High on the ridges of the Continental Divide in northern Montana, a photographer can discover the wild vistas that are rapidly disappearing from America. Panoramic landscapes of alpine glaciers, meadows of wildflowers, clear rivers, and waterfalls dropping from hanging valleys are the backdrops for a photographer capturing the image of a bald eagle snatching a salmon from a stream or a woolly mountain goat defying gravity on a narrow mountain ledge. Many of these scenes have disappeared from this country. Some are still out there and can be discovered, if you know where to look.
Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.