Glacier National Park USA

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Discover the top photo spots in Glacier National Park

Renowned and loved for its towering, snow-capped pinnacles, plunging waterfalls and turquoise lakes, Glacier National Park ranks among the United States’ most outstanding natural wonders. Pristine landscapes, lush forests, the spectacular Going To The Sun road, historic park lodges and even the odd grizzly bear – there’s so much here for every photographer! Pro photographer, Chuck Haney, shares 34 of his favourite spots in the park together with over 105 images to inspire your visit to this American classic.

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AUTHOR'S PICKS

On the park’s western side, I prefer the sunset lighting on Bowman Lake in the remote northwestern corner of the park. The rough road may deter some, but to me camping, paddling my kayak and capturing a calm reflection of the lake are some of my favorite Glacier experiences.

I love hiking and exploring at Logan Pass when the summer wildflowers are in full bloom in July and August. The area is so alive with life. There is really no place on earth quite like it! I feel such reverence for the place that I even named my son, Logan, after the pass.

In winter, I relish coming to the shore of Lake McDonald late in the afternoon near sunset, which can be 4pm in January. It is so quiet at that time of year, you can sometimes hear the ice cracking on the lake as it forms. It can be well below zero, but if the sun is out, it not only warms my body, but my soul as well. I search out a scenic compositions or ice patterns to create new images and put the cap to another day in paradise.

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For a county that has a reputation for being flat there is a surprising variety of photographic opportunities. The fenland landscape doesn’t offer drama, but rather peace and tranquillity, it also offers something unique; big skies. Standing in a fenland vista it is only too easy to know not only what the weather is doing, but also what it has just done, and (crucially) what it is about to do!

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About The Author

Chuck Haney

Chuck Haney is a professional freelance photographer/writer based in beautiful Whitefish, Montana. He travels extensively across North America in pursuit of the finest and most intriguing images. His provocative use of natural light in landscape, wildlife and outdoor sports images have drawn national acclaim and have landed him many assignments including advertising campaigns. Chuck's finest images grace the walls of many residential and public spaces. His travel and outdoor lifestyle articles have been featured in numerous national and regional publications; adding to 15 coffee table books, over 220 magazine covers, and sole-photographer calendars to his credit. He had two new coffee table books released in 2017; Portrait of San Francisco and Badlands Impressions with a new Montana just completed for a spring 2018 release. Chuck enjoys teaching a series of popular photography workshops across the country each year.