Wild Goose Island – Glacier National Park

Wild Goose Island is located in the middle of St. Mary’s Lake in Glacier National Park. The lake is just off of the historic ‘Going-to-the-Sun’ road which is the main artery of one of America’s best national parks. The drive through the park on this single road is nothing short of epic – each twist and turn presents a different stunning view. I was here in September 2013 and while the weather didn’t completely cooperate it was still a trip that I’ll never forget.

For this particular photo I shot Wild Goose Island with a 10-stop ND filter which allows for less light to pass through to the camera’s sensor. As a result, you are able to leave the shutter open and capture movement in the sky and also smooth the waves of the lake.

Wild Goose Island – Glacier National Park

Wild Goose Island - Glacier National Park


14 thoughts on “Wild Goose Island – Glacier National Park

    • Thanks – definitely one of my better purchases. I think I need something a little less than the 10-stop though since it seems a bit long sometimes. Better to have something than nothing though.

  1. Nice picture! We just invested in a ND filter this summer – we should definitely use it more often:) We drove ‘Going-to-the-Sun’ two summers ago and loved it! Amazing experience:)

    • It is one of my favorite tools and I use it all the time (sometimes maybe too much but I love the motion of the water and the clouds). I even bought my most recent lenses with the filter in mind – I was torn between two lenses and one had 77mm threads and the other didn’t so I went with the Nikon 16-35 instead of the Nikon 12 – 24 which is a little narrower but can take my 10-stop ND filter.

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