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.
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.
Due to the rarity of the image, it is being offered either as part of a numbered and signed, reserved-limited edition of ten (10) prints.
There are three (3) artist proofs available; 1 Satin Metal /
1 Volumetric / 1 Acrylic
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.
Pricing is based on the rarity and scarcity of print and not size nor substrate. Collectors may choose any size or substrate desired.
Reserved-limited edition Satin Metal and Acrylic prints start at $6 per square inch, with the price increasing as the editions diminish.
Reserved-limited edition Volumetric Prints start at $7.50 per square inch, with the price increasing as the editions diminish.
Artist proofs start at $10 per square inch for each print substrate type.
Sole Collector ~ one-of-one print is $100,000.