Glacier National Park is considered by many to be among the most beautiful mountain regions of the world. Situated along the Canadian Border with Alberta, Glacier is nestled within the Lewis & Livingston Ranges of Montana’s Rocky Mountains. Jagged peaks rise to dizzying elevations and then drop into lush, glacially carved lakes and valleys. Mountains are usually capped in snow year-round and the valleys host deep forests of Engelmann Spruce, Douglas Fir and Western Larch. The park is a photographer’s playground with two unique mountain rangers, over 130 lakes and a completely intact ecosystem known as the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem” which features 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 the summer months to take advantage of abundant flora such as Glacier’s signature Beargrass and wildflowers blooms such as Indian Paintbrush, Glacier Lily and Fireweed. The longer days of summer equal longer magic-hour photography sessions in the mornings and evenings. Glacier is vibrant and brimming with life this time of year as it’s many microclimates usually only have about three months without snow-cover. The wildlife is active this time of year and the skies are dramatic as are the incredible mountain reflections we’ll be able to capture in the parks lakes and rivers.
Explore and photograph Glacier National Park this year with an accomplished landscape & wildlife photographer.
You’ll photograph iconic park spots such as the Going-to-the-Sun Road and breathtaking Lake MacDonald 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. Its stunning peaks, roaring waterfalls, brilliant night skies and summer storms 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”.