The photo was taken by Ted Thelin in Sept 2013 near the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park. He used a Nikon D4 camera with a shutter speed of 1/6 sec. at f/16, ISO 400 with a Nikon 16-35mm f4 lens. Ted's comments are: This was the most magnificent sunrise I have ever seen and I can still recall it at any time for a calming thought and have gratitude for this worlds beauty. It was quite a show as the scene evolved over 30-40 minutes.
The photo won a Blue Ribbon in the 3rd Triannual FCCC Print Competition with 17.33 points.