Living in the Flathead Valley, landscape photographer Robert Zavadil has the
opportunity to visit Glacier National Park frequently during every season. He
has chosen this place and focused his life around it. Although the park has
taken on a special significance for him, as evidenced in his photography, it is
no more inherently beautiful or meaningful than any other place on earth. What
makes a place special is the way it buries itself inside the heart, not whether
it is flat or rugged or wild or tame. Every place is elevated by the love and
respect shown toward it, and by the way in which its riches are received.
What Robert receives from the Park, he attempts to give back to others through
his photography. Whether he has chosen to capture the close-up detail of a small
wildflower or the grandeur of a panoramic view from a mountain summit, his
resulting photographic prints are stunning. While working with conventional film
photography for years, Robert currently works exclusively with a digital camera and
performs all of his image editing using Picture Window.
Every Thursday throughout the year Robert can be found with a group of other 70
year olds, referred to locally as 'The-Over-the-Hill-Gang', hiking, climbing and
skiing among the peaks in and around Glacier. Should you come and visit Glacier
and spend any time on it's trails on a Thursday, there is a good chance that you
will encounter members of 'The Gang'.