Stars slide across the night sky above Glacier National Park, while park visitors are snug in their beds at Lake McDonald Lodge (left) and in Apgar (right).
Behind the lens.
Lake McDonald Lodge is a busy place in the daytime. Lots of people, cars, boats, and all of the sounds associated with these things. But at night, all of that activity goes away.
After dark, the buildings around the lodge become peaceful points of light and color in a much broader pallet. The quieter, natural sounds return to the lake while the stars ease across the sky. Even the waves calm down. At night, Lake McDonald is a peaceful place once more.
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