The Forgotten Giant

Glacier Peak, Washington's 4th tallest mountain and the most isolated volcano in the Cascade Range, looms above sprawling, rolling mountainsides covered in flowering meadows (and profuse bugs). Despite the absurdly heavy snow pack during the winter of 2010-2011, the wildflowers are putting on a pretty good show in many areas. Lupine, Cow Parsnip and Arnica seemed to be the most profuse in this area, but Mountain Aster are making a strong showing this year too. Unfortunately the sky did not feel like putting on an equally interesting show.


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  • Jordan Ek 4y

    Beautiful shot. That's a great looking peak.
  • Mick 4y

    As good as it gets!
  • ...arpi... 4y

  • Ali Shokri 4y

    Great scene captured, thanks
  • Lawrence 4y

    Absolutely beautiful
  • Bonnie Jean Kirkpatrick 4y

    My favorite part is that middle green layer, that hill with the green grass and the trees.
  • Thorsten Scheuermann 4y

    Beautiful image. Both the flower foreground and the light on the mountain are excellent.
  • Janice L 4y

    You know you are seeing a the work of a true photographer when they start complaining about a nearly cloudless sky when you have such incredible flowers and mountain view.
  • lea hebert 4y

  • Justin Rice 4y

    wow, awesome bryan, it's pretty amazing how this has a similar shape to rainier, st. helens (pre-eruption), adams, etc. truly forgotten is right!
  • Dan Sherman 4y

    Awesome use of layers here for sure. My eye just slowly travels up and up and up flawlessly.
  • David Hogan 4y

  • kachkarman 4y

    Bryan, this is one of the finest shots of anything I have ever seen! Remarkable!
  • Mill Creek Multimedia 4y

    Nicely done Bryan!
  • Danielle Nelson 4y

    Beautiful... wonderfully composed and balanced.
  • dave dube' 4y

    Well done! Hard to imagine, Aug 25 for this beautiful capture. It's like a month late but you timed it well.
  • Mike B 3y

    God I love Washington. Very nice.
  • Stephen Kacirek 3y

    This is beautiful
  • Dustin Penman 3y

    Great DOF and the clouds are perfect. Now if we can just do away with those darn bug...I really dislike them!! You have a wonderful eye and photo stream.
  • Santiago de Anda 2y

    Eres muy, muy bueno!!
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Taken on August 25, 2011
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