The night sky appears to circle around Polaris, the North Star, in this time lapse image over Lake McDonald. But it's really the Earth's rotation that is creating the circular star trails.
Lake McDonald is a sacred area to traditional Kootenai. For generations the tribe gathered here each spring for the Bear Dance ceremony. The Kootenai name for the lake is "Yakilhaqwilnamki," which translates into "where people dance."
Lake McDonaldGlacier National ParkstarsMontanaJohn Ashley