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Glacier National Park

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Scott Merryfield, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Scott Merryfield

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    We visited Glacier N.P. a couple of weeks ago. I am still sorting and editing the photos, but I thought I would share a few. I will try to add some more shots to the thread when I finish with the editing.

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    Beauteous! I especially like the first one.
     
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    Outstanding. Quite jealous...
     
  4. Scott Merryfield

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    Thank you.

    Here is a shot from a close grizzly encounter we had. It's not the best shot of a grizzly I have ever taken, but the experience was unique. We were hiking a trail, and I walked upon the bear without either of us seeing each other. I was within 10 yards (my wife was several paces behind me) when I saw a light brown back in the high grass just off the trail, and initially thought it was a mule deer (we'd been seeing quite a few very close in the area). It raised it's head then, which gave me quite an adrenaline jolt. I kept calm, and slowly backed away, and the grizzly went back to digging for food. I was probably 60-75 yards away when I took this shot.

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    Beautiful photos, Scott. I really like #5 in your first set. Heh, your grizzly encounter had my heart beating a bit. I can't imagine how you felt after he went back to eating.
     
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    Thanks, Richard. That shot #5 is one of my favorites, too. Last night I placed an order for a 24x16 metallic print of that one -- Meridian Pro had a sale on metallic prints that ended last night, and I have always wanted to try one.

    As for the grizzly bear encounter, it was quite an experience. I was quite pleased with how calm I kept. Luckily the bear was more interested in digging for food than in us. It looked like a younger adult, which can be the most unpredictable type, so we were pretty fortunate. We had to wait about 10-15 minutes for the bear to leave the trail before we could continue our hike.

    Here is a shot similar to #5 from the first set, but of a different lake and at more of a wide angle. The first one was of Swiftcurrent Lake, which our hotel -- the historic Many Glacier Hotel -- was on. This one was from nearby Josephine Lake.

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    Here is a shot of the Many Glacier Hotel from the parking area, to give you an idea of the setting. The hotel is the only facility on the lake, so it's a very tranquil setting. We stayed there four nights before moving to the west side of the park for three nights.

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  7. Scott Merryfield

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    Here are a few more shots:

    Wide angle shot of Lunch Creek on Going To The Sun Road
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    Jackson Glacier. Not many actual glaciers remain in the park
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    The Highline Trail above Going to the Sun Road
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    Terrific as always Scott!
     

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