Here’s a little gem I ran across this morning on the U.S. National Archives website. It seems they have a pretty good collection of photos taken by Ansel Adams back in 1941 of many of the national parks. This includes some two dozen photos of Glacier National Park. According the the site: “In 1941 the National Park Service commissioned famed photographer Ansel Adams to create a photo mural for the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, DC. The theme was to be nature as exemplified and protected in the U.S. National Parks.” The advent of World War II killed the project, but the images are in the national archives and accessible to the public.
This is the full-frame view of the photo we’re using for our banner right now. It was taken September 20, 2009 by Ken Stolz and shows the glow of the Ninko Creek Fire as seen from the shore of Teepee Lake. Click the image for a larger view.
Ninko Creek Fire from Teepee Lake – click for larger image