Early August is a great time to visit Glacier National Park along the northern border of Montana. The Going-to-the-Sun road has been cleared of last winter’s snowfall and you have full access to the entire park. One of my favorite spots is at the water’s edge of Two Medicine Lake during sunrise.
A lot of wildlife was in view on this trip, especially bears. I lost count of the number of grizzly bears seen but one of the most striking of the bears was this golden mantled black bear with a white chest.
In addition to a great number of bear sightings, this was my first opportunity (after several visits) to photograph mountain goats up close.
Of course, the equally impressive landscape of Glacier is a photographer’s paradise with majestic mountains and cascading waterfalls.