January 10, 2017
This image has been selected for The Print Swap 2017, a project initiated by the photography site Feature Shoot, photographers chosen
will each give and receive a print randomly selected from the 100 finalists curated across thousands of international entries. All chosen
images will be published online at the Feature Shoot site early 2017.
Two separate forces of nature occurring decades apart made this photograph possible. August 17, 1959 a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in
southwestern Montana triggered landslides that dammed the Madison River creating a lake studded with the skeletal remains of lodgepole
pines that once lined the river valley. On September 1, 2016, the valley was shrouded in smoke emanating from three lightning caused
forest fires in nearby Yellowstone National Park, Lennette captured the dramatic scene while traveling from the park to Great Falls, MT.