Fall has arrived at Glacier National Park, and it’s stunning. Crushing clouds and rain greeted Nate Luebbe at Glacier, but as he crested Logan Pass he was treated to one of the most spectacular alpenglow sunsets we’ve seen. “The sun shot golden fingers between jagged peaks and illuminated the clouds from below, and I couldn’t help but admire the timing. Montana was welcoming me home.” Photo courtesy of Nate Luebbe.
How would you describe your point of view as a photographer?
Somehow I try to capture the essence of what I see, the places I visit to make them mine, and be able to plunge into the very moment I took the picture and feel what I felt again. I think photography is an intimate practice but I like to share my works with other hoping they could be inspired or affected as I did.
I believe beauty is something subjective and this is what I try to photograph through my travels. I’ve had the chance to visit different National Parks of the USA, and really feel what nature is. Being surrounded by such a variety of landscapes makes you realize what you are as a human-being while questioning your place on Earth and what you aspire in your life on many levels.
When I take pictures, a sort of melancholia goes through my mind because I know my subject is not eternal and what I see won’t be the same tomorrow. Hence the idea of immortalizing the moment with a photograph. I truly believe that nature is part of us as we are part of her, and we need to be conscious of that. Photographing nature is a tribute to its greatness but also a way to encourage people to respect it.
File this under something you don’t see every day! 🐐
In Glacier National Park , you expect to find mountain goats on mountain tops or steep, impossible-to-reach pinnacles. This week, visitors were able to find a goat quite easily – on the roof of the park’s Logan Pass Visitor Center! This is one of 24 mountain goats with a radio collar, part of a research project to find out more about goat behavior and movement patterns. National Park Service photo.
Glacier National Park in northern Montana in the US covers over 4000 square kilometers and is filled with over 130 lakes, 12 active glaciers, and hundreds of species of plants and animals. However, It is probably most well-known for one particular road that winds through through the park, Going-to-the-Sun Road.