This week’s photo was taken by Jesse Schpakowski and spotted on the West Kootenay Photography Group on Facebook. When asked about the photo, Jesse had this to say: 

“There are several areas in the west Kootenays that are full of treasures like this tunnel. There is so much history in some of these valleys. Other than that it was a peaceful evening on the trail, I had the area to myself and spent a few hours photographing the tunnel and surrounding area until after sunset.”

You can check out Jesse’s other work here.

Each week we’ll feature a new photo of life in the Kootenays. We’ll be cruising the various sites around the internet dedicated to local photography to reach out to photographers, but if you’d like to submit a photo, here’s how you can do it. Tag your image with #kootenaycoopradio on Instagram, or send us a note directly.

As a all-volunteer organization, we cannot pay for photos. Instead, you join the ranks of over 100 people who generously donate their time and talent to help co-create Kootenay Co-op Radio. You of course retain the rights to your image, it’s just on loan to us.