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A scene I never miss and never get tired of seeing on the Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada is the Athabasca Falls. From the high amount of rainfall in the parks this year, the falls was better than ever with the amount of water coming over.
Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park is just 23 metres high. However, it is not known for its height. Instead it is known for the force of the falling water due to the quantity of water flowing which are questionable. Even on a cold morning in the fall, copious amounts of water flow over the falls. A layer of hard quartzite has allowed these falls to cut into the softer limestone below carving the short gorge and a number of potholes. White water rafting often starts below the falls to travel downstream on the Athabasca River to Jasper, Alberta.
It is a class 5 waterfall, with a drop of 80 ft (24 m) and a width of 60 ft (18 m).
Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Canon EOS 50D; Canon 17-85mm lens @33mm
Dynamic Photo HDR