Snow Covered Mountain Peak, British Columbia

AUGUST 2002 – At sunset time, a half moon can be seen in the clear sky over a sunlit, snow-covered mountain peak in British Columbia, Canada. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In 2002 we used the ferry from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Bella Coola on the Canadian mainland, a 12 hour mini cruise that had been sold by BC Ferries under the name Discovery Passage. It’s the little sister to the longer route from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert that is also known as Inside Passage. But that one would have ended too far up in the North, so we had decided to book the trip to Bella Coola.

We had heavy weather at the beginning of our trip with the Queen of Chilliwack. It was rather cold and did not really invite for a sunbath. During the route we were directly exposed to the rough Pacific Ocean with no islands to protect us. Huge waves were bashing against the ship but once we had reached the islands again, the weather cleared up and the remaining trip was fantastic. As you are very close to the shoreline, you will see wonderful views just like this.

At sunset time, the landscape and surrounding mountains were dipped into light pink. I like this photo because the restricted color set and the moon going up above the snow-covered mountain against a blue sky. Love it!

The high resolution image

Capture Date15-AUG-2002
LocationEnroute from Namu to Bella Coola, British Columbia
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Digital Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3769 x 2513 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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