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Going Big in Big Sky Country

By Adrian Zupp

In his early years as a professional photographer, Peter was given the advice “Go big or go home.” Needless to say, that’s how he’s done things ever since. In this week’s episode of “From the Edge with Peter Lik” on The Weather Channel, Peter keeps that spirit going as he heads to Montana’s Big Sky country. The episode is called “Winter Extremes.”

“When I was growing up, all I knew about Montana was that it was sometimes in the cowboys and Indians movies,” said Peter with a laugh. “But as a professional photographer, I’ve been there several times and I love it. But I gotta tell you, it was bloody cold when we were up there shooting!”

For the show, Peter and the crew visited Glacier National Park and Gallatin National Forest.

But Peter has brought back a bounty of fine images from the region in previous visits. Glacier in particular has been a happy hunting ground with the gallery pieces “Mystique,” “Far Away,” and the stunning “Crimson” coming from that park.

“I remember shooting them all very clearly,” said Peter. “Crimson in particular. “The sky absolutely roared with color as the sun descended behind the mountains. Pure magic! And I scored some more great shots on this last visit that viewers will get to see on Thursday night. They’ll also see how the cold is a real challenge for a photographer.”

For the full Big Sky experience, tune in to The Weather Channel this Thursday night at 8/7c for “Winter Extremes.”

FOOTNOTE: In Thursday’s blog, Peter gives some tips for shooting in very cold conditions. On Friday, in “Riding Shotgun,” Peter’s assistant, Mark Thurman, talks about the Montana shoot and what the trip was like for Peter this time out.

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 4:00 am



  1. Speaking of cold, I really hope that we get an episode up in Alaska. Never really wanted to visit there until I had to, now I cant get enough.

    Comment by Jarod on April 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

  2. You’re in luck, Jarod. Peter just got back from Alaska where he filmed two episodes to screen this season.

    Comment by Staff Writer on April 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

  3. oh and ps – you guys are missing out if you dont hire me haha

    Comment by Jarod on April 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

  4. Can’t wait to see it!!!

    Comment by Shannon Brady on April 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm

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