Heaven’s Peak

Location Origin Story

Lake McDonald is known by the First Nations Ktunaxa (a.k.a. Kootenai) Tribes People as Ya-kit Haqwilnamki (The Place Where They Dance). This is their traditional creation place, where the tribes all returned every winter to begin anew, the next yearly cycle of their lives. To the right, towering above the lake are the double peaks of MacPartland Mountain with Heaven’s Peak in the foreground.

Heavens Peak was called “Red Bird” by the Kootenai, and “Home of the Great Spirit” by the Blackfeet people. Read the full story on Where Eagles Fly

In the back behind the lake is the Apgar Mountains, and to the left of the lake are the snowcapped Belton Hills. The mountains in distance right under the clouds are all part of the Whitefish Range, across the North Fork Valley. And in the lower left foreground is the Glacier Wall, sitting above McDonald Creek, which takes cold snow meltwaters from high up in the middle of the Lewis Range below Flattop Mountain, flowing down into Lake McDonald.

About This Photograph

This stunning scene was filmed by Zedekiah from his bush plane early one May morning. Flying across the continental divide in Glacier National Park, while above Grinnel Glacier he filmed this image of Heavens Peak and Lake McDonald as they slowly shed their winter’s cloak of snow.

Image Rarity

The image was taken from a moving aircraft, as Zedekiah piloted the aircraft while simultaneously operating the camera. It was taken in unusual atmospheric conditions with a combination of low-hanging cumulus clouds providing a dramatic backdrop for these snow-covered mountains. Finding the clouds in a position that capped Heavens Peak beautifully, plus the reflection of the clouds on the surface of Lake McDonald both are very timely positioned. Lastly, it is impossible to simply walk up a trail and take the same photograph again. This image was very difficult to create, and is truly one-of-a-kind, therefore making it extremely rare.

Reserved-Limited Edition

Due to the rarity of the image, it is being offered either as part of a numbered and signed, reserved-limited edition of Five Hundred (500) prints.

Artist Proofs

There are Fifty (50) artist proofs available.

Suggested Media Substrate

This image is best suited for Satin Metal with a lustrous flat, non-reflective finish and is available for additional custom texturization to produce enhanced micro shadowing across the surface of the print.

Collection Pricing

  • Reserved-Limited Edition Prints – Three Dollars ($3) per square inch
    18” x 28” = $1,512
    24” x 36” = $2,592
    32” x 48” = $4,608
    36” x 54” = $5,832
    48” x 72” = $10,368
  • Reserved-Limited Edition Volumetric Prints – Four Dollars ($4) per square inch
    18” x 28” = $2,016
    24” x 36” = $3,456
    32” x 48” = $6,144
    36” x 54” = $7,776
    48” x 72” = $13,824
  • Reserved-Limited Edition Artist Proofs – Seven Dollars ($7) per square inch
    18” x 28” = $3,528
    24” x 36” = $6,048
    32” x 48” = $10,752
    36” x 54” = $13,608
    48” x 72” = $24,192

Contact Zedekiah Gallery to speak with an art consultant about purchasing a limited edition print of this image.
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