Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada by Adrian Paul

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Sunwapta Falls is a waterfall of the Sunwapta River located in Jasper National Park, Canada.

It is accessible via a short drive off the Icefields Parkway that connects Jasper and Banff National Parks. The falls have a drop of about 18.5 metres. Sunwapta is a native word that means turbulent water. It is most spectacular in the late spring when the spring melt is at its peak.

There are actually two falls, a lower and an upper one. The one most people see is the upper falls as access is easy. A short hike away is the lower falls which are also quite interesting.

The water originates from the Athabasca Glacier, and volumes are higher in early summer, caused by glacial meltdown.

It is a class 6 waterfall, with a drop of 60 ft (18 m) and a width of 30 ft (9.1 m) (Source – Wikipedia)

Camera – Nikon N80 SLR; Film – Fuji Reala 100


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I am a retired secondary school English teacher and live in Coffs Harbour (NSW) Australia.

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  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreabout 4 years ago

    Paul this is beautiful !!!

  • Thank you Karen. It is an awesome sight.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...about 4 years ago

    Great capture Adrian! This is just beautiful. :>)) Leslie

  • Thanks Leslie.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Hannah Fenton-Williams
    Hannah Fenton-...about 4 years ago

  • I am thrilled to have my work featured in this group. Thank you very much.

    – Adrian Paul

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    distractedabout 4 years ago


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    walelaabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you walela.

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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    wonderful image well captured !LIZ

  • Thank you

    – Adrian Paul

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...about 4 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful scene and waterfall. Well captured, Adrian!

  • Thanks for your comment and for adding this to your favourites, Esther.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work..Cheers mate..

  • Thank you wazza.

    – Adrian Paul

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    barnsisabout 4 years ago

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  • Yool
    Yoolabout 4 years ago

    Congratz on the feature Adrian :))

  • Thank you Yool!

    – Adrian Paul

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