Goose Island Sunrise, Glacier National Park

photo of the week for Saturday, 2012, March 3
Photographer: Chris Soukup

Chris Soukup took this photo back on September 17, 2011 during a visit to the park. On Traveler's flickr page, this is how he described nailing the shot:

This is the classic view of Goose Island in Glacier National Park. I paid two visits to this spot, both times experiencing turbulent conditions. This scene came and went in about the time it takes to swap out a lens. Glacier can be a beautiful place and an exceptionally harsh environment, I thought the violent look to the clouds on this morning helped to show both of those sides at once.

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