Spring Melt on Flattop Mountain

Location Origin Story

This huge and unusual-looking formation is called Flattop Mountain. It lies in a natural slump basin between the Livingston Range and the Lewis Range, in the center of the Rocky Mountains of Glacier National Park. The winter snows are melting enough to display the long striated lines cut horizontally around the mountainside. These are the remnants of glacial action from deep rivers of ice that moved heavily across the surface, using the weight of the massive ice flow to carry rock and other dense debris along the bottom of the glacier which slowly carved these mountains into these rocky, rough mountains.

Flattop Mountain is one of the most unusual formations in the entire Rocky Mountain Range, looking as though it is upside down, resembling the flattened bottom of a giant basin or an inverted mountain! To read more about this unusual formation visit this story about Flattop Mountain on Where Eagles Fly.

About This Photograph

This grand scene was filmed by Zedekiah while exploring the Continental Divide through the center of Glacier National Park on a beautiful May morning.

Image Rarity

The image was taken from a moving aircraft, as Zedekiah piloted the aircraft while simultaneously operating the camera.

Zedekiah used the manner in which these clouds shrouded the mountains as a backdrop, plus the ending light of the evening as a filtering effect, where timing and being in the place-in-space for this scene to reveal itself was crucial to this image composition.

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.

Limited Edition

This image is offered as a numbered and signed, limited edition of one thousand (1,000) prints.

Artist Proofs

There are one hundred (100) 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.

Multiple substrates are available for this image, please go here to review different print types.

Collection Pricing

  • Limited Edition Prints – Two Dollars & Fifty Cents ($2.50) per square inch
    18” x 28” = $1,260
    24” x 36” = $2,160
    32” x 48” = $3,840
    36” x 54” = $4,860
    48” x 72” = $8,640
  • Limited Edition Volumetric 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
  • Limited Edition Artist Proofs – Five Dollars ($5) per square inch
    18” x 28” = $2,520
    24” x 36” = $4,320
    32” x 48” = $7,680
    36” x 54” = $9,720
    48” x 72” = $17,280

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