana and Canada – as well as glacially carved, snow capped peaks standing tall and casting their alpine shadows over the one million acres of protected wilderness that is Glacier National Park. Inside the Park’s boundary are an estimated 130 sapphire lakes, hundreds of species of animal and more than 1,000 species of plants that make up a completely intact ecosystem dubbed the “Crown of the Continent.” The park boasts numerous life zones, from prairie to tundra, that contain the same unspoiled plant and animal species that were there at the time of European contact.
On this trip we’ll travel to Glacier in autumn to take advantage of many wonderful things happening during this time of seasonal change.
We’ll enjoy fewer crowds as visitation at Glacier tends to decrease after the summer rush and as temperatures begin to cool.
Wildlife is more active this time of year, which with some luck could provide us opportunities to capture images of impressive animals like Grizzly Bear, moose or mountain goats, along with the hundreds of species of birds that reside here. Bears, especially, need to fatten up as much as they can so they are out more often this time of year scrounging for food in preparation for the long winter ahead.
Perhaps the most stunning, however, will be the turning colors of the trees.
The yellow autumn color of the Western Larch tree combined with the yellow, gold, orange, and red colors of the slender, white-barked Aspen trees paint the mountainsides, blending nicely with the green of the Lodgepole, Ponderosa and Douglas Fir. Autumn is truly a remarkable time for landscape photography at Glacier.
Explore and photograph Glacier National Park this year with an accomplished landscape & wildlife photographer.
You’ll photograph iconic park locales such as Two Medicine Lake with its jagged mountain backdrop. Explore and photograph the alpine artistry of Many Glacier as well as catch St. Mary’s Lake at sunrise which may be one of the most photogenic lakes in the world!
Glacier National Park is a visual cornucopia and one of the most surreal and colorful places on the planet. It’s stunning peaks, roaring waterfalls and brilliant night skies allow for virtually endless photographic possibilities. You’ll gain a wealth of knowledge about the history of the park as well as the flora and fauna plus leave your trip with an impressive collection of new images.
Join Backcountry Journeys this year for the trip of a lifetime to Glacier National Park, Montana: “The Last Best Place.”