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Picture of the day - December 19, 2008

Grinnell Lake

Stunning photo of Glacier National Park's Grinnell Lake.
Photo courtesy of John Sieber.

Montana's Glacier National Park boasts some of the world's most breathtaking scenery, and in today's picture photographer John Sieber has managed to beautifully capture Grinnell Lake, one of the park's many magnificent natural features. The following is Mr. Sieber's story behind the image:
    "This photograph was taken during September of this year on
    our way to Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park. Taken from
    the Grinnell Glacier Trail at around 3:20 in the afternoon there
    was already considerable shadow to the right of the frame due
    to the steep pitch. The six mile hike up to the glacier from the
    Many Glacier area of the park provides a tremendous amount
    of photographic opportunity.

    The shot was taken with a Canon 40D and a Tokina 12-24mm
    f/4 lens. The camera was in manual mode - 1/40", f/13 and
    ISO 200. A circular polarizer was also used to bring out color
    in the sky."
       --John Sieber
Please visit Mr. Sieber's gallery at where you can enjoy more of his outstanding images.
Visitor Comments...
    Name: Thomas Evans
    Town: Cincinnati, OH

    I visited Glacier National Park in the summer of 2005. While there I took over 300 photos of the gorgeous scenery, including several of Grinnell Lake from virtually the same spot as this one. This picture puts mine to shame - and I always thought they were quite good. Kudos to the photographer for a fine job indeed!
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Beautiful photo!

    Name: Patricia Nelson
    Town: Sedona, AZ

    What a stunning view! My husband and I have just begun discussing where to go on our vacation next summer, and after seeing today's picture I'm going to suggest that we visit Glacier National Park!

    Name: Tim Briggs
    Town: Santa Clarita, CA

    Breathtaking! What a magnificent capture of a magnificent place. I hope to visit there someday, especially after seeing this.

    Name: Ron Trees
    Town: Spokane, WA

    Absolutely beautiful photo!!!! I really would like to visit Glacier National Park. I have seen some very impressive photos from there, and this one is one of the best. I am glad that you took that hike Mr. Sieber!

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