A tracked excavator sits idle in a mountain meadow after being used in a logging operation to clear lodgepole pines that were at risk from pine beetle infestation.

Captured on the slopes of Crowsnest Mountain, with Mount Tecumseh appearing hazy in the distance, across the valley of Allison Creek.

Location: Allison Creek Rd., north-east of Chinook Lake Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Camera Details:
Canon Digital Rebel
18-55mm lens @ 25mm
1/250th sec.
No post-processing


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Darcy Overland is a freelance web designer ( and hobbyist photographer living in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. His limitations give him a unique perspective with both his design and photography work. ~ Enjoy!

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  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 4 years ago

    That pine beetle infestation is quite a problem isn’t it. Lets hope it gets contained. This area looks majesticly beautiful!

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Little Bit Country!”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Thank you so much for the feature!

    – Darcy Overland

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 2 years ago

    Nicely done..

  • Thank you for the feature Lori!

    – Darcy Overland

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