LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY > GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – USA > Ptarmigan Tunnel (Many Glacier, Glacier National Park)
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Ptarmigan Tunnel was built through the Ptarmigan Wall in the Many Glacier area within Glacier National Park so that hikers could avoid a steep, rocky section between Many Glacier and the valley on the other side. After emerging through Ptarmigan Tunnel, hikers are treated to mountainsides covered with Glacier’s characteristic colorful magenta, yellow, blue and green rocks.
In 1850 Glacier National Park had 150 glaciers, but due to global warming, only 25 glaciers remain today. Scientific projections predict that all of Glacier’s glaciers could disappear somewhere between 2030 and roughly 2200, depending upon what actions we take or fail to take now.
Waterton – Glacier International Peace Park straddles the USA – Canadian border at Montana, USA, and Alberta, Canada, and is a World Heritage Site. Glacier National Park features stunning turquoise glacial lakes and sculpted mountain peaks of unique magenta, blue, green and yellow rock. The valleys and mountain slopes are abundant with wildflowers such as Indian Paintbrush, Glacier Lily, Beargrass and Monkeyflower. The area also supports many large animals such as grizzly bears, moose, bighorn sheep, elk, mountain goats and wolves.