Glacier Peaks by rocamiadesign

11/5/10 – Featured in the ALL PARKS Group.
11/5/10 – Featured in the PACIFIC NORTHWEST Group.

This was taken in Autumn of 2009 as we were driving through Glacier National Park, Montana (USA). These peaks were created as part of the Lewis and Clark Overthrust, when cataclysmic forces pushed the lower Precambrian rock up and over the Cretaceous strata, forming the rugged peaks of the Montana branch of the Rocky Mountains. You can see the tilted layers of rock and a hanging valley that was carved by glaciers. Unfortunately, the glaciers in this park have almost disappeared. Photos taken in the early part of the 20th century show that they have shrunk down to less than 20 percent of their former size and many others have completely disappeared.

Photo taken September 24, 2009, near the head of Lake MacDonald (Glacier National Park, Montana, USA), with a Nikon CoolPix P80 camera. This photo is available in our stock gallery at deviantart.
ExposureTime – 1/120 seconds
FNumber – 5.00
ISOSpeedRatings – 64
FocalLength – 9.80 mm
SceneCaptureType – Standard

- Kathleen -


  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL, I have been to Montana, wonderful state,

  • I’m fond of it. We’ve tried living in other places, like Alaska, Arizona and Washington, but we always end up back here. Now that our sons are grown and determined to stay here, we won’t be leaving again.

    – rocamiadesign

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Stunning landscape. x

  • ducilla
    ducillaover 4 years ago
    I love the areas around Glacier!..Such magnificent views!…Dennis
  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    Very beautiful!

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful!!

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 4 years ago

    Wonderful place. :)

  • Tori Snow
    Tori Snowover 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Tori!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    November 6,2010 Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you very much! I’m honored!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Borror
    Borrorover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved features .

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