National parks are a thing to marvel at, especially Glacier National Park. In all their beauty and glory, it’s hard to visit them all, let alone decide which ones are our favorites, too.
Well, thankfully we have social media and one of Montana’s best places is just a few clicks away.
The Glacier National Park Instagram account is just one of the accounts that’s our go-to for our day-dreaming pleasure. As a matter of fact, we’re rounding up our top 5 posts from the account.
Starting with number one, simply titled “Glaciers!” The post goes on to explain what glaciers are and what they do, as well as what’s the difference between ice and a glacier.
“They shape the landscape, attract visitors, and provide water to plants, animals, and people alike.”
This next photo is of another glacier found at the park. It’s a beautiful picture that looks like Mother Nature painted it herself.
Furthermore, the caption explains what crevasses are, “Crevasses are deep, open cracks in glacial ice that form as glaciers move. Sometimes ice stretches quickly, and a crevasse is created as it is pulled apart.”
3. Why Visit a Glacier
Next up, a closer look at one of the glaciers and why visiting these wonders are obviously a must.
“At over a million acres, it’s home to 69 species of mammals, 184 mountains, 278 species of birds, 785 lakes, 1132 species of plants, and more!”
4. Meet the Glaciers: Boulder Edition
Another photo from the account is this black-and-white beauty that features the Boulder Glacier.
In addition, the caption reads, “Boulder Glacier inspired the park’s repeat photography project, which shows how glaciers have changed over time.”
5. St. Mary Falls
Last, but definitely not least, is this long-exposure water photo that shows off St. Mary Falls. As a matter of fact, the caption warns that although the water is captivating and gorgeous, it’s dangerous, too.
“What is the most dangerous thing in Glacier National Park? You might guess grizzly bears but accidents near the park’s water features (think rivers, lakes, streams, and waterfalls) cause the most fatalities.”
Now in all honestly we didn’t scroll back to the start of Glacier National Park’s Instagram account. Nevertheless, we encourage you to do some research and find your favorite photos, too!