1. In November 2008 this image was featured in the group, Montanta – The Treasure State.

Image of Lake Koocanusa in northwest Montana was taken several years ago with a manual-focus SLR (film) Canon AE-1 and scanned from a print.

This lake was created by the construction of Libby Dam which flooded the entire Kootenai valley. The lake extends 90 miles upstream with about half of those miles in the U.S. and the other half in British Columbia, Canada.

While Libby Dam was under construction, a contest was held to name the lake. A woman from Eureka, Montana won the contest by taking the first three letters from the words Kootenai and Canada and adding USA to create the name Koocanusa.

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Please don’t copy or download this image. My photos may NOT be reproduced and/or used in any form without my written permission. If you want this photograph, I would be honored for you to purchase it.

©2008-2009 Patricia Montgomery | Bucks Mountain Galleries | All rights reserved.

I scan with the eye, take aim at the target, then shoot! In a click, a moment in time is preserved for the future.

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  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 6 years ago

    Wonderful image!!!

  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsover 6 years ago

    What a great shot!!!

  • Heavenandus777
    Heavenandus777over 6 years ago

    Absolutely Beautiful…WOW

  • Davies
    Daviesover 6 years ago

    Wonderful capture Patricia.

  • photosbylefty
    photosbyleftyover 6 years ago

    wow, very impressive shot, very clear and sharp

  • WJPhotography
    WJPhotographyover 6 years ago

    Beautiful patricia :)))))))))))))

  • mlynnd
    mlynndover 6 years ago

    Very beautiful shot!

  • Tammy F
    Tammy Fover 6 years ago

    What a beautiful shot! Great history to go along with it too!

  • steveberlin
    steveberlinover 6 years ago

    fantastic image… Just love this one…Great foreground, great use of the tree in framing,, wonderful lines the eye takes as it crosses the bridge… Well done!

  • amarica
    amaricaover 6 years ago

    Excellent capture Hun!

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