Great Bear Wilderness ~ Hidden Valley I
Along the Great Bear Wilderness of Montana, there are countless small valleys nestled in the hidden recesses of the many high mountaintops. Carved by the ebb and flow of glaciers in the last ice age, like islands in the sky, they are isolated ecosystems, cut off from life in the canyons far below.
Nourished by the melting snowpack they thrive all through the summer and late into the fall when this image was lensed. Seasons are fast and harsh up here in this rarified world. For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly