SAINT MARY, Mont. - The same photographer who captured iconic photos of a grizzly in Glacier Park last summer has captured another breathtaking image.
Philip Granrud, a night photographer based out of Kalispell, went to check out the Reynolds Creek Fire and take a few photos. For him, it was devastating to see so much land being burned. However, he also remembered that wildfires can be a good way to maintain land.
He arrived at the eastern part of the park in the afternoon. Curious to see what it would do once it got dark, he decided to stay for a while longer.
"As much as a fire can blow up during the night time, waiting to see if some flames did kind of come up out of the smoke," said Granrud. "Then during the night the northern lights started to come out and, I have to say, that was definitely an added bonus to see the northern lights coming out while I was photographing the fire."
Granrud is known for his night photography of the northern lights around Flathead County.