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A Little Piece Of Heaven by Leslie van de Ligt

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This beautiful little jewel sits tucked away in Kananaskis Country in the Alberta Rocky Mountains. This stock trout pond offers outstanding views of the surrounding mountain peaks as well as local wildlife and birds such as ospreys. It is one of my favorite stops when in the area and is perfect for a picnic lunch.

Canon XSI, Canon 100 – 400 mm
Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada

Mount Lorette Ponds

The Mt. Lorette Ponds are 5 small ponds that were formed by the diversion of the Kananaskis River. They are often stocked with rainbow trout and fishing is permitted.Bald eagles have been seen doing some fishing here. Many picnic tables exist so it’s a great place to have lunch. The trails loop around the ponds and are well maintained and very easy to navigate with many benches available to sit and enjoy the scenery. There are 2 wooden bridges to cross to get to the east side of the ponds. It will not take long to walk all around the trails and all are wheelchair accessible.

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I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful spot, Leslie. Such a lovely capture! Wanna meet for a picnic?:o)

  • Wow, that was quick Mike! Thank you very much and wouldn’t it be great to meet up for a picnic LOL :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    this is a beautiful composition on the bridge sis, what a lovely day we had.
    We should hold the next M&G at this spot, reserve all the tables, hehehe

  • Sis, thank you very much. It was a great day. It would be grand to reserve all the tables wouldn’t it LOL :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot of this beautiful bridge Leslie. We sure had a blast there. Great place for a picnic too.

  • Teresa thank you for your lovely comment. Yes it was a blast and I have a photo of you taking a photo of me LOL… too funny!!! Take care Hon :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    Hi Leslie! It sure looks like a beautiful spot. I enjoyed the info too. Hugs

  • Thanks so very much Al. I know you would love this. If ever the two of you make it here we will take you here.These mountain spots are wonderful. Hugs :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 3 years ago

    OMG this is a true beauty

  • You and Sally would love this spot. Thank you very much my friend,,, Hugs :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Trish thank you so very much for the feature. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful scenery shot !
    Congrats on the feature !

  • Jan thank you for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. So appreciated !! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 3 years ago

    Very BEAUTIFUL capture indeed dear Leslie!

  • Many thank yous my dearest Rosie! So appreciated. Hope all is well in your world dear friend :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 3 years ago

    Sigh,,how beautiful, awesome capture, Leslie

  • Elfie thank you so very much. Sorry for the delay but we’ve been away. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • reflector
    reflectorover 3 years ago

    A nice scene, angle and catch! Great spot.

  • Many thanks James. Forgive the delay in reply but we snatched a summer break again :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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