219 views on 7/21/11.

Shaun took this in Spring of 2010, a few miles west of Libby, Montana (USA). This is the area of the Kootenai River where parts of the film, “A River Wild” was filmed. We were living near here, in Troy, when the movie was being made and watched part of the filming from the highway.

Photo taken by Shaun Emerson, with a Nikon CoolPix P90 camera, using the zoom lens.

The following information was taken from visitmt.com.

“Kootenai Falls is the largest undammed falls in the state and a major attraction to those traveling through the area. It offers an unforgettable and breathtaking view as the Kootenai River loses 300 feet in elevation traveling a few hundred yards down river. A pleasant surprise to any photographer or nature lover. An attraction at the falls is a swinging bridge that provides access to the opposite side of the Kootenai River, a prime Montana fishery.

To the Kootenai tribe, the falls is a sacred site. They view it as the center of the world, a place where tribal members can commune with the spiritual forces that give direction to the tribe and to individual members. Archaeological evidence shows the Kootenai had Native American sweat lodges and encampments up and down he river valley from Pipe Creek, (where light clay was found for pipes) to the falls area."

9/15/10 – Featured in the GLITTER, SPARKLE & SHINE Group.
6/7/12 – Featured in the LAKES AND INLAND WATERWAYS Group.


  • Kymie
    Kymieabout 4 years ago


  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    I really love this!!

  • Iris Mackenzie
    Iris Mackenzieabout 4 years ago

    great shot! (i wonder if the kootenai are related to the kootnay in british columbia… i imagine they are.)

  • Thank you, Iris! I think they are. There are several tribes that have different spellings on the two sides of the border. My husband is Assiniboine which, I think, is spelled differently on the Canadian reservations. There are around 7 differented spellings of the name. I just call them Nakota. It’s easier to remember the spelling.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 4 years ago

    Kathlenen how lovely, the falls are a site to behold , I thank you to for giving a good description which is always nice with a beautiful picture such as this!!!! really love it!!
    Sherri :):)

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 4 years ago

    spelled your name wrong.that was a boo boo

  • That’s OK, Sherri. My fingers don’t spell as well as my brain does. :D
    Thank you for your kind comment!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 4 years ago

    What a piece of work!

  • Thank you very much, Qnita!

    – rocamiadesign

  • ducilla
    ducillaabout 4 years ago
    Love that aqua coloring in the central area.. A beautiful river !..Dennis
  • Thank you, Dennis!

    – rocamiadesign

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago


  • haya1812
    haya1812about 4 years ago

    So awesome and powerful Waterfall!!!!!

  • Thank you!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 4 years ago

    Stunning! Gorgeous capture!

  • Thank you, Kim!

    – rocamiadesign

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