Rainmaker by ZackClothier

I photographed this large bull moose earlier this fall, in Glacier National Park in Montana. All of the visitor services were closed for the season, leaving the park void of tourists. It felt as though I had the entire place to myself, well, except for this big guy I came across early one morning!

When I found this guy the sun had just come up over the mountains, but was being filtered by some cloud cover to the east, creating some really nice lighting conditions for photography. I watched and photographed him for what must have been an hour or more. He would alternate between browsing the willows along the shore to wading out into the water and diving, looking for the remaining vegetation at the bottom of the lake.

I had just slowly worked my way around the shoreline to get a better angle, being careful not to disturb him, when all of a sudden he decided to shake off in the water. I quickly adjusted to a faster shutter speed to freeze the action and immediately fired off a series of shots, capturing the entire shake from beginning to end. This was one of my favorites from the sequence.

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Mount Grinnell Sunrise by peteleclerc

It was my first time in Glacier National Park, Montana. I was hoping to get calm weather for nice reflections at sunrise in the lakes but when i got there it was storm force wind so i used a Neutral Density filter to smooth out the water and it also created a cool effect with the clouds which were a combination of cloud formations and smoke from the still burning wildfires in the park.
This is Mount Grinnell at Sunrise from the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana

Taken with the Canon 5DSR and 16-35mm f4 IS and a ND filter

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The Beacon by mbrodkin

Nature Photography comes with its trials and tribulations, but taking a boat ride to a trail head and hiking for three hours alone in the dark in Grizzly Bear country even had ME wondering. When I arrived at my shooting location, I knew that it was well worth all the effort. Like a beacon, these incredible locations and moments continue to draw me in.

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Special thanks to Ryan Dyar for post production techniques shared in his incredible series of videos.

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